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Avehicle7887 11 Aug, 2019
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: Avehicle7887No more dual monitor bezels, enter the Samsung CHG90 49". This puppy can do 3840x1080 with picture by picture mode. Some games particularly 2D ones render at the middle of the screen with black borders, however it shines for driving and flight sims.
We've got a couple of those screens at work. I felt more comfortable working with a couple of monitors with normal aspect ratios, but I guess I'm just stuck in my ways.

Looking at your picture, isn't it a bit awkward having some of the important game UI elements so far out of your normal field of vision? Don't you have to keep turning your head a lot? Of course it's just the game, not the monitor to blame for that. I can see how it's great for driving games though.

In some games yes (such as Guild Wars 2 in the picture) and sometimes it's better to run these at normal 16:9. One particular game that scaled really well is Stardew Valley:

v3ntox 24 Feb, 2021
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The machine + retro stuffs
Pangaea 30 Jan
This thread may fit, as opposed a whole new thread for small news.

With hardware prices still well into the stratosphere (or worse), I can't afford a full upgrade. However, after years of looking at this chassis, and looking at my now 21-year old chassis... I figured it was time to fork out. Purchased a Phanteks P600S. Specifically wanted the version with proper doors on both sides (not the 'window' types), because those have sound dampening on both sides. Set it up a week or so ago, and I'm very pleased so far. Finally have inputs on the front of the chassis!! Hahaha :D

It comes with 3x140mm fans, and has room for four more. But I'm satisfied with what there is. Can have a water cooler system as well, but don't think I'll ever dare that. Cable management on this chassis is a dream, and it looked so neat and nice. May also be the first time I started up a rig after upgrades, without a single error beep or suchlike. Oftentimes a HDD connector is dodgy or something else. But now everything worked, which was nice. so easy to get to everything, so I look forward to the day (in the distant future perhaps) when I can upgrade the hardware too.

Am amazed this chassis hasn't gotten more cover, but perhaps it's hard to break through the domination of Fractal and a few others. Great chassis in any case, and everything oozes of build quality :)
Last week I saved this Dell Inspiron Mini 910 from becoming e-waste. It's quite old - released around 2008. For many people it's obsolete.

Specs: Intel Atom N270 (no 64bit support), 1GB DDR2 Ram, 16GB mSata SSD (faulty), Intel GMA 950 (supports up to OpenGL 1.4)

I don't plan to spend much money on it, at most will upgrade the ram to 2GB and buy a new SSD. For the moment I installed the OS on a pendrive.

It can't run Crysis, but it can run Quake 2

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Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 30 January 2022 at 9:42 pm UTC
Pengling 21 Feb
GPD Win Max 2021

This one's probably a bit too dinky to be called a "battlestation", but here it is anyway. :P It's a GPD Win Max 2021, which, when closed, is the size of an A5 notebook.
Xpander 28 May
Update :D (thanks Liam for making me remember this post)
https://i.imgur.com/VR10uPs.jpg
AngryAnt 28 May
Battlestation

Source specs:

Processor: 12 threads of a Ryzen 3700X (3.7 GHz)
Memory: 16 GB static allocation
Video Card: RX590 pass-through
Sound Card: RX590 pass-through
Operating System: NixOS on Proxmox host
Kernel: Xanmod
Filesystem: xfs on host zfs, fully buffered
Desktop Environment: Plasma
Session: x11
Tweaks:
- Pam memlock limits removed
- Ananicy + priority for Steam
- Corectrl
- Gamemode
Sources:
- Steam
- PCSX2
- RPCS3
- Heroic

Client specs:

Processor: Pentium Gold 4425Y (2x2 @ 1.7 GHz)
Memory: 4 GB shared
Video Card: UHD Graphics 615
Sound Card: Onboard
Operating System: NixOS
Kernel: LTS
Filesystem: xfs
Desktop Environment: Gnome
Session: Wayland
Controllers:
- PS3
- Steam Controller
- Touch
- Bluetooth mouse + keyboard

Last edited by AngryAnt on 28 May 2022 at 4:32 pm UTC
Pengling 2 Jun
Updated photos, with all of the relevant hardware this time.

GPD Win Max, GPD MicroPC, and Anbernic RG351MP
GPD Win Max 2021 (Xubuntu; SuperTux)
GPD MicroPC (Xubuntu; Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy)
Anbernic RG351MP (351ELEC; Tanglewood)

Entroware Orion i5
Entroware Orion i5 (Xubuntu; Jazz Jackrabbit CD, via GOG.com's Jazz Jackrabbit Collection)

Last edited by Pengling on 2 June 2022 at 12:15 pm UTC
jimmt 3 Jun
My battle station is a Laptop too. Dell 75755 with a Geforce 1060 running Fedora 36.

https://i.postimg.cc/FYzXm8JB/IMG-2630.jpg

My whole office / music / gameroom setup.
https://i.postimg.cc/zyQZf7CX/IMG-2631.jpg
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