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stevedave

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Lets join the 20"/30"/20" PLP club:

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So whats the deal with the chair?
 

Unknown-One

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what kind of shelf is that? i want it...
It's all from Ikea. Two 78" desk tops, two cable organizer baskets, 10 legs, and two long shelves from the same series. Grand total? $199 :D

They're probably the most secure shelves I've ever installed. Ikea did a great job on the mounting system.

:eek::eek: This is super sweet! Love the cable management nicely done ;) !
Thanks! The cable-management baskets REALLY help. There's one under each 78" desk.

Here's the one handling the media center PC:

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Scrub206

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Nice! Can you post a link to those please.

And the desk tops + legs too. Thanks.

I think I found the cable organizer baskets. Is it these? http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30200253/


Im going to assume its the VIKA set from IKEA.

table tops: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/star-wars-trash-compactor-scene-bookends

Legs: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90217972/

I have that same table top, but i have These Legs.

I really like the shelf, ive been looking for something exactly like it.
 
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Wow, a lot of new 20/30/20 PLP in the last few pages. Welcome! Join the the club! If anyone of you happens to find a nice stand that doesn't cost north of $300, let me know :) Having the three stands of the desk would free up a lot of space. Especially the stands of the side monitors are irritating.

As for colors matching: yeah, I've had that problem all the time. As of now my desktop PC is kinda boxed up. But as soon as I put it back up (early 2013 I hope) I'm going to check the bunch with a DataColor Spyder or something like that. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Manually adjusting the settings never works.

It might also be a problem that I have a A02 and A04 2007FP. Maybe I'll also compare to two to my A08 2007FP.

The picture of my PLP 20/30/20 setup is here:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1033765440#post1033765440
Hmm, that was over three years ago already :eek:, what means that the initial cost of those three displays together comes down to less then €1 per day of ownership.
 
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sharknice

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Wow, a lot of new 20/30/20 PLP in the last few pages. Welcome! Join the the club! If anyone of you happens to find a nice stand that doesn't cost north of $300, let me know :) Having the three stands of the desk would free up a lot of space. Especially the stands of the side monitors are irritating.

As for colors matching: yeah, I've had that problem all the time. As of now my desktop PC is kinda boxed up. But as soon as I put it back up (early 2013 I hope) I'm going to check the bunch with a DataColor Spyder or something like that. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Manually adjusting the settings never works.

It might also be a problem that I have a A02 and A04 2007FP. Maybe I'll also compare to two to my A08 2007FP.

The picture of my PLP 20/30/20 setup is here:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1033765440#post1033765440
Hmm, that was over three years ago already :eek:, what means that the initial cost of those three displays together comes down to less then €1 per day of ownership.

http://shop.easymountlcd.com/Deluxe...-Desktop-Clamp-up-to-28-002-0022-002-0022.htm

This is the one I have. It comes to about $150 with shipping.
 

nalc

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That's an awesome solution for anyone with an opaque desk. My glass one wouldn't like the nails in it too much though. If I ever switch to a wooden desk I'm definitely picking up one of these.

You just gotta get yourself some self-tapping glass nails. Should be in the same aisle as the power cord stretchers at your local hardware store.
 
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I get it now. Anything less than 3 is like trying to clap with one hand. This club... It feels right. :D
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PS: Where do you guys get those kickA** 5760x1080 wallpapers?
 

Occidio

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I wouldn't worry about the quality of the pic. I would be try and hide those wires behind your monitors going up the wall though. Push them to the sides behind your desk. :p
 

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Theres no behind the desk and given the length of the wires I dont see a much more cleaner solution (open to suggestions). I'm surprised you didnt say anything about the wires behind the monitor stands and UPS'.
 

Sieg

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The bezels are annoying as hell when I try to watch something. So I just grab a tv and do 3x1 portrait + 1 extended.
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Occidio

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Theres no behind the desk and given the length of the wires I dont see a much more cleaner solution (open to suggestions). I'm surprised you didnt say anything about the wires behind the monitor stands and UPS'.

Ah, so it is a question of not enough wire to get any slack? That is a sectional area that is connected to the wall?
All of this only matters if you care how it looks. If you don't mind it then forget what anyone else says. If you do want to hide it there are ways.
It looks like wires can be moved to the left and right most sides. Can the hardware above be moved to either side without it being a problem? The top right ones look like speakers, wouldn't they be better off down below?
For the wires below you could always get that plastic wire covering material. The stuff that looks like a black coil and feed the wire into those. Like the cabling protection stuff used in engine bays. It is cheap and makes things look much cleaner in some cases.
 

DemonDiablo

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Thanks I'll look into that. Yup the desk is bolted into the wall, came that way with the house. I'll get rid of it eventually and buy all new office furniture at some point but for now I got it modded to the point that it does the purpose needed.

And those are all NAS storage up top there. The speakers are on the bottom between the monitor stands.
 

morfinx

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The bezels are annoying as hell when I try to watch something. So I just grab a tv and do 3x1 portrait + 1 extended.

That only works if you have more than 3 outputs on your GPU :p
 
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Why only with so much outputs?

My PLP setup has worked (and still does) with two cards. At the moment GTX 570 and 7900GTX
 

Zorachus

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Why only with so much outputs?

My PLP setup has worked (and still does) with two cards. At the moment GTX 570 and 7900GTX

Are those both PCIe cards ? Or is the 7900 AGP ? I have a 30" Dell U3011, looking at maybe going PLP soon, but so confused on how to game with that setup, due to nV Surround or Eyefinity not doing PLP.
 

morfinx

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I have a 30" Dell U3011, looking at maybe going PLP soon, but so confused on how to game with that setup, due to nV Surround or Eyefinity not doing PLP.

It runs just on the 30". Or for games that support it, you can run it in window mode and stretch the window over all 3 screens. But I personally just run it on the 30" (this is coming from 3x24" Portrait EF).
 

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24" 1920X1080 Westinghouse on the left and a 20" Westinghouse LCD (was free) on the right using a monitor mount to hang them. Hoping the Mrs checked my wishlist for the two 24" IPS displays :)
 

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Techno's desk reminds me of an old desk I had in my first condo, a little studio. I bought an unfinished wood door from Home Depot and just laid it atop two file cabinets on opposite ends. The door knob hole was perfect as a cable guide. It was a great, cheap, durable desk.
 
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The gfx cards are 465gtx's if I remember correctly. The desk is an Ikea butcher block.

I really love the setup. Very powerful yet clean. Allows me to get work done but keep an organized space. The extra room on the desk is great if you want to use a laptop or something also.
 

Tyler-Durden

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The gfx cards are 465gtx's if I remember correctly. The desk is an Ikea butcher block.

I really love the setup. Very powerful yet clean. Allows me to get work done but keep an organized space. The extra room on the desk is great if you want to use a laptop or something also.
Where is that Ikea butcher block table top? I can't find it on their website. I'm looking to build a new desk.
 

fenixv

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techpoweruser, is the butcher block connected to the shelves at all or just resting on top?
 
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