krazyredboy wrote:Tell me what ya think!
Redocbew wrote:krazyredboy wrote:Tell me what ya think!
I think that's absolutely ridiculous in the best possible way.
The Egg wrote:You'll have the sweetest setup at TR for sure. Aside from the cool-factor, my first thoughts were that you might have some trouble mounting and finding ideal placement for the control surfaces. Having two swinging doors means that all your controls will need to be able to swing out a considerable distance, plus you have the added complication of wires and such.
Locking one of the doors in place would simplify things considerably in that regard, though you clearly have more ingenuity than myself, so it might not turn out to be an issue.
Chrispy_ wrote:I'm curious what you aim to play on this. Would be ideal for space/flight/driving sims, that's for sure.
Given that you're going to be in a potentially very dark room, I hope you're going for either TN screens with low black levels or an AMVA panel for inky dark blacks!
Also, I'm curious why you're going with 3x1 screens instead of, say, a 4K television (curved would be even better!) Bezels sure do ruin a gaming experience and having tried the 21:9 ultrawide master race I'd never want to go back to multi-monitor gaming ever again
DPete27 wrote:Surely an Oculus or HTC Vive costs less and takes up far less space.
Chrispy_ wrote:If this is primarily for gaming, consider the Predator Z35 or its XZ350 Freesync equivalent - curved, 35" AMVA 200Hz 2560x1080 screen.
AOC have an even cheaper screen based on the same panel, but it's not VESA mountable because the electronics and connectors are built into the stand
I know it's a "low resolution" at 2560x1080, but:
- It looks to be further from your face than a typical desktop setup
- It's an AMVA panel so very low black level and no IPS glow for your darkened environment
- 2560x1080 makes it much easier to get good framerates than at 1440p. I had a 1440p60 screen and the trade to 1080p at faster refresh rates was definitely worth it for gaming.DPete27 wrote:Surely an Oculus or HTC Vive costs less and takes up far less space.
Definitely, but I want to rip the HTC Vive off my face after just half an hour. Was playing Elite:Dangerous last weekend on a borrowed Vive and it's not something I'd be willing to use for more than an hour. My eyes hurt, it's soft-focus and as light as the headset is, it's still WAY too heavy.
juzz86 wrote:Your build skills are mad mate, this is an excellent project!
Big shoutout, however, to your CAD skills. To a simple bloke like me who's had the odd dabble in SketchUp, you're a magician. Top job!
krazyredboy wrote:Another Video update. It's about 4 minutes long, like the previous video.
DPete27 wrote:Video won't play.
Acidicheartburn wrote:krazyredboy wrote:Another Video update. It's about 4 minutes long, like the previous video.
I really love this project, and I'm glad you're documenting it for us so thoroughly. Keep it up! With that being said, I have one criticism: I think you've made the box a little too narrow. It might be that I can't really get an accurate sense of scale from the video, but I feel as though you aren't going to have a whole lot of room to wiggle around. For example, the part where you pointed out where the mousepad will go; it seems like you aren't going to have a lot of room for a very large mousepad. Also, as someone who likes to cross his legs a lot I don't think I'd have enough space to do that inside your awesome case. I'm also slightly worried that the computer monitor might be a little too close to your face, but again, that may just be me failing to accurately judge the distances involved due to the perspective of the video.
All in all, I think this is a sweet build and you're clearly taking your time and doing things nicely. I'm eager to see the finished product!
DPete27 wrote:How much does the frame weigh?
spiritwalker2222 wrote:Where did you get the CAD files for the PC components? They look a lot more detailed than what you'd need and probably care to spend time detailing.