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By smartguy11

smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
Jun 25 2011 A dual-monitor setup that I share with my brother. For playing Maplestory, Civilization V, Age of Empires, Portal 2, and Black Ops. Presumably all at the same time. Specs:

- 4.9 GHz Intel Core i5 2500K (overclocked)
- Two 24-inch monitors. Wooo.
- Radeon HD 6850
- 8 GB RAM
- 2 TB hard disk
- Some other stuff nobody cares about.

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Lol.
you could've gotten an i7 if you bought a 5870. the 6th generation of ATI's GPU's is just for lower power consuming, not a power boost. not even the architechture is better.
and sharing such battlestation is a shame. it will mess up eventually.

the table seems impractical to me, seeing as you have to sit awkwardly to get full efficiency.
the keyboard is "waved for ergonomic purposes", but it's not very good.
going with less harddrive space and a lower amount of ram, you could've gotten a decent gaming accessory setup, like some razer/steelseries equipment.

just my two cents.
Jun 26 2011
smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
Lol.
you could've gotten an i7 if you bought a 5870. the 6th generation of ATI's GPU's is just for lower power consuming, not a power boost. not even the architechture is better.
and sharing such battlestation is a shame. it will mess up eventually.

the table seems impractical to me, seeing as you have to sit awkwardly to get full efficiency.
the keyboard is "waved for ergonomic purposes", but it's not very good.
going with less harddrive space and a lower amount of ram, you could've gotten a decent gaming accessory setup, like some razer/steelseries equipment.

just my two cents.[/quote]

Any improvement from buying an i7 would have been small. I'm surprised you're suggesting that I get a better CPU rather than a better GPU; compared to my CPU, my graphics card is noticeably lower-end. And just what do you have against sharing? D:<

I use the side table as an armrest. I use that keyboard because it's comfortable. An extra terabyte of hard drive space literally costs just $20. So is the RAM. Totally worth it. Besides, I wasn't really on a strict budget when I was building this.
Jun 26 2011
smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
I like your monitors. I'd also like if you started posting more[/quote]

Yeah, I left Basil for a while.

I notice that submitting quotes is still broken. After... what has it been? A year?
Jun 26 2011
Any improvement from buying an i7 would have been small. I'm surprised you're suggesting that I get a better CPU rather than a better GPU; compared to my CPU, my graphics card is noticeably lower-end. And just what do you have against sharing? D:<

I use the side table as an armrest. I use that keyboard because it's comfortable. An extra terabyte of hard drive space literally costs just $20. So is the RAM. Totally worth it. Besides, I wasn't really on a strict budget when I was building this.[/quote]

I suggested a better GPU, in terms of bang4buck.
I could easily tell you to get a GTX Fermy, but I don't know your budget.

Going beyond 4GB RAM is useless, unless you edit movies or work with heavy 3D modelling.

Sharing a desktop is like sharing a car: if it breaks, you'll get in an argument about who did it and who didn't.
And if money wasn't the problem, buying 2 decent desktops would be more logical. The stuff you use your desktop for can be handled with a low-end desktop.
Running all games simultaneously is pointless to me. You can't use both screens to play 2 games at a time, unless you get crossfire.

From the point of view, it looks like you have to sit with your legs spread to use your keyboard.
Again, point of view.
Jun 27 2011
smartguy11 Level 119 Broa Hermit
I was joking about playing 5 games at once. C'monnnnnnnn....

Also, my brother and I having been sharing computers since forever. We've gone through four computers already, and there's never been an argument over who broke what. If a computer part breaks, it's the part's damn fault. If you're implying that one of us will get a virus, neither of us has in 4 years.

Having two monitors making doing everything easier. Seriously, you should try it out yourself.

Why would I have to spread my legs to use my keyboard?

Also, I do have a second desktop. It's actually right next to this one. But I couldn't fit it into the photo.
Jun 27 2011

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