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Old 12-10-2009, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In my house I own and run 2 computers on a regular basis. I have 2 LCD monitors for these but I also have a few extra old CRT monitors. How about 6 CRT monitors!!! I know I can recycle them but before I do does anyone have any creative ideas for them? I was thinking multiple monitors but is it possible to have 3 monitors? And if so how?
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It's possible but you need the correct outputs (eg graphics cards). One thing I would like to have tried is to squeeze an entire SFF (mini ITX or whatever) PC including an LCD into the shell of a CRT. A bit like an iMac.
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i like to call them stress releavers. just go nuts with them
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I keep my two in my closet for when a friend brings his computer over and needs a diagnostic or something. But other than that, they just sit there in my closet
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i have a 17' in my basement that i keep for emergencies, friends over, etc, and i also had it on my folding rig for a while to free up an lcd for another comp. I sold the others that i had had for a while.
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How much does a 17" go for on say ebay?
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^no idea, they are not really worth much. i sold mine to friends for like $15 each
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Thats one **** of a flight sim cluster.
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how can i set up three monitors on a system? When shopping for a new card what do I look for? Or is there a USB device I can use with my existing card? Help please
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