About this setup

What is the purpose of your setup?

The main purpose of the set up is for fun, and a little bit of gaming. I treat building my own PC as a hobby but I don't use it as much as I could, as my job takes up a lot of my time. I used to play a lot of EVE Online with 4 monitors so it made life easier in-game, but I don't have time to play anymore. I rarely use it for work as most of my work requires me to use an encrypted laptop. I went for 6 because 6 is currently the most about of physical space I can afford to spend on the monitors. I'd need to buy a bigger desk to fit in 8... or find a bigger room haha!

Is there anything you would like to improve in your setup?

For improving it, I want to buy 2 GTX 1080's and SLI them as currently I have a Titan X and a 690, they don't SLI, so I've separated the top 3 from the bottom 3. Also, the angles of the top monitors do overlap slightly, could have been good to use curved monitors instead to see if they fit better. Ultimately, once you start angling the monitors downwards for a better view, you need trapezium shaped monitors which don't exist last time I checked. Only other thing to improve on would be to mount the top 3 monitors on upside down to maximize the bezel, but at the angle they're on, I don't lose much anyway.

Can you tell us something about a special item on your desk that makes your setup different?

The setup itself isn't anything too special, anyone can attach 6 monitors to a computer as long as their graphics card and rig supports it. I think the hardest thing to find and the most unique item about it is the stands the monitors sit on. You can rarely fit more than 3 monitors on a desk with normal stands so by the time you hit 4 monitors and above you need a special mounting system. That's normally the most expensive part too - for the 6 I have, the mount is almost as expensive as the graphics card!

Why did you use 6 giant screens?

The 6 I have are DELL U2515H 25-inch monitors. I found them because we use them at work as they are gorgeous. They have a great set of inputs on the back, they're light, they're power efficient, they're high resolution, and they have a tiny bezel.

How about a single giant monitor?

1 massive monitor is a pain because Windows doesn't do a great job of separating programs within a single monitor, you can have things stick left & right, or top & bottom, but you can really only have 2 programs per monitor before it gets messy.

Published on Jun 3, 2017 6:08 PM (GMT)

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