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Displays Desktop (Multi-)Monitor Census

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kodongo, 10 Oct 2012.

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How many screens are there in your desktop set-up?

  1. 0 + 1 : Television Only

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1 : One Screen

    25.2%
  3. 1 + 1 : One Screen with a TV

    8.1%
  4. 2 : Two Screens

    38.7%
  5. 2 + 1 : Two Screens with a TV

    9.9%
  6. 3 : Three Screens

    13.5%
  7. 3 + 1 : Three Screens with a TV

    0.9%
  8. >3 : More than Three Screens

    3.6%
  9. >3 + 1 : More than Three Screens with a TV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Kodongo

    Kodongo What's a Dremel?

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    I wanted to discover what set-ups the people of Bit-Tech are using so I made this poll.
    Please note that the '+ 1' at the end implies that a TV is being used as a monitor.

    Once you have completed the poll, please copy and fill in the following criteria and leave a comment about your set-up:
    Apart from the number of monitors, don't bother listing specs of televisions (unless it is your sole screen), just the computer monitor(s).
    Number of Monitors:
    Screen Resolution(s):
    Screen Size(s):
    Number of graphics cards:

    and general details of your layout.

    Thanks. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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    My Set-Up

    Number of Monitors: 1 + 1
    Screen Resolution(s): 1440x900
    Screen Size(s): 19"
    Number of graphics cards: 1

    I basically use my television for arcade games which do not require a lot of finesse and games which I can use an XBox 360 Wireless Controller with (Fifa, Street Fighter 4, Sonic Generations).

    For first person shooters, racing or flight simulators or something requiring precise control, I use my 19" monitor at my desk.

    Obviously such a simple set-up only requires a single graphics card, so my overclocked 7850 is more than sufficient.
     
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  2. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    Monitors : 1 + 1
    Resolution : 1080p
    Screen Sizes : 24" and 40" TV
    Number of GFX : 1 (HD7950)

    TV used for watching video, monitor everything else
     
  3. 1ad7

    1ad7 What's a Dremel?

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    Monitors : 1 + 1 + 1
    Resolution : 1080p
    Screen Sizes : 24" Want to add a 40-55" led lcd tv
    Number of GFX : 2 6970's
     
  4. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Number of Monitors: 2+1 (Projector, not TV)
    Screen Resolution(s): 1920x1200 + 1600x1200 + 1920x1080
    Screen Size(s): 24", 20", 120"
    Number of graphics cards: 1, GTX 670. Projector is powered of internal GPU on Z68 board.
     
  5. dynamis_dk

    dynamis_dk Grr... Grumpy!!

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    Monitors : 2
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Screen Sizes : 23"
    Number of GFX : 1 (GTX 580)

    Both screens vid DVI for general day to day. One screen doubles at as Xbox 360 screen via VGA and 2nd screen double as File server / other PC's screen via VGA switch box (use switch mostly when fixing friends PC's etc)
     
  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Number of Monitors: 2
    Screen Resolution(s): 1080p + 1400p
    Screen Size(s): 23" + 27"
    Number of graphics cards: 1 (GTX560ti 448)
     
  7. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Number of Monitors: 3 (Portrait Eyefinity)
    Screen Resolution(s): 1920x1080 x 3 for a total of 3600x1920 w/bezel compensation
    Screen Size(s): 23" x 3
    Number of graphics cards: 1 (HD7970 "Ghz")

    I still want more screens...
     
  8. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Monitors : 1
    Resolution : 2560x1600
    Screen Sizes : 30"
    Number of GFX : 1 (GTX 670)

    No room for more screens, not that I need any.
     
  9. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    Monitors : 2
    Resolution : 1980x1080
    Screen Sizes : 22"
    Number of GFX : 1 (AMD 4870)

    soon to be upgraded to 7870. i use 1 screen for gaming the other for info and other PCs im repairing.
     
  10. mrMonkeyChunks

    mrMonkeyChunks EVGA Cheesecake

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    Number of Monitors:2
    Screen Resolution(s): Both 1920x1080
    Screen Size(s):27" + 24"
    Number of graphics cards: 2 GTX 670

    All connected using DVI. I use the main 27" (left screen) for games films etc and the second screen for coretemp, EVGA precision, steam friends etc. The 27" is also connected to a xbox 360 and ps3 through HDMI
     
  11. wejjy

    wejjy Minimodder

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    Monitors : 3+1 (Landscape Eyefinity)
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Screen Sizes : 24"x3 and 32" TV
    Number of GFX : 1 (Asus 7970)

    Monitors used for everything to do with day to day use or gaming. TV is connected to watch occasional films through, or for my son to play on using the 360 controller, Trackmania Canyons! Eyefinity can be rotated to portrait mode too, but I currently prefer landscape...
     
  12. Deders

    Deders Modder

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    Had thought of using a spare crt as a 2nd but last time I did that gaming performance became choppy.

    Number of Monitors: 1
    Screen Resolution(s): 1680x1050
    Screen Size(s): 22"
    Number of graphics cards: 1
     
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  13. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Monitors : 3 (Occasionally 4)
    Resolution : 2880x1800, 2560x1440, 1920x1200 (2048x1536)
    Pixels: 14,320,128
    Screen Sizes : 15", 27", 24", 9.7"
    Number of GFX : 1 (650m)

    Left to right: Retina macbook (on homemade wodden stand) + U2713 + U2410 + iPad 3. The iPad only occasionally gets hooked up as an external screen though.

    I have my spare screen a cheapo 19" 1440x900 sitting idle, if I swap connections around and use HDMI rather than displayport for for the 24" I can go 'true' quad screen. Quad screen laptop Cheesecake!

    Trouble my desk is only 1.6m wide and that isn't really big enough for a 4+iPad setup. Anyone else running a quad screen setup without resorting to portrait orientation?

    Edit: I'm trying out the 24" in portrait to see if I can fit in the 19". I don't really like 16:9 screen in portrait, I used to run 20" 4:3s in portrait and that was okay. Not sure about the 24" at all.

    Edit2: My setup in over 14 million addressable pixels! And to think my first computer had an addressable resolution of 64x48 or 3072 pixels in total.

    I feel resolution isn't keeping up with other specs seeing as my laptop has 16.7million times as much RAM as my first machine.

    Edit3: Looking at mhz speed alone (not a good measure to use but there you go) my laptop has 4228 as much CPU power as my first computer.
     
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  14. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Number of Monitors: 1 + 1
    Screen Resolution(s): 1920x1200; 1920x1080 (TV)
    Screen Size(s): 28" + 32"
    Number of graphics cards: 1 AMD 5870

    I have the tv off to the left, I use this for watching stuff, and playing xbox and very occasionally playing pc games with xbox controller. My main monitor goes in front of me and does all things computer, and pc games normally. As the tv does not sit in the centre of my speakers, i normally have it running off the sound card on the graphics card so that sound comes from there when I am watching series etc. if I want to watch a movie, i often move my speakers about and use my main sound card. I hate having the sound coming out of my speakers and the screen not being in the middle. Also sometimes I watch series and have the occasional urge to listen to a piece of music, and thus this sound setup works quite well. Ideally I would have the screens next to each other in the centre of the stereo field so I could use the main sound card for all things all the time without moving my speakers around.
     
  15. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Home
    Number of Monitors: 2
    Screen Resolution(s): 1920x1080; 1680x1050
    Screen Size(s): 23" & 20"
    Number of graphics cards: 1 GTX680

    Work (Not my choice of monitors btw)
    Number of Monitors: 2
    Screen Resolution(s): 1280x1024; 1024x768
    Screen Size(s): 20" & 15"
    Number of graphics cards: The cheapest thing that will run 2 monitors (HD3450 apparently)
     
  16. lava

    lava Minimodder

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    Number of Monitors: 2 +1 tv
    Screen Resolution(s): 1080p + 1080p
    Screen Size(s): 2 x 24" 1 x 32"
    Number of graphics cards:1x 670

    2 monitors attached to pc, tv i switch over the cable if i'm watching a film via pc (have enough ports on the new graphics card but don't have the cables yet) Also have a projector but don't tend to use with the pc very often, if i do though again i switch over a cable from one of the monitors.
     
  17. Fantus

    Fantus Nothing to see here...

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    Screen Resolution(s): 1920x1080 & 1440x900
    Screen Size(s): 22" & 19"
    Number of graphics cards: 1 GTX 480

    22" is the main display for gaming and such. 19" is used for Steam, Skype, watching videos, etc. Browser is usually on main display.
     
  18. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Screen Resolution(s): 1680x1050, 1920x1080 (x3)
    Screen Size(s): 15" (laptop screen), 3x 22"
    Number of graphics cards: 1 int + 2x usb2DVI

    Laptop for email & web, 1x 22" for tweetdeck, 1x 22" for VM'd win7, 1x 22" for network monitoring
     
  19. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Screen Resolution(s): 2560x1440
    Screen Size(s): 27"
    Number of graphic cards: 1 GTX 680 2GB

    I used to use multiple screens at 1920x1200, but moved to a single large one for space reasons and the fact that I actually prefer a single big screen.
     
  20. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Monitors: 2
    Resolutions: 1920*1200 and 1280*1024
    Sizes: 24" and 19"
    Graphics cards: 2x GTX285
     

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