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Hardware lust: trading PC with 6-monitors

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Mike,
Do you think you could eliminate most of the gaps if you were at a stand up desk and were viewing directly the area where the top and bottom of the monitors meet? I, of course, don't have either 6 monitors or a stand-up desk to try this.

Poor man's fix: hang some black paper strips behind the gap's of the offending monitors.

One last question, tonight, I understand your "box", rack, is in a closet. Were cable lengths of any concern and does the closet have a/c?
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See previous post.

I punched a hole thru the wall and run the audio cable and (1) usb cable, plus the six monitor cables. The usb cable goes to a hub on my desk, where I plug in my camera, mics, etc etc.

The room is air conditioned and I leave the closet door open.

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Seems that Windows8 has better multimonitor settings and that the task bar could now displayed on every monitor.

Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Seems that Windows8 has better multimonitor settings and that the task bar could now displayed on every monitor.

Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

I've used DisplayFusion for years and highly recommend, every possible multi-monitor option you need, taskbars, wallpaper, you name it.

DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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Seems that Windows8 has better multimonitor settings and that the task bar could now displayed on every monitor.

Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

I wonder the memory necessary to manage the new "Metro" UI.
I disabled the Aero in Win7 since it was consuming too much memory.

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I wonder the memory necessary to manage the new "Metro" UI.
I disabled the Aero in Win7 since it was consuming too much memory.

Memory is dirt cheap. I just paid $120 for 32GB of DDR3 1600 for a new build.

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in the big picture win 7 and 8 hardly consume any memory at all.. i have chrome open and am doing my thing it usually consumes twice what the OS is...

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Memory is dirt cheap. I just paid $120 for 32GB of DDR3 1600 for a new build.

Mike


Yeah, things here are not that cheap, between $200 and $300 for 32Gb DDR3 1600.

I do love the new Win UI, very Apple"ish"
But I don't know how my machine will like it or not. Believing in what MSFT says, any machine running Win7 will have no problem with Win8 but they said the same thing about Vista and my laptop didn't like Win7.

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For the Display card for multi-monitor output, I know AMD FirePro W600 can do that, the price is USD599.
I don't know how is the performance, if it is nice, I would like to buy one, however I cannot find it in my local market (Hong Kong), so may need order from US.

AMD FirePro? W600 Professional Graphics

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For the Display card for multi-monitor output, I know AMD FirePro W600 can do that, the price is USD599.
I don't know how is the performance, if it is nice, I would like to buy one, however I cannot find it in my local market (Hong Kong), so may need order from US.

AMD FirePro? W600 Professional Graphics

Just keep in mind - I paid something like $175 for two (total price) FirePro 2460's off ebay. Right now it looks like they are more like $99/ea, but still - 8 ports total, passive card, at significant savings over the W600.

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I agree with Mike, the AMD FirePro 2460s are a perfect GPU for a multi-display trading rig.

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