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suiken_2mieu

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Guess its time for my biennial desktop showoff pic:


I'm out of practice with the camera. Forgot how tricky it was to balance all the lighting sources (Sun, Indoor lights, screens and LED's) in the same pic. Taking this shot took me way longer than it should have, and it is still imperfect.
Nice PLP Setup. Also I'm typing this reply on my own Unicomp. I love this keyboard.

How do you like your JS9000? I'm really thinking of downsizing from 4x30" monitors.
 

Zarathustra[H]

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Nice PLP Setup. Also I'm typing this reply on my own Unicomp. I love this keyboard.

How do you like your JS9000? I'm really thinking of downsizing from 4x30" monitors.

Agreed. Unicomps are great. The fit and finish isn't quite as good as the IBM Model M's were, but the model M's only come in in beige (unless they are collectors items like my Black Model M13 Trackpoint II that I have retired) lack windows keys, and USB support.

IMHO, buckling spring is the ideal switch for mechanical keyboards. I wish someone would come out with a modern version of a buckling spring keyboard, with a modern industrial design, some subtle backlighting, and NKRO. That would be the perfect keyboard.

I love my JS9000, but if I could do it all again, I'd go slightly smaller. At ~92dpi 4k @48" is just slightly too big. I'd target 422-44" to get into that 100 - 110dpi sweet spot on the desktop.

Even as it is though it is fantastic. Games are incredibly immersive, giving me that peripheral vision when I play, and I have never had more spreadsheet desktop real estate.
 

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Agreed. Unicomps are great. The fit and finish isn't quite as good as the IBM Model M's were, but the model M's only come in in beige (unless they are collectors items like my Black Model M13 Trackpoint II that I have retired) lack windows keys, and USB support.

IMHO, buckling spring is the ideal switch for mechanical keyboards. I wish someone would come out with a modern version of a buckling spring keyboard, with a modern industrial design, some subtle backlighting, and NKRO. That would be the perfect keyboard.

I love my JS9000, but if I could do it all again, I'd go slightly smaller. At ~92dpi 4k @48" is just slightly too big. I'd target 422-44" to get into that 100 - 110dpi sweet spot on the desktop.

Even as it is though it is fantastic. Games are incredibly immersive, giving me that peripheral vision when I play, and I have never had more spreadsheet desktop real estate.
Yes, a new buckling spring keyboard would be amazing. The closest I've felt is Cherry MX Greens in which are blues, but require more force. They are okay.

I've got a friend with a 40" 4K and it's just too small for me. 44" 4k would matchup nicely with my 30"rs, but I think I want to go to a single screen.
Do you think that you could get a away with a single screen? I've had multiple screens since I could afford it, so I'm wondering if I could even do that.
 
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Agreed. Unicomps are great. The fit and finish isn't quite as good as the IBM Model M's were, but the model M's only come in in beige (unless they are collectors items like my Black Model M13 Trackpoint II that I have retired) lack windows keys, and USB support.

IMHO, buckling spring is the ideal switch for mechanical keyboards. I wish someone would come out with a modern version of a buckling spring keyboard, with a modern industrial design, some subtle backlighting, and NKRO. That would be the perfect keyboard.
Backlighting would be tricky with the buckling-spring mechanism as it currently stands. I wonder how that would work out.

Other than that, I wouldn't mind having a Model F (capacitive NKRO buckling spring) equivalent of the reclusive Model M15 split keyboard, but as things currently stand, that's probably not happening. Nobody else makes buckling spring boards, and the tooling for the M15 is out of Unicomp's hands, as I understand. That and M15s are ludicrously expensive. It's a shame, as buckling springs are by far my favorite switch type in terms of tactility.

Oh well, I'll probably just return to Cherry MX Blues whenever my Kinesis Freestyle Edge arrives in a few months. They aren't MX Clears, but they'll suffice. I just want a split board that'll let me bring the Cintiq in closer.
 

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Backlighting would be tricky with the buckling-spring mechanism as it currently stands. I wonder how that would work out.
I think there might be an opportunity to have led's shine down the center of the spring into a double shot keycap with transparent lettering, so that it shines through. Sure the keylight would go out momentarily when the key is pressed, but I'm not sure that is a big deal.

Other than that, I wouldn't mind having a Model F (capacitive NKRO buckling spring) equivalent of the reclusive Model M15 split keyboard, but as things currently stand, that's probably not happening. Nobody else makes buckling spring boards, and the tooling for the M15 is out of Unicomp's hands, as I understand. That and M15s are ludicrously expensive. It's a shame, as buckling springs are by far my favorite switch type in terms of tactility.
I don't care for the odd layouts. I like the standard modern 104 key layout. It would be awesome to have a keyboard with that layout, but with Model F type switches and NKRO, a more modern industrial design (same layout though) and a better USB controller than Unicomp currently uses (god that thin initializes so slowly, its a pain to get into the BIOS sometimes). Backlighting isn't strictly necessary to me, but it would be a nice tough, and I don't think it would be impossible.

I keep hoping Unicomp will partner with a third party, like maybe Corsair to make something like this happen. I know chances are small, but...

Oh well, I'll probably just return to Cherry MX Blues whenever my Kinesis Freestyle Edge arrives in a few months. They aren't MX Clears, but they'll suffice. I just want a split board that'll let me bring the Cintiq in closer.
I don't think I have it in me to buy a non-buckling spring keyboard.
 

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Yes, a new buckling spring keyboard would be amazing. The closest I've felt is Cherry MX Greens in which are blues, but require more force. They are okay.

I've got a friend with a 40" 4K and it's just too small for me. 44" 4k would matchup nicely with my 30"rs, but I think I want to go to a single screen.
Do you think that you could get a away with a single screen? I've had multiple screens since I could afford it, so I'm wondering if I could even do that.
I don't think a single screen would work for you short of 8K - I just switched from 3x 30" to a single 43" 4K and it isn't wide enough for my tastes, if you are doing 4x 30" you'll really notice.

The problem with a 65" 4K is that it is 68ppi, which is relatively low compared to the 30" at 100ppi. Even though the screen would be big enough I think you'd hate how the pixels are so much bigger. My personal limit is about 90ppi for a computer monitor at standard desk distances.

An 88" 8K would be perfect for you as it would be 100ppi. If you like 90ppi (the same as 24" 1080p) get the LG UH9800.
 

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Qnix 2710 27" 1440p. Only reason I'm using the Qnix is because It's the only glossy, overclockable, 1440p IPS monitor that I could find. I tried using a ROG Swift and Dell S2716DG but I couldn't stand the matte coating so I returned them. Also tried a Dell 4K P2715Q, again the matte coating and 60hz made me return it. 60hz just feels so laggy compared to 96-144hz.

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Never could have imagined how much of a difference G-Sync makes before I tried my new X34. It truly is incredible to play games this buttery smooth now. G-sync is even more impressive to me than the size and curved design of the display. I upgraded from a 27" 60hz BenQ... and this is the biggest difference I have ever noticed and I don't think i'll ever get another monitor without G-Sync again. It's incredible. This is not the final look. I have a articulating piston-powered arm coming in the mail today I will mount this on b/c that stand takes up way too much desktop real-estate.



 
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This is my current setup. I've just ordered a 40" Samsung 4K from Costco that I plan to mount to the wall directly above the X34.

I was wondering your decision to use the wider screens as your main instead of the 4k 40"? You mostly game / watch movies so they are better for that? Or the fact that you have 3 similar sized monitors
 
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I moved into a new home and changed my setup a bit. I mounted my speakers differently and I like them a lot more this way.







I tried to manage the wires in the back but it is still pretty messy. I'm not really sure what to do there, but you don't really notice unless you're behind it.



Sweet. What size monitors and pc are you running? Since you do development, what kind of stuff do you do and how do you use the monitors? One machine or Synergy?
 

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Sweet. What size monitors and pc are you running? Since you do development, what kind of stuff do you do and how do you use the monitors? One machine or Synergy?
The top center is 27" 2560x1440 144hz with GSYNC, most of the others are 24" 1920x1080.

I used to make games but now I work on websites and AI.

I have them all running off one tower. The main screen is on a 1080 ti all by itself (upgraded from a 770 just recently). 3 use the onboard intel graphics and 4 are on a geforce 650.





The logitech system I had back then died so I replaced it with a receiver and subwoofer. When I move my desk later this year I'll have nicer in-ceiling speakers and will get rid of the mounted ones.

I'm also using a UPS.
 
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The top center is 27" 2560x1440 144hz with GSYNC, most of the others are 24" 1920x1080.

I used to make games but now I work on websites and AI.

I have them all running off one tower. The main screen is on a 1080 ti all by itself (upgraded from a 770 just recently). 3 use the onboard intel graphics and 4 are on a geforce 650.





The logitech system I had back then died so I replaced it with a receiver and subwoofer. When I move my desk later this year I'll have nicer in-ceiling speakers and will get rid of the mounted ones.

I'm also using a UPS.

Very nice. My favorite part is that your monitors go below and not just stack up. That's smart thinking, I will have to plan my own system around this concept :)

Do you use the 1080TI for the AI stuff or is it mostly for gaming? Since you said you only have it hooked up to one monitor. What are the rest of your specs. What do people say when they see this :) Swordfish?
 
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Very nice. My favorite part is that your monitors go below and not just stack up. That's smart thinking, I will have to plan my own system around this concept :)

Do you use the 1080TI for the AI stuff or is it mostly for gaming? Since you said you only have it hooked up to one monitor. What are the rest of your specs. What do people say when they see this :) Swordfish?

Thanks, that is why I made my own desk. Looking up at monitors above will destroy your neck and back.
I got the 1080 ti just for gaming. I built my PC about 4 years ago and I plan on building a new one later this year. I have an i7 4770k overclocked to 4.5 GHz, 16 GB memory, 2 256GB ssds and 2 2TB hdds.
People usually ask what I do and want to take a picture when they see it. :)
 

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Thanks, that is why I made my own desk. Looking up at monitors above will destroy your neck and back.
I got the 1080 ti just for gaming. I built my PC about 4 years ago and I plan on building a new one later this year. I have an i7 4770k overclocked to 4.5 GHz, 16 GB memory, 2 256GB ssds and 2 2TB hdds.
People usually ask what I do and want to take a picture when they see it. :)
Wow.... that screen real estate... Wow...

I recently upgraded to a 34inch 21:9 monitor. I honestly don't think I could handle that much visual input. I actually get a sore neck from concentrating on one side or another too long.
 
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Thanks, that is why I made my own desk. Looking up at monitors above will destroy your neck and back.
I got the 1080 ti just for gaming. I built my PC about 4 years ago and I plan on building a new one later this year. I have an i7 4770k overclocked to 4.5 GHz, 16 GB memory, 2 256GB ssds and 2 2TB hdds.
People usually ask what I do and want to take a picture when they see it. :)

For the monitor mounts, what are you using? You DIY those too? I have a few ergotrons but they get pricey quick ;)
 

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Setup my new ASUS MG279Q monitor on the amazonbasics single monitor arm on my tiny Ikea desk and the $8 side table to go along with it.. the arm gave me a lot of desk space though which is good. Don't have the huge ikea galant desk anymore otherwise I'll be running dual monitors with my Dell U2715H.

Got lucky with the ASUS, no dead pixels and minimum BLB in a dark room =)


 

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I'm using 2 EasyMountLCD hex monitor stands. They're only $120 each. I've seen people DIY their own monitor stands and they end up way more expensive than that.
I was looking for a mount a long time ago and people wanted too much money. That is until I came across EasyMountLCD. The best made and least expensive mounts out there. When ever someone is in the market I don't hesitate to recommend them.
 

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I was wondering your decision to use the wider screens as your main instead of the 4k 40"? You mostly game / watch movies so they are better for that? Or the fact that you have 3 similar sized monitors
I already had one of the Dell 2560x1440, then got the other Dell (used) and the Predator X34 (refurb). I naively thought I could have a 3-monitor surround setup using the two Dells and the Predator, but turns out all monitors have to be same size and display for surround.

I noticed many wall-mounted monitors on this thread and realized I had a nice space on the wall just above the Predator to do this. Got the 4K monitor after finding deals at Costco and stuck it on the wall. At that point I'd sunk a lot of cash into the Predator and decided to keep it as a gaming monitor. The wall-mounted 4K is used for TV and movies (mostly) while the other three monitors are used for gaming/work/etc. If I did not already have the Predator I probably would have gone with a large 4K monitor (not the 40" on the wall but something bigger) and stuck it between the Dells. But I do like the Predator so this will probably be my setup for the next few years. Unless I can figure out a way to a) afford and b) fit two more Predators on my desk. Now THAT would be a sweet surround setup.
 
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What hardware drives those 6 monitors?
nothing special, it isn't set up for gaming. I may replace with Vega if it ever comes out, or just leave it as is. its running everything with no issues, or crazy power draw.

Specs:

Corsair Crystal 460x RGB
6x Acer XF270HU
Corsair RM1000x
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
Ryzen 1700x
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gbx2 DDR 3000mhz (running at 2133)
Samsung 960 Evo 250gb
2x Powercolor Radeon RX570
Corsair H100i v2
Corsair M65
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
3x VIVO 2 monitor stands (vertical)
APC 1500VA
 

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I just bought another monitor stand from easymountlcd.com. I have their original one and wanted to add one above my three. The extension pole wouldn't fit on the mount I had. I emailed them and they explained that the mount was updated, so I bought the new one. I'm in the process of changing everything over.
 

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A quarter of the way through changing up my desk/computer setup. Having a problem with the monitor mount. The right display is 1" higher than the other two. I'm not sure what's causing it but I sent them an email and hope to hear back. I tried every adjustment I can and it's not helping.
 

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Received an email yesterday. They gave me a couple of things to check. I did some stuff before contacting them. I'll double check everything according to their instructions and see what the issue is or if I have a defective part.

Here is a picture showing the problem.
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Received an email yesterday. They gave me a couple of things to check. I did some stuff before contacting them. I'll double check everything according to their instructions and see what the issue is or if I have a defective part.
Did you check if your monitors are level both vertically and horizontally?

I get that issue too with my multimonitor rigs especially as some of my pole mounts can rotate to portrait so I keep a level at my desk to check when I move the monitors around.
 

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Did you check if your monitors are level both vertically and horizontally?

I get that issue too with my multimonitor rigs especially as some of my pole mounts can rotate to portrait so I keep a level at my desk to check when I move the monitors around.
Yes. I did everything they asked and the right display still is too high. I took everything apart and took some measurements. From the desk surface to the bottom of each arm varies by 3/4" (the right side is higher). There is not enough adjustment to overcome this. I sent the company more pictures and I'm waiting to hear back.
 

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Got a Mount IT monitor arm for a custom desk I just made. Still using my dell U3011", but still looking for that perfect upgrade to come along.
What type of mount are you using? I've tried a lot of different mounts and the U3011 is just too heavy for arms-mount solutions, even when the panel weight is under the specifications.
 

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