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Are you running dual monitors?



I found out that the card only has 1 dual link dvi which is the culprit of not having both monitors functioning. Specs on Newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348

Can anyone recommend a decently priced video card that will be able to support 2 Shimian monitors without any trouble?
post #3012 of 3508
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Originally Posted by cgmwrx View Post

Are you running dual monitors?



I found out that the card only has 1 dual link dvi which is the culprit of not having both monitors functioning. Specs on Newegg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348

Can anyone recommend a decently priced video card that will be able to support 2 Shimian monitors without any trouble?

Really depends on what you mean by decently priced. My 7950 will run two Shimians, with a couple of problems. First, I had to buy a active DVI to DP connector which ran around $80. Second, running both monitors off the same card caused my 7950 to idle around 54C. Since I only game on one of the monitors, I decided to return the active DP adapter, and buy a HD5450 just to run the secondary display. After a couple of months I came to realize that the 5450 could run the resolution, but not much more than a static display. Replaced it a few weeks ago with a HD7770 (which coincidentally was right around the same price for me as the adapter).

My point is that it's probably easier to use two cards to power two Shimians, rather than try and do two off one card.
post #3013 of 3508
So I'm debating grabbing one of these in the next little bit (either this or the Auria). Anyone have experience ordering from RedHat on eBay? Seems pretty legit, but some first hand stories would help me out a lot
post #3014 of 3508
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Originally Posted by Snyderman34 View Post

So I'm debating grabbing one of these in the next little bit (either this or the Auria). Anyone have experience ordering from RedHat on eBay? Seems pretty legit, but some first hand stories would help me out a lot

Both of mine came from RedHat. Ordered the second one approximately 2 weeks after the first. That was around 6 months ago. Both monitors arrived in 2-3 days. Ordered the basic model (DVI only), and did not get any type of pixel perfect version. Neither monitor has any dead pixels, and very little light bleed on them. Both are verrry excellent!
post #3015 of 3508
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Originally Posted by joeh1974 View Post

Both of mine came from RedHat. Ordered the second one approximately 2 weeks after the first. That was around 6 months ago. Both monitors arrived in 2-3 days. Ordered the basic model (DVI only), and did not get any type of pixel perfect version. Neither monitor has any dead pixels, and very little light bleed on them. Both are verrry excellent!

Awesome to hear. Thanks!
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Posted here last september with a fairly good review of the monitor, and I've been using it this entire time. Recently I applied the backlight fix (with extra screws in the bezel) and it worked amazingly. There's just a small amount of bleed in the lower left hand corner now. I got fed up with the horrible stand and replaced it with a VESA wall mount which I then attached to an oak 2x4 attached to the back of my desk. Now I have the monitor a little bit higher, and with full tilt turn, and extension support. I'd like to get another IPS monitor as a side monitor, but those really nice cheap dell S-series ones have no vesa mounts!

Anywho, here's a current picture of my setup. I also painted the gloss black bezel and the white bezel satin black, which is so much better than the glossy-contrasty crap from before.

post #3017 of 3508
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Originally Posted by SpringHalo View Post

Anywho, here's a current picture of my setup. I also painted the gloss black bezel and the white bezel satin black, which is so much better than the glossy-contrasty crap from before.

What kind of paint did you use? And what kind of headphones are those? tongue.gif
post #3018 of 3508
I got my Shimian a month and a half ago and love it. I have some dust under the the glass and some dead pixels but nothing too distracting. After some time I decided I didn't like the stand always in the way and started looking for a VESA mount. While the mounts from Monoprice looked decent, I finally bit the bullet and bought an Ergotron LX Desk Mount. While the specs call for a monitor <=24", I found that the Shimian was barely under the weight requirement. I remember seeing someone asking about this mount and whether or not it would work, so here are some photos showing how awesome it is!






POV mode wink.gif
post #3019 of 3508
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Originally Posted by diggles View Post

What kind of paint did you use? And what kind of headphones are those? tongue.gif

The paint was just cheap rust-oleum from lowes, but I lightly scuffed the plastic with steel wool before painting to make sure it stuck.

The headphones are beyerdynamic DT880s; the comfiest headphones known to man.
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Just received this : DOA ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSI. After couple of minutes warmed up, the left half of the screens goes dark side of the moon. Sometimes its flickering very short to the full brightness. Very annoying because shipping took 6 days and seller isn't responding very quick! mad.gif
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