A Look At My Rigs – My Gaming Space
Over the time, my computer setup had underwent some changes. Being slightly different then last time, I believe it’s time I make an update on it.
My computer has a graphic card which is seemingly powerful to even install 3 monitors on it. The reason I didn’t do multiple monitor setups earlier was ignorance at first, I admit, though when I actually did try it, there are a lot of problems; my monitors sometimes won’t boot up, and the screen sometimes froze when I left my PC untouched for too long and so on. I’m not sure what’s the problem but I’m guessing it’s the electricity (?)
Despite my rants, as you can see I still use a dual monitor set up anyway. After experiencing it, it just doesn’t feel right without a second monitor anymore. This is actually my 3rd time re-setting this dual setup and so far, I had the “can’t boot” issues for about 4 times so far, not as worse as back then but we’ll see.
Also, as you can see, both of my monitors has different wallpapers. You can’t do that normally, but I managed it with a program called DisplayFusion. I think some of you should already been aware of this by now but if not, definitely check it out! It’s the perfect software for multiple monitors configurations. You can use different wallpapers, enable dual task bars and so on.
Of cause, the main point of this post is this wonderful addition, my PS3. At first, I held off buying a PS3 due to the fact that I had to buy a TV cabinet, a LED TV, a proper sound system and I had to even relocate some of the furniture in my room, a lot of work and purchases, just to accommodate a PS3. I never thought about it at first but after awhile, I thought why not connect it to my PC monitor? It’s already at 24 inches, a size perfect for widescreen HD gaming, though still a bit small compared to standard LED TVs. What’s more, it already has a satisfying sound system.
So I bought a new PS3, a 500gb super slim version, and until now, I wonder if I should had picked the slim version instead (I prefer the latter’s design better). Connecting to the monitor wasn’t much problem, the video worked almost immediately after connecting the HDMI cable, though I faced some difficulty with the audio. I had to get an RCA adapter to get it to work. By connecting the PS3 RCA male plugs to the RCA adapter, I then connect the adapter to my speaker’s AUX port. The sound then worked like a charm, I could even use headphones if I want to using the headphone jack on the speaker.
I prefer to leave my computer on when I’m playing PS3 since sometimes, I still need to get on my computer midway to do something. In this regard, my second monitor is pretty much a definite compulsory by now. While playing on the PS3, my computer will boot using the second monitor, which worked wonders when I’m multi-tasking. There was one time when I was grinding in a RPG game, and watching anime on another.
The slight problem I’m having is that I feel it’s annoying to “switch”. Say for example, I’m using my computer at the moment, and in order to start playing my PS3, after I turn it on, I had to literally shut down/restart my computer so that the monitor would “switch” to the PS3 screen. Are there any ways you guys can recommend to remedy this?
Also, on an unrelated note, do any of you own a PS3? Feel free to add me, KuroMaho, or perhaps leave your PS3 nick here so that I can add you, whichever works.