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Rash

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I'm still doing the mancave up!
 

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princeamd

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Really miss a good PLP setup. Gone are the days of the Dell/HP 30" monitors flagged on each side with Dell 2007FPs.

What are you running?
Hi Fritzz, I've been dreaming of this PLP for quite some years, anyhow it's here, loving it!
Hardware:
Tower: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop p690-0073w - 16GB Ram, i5-9400f, GTX 1660Ti and storage.
Display: 2x Dell U2719 and Samsung 43" UHD 4K Smart TV NU7090.

Software: Manjaro Linux 99% of the time. Windows 10 the other 1%. I use this setup for software development having a lot of screen sure does help.
 

aliaskary77

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I'm still doing the mancave up!
How many users concurrently possible? Thinking of setting up 3 systems for me and my 2 boys + another HTPC/Storage Server. Wondering if any consideration has to be given to power management? Worried about overloading that section of the house. If I had to guess PSUs, 1 1000W and 3 850W.
 

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How many users concurrently possible? Thinking of setting up 3 systems for me and my 2 boys + another HTPC/Storage Server. Wondering if any consideration has to be given to power management? Worried about overloading that section of the house. If I had to guess PSUs, 1 1000W and 3 850W.
So your PSU size doesn't matter so much as your actual power draw based off your usage.
About 500w of actual usage (extremely high gaming demand with a higher end CPU and GPU) will draw about 3-4 amps.

If you're in the US most circuits are 15 amps, which is enough for several PCs, however they are often on the same circuit as the lights and other outlets in the room which add to that load.
Best way is to turn off the breaker for the room and identify if its all the same circuit or not and go from there (if there are multiple circuits in the room you should be good just balance the load).

If you get them mid-lower range machines you probably wont have too much issue especially if you go something efficient like the 3600/5600 processors (65w tdp) and/or 10 series cards gpus which are much lower power usage.
Again this is assuming all 3 machines pull a heavy load simultaneously which is unlikely as well unless you're all playing the same game together.
 

aliaskary77

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So your PSU size doesn't matter so much as your actual power draw based off your usage.
About 500w of actual usage (extremely high gaming demand with a higher end CPU and GPU) will draw about 3-4 amps.

If you're in the US most circuits are 15 amps, which is enough for several PCs, however they are often on the same circuit as the lights and other outlets in the room which add to that load.
Best way is to turn off the breaker for the room and identify if its all the same circuit or not and go from there (if there are multiple circuits in the room you should be good just balance the load).

If you get them mid-lower range machines you probably wont have too much issue especially if you go something efficient like the 3600/5600 processors (65w tdp) and/or 10 series cards gpus which are much lower power usage.
Again this is assuming all 3 machines pull a heavy load simultaneously which is unlikely as well unless you're all playing the same game together.
Mine would be the higher end machine, mid for the two boys. This will likely be in the basement where there will also be a small home theatre...nothing major, but likely in a different area so should be a different circuit. Would like the option of all playing at the same time. Good idea about testing at the breaker box. Thanks.
Getting some good ideas on monitors and home setups here...still running a single old Dell FPW 2408.
 

Rash

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How many users concurrently possible? Thinking of setting up 3 systems for me and my 2 boys + another HTPC/Storage Server. Wondering if any consideration has to be given to power management? Worried about overloading that section of the house. If I had to guess PSUs, 1 1000W and 3 850W.
Sorry for the late reply.

So all my mancave plug sockets are on the same circuit.

1. The main PC on the left is a 1000w power supply, the 42"screen is about 50w, the logitech speakers are 240 max so at its most stressed = 1290watts

2. The Middle computer is an 24" all in one vaio and is only 150 watts max

3. The one on the right is a nintendo switch hooked up to a 43" tv and is only about 60watts max

4 The Main console rig is a 55" TV hooked mostly to a first rev PS4 a VR and a 5.1 system so 800 watts max

5. Home Business server which you cant see which is 400 watts

all the other small items are minimal charging devices so call all that 100 watts max.

So in total about 2900 watts max.

I whacked everything on max with sound at a bare-able level and my home test kit said i was pulling 12.3 amps. Its on a 20amp breaker for future use as ill be adding the PS5 soon and another 43" Screen! I could in theory have 7-9 simultaneous players on Fortnite if i included the tab s6, the Xperia 5 ii, the vaio and split screen on the ps4 and 5 lol

We're gamers as you can see so we all play Rocket League on 4 players, 3 play Fortnite (soon so be 4 Player), 2 Player Apex Legends (Soon to be 3 Player) or we all just play our own game and it sounds like an arcade! Oh the nostalgia!
 

aliaskary77

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Sorry for the late reply.

So all my mancave plug sockets are on the same circuit.

1. The main PC on the left is a 1000w power supply, the 42"screen is about 50w, the logitech speakers are 240 max so at its most stressed = 1290watts

2. The Middle computer is an 24" all in one vaio and is only 150 watts max

3. The one on the right is a nintendo switch hooked up to a 43" tv and is only about 60watts max

4 The Main console rig is a 55" TV hooked mostly to a first rev PS4 a VR and a 5.1 system so 800 watts max

5. Home Business server which you cant see which is 400 watts

all the other small items are minimal charging devices so call all that 100 watts max.

So in total about 2900 watts max.

I whacked everything on max with sound at a bare-able level and my home test kit said i was pulling 12.3 amps. Its on a 20amp breaker for future use as ill be adding the PS5 soon and another 43" Screen! I could in theory have 7-9 simultaneous players on Fortnite if i included the tab s6, the Xperia 5 ii, the vaio and split screen on the ps4 and 5 lol

We're gamers as you can see so we all play Rocket League on 4 players, 3 play Fortnite (soon so be 4 Player), 2 Player Apex Legends (Soon to be 3 Player) or we all just play our own game and it sounds like an arcade! Oh the nostalgia!
No worries. Definitely an awesome setup and appreciate the info. Have a better idea of what to look for when planning.
Now it seams handling electrical will be easier then getting the green light from the wife!
Thanks.
 
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Droc

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Are there any affordable LED reactive backlight systems? I got my son TV for Christmas and his birthday is not far off and I thought I would get him some backlighting. I saw philips has a system, but its expensive AF.
 

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Are there any affordable LED reactive backlight systems? I got my son TV for Christmas and his birthday is not far off and I thought I would get him some backlighting. I saw philips has a system, but its expensive AF.
What do you consider inexpensive and what features are you looking for?
Just standard LED? Sound reactive? Color edge matching to the display?
 

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What do you consider inexpensive and what features are you looking for?
Just standard LED? Sound reactive? Color edge matching to the display?
Thing is, I have no idea what the price range is for these.

Color edge matching...Those work through an HDMI adaptor right? Are there any options for that aside from the $300 ones?
 

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Thing is, I have no idea what the price range is for these.

Color edge matching...Those work through an HDMI adaptor right? Are there any options for that aside from the $300 ones?
Theres some DIY versions that are syncronous with the input for half that: https://hackernoon.com/the-best-tv-experience-philips-ambilight-clone-f164e392266a
Or if you wanna be lazy theres a version that uses a camera to sense the colors thats super cheap but seems to have decent reviews: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JKVKZX8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_zOh.FbVCG76EB
 

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The new Dell U3821DW. This thing is a beast and totally awesome. Should have had probably went with the 5K 40", but that is $500 more... Anyways, here it is.
 

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Yeah, I used to have figures and stuff on the desk, but I got a kitten and it wasn't a good mix.
 

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Home office (please excuse the mess) Acer CG437K , Pioneer VSX-LX303 receiver, Andrew Jones SP-BS22 7.1 Dolby Atmos speakers, PC i7-10700K w/RTX 3080, Logitech G910 & G502.

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