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Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

I originally did my cabling pretty neatly, but the problem is that it's difficult to neatly add cables later. The real horror is behind the AV-table, there's just no room for all of it.

The left monitor is dead, fortunately a 24" LCD has been ordered.



warwick5s posted:


Is that one of those nifty 3M keyboard trays? God I wish I could convince myself to pay the price for one of them.

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Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Don Lapre posted:


Is that a shades string on the floor? You should really tidy up that mess.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

IsaacNewton posted:

Are those monitors centered on your eyes? How tall are you?

How are you liking those stands? I got some ergotrons myself but I almost got those instead.
Monitors aren't supposed to be centered on eyes, they should be below eye level.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

IsaacNewton posted:

Got anything to back that? It's counter intuitive and very awkward for the neck.

Edit: Actually I can see it going both way, it gets to be a matter of preference.. but the screen should be angled toward your eyes no matter what.
I had always heard that the top of the display should be eye level and couple months ago we were visited by an ergonomics consultant and she told me that the top of the display should actually be ~10 cm lower than eye level. This of course depends on how much you lean back.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Azzmo posted:

Why is a great 22" worse than a great 19" or 24" monitor? Resolution?
Almost all 22" LCDs use lowest end TN Film panels, 19" and 24" are available with better panel technologies.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

glompix posted:

I had the same problem with my Lian-Li case, (posted in here somewhere, the one that looks like Mac worship) and it took me forever to find where that drat noise was coming from. I just stuck a piece of folded up paper in the space between the side panel and the main chasis.
My parents computer had the same problem, so I put insulation foam tape between the case and the sides.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

CodeJanitor posted:

For those of you with nice, controlled, organized cables, can you post some pictures? Looking for some examples of managing my cables on the back of my desk instead of the child strangling mess I currently have sitting on my floor. When I jump in there to clean it all up, there is probably a dead cat in there somewhere...
One option that hasn't been mentioned is using 2 ring lever arch binders. Just take the binder of the binder book and screw it under your desk. I also have a power extension cord that I have nailed under the desk with normal cable hook nails and then I just use cable ties to attach other cables to that one extension cord.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Thermopyle posted:

Yes, they make it easier, but it's still more trouble than I'm willing to put up with.
I haven't found velcroes to be as convenient as they initially seem either. Part of the problem is that I've used precut velcro ties which are usually too long for most needs and I end up tying them several rounds around the cables. If you have wire cutters and extra cable ties at hand's reach then they are almost more convenient. I think reusable cable ties could be better option, but I haven't really found them anywhere.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

tlc posted:



Not shown, crashpad to right, with occupant dog.
That looks like a Lundia shelf, but the holes point in the wrong direction?

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Scuttle_SE posted:

Oh yeah, and what the hell is the matter with all 24" screens being 1920x1080 nowadays? I want my old timey 1920x1200 dammit!
They were too expensive. Newegg currently has 24 x1200 LCDs. Two of them are under $300, half of them are over $500, many significantly. Of the 66 x1080 LCDs only 9 are more than $300 and only one is over $400. Just buy two x1080s.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

malefactor posted:

1920 x 1200 is superior for everything other then watching movies


And price. And 1920x1440 would have been superior to either of them, but it looks like 4:3 is going bye bye. You will be missed. Hell, for my usage a 1900x1900 monitor would probably be the best.

Mu Zeta posted:

Stupid 16:9 standard is to blame
Expect if the prices are any indication the PC industry took the wrong path when they standard toying with those silly 16:10 monitors. If they had never existed you people wouldn't even know to rage about those x1080 LCDs and would be overjoyed about your cheap high resolution monitors. Same goes for those 5:4 LCDs. I still get in rage when I think how I had to run CRTs at the wrong 1280x1024 resolution because ATI's idiotic drivers didn't support the correct resolution.

I too have a 24" 1920x1200 LCD and I certainly appreciate the resolution, but it looks like a bloody stupid purchase when six months later I bought a 21.6" x1080 for well under half the price. I could have three of those monitors if I had just waited a bit. I use that x1080 just for showing black and white IRC screens, but it doesn't matter because it was so drat cheap.

If that vertical resolution really means so much to you then just buy one of those 2048x1152 or 2560x1600 LCDs and quit your whining.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Mu Zeta posted:

Cheaper is good, I just don't like how progress is losing screen real estate. I'll stick with my current 24" monitor for a while. I really don't like multi monitor set ups, so my next upgrade will have to be one of those 2560 x 1440 things.
But it isn't really. 22" 1680x1050 LCDs are being replaced by the x1080 models and 24" x1200s by the 2048x1152s, which have a bit more real estate, just differently shaped. Unfortunately those have been slow to market.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

mrk posted:

handy tool for seeing how much ram/cpu games use while I'm playing.
While you're doing that you should keep an eye on how much CPU the task manager is using while doing the monitoring.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

chimz posted:

On glass? I'm worried about shattering the desk by putting too much leverage on the very edge and getting stabbed in the balls by a three foot long shard of glass. I'd be putting two Cinema Displays on separate arms.
How far is your wall? With a glass desk wall mounting could be the ultimate option. Would make it look so drat clean.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Nephzinho posted:

Anyone have one of those sit/standing convertible desks with built in power strips/etc?

How fancy do you want it to be? My preferred solution is power strips attached to the legs with blu-tac and zip ties. If a strip on every leg isn't enough sockets for you, you are doing something wrong.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

RichterIX posted:

Just buy a longass piece of butcher block and enough legs to give it some stability in the middle. Butcher block can be expensive though.

I needed a sturdier desk to replace my decades old Ikea cardboard desk, so I bought someone's used oaken kitchen countertop and screwed the Ikea legs on it.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Years ago I built a wake-up light out of a normal 2x18W fluorescent fixture, a pair of Philips MASTER TL-D 90 De Luxe 6500K 90+ CRI tubes and a programmable timer. I also got a dimmable electronic ballast for it, but I never got to building the circuit to enable gradual startup. I can definitely feel the difference on the mornings I don't have the light on.

Nowadays it's easy to find cool daylight LED panels, but harder to find models with high-CRI too.

Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

CyberPingu posted:

Still not sure about having the laptop on the desk as it takes up a lot of room but currently don't have another option. Might find a way to put it on the wall in some sort of holster.

You don't seem to have a gap between the desk and the wall, so put the laptop vertically between the monitor and wall.

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Saukkis
May 16, 2003

Unless I'm on the inside curve pointing straight at oncoming traffic the high beams stay on and I laugh at your puny protest flashes.
I am Most Important Man. Most Important Man in the World.

Humerus posted:

I'm thinking of doing this (I already have one Alex) but what do you use to keep the top in place? I know Ikea has those little rubber nubs but is that it? Does the weight keep it from moving around?

If you plan for that to be permanen setup it should be pretty easy to use screws through the cabinet top.

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