Some questions about display resolution and a configuration for a new workstation.

Some questions about display resolution and a configuration for a new workstation.
I'm going to configure a new workstation, consisting of a DELL Workstation "T5810" and 4 Dell UltraSharp displays.
I mainly work with MicroStation V8i SS3, much in 2D and some 3D graphics.
Additional to this, I also use EPLAN for electrical schematics, usual Office programs and databases.
OS is 64bit Windows7.
I would not risk a bad buy, so I would like to have a few opinions…..
- Processor: Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 (4 cores, 3.7 GHz, 10 MB)
- RAM: 32 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 (4x8 GB) RDIMM ECC
- Graphic Card: AMD FirePro W5100, 4 GB, 4 DP
- Power Supply 825W
- Hard disk: SATA 3.5 "500GB 7200
Is this configuration ok?
Enough memory?
Graphics card recommended? Enough memory and enough power for my 4 monitors in a suitable resolution?
Would maybe the installation of a SSD hard drive be recommended?
Currently I am working on following displays:
2x DELL U2311H, 23 ", 16: 9, pixel pitch of 0,265mm, resolution 1920x1080 at 60 Hz,
1x DELL 2007FP, 20 ", 4: 3, pixel pitch of 0.255mm, resolution 1600x1200 at 60 Hz,

The 23 " 16: 9 has not made me really happy because of the lack of height compared to my old 21" 4: 3 displays.
Therefore actually I only want to buy 16:10 displays…….
Since with increasing size this problem seems to disappear and I also have found interesting 16:9 devices, I am not sure what the best is
and need your experience and decision support.
I am also very uncertain about the display resolution. What is good or perhaps a no-go ...?
Maximum working distance to the screens is approximately 90cm!
DELL U2415, IPS panel, 24 ", 16:10, pixel pitch of 0.27mm, resolution 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
DELL U2515H, IPS panel, 25 ", 16: 9, pixel pitch of 0.216mm, resolution 2560x1440 at 60 Hz
DELL U2717D, ​​IPS panel, 27 ", 16: 9, pixel pitch of 0.2331mm, resolution 2560x1440 at 60 Hz
Since 27” perhaps could be a little too much, or is this just a matter of habit ... :)), I actually like 25" quite well. Unfortunately, this is again a 16: 9 format!
Unusually for the 25 "is the high resolution of 2560x1440, which usually found only on 27" displays!!
How does this relate in Microstation?
Is this high resolution rather better for displaying and working on the screen?
How does Microstation run on a 25” display with that higher resolution?
In summary:
- What screen size, by using 4 displays and 90cm working distance, would be good / the best ? 24 ", 25", 27 "...?
- What format should be the best for CAD, 16:9 or 16:10, or depending on the display size ...?
- What is the best resolution, what is advantageous and what an absolute no-go?
Thanks for reading to the end .... :))  and for any help.
On the picture attached an overview of the different sizes and formats, with my current 23” 16:9 display shown in red.

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  • Hi Nicola,

    Thanks for your post.

    As you can see, I wrote this post 2016 ....
    Since I didn't get a lot of answers at the time, I simply tried it and bought 4 monitors DELL U2515H (25", 16:9, Ultrasharp).
    I have to say, for me it was the right decision.
    The microstation displays nice on it, the icons are smaller than usual but ok for me (icon size could also be adjusted if necessary).
    All in all, I don't regret this purchase.

    PS: In the meantime, the workstation has also changed to: Intel Xeon W-2133 6 Cores 3.6/3.9 GHz, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB 4DP, PCIe SSD M2 512GB

  • Hey,

    that explains a lot ^^

    I just entered the Forum and saw your question and no one replied ... so i did.^^

    Nice to hear that it worked for you.

    I just wondered why u would choos that setup on the current Tech Market, but that was 4 years ago so ...yeah

    Have a nice one !

  • You Did not got a lot of answers because you asked in a german forum



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