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Rash

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This year is my Man cave project, heres a work in progress. Im still saving for Mirrors, Led Strips, Poker Table, Mini bar, Cable tidy up etc:
 

spugm1r3

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This year is my Man cave project, heres a work in progress. Im still saving for Mirrors, Led Strips, Poker Table, Mini bar, Cable tidy up etc:

I don't know.... looks like a whole lot of activity going on in that man-cave. I always thought man-caves were for destroying your health, not building it up...

Just kidding, that's a pretty rad space :)
 
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jamsomito

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That's so awesome. Very nice work, I'm officially jealous. Those mario kart decals are sweet.
 

sparky1_2007

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It may be a WIP but you win the prize for the first man cave with a hockey goal. I like it.

haha, yeah, it's my practice area.

It was originally out in the garage, but I got yelled at by our old lady neighbor the first week we moved in and decided to put it down in there. Didn't want to make too bad of an impression, so I moved it down in there.

I might figure out a way to make it a make-shift projector stand later on in life and make it a [H] movie room way down the road.
 
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Wife approved Man Cave ... well, she let me have the room and bought me a sign for the door ...

A few older pictures and new pictures but the layout is still exactly the same. All the cables have been put in white trunking attached to the skirting board.

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The desk above has been updated since the picture was taken and now looks like this.

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The "Purple Pixel Eater" rig powers everything:

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Ther desk was a small, plain but sturdy office desk before I customised it and made a monitor shelf:

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I built a stand for it so I could see into the case:

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Directly behind the desk is my DIY Vewlix arcade machine. I originally built this is 2009 but have updated it on a regular basis.

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It runs a customized Maximus Arcade frontend menu which I designed to fit in with the style of the cabinet.

The control panel is only a single player version as I wanted to keep the size of the cabinet small. It uses Sanwa partes with a hacked XBOX 360 pad as a controller:

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To the right of the arcade machine is a 'Console' Cabiet which can be used for either PC or console games. I built this for my son. It has a 32 inch screen with a speaker system in the upper section of the base.

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To the left of the desk is my racing rig. This took about 350 hours to build:

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It has usable buttons switches and dials and has 4 Buttkickers mounted in it:

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I'm currently working on a space simulation seat ... although I've no idea where I'm going to put it as I've run out of room:

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Your work is gorgeous! Keep on posting! :D

Thank you - I'll post some more of the Space simulation seat once that progresses.

yeah he could/should have his own thread!!

I was just about to say the very same thing :D :cool:

Not sure which section to put this. Any ideas? Thanks.

ThereIs0nly0ne, those are amazing. The arcade cabinet is SOOOO much nicer than anything i've seen before.

Thanks. The arcade cabinet was the first 'quality' project I completed but have updated it over the years.

I'm now VR enabled:

 

revenant

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Get a chair! :)

Also, is that a Toshiba HD-DVD player under the receiver? I gave mine away. I had to. I was hording an old technology. Great upscaler, but I kept buying HD-DVD's when I found them. Had to give it up and go all Blu.

Lol, I fit all of that in my Ford Edge (2013) and drove it down this weekend and set it all up on Sunday... I had to leave the chair out of this trip. The HM Aeron is coming with the rest of the furniture during the big move. Yes that's a Toshiba HD-A2.. I use it as a CD player only but i'll probably end up swapping it for one of my Pioneer Elite DV47ai units which does SACD also and has a nice pre-amp section. I think I'm going to add Sherbourn 100w monoblock amps to the Boston A25's too. Just use the Onkyo TX-8050 as a pre-amp.
 

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I love your priorities. :) When I moved, I brought the PC, TV and all the media stuff before the couches and such. That way, you have music while you're doing the other stuff! :)
 

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Exactly. I have to have my PC haven all setup and ready to go ahead of all the move chaos. Music during the unpacking is key... and some gaming distraction is good too. This was a particularly difficult move - I took things apart and loaded the car on Saturday and then drove 350 miles and unpacked plus built on Sunday.
 

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I love your priorities. :) When I moved, I brought the PC, TV and all the media stuff before the couches and such. That way, you have music while you're doing the other stuff! :)

When I move, I only move the PC and desk after I have internet service ready for installation.
 

revenant

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Still working on it here... pictorial update:

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When I move, I only move the PC and desk after I have internet service ready for installation.

Yes the internet was the absolute very first thing that went in the house and then put the office together as a second step.. then the rest.
 
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What are those speaker stands and the stand you have the receiver on?

The speaker stands were an eBay purchase.. Birks_place. You can order them in all kinds of custom sizes and styles. It took a -while- to get them...but they're nice. They require assembly and the middle part is C shaped, so the back is hollow but they are strong as shit too. Very study! The stand under the receiver is an Amazon "basics" I think a monitor stand. A PS4 fits perfectly underneath. It's not super deep but does the job.

Here's a better pic of both of them... don't mind my beat up desk. I think this is probably the last move with this one. And the speaker cables, I am going to move them to be more hidden inside of the window frame sort of behind the shade.... I *think*.. it only bugs me when I stare right at them. Ha!

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And a few more pics of the cave for grins..

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I swapped out the HM Aeron for a Corsair T1 and it's been a bit of an adjustment but ultimately I like the T1 better for longer gaming sessions. It's a bit more confining but it really cradles my whole body so much better. I also swapped out my Alesis Elevate 5's for some PreSonus Eris 5's and holy shit.. The PreSonus were for sure a solid level up in sound difference.. Maybe two. Just a note about those, they are VERY sensitive to power/hum and their only on/off switch is in the back with no power saving mode, so I connected them to their own power strip for easier power toggling. It had to be on an outlet with no UPS power and also not sharing an outlet with the PC that was feeding them signal. PreSonus also makes an 8" down firing sub which I was eye-baling but my Pioneer SW-8MK2 is still pounding out the bass just fine. I whipped up a little work space near the closet which I can tear down in 10 mins if I want a more clean look. The garage is just too hot in the summer to work in. Re: the closet - yes I have a bit of a hoarding issue. ;)
 
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