- Sep 1, 2006
i sit with the chair up higher. i just lowered it to roll under the desk cause the damn cats like to sleep in it. it feels fine though
Its a Friday, and because I am the kind of person that I am, I spent sometime organizing my desktop with a Battlefield 3 theme.
Yes, I am a fan of the series. Somehow, that's become a bad thing on the internet.
Got bored with the standard PLP setup and got my hands on another 30" for a really good price, this is how it ended up looking!
Dell 3007wfp-hc on the left on an Ergotron MX mount, center Dell U3011 on a monoprice mount.
I'm sure it's a hassle, but your best setup might be the three 30" in portrait mode alond the bottom row, and 3 20" in landscape above them. The 16:10 landscape monitors are about an inch wider in landscape than the 30" are in portrait, but depending on the bezels, it could line up well. This, at least, would relieve the stress on your peripheral vision.
Just picked up a Dell U3011, so now my setup is complete. Using a Dell 2007FP on each side rotated in portrait for a total resolution of 4,960 x 1,600. Also using a LED strip on the back of the 30in (powered by a USB connection) to give off some ambient lighting for late night gaming sessions with the light off in the home office. Currently have a piece of blue film over the LEDs to give off a blue glow.
To check out the build log to the PC on the right, hit up the following link.
Project Bright Panel: 800D, Liquid Cooled, Illuminated Mid Panel
After much internal debate I decided to compromise:
IMG_0305_edited by rtangwai, on Flickr
This is a test layout using 3x30" 1600p monitors on the lower row and 4x20" 1680x1050 monitors on the upper row. The *IDEAL* layout uses 22" 1080p on the upper row, but I just got laid off so I had to use what I had on hand. When I get another job I will be replacing the desk with a Galant corner desk and build a custom monitor stand so I can mount all 7 monitors independently as I went thru hell getting the current layout working - I use 3 different makes of stands (Atdec, Ergotron, and a Moview quad-stand) so getting them to work together was a challenge.
The best thing about this layout is that I can use Eyefinity on the lower monitors without having to switch desks when I go from applications to gaming. 12 of the 19 megapixels I have is therefore devoted to gaming, or 63.5% which is a heck of a lot better than 31%. The biggest flaw is that my desktop is now nearly 40% wider which means that my peripheral vision is being exercised quite a bit more, especially in games with sidebars like SWTOR. I have compensated a bit by moving the monitors back a bit (the layout changes allowed me to do that) but now I have a hard time reading text on the screen as they appear rather small.
Very interesting. I also use 3x30 and was considering a 2nd row. Kind of like the idea of 4x22. Out of curiosity why did you build your setup? For work or play?
I was considering it but the ppi is too different and one thing that bugged me about PLP is I have to have my speakers way too far apart. Back to single monitor with speakers either side and it sounds awesome again.