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I'm nearsighted so I can see close But you've got a point about bad posture.

Saw some scam trading room site promoting placing treadmills under desks. Not sure how
good it would be for focused trading though..


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I know people in technical fields up that use that set up . I suppose with all the people walking or driving while texting lends some credence to the concept.

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Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

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Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

There are graphics cards supporting several monitors like: Eyefinity6

If you need even more than 6, you could use 2 or 3 of these (or similar) cards.

Of course you could use several single (or double) headed graphics cards, but if you want more than 3-4 monitors that is rather inefficient...
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@Fat Tails; do you have a set up with these specs? Can we see what it looks like?

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About 23 years ago I bought a black wooden plate and two stands ..... I love it this way, because I am tall, and there is nothing that interferes with my legs. The wooden plate has a size of 60'' x 30''. The distance between the central monitor and the edge of the plate is 25''.

When I am sitting at my desk, the distance between my eyes and each of the monitors is 30''. My head is looking down at an angle of about 20 while I am writing this post.

All PCs in my home are set up in a way that the user does neither have a window behind his back nor in front of him. The main panel of the PC should always be perpendicular to the window of the room. My office is located on the Northern side of the house. This avoids direct sunlight. The window is left from the panels, as I am writing with my right hand, and I do not want to have the shadow of my hand covering the text. On the right side of my desk there is the trading library, just in case that anybody comes up with a new idea.



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Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

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Matrox have some good solutions;

Matrox TripleHead2Go DisplayPort | Multi-Monitors for Laptops

https://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/thin_computing/epica/epicatc48/

DisplayPort Graphics Card for Eight Monitors – Matrox M9188

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Would never work for most people, due to the angle (lack thereof). Mine can be configured this way too, but is unusable sitting at a desk.

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@Fat Tails, what I really want to see is a picture of your bookcase(s)!!

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@bijeremiad:

About 23 years ago I bought a black wooden plate and two stands ..... I love it this way, because I am tall, and there is nothing that interferes with my legs. The wooden plate has a size of 60'' x 30''. The distance between the central monitor and the edge of the plate is 25''.

When I am sitting at my desk, the distance between my eyes and each of the monitors is 30''. My head is looking down at an angle of about 20 while I am writing this post.

All PCs in my home are set up in a way that the user does neither have a window behind his back nor in front of him. The main panel of the PC should always be perpendicular to the window of the room. My office is located on the Northern side of the house. This avoids direct sunlight. The window is left from the panels, as I am writing with my right hand, and I do not want to have the shadow of my hand covering the text. On the right side of my desk there is the trading library, just in case that anybody comes up with a new idea.


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I see a conflict of interest here.

made the necessary changes. now you can flirt and trade the same time.


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