I'm just updating my 4x21inch monitors and was referred here. I like the idea of 1 screen, very much.
If one was to source a 40inch 4K LED Smart TV are there features that should be avoided and 'a must have'. What I'm really alluding to here is; are there features in TV screens that will inhibit you (more that monitors), over time, while trading 8-odd hours a day [and only trading - no games or TV/movies]?.
And/or any suggestions on good value 40in 4K TVs that you guys would recommend?
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Quick question: how is the noisy level of the NVIDIA K1200? Can you hear the card fan while seating at your desk?
Another question, which software are you using to divide the screen on 4 smaller areas (like 4 monitors). If I had to resize them all the time would drive me crazy, that's the advantage of having multiple monitors, I can maximize, only on that monitor.
I can hear a fan or fans but I cannot tell if it is the graphics card. The noise level from before when I had 2 AMD cards and now hasn't changed so its most likely not the graphics card but I cannot be certain. I have a custom build and one of those bigger cases with 4 fans and I think that these fans are the ones making the noise. It does not bother me though.
NVIDIA has a software called nView Desktop Manager. I use that to create 4 virtual desktops on 1 monitor. Most applications can be dragged using the title bar and snapped into a pseudo maximized state in any quadrant. You also have the option of having nView buttons show up on the title bars of all applications. These are similar to windows minimize, maximize, close buttons. I have found that a couple of programs do not recognize nView so its not flawless. If you use something like Trillian, it will still try and snap to the entire height of the monitor and will not honor nNiew.
OK, after a week, I am noticing a constant whine and it is becoming annoying. I dont believe I had this before so at this point, I can confirm that it is the GPU card. It is possible that this GPU card draws more power and causes the PSU to generate the whine, I am not sure. I downloaded Open Hardware Monitor and I can see that while the GPU fan speed changes, the whine does not so maybe it is the PSU. I should have researched this before but I had no idea at the time. I will try replacing my PSU and if that does not work then I will have to replace the K1200 with something better. Until then, my bose headphones are my best friend.
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Guys, it was a hard drive going bad that was causing that whine/noise. It drove me nuts trying to troubleshoot it. I changed my PSU and my CPU cooler in the process but I finally did figure it out. The machine is running really quiet now even under load.
On the 4K front, I now have 2 machines connected to my 2 Philips 40" 4K monitors using both the DP and mini-DP ports. I needed to separate my development machine from my trading machine so decided to go for another AMD build. For the new build, I am using EVGA's version of the GTX 960. I called EVGA to verify that it would support 2 4K monitors at 60 Hz and they confirmed that it will support 4. This card uses 3 DP 1.2 ports and 1 HDMI 2.0 to support this - max refresh rate is 240 Hz.
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