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Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002


Taken in December after I finished building the desk.

Click for big without text


A) Tower, 2.4GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 4600+, 6GB DDR2 800 RAM, GeForce 8800GT 512MB, 500GB HD (Windows Vista Ultimate x64) + 40GB HD (Ubuntu), Hauppauge PVR-150
B) Secondary Monitor, 17" Samsung SyncMaster 753DF @ 1280x1024
C) Primary Monitor, 17" ViewSonic PerfectFlat A70f @ 1280x1024
D) Saitek X52 Flight Control System (Throttle)
E) Saitek X52 Flight Control System (Stick)
F) Logitech EX110 wireless keyboard
G) Logitech LX7 wireless optical mouse
H) Windows Media Center Remote & Receiver
J) Cable Box
K) Cell phone, Porn DVD and instructions to build desk

Also, gently caress coasters, that's plastic coated particle board.

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Oneiros
Jan 12, 2007


She told me
how you placed
the stars in the sky.




Only a small tangle of wires underneath the desk, really just because I don't have that much equipment.

Bag of Sun Chips
Jun 7, 2003


The fact that alot of people have nice modern gaming PCs and 5+ year old CRTs boggles my mind.

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


Corbet posted:

The fact that alot of people have nice modern gaming PCs and 5+ year old CRTs boggles my mind.

Some of us like having highish resolution, fairly dense pixels, and not spending more than $35 for a monitor. I mean, my "nice modern gaming PC" cost me $300 or so, and you can barely get a half decent monitor for that nowadays.

DrPepperholik
Jul 15, 2007

by Fistgrrl




Nothing fancy. Just a laptop, keyboard, mouse, some blank dvd disks, couple of pictures, coaster and printer/copier/scanner. But I really love my chair!

Bag of Sun Chips
Jun 7, 2003


Raluek posted:

Some of us like having highish resolution, fairly dense pixels, and not spending more than $35 for a monitor. I mean, my "nice modern gaming PC" cost me $300 or so, and you can barely get a half decent monitor for that nowadays.

Not to derail but I think it's wise to invest in something you probably spend hours staring at for days on end. The same applies to people who have crappy desk chairs.

To each his own.

Misogynist
Jul 14, 2003



Sister Miyagi posted:



This is after I cleaned up
Molly McButter, are you kidding

ErIog
Jul 11, 2001

I RAPED MY WAY TO N1 AND ALL I GOT WAS
A SHITTY SCORE,
A BAD CASE OF THE SPERGS,
AND THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Ladies, do not let this goon simultaneously interpret for you.


marry me kapalama


Corbet posted:

Not to derail but I think it's wise to invest in something you probably spend hours staring at for days on end. The same applies to people who have crappy desk chairs.

To each his own.

You're an idiot if you can't tell the difference between a decent monitor with nothing wrong with it other than it being a CRT, and a chair. The two are not analogous. A decent CRT costs almost nothing these days(especially secondhand), and is more than comparable to whatever LCD monitor you might find in terms of clarity, brightness, and quality. It makes sense, for a person on a slim budget, to not want to pay 5 times the price for something that only provides a benefit in terms of weight and size.

A chair is a completely different thing because the dirt cheap chairs are, in fact, not as comfortable to sit in. The dirt cheap CRT is mostly comparable to the LCD.

destructo
Apr 29, 2006


3363 posted:

Forget the other poo poo, I got arguably the most baller headphones on the planet and that's all that really matters.


Hey Event monitor buddy! Which headphones are you referring to? It's good to see someone who enjoys proper audio. Here's my less awe-inspiring setup.


M-Audio Delta 66>Event S250 Subwoofer>Event TR8's. Vaguely pictured, Marshall AVT-20>Avatar 2x12 (one Vintage 30, one G12H30)
The computer specs aren't even worth mentioning, I just wish those PBR's were full

destructo fucked around with this message at Aug 13, 2008 around 06:34

boz
Oct 16, 2005


DrPepperholik posted:



Nothing fancy. Just a laptop, keyboard, mouse, some blank dvd disks, couple of pictures, coaster and printer/copier/scanner. But I really love my chair!

That looks like a comfy loving chair.

OneOverZero
Oct 14, 2005
Anything you want me to be

boz posted:

That looks like a comfy loving chair.
loving right it is! I got mine at OfficeDepot (exclusive, I think) for $179 about 18 months ago and have seen them for $99 occasionally. It's the best sub-$350 chair I've used - no wear whatsoever and good lumbar support.

Triple Tech
Jul 28, 2006

So what, are you quitting to join Homo Explosion?


DrPepperholik posted:



Nothing fancy. Just a laptop, keyboard, mouse, some blank dvd disks, couple of pictures, coaster and printer/copier/scanner. But I really love my chair!

What's up chair, buddy! Mine's in charcoal.

Yeah I don't think I'm a chair aficionado, but I will tell you this, it feels like a giant towel. And you can't go wrong with that.

A FUCKIN CANARY!!
Nov 9, 2005



Cable management is easy for me, since my setup is just sitting on top of an old dresser that has the legs taken off. Don't want to see the cables? Throw them behind the dresser! It's like the best of both worlds.



The TV is for emulators. I've since replaced the monitor with a massive and less lovely one, and hooked my M-M-M-MODEL M back up. And yes, it's next to shelves filled with hundreds of VHS tapes despite me not owning something that can play them.

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002


Corbet posted:

The fact that alot of people have nice modern gaming PCs and 5+ year old CRTs boggles my mind.

bleh, they are not broke so I am not replacing them.

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


Kilonum posted:

bleh, they are not broke so I am not replacing them.

Exactly. It still shows my STATE OF THE ART GRAPHICS just fine. I don't care if it's a foot thick.

A Pinball Wizard
Mar 23, 2005

Got such a supple wrist



Kilonum posted:

bleh, they are not broke so I am not replacing them.

I would replace mine in a second but I am poor and most of my computers come from the curb

DrPepperholik
Jul 15, 2007

by Fistgrrl


boz posted:

That looks like a comfy loving chair.

It is SUPER comfy! My finance bought it for me since I was having some back problems and wouldn't tell me how much it cost. I probably don't want to know.


I would have liked to have one that matched the desk, black and silver, but the brown actually doesn't look too bad with it.

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.




Yep, I live like poo poo.
This is kind of a "before" picture, it's as it is right now, but I'm trying to improve it. My plan is to get everything rackmounted (or on shelves) in that cabinet under the rightmost monitor.

All my CRTs are good to me. The three that I use are all PerfectFlat Trinitrons, the two main ones do 1600x1200@85Hz. For $35 each. I can rarely find a monitor under $300 that doesn't ghost like a bitch (like that Dell LCD on the left, whose panel I replaced with a PVA one... excellent color, lovely response) or look like total crap (TN panels). Color's great on the CRTs, motion looks great, I just don't take them to LAN parties (that's what the Dell LCD is for).

e: I suppose I shouldn't say that all my CRTs have been good. I used to have another 19" like the one second to the right, but it died (logic problem, monitor test works, but the signal itself is the green tube only). Hence the too-large 21".

Raluek fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2008 around 10:17

TuxRacer69
May 6, 2007

by Fragmaster


Why do you have so much poo poo there what do you even use there

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


TuxRacer69 posted:

Why do you have so much poo poo there what do you even use there

My regular screenname is Packrat. It's for a reason. I do use most of the machines from time to time, and a few things are kept for sentimental reasons. The spare parts and boxes are "just in case".

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Tune in and turn on to the ultimate digital media experience!


So basically no good reason? Throw/give/sell some poo poo away. Do you really need that many monitors?

Juriko
Jan 28, 2006


Raluek posted:

My regular screenname is Packrat. It's for a reason. I do use most of the machines from time to time, and a few things are kept for sentimental reasons. The spare parts and boxes are "just in case".

Your house is were the crap none of your friends cares about goes to die isn't it. I am surprised your mom puts up with that.

statickinetics
Feb 2, 2008

Ceteris paribus


Quick shot with my cell phone camera:

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1601/desktopsslj2.jpg

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




Use Waffleimages, not IS.

http://waffleimages.com/

SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003



Raluek posted:



Yep, I live like poo poo.
This is kind of a "before" picture, it's as it is right now, but I'm trying to improve it. My plan is to get everything rackmounted (or on shelves) in that cabinet under the rightmost monitor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_hoarding
Consider making "throwing poo poo away" part of your plan, as well. gently caress.

This thread makes me want to clean my room...although I'll never have cables as neat as some people here have them. Printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor (which has 4 cables), Treo dock, speakers, external hard drive, power cables...BLEAH! All of that will never be anything but a rat's nest.

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


quote:

mixed horror
I know, I'm working on getting rid of stuff. That's part of my motivation of posting in this thread, to get my rear end going on cleanup.

Lowclock
Oct 26, 2005


I don't mean to derail, but why are people making fun of CRT monitors? The only downsides I can see to them are higher power consumption and size. If you are destitute enough that you can't afford the power difference between the two, then you shouldn't be using a computer anyways, and I don't know of anything I'd really like to store behind my monitor.

Juriko
Jan 28, 2006


Lowclock posted:

I don't mean to derail, but why are people making fun of CRT monitors? The only downsides I can see to them are higher power consumption and size. If you are destitute enough that you can't afford the power difference between the two, then you shouldn't be using a computer anyways, and I don't know of anything I'd really like to store behind my monitor.

I had used CRT's until I had to move 6 or so times in less than 2 years and got sick of having to move it. It was honestly the thing I dreaded moving most next to my crt tv which also replaced. I live in a small apartment in the city and appreciate not having to have a deep desk just to hold a monitor. My old desk worked well but it was huge and I appreciate having something half the size now.

be nice wicka
Jun 28, 2007



Lowclock posted:

I don't mean to derail, but why are people making fun of CRT monitors? The only downsides I can see to them are higher power consumption and size. If you are destitute enough that you can't afford the power difference between the two, then you shouldn't be using a computer anyways, and I don't know of anything I'd really like to store behind my monitor.

Because they are giant, it's old technology and anyone who can afford some of the computers we're seeing here should be able to buy a decent LCD, and anyone who complains about ghosting either hasn't used an LCD in the last two years or it's all in their head.

I guess the only real reason to use a CRT is for more accurate colors, and even then I've seen plenty of professional graphic artists using LCDs.

Lowclock
Oct 26, 2005


Juriko posted:

I had used CRT's until I had to move 6 or so times in less than 2 years and got sick of having to move it. It was honestly the thing I dreaded moving most next to my crt tv which also replaced. I live in a small apartment in the city and appreciate not having to have a deep desk just to hold a monitor. My old desk worked well but it was huge and I appreciate having something half the size now.

Well I will give you that. I guess if you lived in a tiny studio in NYC or something like that where you really really don't have room, then I suppose it makes sense.

It's mostly the resolution parts that gets me. When I moved I picked up a nice 24" Samsung monitor. It was like 600 bucks at the time, and it still suffered from very minor but noticeable "ghosting". You get to take your pick between clarity or FPS. 24" LCDs have pretty high native resolutions, way too high for most people to play newer games like Crysis. So you have to turn the resolution down which means you at least get blurriness from the scaling.

I thought it looked terrible so I returned it and got 2 Sony GDW-F900s from a Goodwill for $7.99 each. I love the prices of "obsolete" technology.

Anyways, sorry for the bitching and going off-topic there. It's just something that's always bothered me.

Dilbert.
Feb 20, 2006
two thumbs uuughhlp


Click here for the full 1280x960 image.


Yeah.. I'll probably label things later.

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


Prelude Gundam posted:


Click here for the full 1280x960 image.


Yeah.. I'll probably label things later.

See, here's a guy who's not living like poo poo. You can't even tell he has cables!

Arsten
Feb 18, 2003


Iblys posted:

This looks pretty but I can't imagine that looking at that projection screen whilst sitting at the desk is anything other than awful for both your neck and eyes.

THe way the images look, he has about ten feet and it's directly behind his two monitors, so he probably has to move them aside to actually use the thing.

Juriko
Jan 28, 2006


Prelude Gundam posted:


Click here for the full 1280x960 image.


Yeah.. I'll probably label things later.

I see a dorm bed. I pray you do not have a room mate.

tonelok
Sep 28, 2001

Hanukkah came early this year.

Prelude Gundam posted:


Click here for the full 1280x960 image.


Yeah.. I'll probably label things later.
Make sure and label that severed human head that I know is in the picture somewhere. I give up on trying to find it

DevastatorIIC
Nov 13, 2006

Dvorak- Ubuntu- KDE- and Opera-fag

Raluek posted:



I count like, five motherboards in that picture. Anyone else do better?

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.


DevastatorIIC posted:

I count like, five motherboards in that picture. Anyone else do better?

Yeah most of them are out of frame

DEUCE SLUICE
Feb 6, 2004

I dreamt I was an old dog, stuck in a honeypot. It was horrifying.




No cables

My chair is probably twenty years old and disgusting and needs replacing something fierce, though.

Zartans Lady Mask
Aug 28, 2004





I have insane cabling problems. I've been able to stuff most of them behind things (e.g. down the back of the radiator) where they aren't visible, but it's still a terrible mess. I've tried cable ties etc, and it helped, but there are 12+ power leads, god knows how many audio cables, and a bunch of midi leads...the whole thing is unmanageable.

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Doctor Robot
Mar 20, 2007
I will fix your robots!

^^^^^^ Does anyone else see the face?

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