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Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


I don't remember if I posted this before but is my only-option for a large-flat-desk the Galant series from Ikea? It looks great and all but I'm just surprised they're only place offering something in this kind of style/price.

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Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


jink posted:



This is from Ikea right? How long is that desk?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


evobatman posted:

Cell phone quality, not much to do about that.
Main PC on the left, 22" monitor, Dell Studio XPS 13, AMD64 3200+ shuttle on the lower right under the shelf.

Batmobile and E30 M3 sold separately.


Click here for the full 2048x1536 image.


Where did you get that E30 M3 Replica?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


evobatman posted:

Cell phone quality, not much to do about that.
Main PC on the left, 22" monitor, Dell Studio XPS 13, AMD64 3200+ shuttle on the lower right under the shelf.

Batmobile and E30 M3 sold separately.


Click here for the full 2048x1536 image.


btw, what desk is this?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Baconroll posted:

Looks like the Ikea Galant desk I bought last week.

So, is that shelf attached to the desk? I can't seem to find that add-on anywhere.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Erwin posted:

Monoprice has a huge selection of ridiculously cheap VESA mounts. Most have holes for VESA 50, 75, and 100.

Holy crap, I had no idea stands this cheap existed. I'm down for two!

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Phillyt posted:

What is the longest Ikea desk? Is it the GALANT? I just want to find a desk that is really long so I can put one monitor on it with speakers and still have room to do hand written stuff and have text books on it on the other half of the desk.

Yup. It's somewhat expensive but the cable management behind the desk is really cool.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Revenant.Eagle posted:

I actually got it off of amazon. I used the free prime trial because shipping was going to be incredibly expensive... I think the total weight was close to 250lbs.

Corner section: Click
30" Extension: Click
31" Rounded end piece: Click

I also liked the desk so much I picked up their bookcase. Once I save for a TV I think I'll also be getting their TV Stand/Hutch. Very nice quality, well worth every penny!

Is it actually black or reddish-brown?

Heh. Apparently, this item ships for free too. Which is quite surprising.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Revenant.Eagle posted:

Its a very very deep reddish brown. It really depends what lighting its in.

I was extremely surprised that it shipped for free because everything together weighed 200lbs+. A shipping company named CEVA shipped the main 60x47" desk because of the dimensions. I was a little skeptical after reading up on them, but they were absolutely great here.

That's really loving awesome, and everything was packaged properly and was shipped without any damage?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Timb, seriously that setup is loving pure sex.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


mediaphage posted:

Jesus that is like my dream desk.

edit: http://cgi.ebay.com/Herman-Miller-B...=item4a9c5ba773

The gently caress? Eight Grand? Is this thing made out of gold?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Downtime posted:

A little messy, and the lighting wasn't amazing.



What is it like having an absurd amount of monitor real estate?

Also, how do you feel when you use a 17" monitor?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


strwrsxprt posted:

I really didn't have much faith in this thread when it started, but it's turned out surprisingly well.

No poo poo, it's amazing. When we have a new in the future, we should ask that people list spec and where you got that furniture at.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


debdrup posted:

Just thought I'd contribute my own desktop, seeing as I've finally just about finished setting everything up the way I want it.



I guess a little explanation of all the things might be in order: A Nokia 6300 functioning as SMS gateway, 2x Asus VW222, a set of Creative Inspire 7300, a Early-2010 model MacBook Pro, Seagate external harddrive, Wacom Volito2, and underneath the desktop in the left side is the case containing a C2D E6550 running at 2,53GHz, with 4GB of DDR2 dual-channel liner-mode memory, a nVidia GeForce GTX260, a Hauppauge HVR-1300, a Asus Xonar D2X and an Intel X-25M 80GB MLC SSD (connected to a JMicron RAID controller which ensures backup to an eSATA disc (not pictured) plus 4 2TB WDC Caviar Green 5400RPM running on the motherboards other RAID controller on the southbridge of the motherboard which is an Asus P5KC.

Where'd you get the desk? That'd be a perfect setup with some monitor arms mounted to the top section.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Martytoof posted:

That looks like every desk I've ever seen sold at Staples or Office Depot tbh.

Really? I can't find anything like that on staples, office max or office depot.

One thing I've notice is the table has a lot of depth, plus there's the raised portion which is really convenient as you don't have monitors taking up desk space so you can throw papers, books whatever under it.

This table doesn't appear to be on their site either.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


debdrup posted:

I know, I just have yet to find the perfect pair of monitor arms for a price I'm willing to pay.

The table is bought at a (originally) Danish company called Jysk - they do furniture and stuff for outfitting ones bedroom/workroom/house.

Don't buy the cheap monitor arms, if you want one, you're going to have to shell out for an Egotron. The rest just have too much give, at least for my 2001wfp.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Where the hell do you guys get those flat higher quality laminate/particle board desk?

I've been eying a few things on Legare Furniture and I'm trying to figure this out if I want this over something like a Ikea Galant. And, would I'd like a 72" straight desk or a L-Corner Desk?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


kri kri posted:

Legare stuff owns

Does anyone know if you can put a desk-mount monitor arm on the back?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


spaceship posted:

I like the jumbo paper towel roll on the counter.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


SRQ posted:

I really need a new desk, any suggestions?

Legare Furniture
Ikea Galant

I haven't been able to find anything else that's exciting.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Paradoxish posted:

Yeah, I've had my Galant for several years and I'm in love with it. Aside from being sturdy, the largest top is loving huge. I bought a cheap shelf from Ikea along with some cheap legs to make a desk-on-desk monitor stand. Keeps my monitors elevated about 8" and gives me a place to shove my keyboard and mouse if I need extra space on the desk for some reason. The best part is that the desk is so big that I'm able to fit an elevated shelf with two 22" monitors on it and still have room for a bookshelf speaker to the left and right of the shelf.

The computer holder is also really nice and sturdy as gently caress.

What did you use to make the desk-on-desk stand?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Juriko posted:

Not sure what he used but the galant has a clamp on elevated monitor shelf options among others.

Where are you seeing this at?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Do you guys have any pics of this?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


almostkorean posted:

Here's a poo poo cell phone picture of mine



I used the 4" legs, I wouldn't go any higher

Are the legs physically attached to the desk?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


LUBE UP YOUR BUTT posted:

Isn't it supposed to be more ergonomic if the top surface of the screen is eye-level? I imagine it's quite uncomfortable having to stare at a monitor on a raised platform..

I just want it so I can shove papers under my monitor and/or keyboard if I need some space to write a few things down. It's just space issue, and there are some some desk they've I've seen with it already made.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Mitsune posted:

Office Model (so god drat big).

How decent is that keyboard tray?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Which piece of the Galant is that? And physical measurements?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


You can usually find a used Leap/Herman Miller for ~$600.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


auruspex posted:

New computer setup on my Galant



Dual 3008WFP with a 2011 iMac 27" in the middle

What is the size of that Galant Desk you are using to support this?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Have any Galant Owners used this? Summera Computer Holder.

I'd be down with it, but it seems a little flimsy? Thanks.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


GreatGreen posted:

That mat is really cool, actually. Does anybody else (still in business) make products like that?

I think, Filco actually made huge leather/plastic matts, but Elite Keyboards no longer carries any of their stuff.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


How would that work the corner desk? I don't really want in the middle were my legs hit it but I don't want it off to the side either.

Even it if was off to the side, would the cables even reach?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


tripsevens posted:

Crap pic of my new goon approved battlestation, practically everything recommended by Somethingawful.com

The Ikea desk rules, but not so pleased with the chair; the seat cushion is too short.



Did you just buy the big L-Section and then two end-pieces?

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Killer_B posted:

The Galant should be among the better choices in the medium price range.

Granted, the standard top is particle board-But it is supported by a metal frame underneath.

It's height adjustable, and also offers larger expandability with different corners and inserts. There is the option to get those accessories after the fact should it be needed, or desired. Galants tend to outpace competing alternatives found elsewhere, at least for the relative price point that you'd get it at.

Despite how cheap particle board often is, its not the case here at all. The galants surface is treated or laminated(?) much better than any other particle board desk. It'll beat out anything at OfficeMax, Walmart or whatever.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Edward IV posted:

poo poo load of dust beneath the shelving that you cannot clean out without moving the desk.

Curious,

is there such a thing that'll actually reduce the amount of dust? I've heard most of the air filters are a joke unfortunately.

Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


I just bought a whole gallant, does it come with the Allen wrenches?

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Crosby B. Alfred
May 20, 2006


Cross-posting from another thread,

Has anyone used one of these before?

Full Motion Dual Arm Desk Monitor Laptop Mount Stand

Was it worth it? I'm really curious if I could place my docking station on top then plug in my laptop.

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