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02-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Been meaning to put a SS of my layout, so here it is:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1659/smgrindjq0.th.jpg ('http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=smgrindjq0.jpg')

This was taken during my SM grind-a-thon. I'm going to be posting up a little info on that pretty soon, maybe with a video if I can figure out how to do it :)

As you can see, I'm running it on one monitor (a dell 30"). The top pane is obviously the main area I play, with the other 4 chars below that.

System specs:

E6600 core duo
4G RAM (running XP tho, so only able to use 3).
2x Raptor 10k drives
Dell 30"

Have the 4 slaves capped at 15fps, and doing this I pretty much get 60fps on the main everywhere. I had 2G of RAM at the beginning, which would make Orgrimmar a slideshow, but since the upgrade to 4G it's very smooth, even there.

This configuration was actually just a trial run, to see where I was at as far as my computer's capabilities, if I would like the 4 slaves in such small windows, etc. I was planning to buy two more comps and two more 22" monitors, turn them sideways, and place them on each side of my 30" (they are exactly as long as the 30 is high, so it's a nice fit), and run two instances of wow on each other comp/monitor. However, I'm very happy with this as it is now, and I feel that having the slaves on the same panel as the main makes it much easier to loot, get quests, etc, even considering that I would've run Synergy. So I think I'm just going to do it this way atm, maybe upgrade to a Quad core and another 8800gtx, but we'll see.

Fear the Whimsy! :P