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    I'd personally never want to use TN panels along with IPS... the difference is too obvious. I'm actually pretty happy being back on single monitor... the ASUS MX239H is a gorgeous IPS monitor. Do you really truly need 4 monitors? What do you use them all for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I'd personally never want to use TN panels along with IPS... the difference is too obvious. I'm actually pretty happy being back on single monitor... the ASUS MX239H is a gorgeous IPS monitor. Do you really truly need 4 monitors? What do you use them all for?
    Honestly no I don't need 4, the way I see it I need 2 as personally I really don't like the idea of going back to a single monitor (I can understand why some people might prefer it, but it is not for me). Monitors 3 and 4 are basically just for fun and I like having them, but it would be no big loss going back to 2 or 3.

    What I typically use the for is Gaming (and the occasional movie) on the main one, YouTube and TV shows on the left one, Web browser on top right and bottom right is kind of miscellaneous (chat windows/teamspeak/steam/battle.net client/second browser sometimes/and a couple of others as needed). There is no reason I couldn't condense that down to 2 monitors if I wanted to but as I said I just like having more than that.

    As for the mixed panel types, while the PLS monitor is clearly superior and the difference is obvious, I don't have a problem with keeping the TN panels next to it as long as they positioned properly, particularly for the top right one as that one looks really bad if the viewing angle is off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I'm actually pretty happy being back on single monitor...
    Same, there are only a few occasions where i miss having a second. Like watching a stream or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Same, there are only a few occasions where i miss having a second. Like watching a stream or something.
    Aye. Or the 3 hour long Polaris podcast. But only being once a week makes it pretty easy to watch and I can always just watch the YouTube of it, able to pause it and such. With all of my Skyriming lately, I'd much prefer focusing on one or the other and not trying to pay attention to both at the same time.
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    Oh right, in other news my C70 and RM1000 arrived. I'd take pictures, but I only got to really get them out of the box and all after the time was past 5 PM, so there was no way I had light to take pictures of it.

    But do expect some tomorrow. No other bits in there yet though, since the "server" that I have that I'm taking parts from was locked away in a room where the owner was away at the time of trying to fetch it...

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    You're starting to make me think Norway doesn't use artificial lights... at all. Don't you have lamps in your house?

    Though, I do realize natural light is far nicer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    You're starting to make me think Norway doesn't use artificial lights... at all. Don't you have lamps in your house?

    Though, I do realize natural light is far nicer.
    Natural light is not only much nicer, it's orders of magnitude easier to work with. No mixed light colors, no awkward setup, you just need a nearby window.

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    Fluorescent lighting in my basement:



    :P But yes, as I said already, I agree natural lighting is nicer. But basement. =/
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    I think we've got very different perspective of what's acceptable lighting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Fluorescent lighting in my basement:
    When are you going to return it? *giggles*

    Doesn't look too shabby anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Fluorescent lighting in my basement:



    :P But yes, as I said already, I agree natural lighting is nicer. But basement. =/
    hey I have the same asus display (although yours looks smaller than my 27"?).. and whats that to the right of it?

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    For whatever weird reason, I prefer fluorescent lighting compared to incandescent or natural light. Of course, for gaming or computer work only. Feels as if I can concentrate better with mostly white light instead of natural hues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Fluorescent lighting in my basement:
    :P But yes, as I said already, I agree natural lighting is nicer. But basement. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Fluorescent lighting in my basement:

    :P But yes, as I said already, I agree natural lighting is nicer. But basement. =/
    If there are no windows you're supposed to use a desk lamp. Overhead fluorescent lighting puts unnecessary strain on your eyes. Not to mention, the ambiance is just wrong for creating a cozy gaming lair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I think we've got very different perspective of what's acceptable lighting though.
    I wouldn't be surprised, I mean, we were raised in very different lifestyle-countries and what-not. I'm not saying that picture is the best, but I mean, at least it is well-lit, compared to many posters on here. >_>

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    When are you going to return it? *giggles*

    Doesn't look too shabby anyways.
    I ultimately decided not to return it! :O Crazy, I know. I decided I love the look of it, it's very sleek. While now I am stuck with a non-VESA 23" 1080p AH-IPS display, I realize that if I want to start to try controlling my spending more, I can start that by not upgrading this and dropping likely a good $500~ or so more. I don't NEED 1440p, hell I didn't NEED this display, but I got it cheap and it's pretty minor compared to other options and still looks great. I weighed cost value stuff, you know? Economics whatever something.

    Quote Originally Posted by xerxo View Post
    hey I have the same asus display (although yours looks smaller than my 27"?).. and whats that to the right of it?
    I'd never want a 1080p 27" display, but yeah there is the ASUS MX279H, which I saw in person. Not too much bigger, actually, but I'd rather not stretch the pixels that much. To the right is my Blue Snowball USB microphone. ^_^

    Quote Originally Posted by Exaelitus View Post
    If there are no windows you're supposed to use a desk lamp. Overhead fluorescent lighting puts unnecessary strain on your eyes. Not to mention, the ambiance is just wrong for creating a cozy gaming lair.
    I wonder how correct this is. I wouldn't be surprised, but I've been doing alright with this. The lights are really behind me and overhead, so it isn't like they are directly within my eyesight, so that's not too bad. Just some calm background lighting, though I am trying to get another lighting arrangement, as I'd like something warmer and more homey.
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    I realize that if I want to start to try controlling my spending more, I can start that by not upgrading
    Controlling spending is for chumps!



    Be cool. Waste all the money! Don't be like your parents who saved. Retirement is old-school. Work until you die is the new hip thing! That's why minimum wage doesn't track cost of living any more, so that you don't make too much money and accidentally uncool and not working when you're 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    Controlling spending is for chumps!



    Be cool. Waste all the money! Don't be like your parents who saved. Retirement is old-school. Work until you die is the new hip thing! That's why minimum wage doesn't track cost of living any more, so that you don't make too much money and accidentally uncool and not working when you're 60.
    Holeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy shit! O_O

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    I try to buy disks in pairs (or at least I buy twice as much space as I need) so that I always have a backup for every disk in use. One goes in the computer and the other goes in the safe deposit box. With SSDs and a cheap esata bay you can cut backup times from about 4 hours down to 45-minutes per terabyte. I won't do backups if they mean I have to wait around all weekend so I've been slowly replacing all my spinning rust disks with SSDs.

    The reason I needed two "right now" is more complicated (bought a new laptop on the weekend with larger internal drive) but the "backups take too long" is the driving motivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    Controlling spending is for chumps!

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    Be cool. Waste all the money! Don't be like your parents who saved. Retirement is old-school. Work until you die is the new hip thing! That's why minimum wage doesn't track cost of living any more, so that you don't make too much money and accidentally uncool and not working when you're 60.
    Shit dude you go all out.
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