Here's the details on this week's Reader WoWspace, straight from the gnome...err... man himself!
First off, I play on the Spinebreaker US realm. [As mentioned] My main is a 70 Gnome Mage named Taeo although lately I have been gearing up my 70 Human Warrior alt, Tyven. Both characters are members of the guild <Epiphany>. I've taken a bit of a break from raiding but they are working their way through SSC and TK.
The dominating feature of my WoWspace is of course the displays. The main screen on the left is actually a 37" Westinghouse 1080p HDTV. It has multiple inputs so I can switch between my PC, Xbox 360, PS2, Wii, or laptop at a touch of the remote. The "wing" on top of it is actually the Wii sensor bar. WoW is absolutely beautiful on it and at a resolution of 1920x1080 it stays sharp even at this size. (Having seen the screen shots, I think we can definitely all agree with that!)
The smaller monitor on the right is a 20" Dell widescreen running at 1680x1050 resolution. WoW has a handy feature that allows you to run WoW maximized in a Window. This allows me to simply drag my mouse over to the second monitor with ease. I normally have a few browser windows, iTunes, Ventrilo, and instant messenger going at all times on it.
My PC is a custom build of my own. For people who like specs, I am currently running an Athlon 64 3500+ at 2.5ghz with 2GB memory and an nVidia 7800GTX video card. The PC and game systems are all hooked up to a Logitech 5.1 surround sound system rated at 500 watts RMS. The headset is a cheapo from Radio Shack since all I use is the mic.
The keyboard is a Logitech G15 and yes, that is an LCD screen attached to it. It shows stats and tells you when you receive tells in WoW. In other words, save yourself some cash and get a G11 without the LCD if you like the keyboard! The left hand side of the keyboard has 18 programmable keys. Very useful for WoW macros. The mouse is a Logitech G5. It has some neat features for twitchy games but it is a bit overkill for WoW. It feels good in your hand though!
Taeo also went on to tell me that while it looks like there's a great deal of money invested here, that most of the components of his WoWspace were purchased through eBay. Thus he was able to build a wonderful gaming space for not too terribly much money. I have to admit, I'm a fan of the space, with a special warm spot in my heart for the computer in his setup. I've always been of the mind that your machine can be equally as nice an item as the rest of your gaming space with all the extra goodies and cases out there for computers these days!
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