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WHAT DO I GET? (LCD NEWB ALERT)
Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:25 pm
I need some help! I'm a gamer/modder and have decided to get some sort of lcd display for my current rig. Ive read around the forums a bit but Im a little overwhelmed by the number of units offered and what each one does. I want the biggest, brightest, most versitle display I can get for $150 (us) or less.It will need to be the usb variety, because This will be used to monitor system temps and other system info. I dont need a housing. Im pretty handy as Ive done a bit of modding and it wont go in a front bay anyway. LCDC should handle everything from the usb right? I'd like to have all info displyed come from the usb, but id like the option of temp probes/power out as well.
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:55 am
Welcome to the forum.
How many temperature probes do you require?
You don't want any drive bay display packages correct?
I believe the best bet for you would be the VK204-24-USB. It is the brightest technology available and is actually a vacumn flourescent display. The pixels are lit up from a gas emitting diode which get's hot, creating the visualization of light. The incredible thing with a VFD is the viewing angle is HUGE and can be seen from any direction. The VK204-24-USB features the ability to plug four fans directly into the unit; plug up to six individual temperature probes, and has three low power general-purpose outputs. The unit may use up to a twenty-four-button matrix style keypad. Our 20 characters by 4-line unit can also allow you to have vertical or horizontal bar graphs.
A single unit run's at $129.95. However, these units do not come with a full copy of LCDC, and all cables must be purchased seperately.
We provide all our manuals on line at our Tech Support site at http://www.matrixorbital.ca/manuals/
Here is a direct link to the VK204-24-USB:
http://www.matrixorbital.com/product_in ... acter-vfds
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:20 am
Yeah, as nick said, the VFD is pretty much the king right now. If you were thinking LCD a lot of people go with the white/blue (WB)
display, but I am a personal fan of the new inverse yellow(-IY)
or inverse reds(-R)
that we have. They don't have the same viewing angle as a VFD
but they are still pretty sweet.
But after all that most people still like the white blue display,
cables needed link please....
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:05 pm
could you give me a link to all the cables I'd need? I just wanna make sure i get everything I'll need.
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:09 pm
Well first you have to choose wether you want to connect the usb connection internally to the motherboard or to an outboard insert.
External USB Cable: http://www.matrixorbital.com/product_in ... munication
Internal USB Cable:
http://www.matrixorbital.com/product_in ... munication
Temperature Probes (if you want to keep track of a devices temperature)
http://www.matrixorbital.com/product_in ... an-cooling
http://www.matrixorbital.com/product_in ... ries-power
For the power cable, you can either purchase one, or just simply use an unmodifyed floppy power cable. It's up to you.