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FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





Stan S. Stanman posted:

What are the cabinets you used for the bottom of the desk?

I do something similar with a butcherblock countertop from IKEA and the ikea Alex drawer units, but I don't really like the look of the drawer units.

https://www.worldmarket.com/product...cks&from=Search

They were out of these ones though so I bought the 4 drawer on clearance then used a grinder to cut it down to a 3 drawer so my desk wasn't almost 4' up. I use the spare drawers as planters on my porch now

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Electric Bugaloo
Oct 20, 2007



Parachute posted:

[jerry seinfeld voice] what's the deal with putting the tower on the desk?

Because the pure cost-benefit argument to rolling your own desktop PC from scratch has basically disappeared over the last few years so now the only people rocking custom builds are enthusiasts who are interested in showing them off and displaying them as statement pieces.

Electric Bugaloo fucked around with this message at Jun 23, 2017 around 19:03

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

Time
 to die.




I really want that NZXT CPU cooler - I love how it looks in person. I may get one this weekend for shits and giggles.

Was also thinking of moving my PC from my Corsair 400C to the NZXT H400 since it has better cable management but at the time I was on a Corsair kick.



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FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





Electric Bugaloo posted:

Because the pure cost-benefit argument to rolling your own desktop PC from scratch has basically disappeared over the last few years so now the only people rocking custom builds are enthusiasts who are interested in showing them off and displaying them as statement pieces.

Also because if you have fuzzy mammals for pets (such as my Husky/German Shepherd that is currently blowing his coat) it helps keep the hair out

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


Dust settles, too.

klen dool
May 7, 2007

GHOST MOTHER
SHE'S A GHOST AND A MOTHER


Yeah I have mine on a 10cm high stand under the desk but if I didn't have that I'd be putting it on the desk as well, mainly because of dust and cat hair and stuff like that.

maskenfreiheit
Dec 30, 2004



AEMINAL posted:

gently caress yeah just got a 21:9 monitor, LG 34UC88

It's replacing two samsung monitors @ 27" 1920x1080 and 19" 1650x1050 each (19" was vertical), I don't miss them at all.

Got this software called Divvy where you can set global hotkeys and instantly send the active window to a certain position/size, it even lets you set DMZ-ish border zones between windows. It and WindowSpace (universal window snapping) scratches my dual monitor itch very well.

The only thing I miss somewhat is having a small vertical monitor for mumble/irc/music when I'm gaming, but the insane FOV in games makes up for it. I wish I had a wider desk, oh well!



edit: plz don't cable shame i intend to re-route them all on sunday

Costwise what's the approx haircut you take getting that vs two monitors of similar resolution?

signalnoise
Mar 7, 2008


Deviant posted:

So, Ikea doesn't carry the Hammarp butcher block tops any more, and it'd be $80 just to ship one.

Any suggestions for a similar desk top that won't break the bank? They do have the "oak/maple/birch over particle board" ones still, but I was hoping for a solid wood.

Honestly the difficulty with alternatives to Ikea elements in a project that otherwise I'd still like is that the measurements are weird. What are the dimensions that you need?

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

maskenfreiheit posted:

Costwise what's the approx haircut you take getting that vs two monitors of similar resolution?
Most 3440x1440 monitors are IPS and will run you somewhere between $680 to $1300 while two 27" 2560x1440 monitors should get you a bit more screen real estate total and for similar panel and misc features run you $300 - $600 per monitor (I'm including those nice GSync and high refresh monitors). Smaller monitors are basically essential at present if you really, really want to go above a certain refresh rate at present time (basically only gamers care here).

dema
Aug 13, 2006



Having some health issues so I decided to partake in a little retail therapy. New gaming monitor, GPU, CPU cooler and while I was in there, redid the cabling.



eames
May 9, 2009



Very nice setup. Amazing how that watercooling fits into that tiny case. Get well soon!

ILikeVoltron
May 17, 2003
I <3 spyderbyte!

That touchbar though

Wistful of Dollars
Aug 25, 2009



dema posted:

Having some health issues so I decided to partake in a little retail therapy. New gaming monitor, GPU, CPU cooler and while I was in there, redid the cabling.





You done good.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Fun Shoe

signalnoise posted:

Honestly the difficulty with alternatives to Ikea elements in a project that otherwise I'd still like is that the measurements are weird. What are the dimensions that you need?

I'm flexible, I'd like a lot of horizontal space, though. I was loooking at the ikea 74 or 98 wide countertops.

100% Dundee
Oct 11, 2004


Deviant posted:

I'm flexible, I'd like a lot of horizontal space, though. I was loooking at the ikea 74 or 98 wide countertops.

Also very interested in other suggestions for places that I can find a reasonably priced countertop like the classic ikea, solid wood ones. I'm planning on building a new desk here soon and I had basically picked everything out already without bothering to check if stuff was in stock locally or could be ordered, so thank god you posted. None of the nicer/hardwood ones from ikea are in stock within hours of my location.

Basically looking for any kind of decent(I don't have any issues refinishing/painting/etc it myself), 70-80" long, 24-30" wide and most importantly reasonably priced. Some of the local places where I live are waaaayyyy too fancy, charging upwards of $30 per square foot. If I can't find one of the butcherblock/hardwood style ones, would I really regret getting one of the laminate/particleboard ones from Ikea(example: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/p...5655/#/00335654 ). They are even cheaper and I don't plan on putting a ton of weight on it or using it as a workbench or anything where it's going to really get banged up.

TheDK
Jun 5, 2009


I'm picking up two 24x70 butcher block countertops from home depot today. They were on sale last week. Grand total is 130 I think. Will report back how they are.

Also planning on starting the desk build but I still have a fair amount to plan out so that might not progress much today.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Fun Shoe

TheDK posted:

I'm picking up two 24x70 butcher block countertops from home depot today. They were on sale last week. Grand total is 130 I think. Will report back how they are.

Also planning on starting the desk build but I still have a fair amount to plan out so that might not progress much today.

Are these on their website? I didn't see anything that inexpensive.

TheDK
Jun 5, 2009


Deviant posted:

Are these on their website? I didn't see anything that inexpensive.
yeah looks like they are back up to ~150 a pop now: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-72...AS-US/206497844

Tedronai66
Aug 24, 2006
Better to Reign in Hell...

dema posted:

Having some health issues so I decided to partake in a little retail therapy. New gaming monitor, GPU, CPU cooler and while I was in there, redid the cabling.





How do you like your desk being in front of the window? I'm trying to find good placement for my PC and office TV to not get massive glare. I have a bay window that's west facing, so it makes glare from the light in the evening a pain in the rear end. Same problem for my living room, but I might just get blackout curtains for that

dema
Aug 13, 2006



It's good. Those blinds are half open just to get better light in for the photo. More than dark enough with them all the way closed.

edit; though I also think these windows never get direct sun.

dema fucked around with this message at Jun 25, 2017 around 22:41

100% Dundee
Oct 11, 2004


Once I realized that none of my local Ikea's have those solid wood countertops in stock and might never have them again, I went back to looking at the complete workbench idea. Just happened to notice that the 6 FT Gladiator Workbench is on sale currently at home depot for about $245( http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gladiato...6HWEG/206390573 ). Think that might be the lowest I've ever seen it at and even building my own I doubt I can beat that price by much, should I just score one of these and have them ship it to the store, pick it up and call it a day?

Everything I've read about the Gladiator workbenches, in this thread and otherwise, has been nothing but praise. What do you guys think about the deal?

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


Tedronai66 posted:

How do you like your desk being in front of the window? I'm trying to find good placement for my PC and office TV to not get massive glare. I have a bay window that's west facing, so it makes glare from the light in the evening a pain in the rear end. Same problem for my living room, but I might just get blackout curtains for that

You should never have windows behind or infront of your screens,

QuasiQuack
Jun 13, 2010

You expected to see yourself in the play of the game.
But it was me, BASTION!





SEKCobra posted:

You should never have windows behind or infront of your screens,

Not everyone can set up their rig in their mothers basement.


But for real, why is this? I have mine in front of a window without issues. (I keep the blinds closed though)

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


QuasiQuack posted:

Not everyone can set up their rig in their mothers basement.


But for real, why is this? I have mine in front of a window without issues. (I keep the blinds closed though)

There is the option of sitting parallel to a window
The reasoning in ergonomics is that reflections or sunlight from behind the monitor cause massive eye strain. Obviously if you have (proper) blackout devices it becomes a basement situation and does not matter. But if you have a window that you'd consider 'lit', you should position yourself in parallel if at all possible.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

SEKCobra posted:

There is the option of sitting parallel to a window
The reasoning in ergonomics is that reflections or sunlight from behind the monitor cause massive eye strain. Obviously if you have (proper) blackout devices it becomes a basement situation and does not matter. But if you have a window that you'd consider 'lit', you should position yourself in parallel if at all possible.

On the other hand, sitting in a completely dark room with your monitor as the only source of light is going to cause eyestrain as well. Just aim for balanced lighting overall.

What do you mean when you say you should position yourself parallel to a window? Wouldn't sitting with your monitor parallel to the window mean you're looking towards it? Or do you mean set your desk further down in the room so your window is next to the desk instead of behind it?

Etrips
Nov 8, 2004

Having Teemo Problems?
I Feel Bad For You, Son.
I Got 99 Shrooms
And You Just Hit One.


100% Dundee posted:

Once I realized that none of my local Ikea's have those solid wood countertops in stock and might never have them again, I went back to looking at the complete workbench idea. Just happened to notice that the 6 FT Gladiator Workbench is on sale currently at home depot for about $245( http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gladiato...6HWEG/206390573 ). Think that might be the lowest I've ever seen it at and even building my own I doubt I can beat that price by much, should I just score one of these and have them ship it to the store, pick it up and call it a day?

Everything I've read about the Gladiator workbenches, in this thread and otherwise, has been nothing but praise. What do you guys think about the deal?

When I was getting my table, I originally went with the Gladiator workbench. However I just didn't like any of the colors / stains available. That being said it was a solid desk. Though when it arrived it was pretty banged up with chunks of the desk missing from where it was damaged. It was then an absolute pain in the rear end to get it returned. Ended up going the IKEA route and I'm completely satisfied with that decision.

QuasiQuack
Jun 13, 2010

You expected to see yourself in the play of the game.
But it was me, BASTION!





My eyes can't handle sunlight at all, so I always have the blinds down. I also use f.lux and weak light bulbs. I never have trouble with eye strain as long as I stay out of the sun.

I remembered I actually have a (lovely and messy) photo of my setup.
It looks brighter than it actually is though, must be my phone camera.



Gotta get a better desk without the dumb corner, but this one was free so eh.

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


isndl posted:

On the other hand, sitting in a completely dark room with your monitor as the only source of light is going to cause eyestrain as well. Just aim for balanced lighting overall.

What do you mean when you say you should position yourself parallel to a window? Wouldn't sitting with your monitor parallel to the window mean you're looking towards it? Or do you mean set your desk further down in the room so your window is next to the desk instead of behind it?

Not the monitor parallel to the window but rather your 'sight-axis' parallel to the window. I guess I didn't explain that too well.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


'Have the window to your side' so it doesn't glare on your monitor and you're not staring directly into the sun, then you won't need blackout curtains and nullify the point of having a window

Moreleth
Jun 11, 2001

lego my eggo

I discovered Burly Benches in my local area while craigslisting last week: http://buyworkbench.com/desks/

Those look like really great desks for the price, butcher-block style with 2x4s, plus the option of doing things like dry-erase whiteboard tops.

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Moreleth posted:

I discovered Burly Benches in my local area while craigslisting last week: http://buyworkbench.com/desks/

Those look like really great desks for the price, butcher-block style with 2x4s, plus the option of doing things like dry-erase whiteboard tops.

That looks like basically a kit form of the desk I built myself in college. I guess if you don't have tools and/or a place to do some minor woodwork it will get you a pretty much indestructible (and cheap to repair if you do manage to damage it) desk, but it's also basically one of the easiest DIY projects you could do to just build something similar from scratch.

Tedronai66
Aug 24, 2006
Better to Reign in Hell...

SEKCobra posted:

You should never have windows behind or infront of your screens,

The only problem is the whole left side of the room is a bay/windows, and the other parallel wall, behind the door (I'll take photos at some point. I'm mid move and getting last minute poo poo for my wedding done so it is a jumbled mess) has a heater on it, so a TV setup cant go there easily. My desk is already setup on the opposite parallel wall, but the glare still can get pretty bad.

Moey
Oct 22, 2010



Moreleth posted:

plus the option of doing things like dry-erase whiteboard tops.

I like the idea, but don't want my arms to be the eraser constantly.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

About 10 gigs worth of women's butts


Rumors about Nigerian My Little Zebra pornography should be forwarded to:


Moreleth posted:

I discovered Burly Benches in my local area while craigslisting last week: http://buyworkbench.com/desks/

Those look like really great desks for the price, butcher-block style with 2x4s, plus the option of doing things like dry-erase whiteboard tops.

Flashbacks to all "office furniture" from my tours in Afghanistan.

Everything was made with scrap wood though. Always dusty too.

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DuckConference
May 27, 2004



I have a glossy monitor and the only place that works for my PC is in front of a giant south facing window.

There are certain times of day I just can't play any games that are dark.

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