Hey all, this thread is for my projected new comp (thanks Blah and everyone who has posted).
A little background:
I've been playing poker for a few years, been playing serious for almost a year now and am playing midstakes cash on pokerstars. I've been playing on an Acer 6920 laptop that I purchased a year and a half ago, which has started to become sluggish (even after a reformat). So I'm looking to switch to a desktop for better speed at a more reasonable price.
My current setup is my 15 inch laptop screen, where I play 8-12 tables at a time. I've used the 24 inch monitor a few times, but don't currently have a computer chair, so I haven't completely moved to it yet, but plan to once I get a desktop.
Basically as of right now, I am very content with my 24 inch monitor. I may upgrade in the distant future, but my current apartment's room is rather small and I have a small desk which my monitor fits on very well. So 1 monitor is fine for me.
Skype is mainly used during "sweat sessions." When I would be sharing my screen with someone else to go over reads etc. Sometimes Teamviewer is used in addition to Skype when Skype's sharing is laggy.
And when Blah says "light gaming" he means extremely light gaming and very recreational. I haven't played a computer game in many months, mainly just play Xbox. But then again, an improvement in some areas couldn't hurt.
Originally Posted by 713King
Is he a poker coach? Does he make instructional videos or is just starting. I believe two monitors is enough as I seen one person 18 tableing in one monitor. Plus you can resize the tables, so dual monitors is enough. He doesn't need that much he can get an AMD build and just a 5770 so he can have three monitors.
I'm not a poker coach, have been offered by a small site, but respectfully declined.
Originally Posted by koven
lol dual monitors, that's not enough if he really plays poker, unless they're like 27"+ monitors
I do "really" play poker. And while this is not a post for me to "brag" about myself, I've moved up in stakes and done very well with my 15 inch laptop over the last year, so the 24 inch is a huge upgrade for me Edited by CBat28 - 12/20/10 at 5:54pm