Domain Manage

New PC and Screens

Discussion in 'General Board' started by TinkyWinky, Oct 19, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hi All

    Time has come to bin the current PC in favour of a new all singing all dancing (read fast) PC on Windows 7.

    Was thinking of a Quad Core 2.8GHZ with 16GB Ram - which shoudl run 5 or 6 MS progrms nicely ;)

    Currently have 2.6GHZ on 8GB RAM PC with two graphics cards, running 3x20" NEC LCD monitors - but I want to switch to two widescreens instead.

    Anyone got any advice on best widescreen LCD's to go for 22" or greater? I don't do any real image manipulation or gaming, so just need good solid colours and blacks!

    Secondly - anyone got preference of AD over Intel? Pro's / cons? As said no gaming or image work really done.

    Cheers all
    TW
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. mat United Kingdom

    mat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Posts:
    3,782
    Likes Received:
    73
    Im running a Dell XPS Quad Core 2.5 with 8gb of RAM.

    No problems at all. So yours should fly! :)
     
  4. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    8
    Cool - have you got Dell screen(s) too? Any good?

    Cheers
    TW
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    8,460
    Likes Received:
    261
    I'm pretty happy with the Samsung SyncMaster F2380, which is a 23" widescreen monitor...

    I would have gone for Eizo monitors (they really are THE best) but it was too hard to justify the 300% price premium... If money isn't really an issue, then go for a mid-range to top end Eizo.
     
  6. Pred United Kingdom

    Pred Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2006
    Posts:
    7,208
    Likes Received:
    73
  7. retired_member13

    retired_member13 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,317
    Likes Received:
    33
    I've got my (older) PC hooked up to a 42" Toshiba LCD TV with res set for pixel matching at full 1920 x 1080 HD (HDMI) and an older Dell 19" monitor at 1280x1024 (VGA) and I've not had an issue with performance from a new-ish 1Gb ASUS card.
     
  8. stender United Kingdom

    stender Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Posts:
    2,489
    Likes Received:
    30
    Blimey, I need to upgrade to your cast offs!
     
  9. mat United Kingdom

    mat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Posts:
    3,782
    Likes Received:
    73
    Just got a 19inch Phillips as I find it easier to work on a small screen.

    Like Ty I also have the graphics card out to a windescreen HD TV.
     
  10. Ashton United Kingdom

    Ashton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2010
    Posts:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    29
    I know people who work with 8 22" screens and I have tried it, however I am more than happy with my 1 (Same as edwins) and using expose and spaces on my mac to organise myself.

    Anyone know of a windows equivalent of spaces? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7MHup6kXbU
     
  11. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Posts:
    871
    Likes Received:
    8
    LOL - I 've had the screens 4 years.... all three been sent back within the first 12 months as backlights went... but been stable for 2 1/2 years now... so am riding my luck i thinks...

    Samsung SyncMaster F2380 must be pretty popular as everywhere has no stock...

    TW
     
  12. Ashton United Kingdom

    Ashton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2010
    Posts:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    29
    Not quite sure where I got mine from, ebuyer or dabs I think...

    Heres a cheeky dabs.com affiliate link if you were inclined to buy something from them!

    Dabs.com

    I seem to always go with samsung for various reasons, they a price well, a reputable brand and good quality. Can't say fairer than that really!
     
  13. retired_member13

    retired_member13 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 2009
    Posts:
    1,317
    Likes Received:
    33
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page