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Kj°len
02-02-2009, 04:00 PM
Economically, in the US, on the verge of a stock market collapse? Ehhh, let's look at the spec. :p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824113013

Highlights
2560x1600, 'nuff said.
DVI, VGA, HDMI, Component, RCA Video, S-video inputs
RCA audio inputs, DVI and VGA headphone inputs, RCA audio output, S/PIDF toslink out, S/PIDF coaxial out, detachable speaker bar
6-port USB hub (4 rear, 2 side)
Every seam of the monitor is electrically sealed with awesome and magnetically filled with win

It's basically a TV without the tuner. I plan to hook up my PC to DVI-D port, the Xbox 360 to the Component input, my Wii to the Composite input, my DVD/VCR to the S-video input (and use the VCR's built in tuner to watch TV channels on it, this is KEY to the plan), and potentially, in some future, a Blu-ray player in the HDMI port.

I promised myself that I would play FEAR 2: Project Origin at 2560x1600 a long time ago. It comes out in 8 days. I have enough money for it, and enough beyond that for a semester of school, so I feel like I'm financially okay... if it weren't for the economy. I wanna know whether this scare is worth losing something this awesome, or if something this awesome is worth the potential scare.

Opinions, plskthx.

Boba Rhett
02-02-2009, 04:34 PM
At that price point, why not buy a very large hdtv or even an HD projector and tie it into your computer?

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-02-2009, 04:52 PM
If you play F.E.A.R 2 at anything less than 1600x1200 I'm morally bound to hunt you for the rest of your days.

That said, could your graphics card handle it at 2560x1600?

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 05:10 PM
At that price point, why not buy a very large hdtv or even an HD projector and tie it into your computer?

An HDTV gets up to 1080p at its best (and most expensive). That's 1920x1080. This monitor, in HD terms is 1600p, or 2560x1600. Besides, my PC is having a **** ton of trouble trying to use an actual LCD TV as a monitor. Refuses to center the screen.

That said, could your graphics card handle it at 2560x1600?

Yes, indeed. Geforce GTX 280! Unfortunately, my ASUS one is kind of defective, so I might have to buy a new one and return it to ASUS at the same time (Or eBay it). But that's another matter completely.

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-02-2009, 05:37 PM
Well then, get it on it right now, man. I hear Alma is a fickle bitch now and is not to be trifled with.

You can always whore yourself or sell heroin if you 're short on cash later on.

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 05:48 PM
Well then, get it on it right now, man. I hear Alma is a fickle bitch now and is not to be trifled with.

You can always whore yourself or sell heroin if you 're short on cash later on.

I already do something analogous to both of those in the same business. I'm a sandwich artist. I sell bread-addictive foods by whoring my personality out to filthy ingrates.

Well, I'd still appreciate more pro, con, subjective opinions if anyone else wants input, but I get the feeling I'll have either ordered it or not ordered it by the end of the night.

leXX
02-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Don't order it. Seriously, you can't think of anything better to spend 1k on?

EnderWiggin
02-02-2009, 06:04 PM
Sounds awesome; go for it!

_EW_

RoxStar
02-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Don't order it. Seriously, you can't think of anything better to spend 1k on?

Buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001281

http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/24-001-281-04.jpg

And write your Uncle RoxStar a check for $400


There, I saved you $100!

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 06:32 PM
Don't order it. Seriously, you can't think of anything better to spend 1k on?

I rarely ever spend my money. Like ever. Maybe twice a year I'll buy a TV series on DVD for maybe up to $50 each. Besides gasoline and insurance, I have very little expenses. I also have enough money AFTER buying this monitor for Fall 2009 tuition. So, my question is, I don't know, what else do you suggest?

@RoxStar: I'm using an old 1600x1200 capable monitor. If I'm going to spend money on another, I might as well go as high as is supported. 1920x1200 is an extra 320 on top of what I have now.

PR-0927
02-02-2009, 08:12 PM
I dunno man - I personally couldn't get myself to blow $1000 on a monitor. I wouldn't have spent too much more than the $379 I spent on my 1920x1200 monitor for the same resolution.

Oh, and while the GTX 280 is a good card, it WILL struggle at higher resolutions like that. You'd be better off with an HD 4870 X2 or a GTX 295 (yet the HD 4870 X2 still prevails at that resolution, as it has double 1 GB of GDDR RAM, rather than double 768 MB of GDDR RAM, and is GDDR5, rather than GDDR3).

This is, of course, unless you are playing extremely easy games to run, such as Dead Space, WoW, or anything released two years or more ago.

If you can settle with 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, the prices are magnificent on Newegg right now - plus, you can watch your 1080p videos with the entire (or most of, in the case of 1920x1200) screen filled up - 2560x1600 will either leave a 1080p video in the middle with much extra space, or stretch it nastily. That's no good when you break 1080p. Kind of a feat - being able to pixelate a 1080p video.

I'd try to conserve as much of the money as I could for the top-of-the-line DirectX 11 GPUs - ATI's is expected this summer sometime, I believe (the "HD 5870 X2?") and nVidia's is expected in the beginning-to-end of Q3 2009 ("GTX 380?").

- PR-0927

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 08:43 PM
I've already looked over the benchmarks for my card at 2560x1600, and I am satisfied. But since I need to return the card anyway... maybe I'll pick up a GTX 295, since they're not absurdly expensive for what I'll get back.

However, let me make clear that 2560x1600 is a spec of DIRE necessity. :p

Q
02-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Newegg is not a good place to buy an LCD. Check out their LCD return policy. (http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#21)

About a month ago, the Dell outlet was selling 3007WFP-HCs for ~$625 if you had the right coupons. They were refurbs, but they were like new and came with a full 3-year warranty. Needless to say that these sold out very quickly, but they might have more of these in the near future. That's got to be the best 30" IPS panel deal in recent memory.

Whatever you get, make sure it is an IPS panel. When you look at the specs, you'll be able to tell by the viewing angle. It should be 178° for both vertical and horizontal. If it isn't, then it isn't an IPS and it's more than likely a piece of crap.

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 10:21 PM
I don't plan on returning it unless it's defective. And if it is defective out-of-box, I have the standard 30 days. If it develops a defect after 30 days, I will use Gateway's craptastic one-year warranty. If it develops a defect after the one-year mark, I will send it to Newegg, via Newegg's 2 year extended warranty plan that begins after Gateway's expires.

And the viewing angle is 178 degrees both ways, or so it claims.

PR-0927
02-02-2009, 10:59 PM
I'd recommend reading the reviews of that on Newegg - I didn't, but the few I saw seem to make me wary of this product.

Otherwise, it seems you want this monitor...is the question you have just whether to buy now or later?

- PR-0927

Kj°len
02-02-2009, 11:16 PM
I'd recommend reading the reviews of that on Newegg - I didn't, but the few I saw seem to make me wary of this product.


I've been studying this monitor for months. I've seen the reviews and cross-checked prices all over. This one is the least expensive with the most features. The few quirks that people listed in the reviews wouldn't bother me to any crippling degree. Also, it's an S-PVA type panel, which, I believe is the next-best, though fairly standard. S-IPS is really-really expensive, so I wasn't expecting to get one, anyway. Keep in mind that this monitor used to be a couple hundred bucks more than the competition monitors by HP, Dell, and Samsung.

This image aptly describes my contentedness:

http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/17/0,1425,sz=1&i=171467,00.jpg

So, yeah, I don't mean to shoot down the people who might dissuade me from buying this monitor specifically, but I'm really more interested in knowing whether or not I should be doing this at all.

Samnmax221
02-02-2009, 11:28 PM
Take that money and commit a war crime, the satisfaction will last longer.

TiE23
02-03-2009, 12:10 AM
Here, I'll do you a favor. You give me the $1000 and I'll send you one of these (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/Tie23/crt.jpg) within the week.

You'd be stupid to go for to not go for this deal I'm making you.

MrWally
02-03-2009, 12:17 AM
Newegg is not a good place to buy an LCD. Check out their LCD return policy. (http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#21)


I ordered my LCD from Newegg. One of the best purchases I've ever made. Shipped VERY fast, had no problems with it, and still works great a year later.

Tyrion
02-03-2009, 01:43 AM
What's the monitor you're currently using? This upgrade would be a fairly good idea if it's like the monitor Tie's trying to con upon you because he's a bad, bad person. Otherwise, if your monitor simply lacks an ungodly resolution and awesome magnetic seals, then you're better off putting it aside until economically friendlier times.

Another point to take into consideration: do you have any current income, or is this money you've mostly gotten from aid/parents/past jobs, ect.? If the money you have right now has to last you through another semester, you're wiser to just store it up.

Kj°len
02-03-2009, 01:53 AM
Another point to take into consideration: do you have any current income, or is this money you've mostly gotten from aid/parents/past jobs, ect.? If the money you have right now has to last you through another semester, you're wiser to just store it up.

I have the money for the monitor, plus whatever I'll be required to pay for tuition in the fall, plus an insurance deductible if I get into a major car accident, plus a little bit of pocket cash left over. I also have a job. Not a real job, but a few hours a week at a Subway fast food joint will be well enough to earn Spring 2010's tuition, plus some very modest amount of pocket cash by the time Fall 2009 semester begins, and so on in that manner. I feel reasonably secure with this.

Rogue Nine
02-03-2009, 02:00 AM
So go ahead and do it, Kojo.

But make me a roast beef sammich first, extra mayo, kthnx.

Kj°len
02-03-2009, 02:02 AM
So go ahead and do it, Kojo.

But make me a roast beef sammich first, extra mayo, kthnx.

Did you know that our roast beef is made up mostly of Chihuahua?

And I am very much on the verge of simply ordering it without any further thought.

Q
02-03-2009, 02:57 AM
You're right, it is an IPS, and it's got connectivity out the ass. ;)

Newegg seems to have the best price on it right now, too.

Go ahead and get it, but before you do, sign up for Live.com's cashback (http://www.live.com/) program and purchase it through that. It'll save you an extra ~$25.00 (2.75%) for the cost of jumping through a couple of hoops. That should help cover the shipping costs.

Kj°len
02-03-2009, 03:17 AM
You're right, it is an IPS, and it's got connectivity out the ass. ;)

Newegg seems to have the best price on it right now, too.

Go ahead and get it, but before you do, sign up for Live.com's cashback (http://www.live.com/) program and purchase it through that. It'll save you an extra ~$25.00 (2.75%) for the cost of jumping through a couple of hoops. That should help cover the shipping costs.

Hey, thanks, that's fairly simple. Of course, I'm assuming I have to jump through the hoops to get the $25 back AFTER I order it (via email promotion). However, if it works out, that's still $25 off shipping. Gracias.

I'm postponing my psychological spending crash until tomorrow so I can sleep. Night all.

Q
02-03-2009, 03:29 AM
Yeah, it should definitely work. People have been using it for months now. Too bad the days of 35% cash back on any "buy it now" purchase on Fleabay are over. There were some crazy deals there. :(

MrWally
02-03-2009, 07:37 AM
plus an insurance deductible if I get into a major car accident

Can someone explain to me why ANYONE would take this into account when discussing their income?

Q
02-03-2009, 07:48 AM
Oh, and I forgot to ask if you get the Newegg newsletter. It provides coupon codes for extra discounts on certain items and free shipping.

Kj°len
02-03-2009, 01:17 PM
Can someone explain to me why ANYONE would take this into account when discussing their income?

Because it's money that I have, that I'm keeping aside just in case. I'm simply trying to explain my state of financial security in various "What if" cases.

Oh, and I forgot to ask if you get the Newegg newsletter. It provides coupon codes for extra discounts on certain items and free shipping.

I will be now. :p

BongoBob
02-03-2009, 04:26 PM
Newegg is not a good place to buy an LCD. Check out their LCD return policy. (http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#21)

I bought my LCD from them as well, the Acer P244Wii 24" 1080p monitor, and it's one of the best things I've ever bought. I was nervous, but lo and behold, not a single dead pixel.

TiE23
02-03-2009, 04:30 PM
*Raises hand*

Acer AL2216W - 1680x1050 - Pretty nice monitor, no dead pixels, yay.

Kj°len
02-05-2009, 02:19 AM
SO, I made my purchases. I have bought:

1 Gateway XHD3000 30" LCD monitor that which is capable of 2560x1600 with a large selection of input and outputs
1 Two-year Newegg extended warranty (added on after the dismal Gateway 1yr expires)
1 GeForce GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 Video card to support this resolution

And Live.com is giving me $42.07 back. Feel free to criticize my lack of thoughtfulness or my massacred bank account. I'll try really hard to see your tiny text at 2560x1600. :p

PR-0927
02-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Haha, tight. I personally wouldn't have been able to blow $1000 on a monitor, but that's just me.

Maybe if I were rolling in money. Then I'd buy $6000 monitors without hesitation.

Anyways - I'm not sure about the GTX 295 purchase - nothing wrong with it, but if you do look at benchmarks, often the HD 4870 X2 wins out due to more VRAM. I'm not just saying this because I have an HD 4870 X2 (I hate fanboyism - I buy whatever is the best at the moment). However, the main concern in this would be that DirectX 11 cards aren't too far away - maybe you should have waited to splurge on the best GPU then? ATI's should be out this summer, and nVidia's should be out in the beginning of Q3 2009.

Again, just a personal thing there - not trying to bash your purchase.

All in all - you just kicked some serious ass and now have a huge monitor.

- PR-0927

Kj°len
02-05-2009, 11:39 AM
Anyways - I'm not sure about the GTX 295 purchase - nothing wring with it, but if you do look at benchmarks, often the HD 4870 X2 wins out due to more VRAM. I'm not just saying this because I have an HD 4870 X2 (I hate fanboyism - I buy whatever is the best at the moment). However, the main concern in this would be that DirectX 11 cards aren't too far away - maybe you should have waited to splurge on the best GPU then? ATI's should be out this summer, and nVidia's should be out in the beginning of Q3 2009.

Yeah, and while I am aware of all that, and did consider the 4870X2, I chose the GTX 295 because I have an NVIDIA chipset on my motherboard, with SLI support. Now, I doubt I'll buy another GTX 295, but I ust want it to run smoothly on the right chipset. Also, in regards to the DX11 cards coming out, I've realized that if I'm always waiting a few more months for some grand new technology, there will be no end to the wait. By the time those cards are out, someone will have something new coming, just on the horizon.

swphreak
02-05-2009, 01:07 PM
Considering I myself bought a 42" TV, I'd say go for it. Screw the economy!

Pho3nix
02-05-2009, 01:33 PM
I would've bought hookers and blow instead.

Kj°len
02-05-2009, 02:37 PM
Considering I myself bought a 42" TV, I'd say go for it. Screw the economy!

We are helping the economy by stimulating cash flow. It's the American way.

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-05-2009, 05:04 PM
alternatively, you could buy a child slave, have her dress as alma, and live fear 2

Rogue Nine
02-05-2009, 05:32 PM
i hope you have dead pixels kojo

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-05-2009, 05:35 PM
:O why would you wish dead pixels on a little girl

Samnmax221
02-05-2009, 05:53 PM
I think he means necrotic tissue.

Kj°len
02-05-2009, 06:17 PM
alternatively, you could buy a child slave, have her dress as alma, and live fear 2

I currently have two life goals, which can be fulfilled in any order or concurrently:

1. Finish college
Get a job
Buy a house
2.
Find a girlfriend
Get married
Have a daughter named Alma

i hope you have dead pixels kojo

<3

Q
02-06-2009, 07:20 AM
I ordered my LCD from Newegg. One of the best purchases I've ever made. Shipped VERY fast, had no problems with it, and still works great a year later.
Your monitor had no defects, so you didn't have a problem. The problem that I have with Newegg's LCD return policy is that they require that the LCD have at least 8 dead pixels in order for them to consider it defective. That's way too many, IMO, which is why I'd rather purchase a panel from a store, where you could return it for exchange or refund at no extra cost (except for gas and time) if it has dead pixels.
*Raises hand*

Acer AL2216W - 1680x1050 - Pretty nice monitor, no dead pixels, yay.
That's the exact model that I have. Acer seems to have pretty good QC on their cheap TN panels. Mine doesn't have any dead pixels and even the backlight bleed is minimal. It's still a TN, with all of the inherent flaws (the vertical viewing angle is terrible :(), but it was all I could afford at the time. All in all it was a good purchase, IMO. :)

There is a new type of IPS (called E-IPS) panel coming out that's supposed to be almost as cheap to produce as TNs and if everything I'm hearing about it is true, it will make TNs obsolete because people will be able to buy an IPS for not much more, and even a detuned IPS panel would be far superior to any TN. The Dell 2209WA (http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-7825) is the first of these E-IPS panels to be introduced. I don't know about anyone else, but "IPS for the masses" sounds pretty damn good to me. :D
i hope you have dead pixels kojo
I smell panel envy. :p



Anywho, @kojo: when you get your new panel, you can calibrate it here (http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/). AFAIK, this the best LCD calibration site on the web, and I recommend that everybody use it. It worked wonders for my Acer once I made up my mind to dump the factory presets, set my video drivers to default and use only the monitor's controls to adjust for brightness, contrast and gamma. You should get the best results that way. If my cheap-assed TN panel can pass all of the tests with the drivers set at default, then anyone's can. ;)

Just remember to turn that backlight way down because just about every LCD ships with the brightness set high enough to give you a suntan, which can be very, very bad for your eyes. It should be just high enough to pass the black level and color band tests and no higher. For reference, my brightness is set at 30 (out of 100) for webpage viewing/document reading and I turn it up to 40 for video and games. My contrast stays set at 20.

Tyrion
02-09-2009, 04:40 AM
Anywho, @kojo: when you get your new panel, you can calibrate it here (http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/). AFAIK, this the best LCD calibration site on the web, and I recommend that everybody use it. It worked wonders for my Acer once I made up my mind to dump the factory presets, set my video drivers to default and use only the monitor's controls to adjust for brightness, contrast and gamma. You should get the best results that way. If my cheap-assed TN panel can pass all of the tests with the drivers set at default, then anyone's can. ;)

Just remember to turn that backlight way down because just about every LCD ships with the brightness set high enough to give you a suntan, which can be very, very bad for your eyes. It should be just high enough to pass the black level and color band tests and no higher. For reference, my brightness is set at 30 (out of 100) for webpage viewing/document reading and I turn it up to 40 for video and games. My contrast stays set at 20.

Heh, thanks for that site. I had my contrast at stupidly high levels, it seems: for the white saturation test, I couldn't see anything besides the first checkerboard.

IG-64
02-09-2009, 06:49 AM
My monitor is really weird. The vertical angle of view is terrible, and for the black saturation tests and white saturation tests, some of them looked inverted. I noticed on the white test that I couldn't get the bottom row to display at all, until I hit exactly 80 contrast, then almost all of them popped up, only most of them inverted. They won't show up on 79, or 81, only 80. I'm just gonna keep it on that. :p
It looks pretty good now, thanks for the site.

Q
02-09-2009, 09:32 AM
My monitor is really weird. The vertical angle of view is terrible, and for the black saturation tests and white saturation tests, some of them looked inverted. I noticed on the white test that I couldn't get the bottom row to display at all, until I hit exactly 80 contrast, then almost all of them popped up, only most of them inverted. They won't show up on 79, or 81, only 80. I'm just gonna keep it on that. :p
It looks pretty good now, thanks for the site.
Yeah, Lagom kicks ass. :D Best calibration tests that I know of.

Have you tried adjusting your contrast to well below 50% (mine is at 20%)? That should help with the inversion problem. Also, the black- and white-level tests are brightness-dependent. The backlight should only be bright enough for the darkest square in the black-level test to be viewable, so that the white-level test isn't washed out. As long as you can barely see the darkest square in the black-level test and the lightest pattern in the white-level test, it counts as passing. And with TN panels, just about all of these tests are affected by the viewing angle (a huge PITA, I know :(), so try to keep yourself in your normal viewing position when running the tests. TNs are best viewed from slightly above, so the top edge of the panel should be at eye level.

Remember to set your driver's desktop color settings to default and use only your monitor's brightness, contrast and RGB adjustments to get everything as close to perfect as you can before even touching the driver's settings. IMO you'll get the best results if you only use the driver's settings to compensate for any deficiencies that your monitor has. Mine are still set at default for normal use and I only have to use a driver color profile for watching videos with MPC. I don't use my monitor's factory presets at all.

Kj°len
02-09-2009, 01:03 PM
The monitor should be arriving tomorrow, finally. I'll probably post about it in the "good things" thread.

TiE23
02-09-2009, 05:01 PM
With that Lagom test page I got my left 22" 16:10 monitor to look great... didn't do such a great job on my crappy other 5:4 monitor... looks like utter **** now. >.>

Writer
02-09-2009, 05:47 PM
dude... my computer didn't cost $1000... 'course it's a refurbished one I got four years ago, but...

Q
02-09-2009, 06:01 PM
Yeah, I could build a pretty rockin' system for $1000. The monitor wouldn't be as nice, though.

Kj°len
02-11-2009, 11:10 PM
Neener neener neener. (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace.jpg)

TiE23
02-11-2009, 11:31 PM
Oh god get rid of those damn shortcut arrows aaaaaa. (http://www.download.com/Vista-Shortcut-Overlay-Remover/3000-2072_4-10608910.html?tag=mncol;lst)

And clean up your damn desktop! [/ocd]

Also my EeePC screen size in your face!

Neener neener neener! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/Tie23/hugespacelololol.jpg)


Edit: Whoops, forgot to say... that monitor's size is ****ing awesome on a whole different level. I'm in awe. O_O

Oh, and I wasn't being critical of your bragginess to your friend, I was just making a funny. :P

MrWally
02-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Neener neener neener. (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace.jpg)

Looks sweet.

Btw, I love how you have the $2000+ computer and you play Age of Empires 2 on it =]

Vikinor
02-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Neener neener neener. (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace.jpg)

Mmm, nice.

What is your wallpaper?

Kj°len
02-11-2009, 11:48 PM
Oh god get rid of those damn shortcut arrows aaaaaa. (http://www.download.com/Vista-Shortcut-Overlay-Remover/3000-2072_4-10608910.html?tag=mncol;lst)

And clean up your damn desktop! [/ocd]

Also my EeePC screen size in your face!

Neener neener neener! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/Tie23/hugespacelololol.jpg)

Everyone tries to push their clean-up-this-aspect-of-your-computer on me. :p Also, the little "Look how many windows I have open!" message wasn't actually intended to be on the screencap, I just happened to be bragging to someone else, too. :D

Looks sweet.

Btw, I love how you have the $2000+ computer and you play Age of Empires 2 on it =]

Haha, oh I didn't spend quite THAT much on it. $1400, tops. :p Unless you include the new monitor, then yeah. :| But Age of Empires II still kicks some serious Chinese, Japanese, Goth, Briton, Byzantine, Saracen, Persian, Frank, Turk, Teuton, and Celt ass.

Mmm, nice.

What is your wallpaper?

Yar (http://www.desktopextreme.com/photos/FEAR_2_Widescreen_1119200841005PM895.jpg).

Vikinor
02-11-2009, 11:50 PM
I figured. :p

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-12-2009, 02:07 AM
Yar (http://www.desktopextreme.com/photos/FEAR_2_Widescreen_1119200841005PM895.jpg).is that to remind you of the raping you get from her at the end

Kj°len
02-18-2009, 05:06 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/firstgraders.jpg

Moar 2560x1600 awesomeness, FEAR 2 style. The game actually runs well at full settings at that resolution. It is amazing.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace2-2.jpg
[Warning: Some naughty language.]

Look at that screenspace! :D 2560x1600 + 1600x1200. You might also notice that Both Kusanavi and Rogue Nine are fairly upset with me in Skype for some reason. :p

Pho3nix
02-18-2009, 05:18 PM
The other #echonet?

Blasphemy!

Darth Groovy
02-18-2009, 05:24 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/firstgraders.jpg

Moar 2560x1600 awesomeness, FEAR 2 style. The game actually runs well at full settings at that resolution. It is amazing.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace2-2.jpg
[Warning: Some naughty language.]

Look at that screenspace! :D 2560x1600 + 1600x1200. You might also notice that Both Kusanavi and Rogue Nine are fairly upset with me in Skype for some reason. :p

F.E.A.R. 2 looks very nice on your monitor. I just played that recently.

That other screen is a disaster. Tooooooooooooooo much going on at once. I would go insane if I had that many chat windows going at once. And also, people still talk in mIRC?! Why? :argh:

Kj°len
02-18-2009, 05:29 PM
The FEAR 2 image was, unfortunately, sized down for Photobucket. But the other window is actually very smooth to use with all of your buddy lists on one side of you browser, and the chat windows specifically arranged around the left side. Every gadget and IRC window is on my secondary monitor (Which used to be my primary monitor).

And no, no one still talks in IRC, but we still hang there. :p

Darth Groovy
02-18-2009, 05:32 PM
And no, no one still talks in IRC, but we still hang there. :p

That makes no sense at all what so ever. That is why I nuked that program from my hard drive years ago...

Pho3nix
02-18-2009, 05:47 PM
And no, no one still talks in IRC, but we still hang there. :p
=D

That's what makes it so great.
That makes no sense at all what so ever. That is why I nuked that program from my hard drive years ago...
mIRC > all im's

Det. Bart Lasiter
02-18-2009, 07:29 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/firstgraders.jpg

Moar 2560x1600 awesomeness, FEAR 2 style. The game actually runs well at full settings at that resolution. It is amazing.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace2-2.jpg
[Warning: Some naughty language.]

Look at that screenspace! :D 2560x1600 + 1600x1200. You might also notice that Both Kusanavi and Rogue Nine are fairly upset with me in Skype for some reason. :p

http://www.digsby.com/

Q
02-18-2009, 07:43 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/firstgraders.jpg

Moar 2560x1600 awesomeness, FEAR 2 style. The game actually runs well at full settings at that resolution. It is amazing.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r60/sukatokjolen/screenspace2-2.jpg
[Warning: Some naughty language.]

Look at that screenspace! :D 2560x1600 + 1600x1200. You might also notice that Both Kusanavi and Rogue Nine are fairly upset with me in Skype for some reason. :p
Good God! Your desktop is ****ing HUGE!

Jeff
02-18-2009, 07:43 PM
http://www.digsby.com/Beat me to it. Kojo you desperately need an all-in-one IM client. :p

Kj°len
02-19-2009, 04:19 AM
As long as I can upgrade/hack my programs to do multiple IMing, I'm fine with them as they are. Third-party apps are nice, but fail horribly when you want to take advantage of special features like webcam or picture sharing.