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Windows 7: Need help choosing a new computer desk

21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Need help choosing a new computer desk

Hi all, quite a random post i know lol but im looking for a new computer desk, something pretty sturdy that i can stick my antec 1200 on and this is a heavy monster lol. im looking at a budget of around 80 would be really grateful for any advice

Many thanks

Craney
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21 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You in the US Craney? Not sure if you have IKEA over there but what I did is bought 4 sturdy adjustable tubular steel legs from there-about 20. They're in bright red but they do several colours.
I then went to a kitchen fitters and bought some 2" work top made of dense woodchip.
Each leg has 5 screws to the worktop material. Make sure you get the dense, heavy woodchip material otherwise the screws will just pull out if it goes sideways.
So I got a 5 foot by 2 1/2 foot desk. Put some alloy strip down the sides and it looks great and is extremely sturdy.

Total cost less than 40. A decent desk costs a lot more than that and frankly some of the chain store "workstations" are flimsy rubbish which I wouldn't trust to hold my precious tower
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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

We do indeed have ikea matey i just been looking on there site kinda wierd hey, as they say good minds think alike . I will deffo have a look at what you suggested mate would you be able to post a pic of yours so i can get a rough idea? As for workstations i know what you mean mines on wheels and im waiting for the day when i wake up and see my beloved tower in pieces on the floor!
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i prefer to custom build my desks as well. ikea does have some nice things that can make this easier.
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21 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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21 Mar 2010   #6
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Hello Craney.



I got the one I use from a yard sale, it's a large wooden table that only cost $35.00 and it's great.

You can see a couple other pics of it here I wouldn't use anything else now.

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21 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Craney.



I got the one I use from a yard sale, it's a large wooden table that only cost $35.00 and it's great.

You can see a couple other pics of it here I wouldn't use anything else now.

Attachment 62239
you should add a wire management rack to that thing. clean it up a bit. but nothing beats a nice sturdy desk and that thing looks like it hold up just fine.
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21 Mar 2010   #8
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Craney.



I got the one I use from a yard sale, it's a large wooden table that only cost $35.00 and it's great.

You can see a couple other pics of it here I wouldn't use anything else now.

Attachment 62239
you should add a wire management rack to that thing. clean it up a bit. but nothing beats a nice sturdy desk and that thing looks like it hold up just fine.
Howdy VR thanks, if I clean it up too much I won't know where everything is.
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21 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I prefer an L shaped desktop myself, it has 2-3 drawer ends that it stands on plus the top 2 drawers are smaller ones allowing for a opening with a ledge that on one side has CD/DVD slots for my important apps,programs and driver Cd's. And the other side has all my books and binders standing on the ledge. Only thing is I have my case under the desktop catty cornered. So evn though I could put it on the top I find the blue leds distracting at night. I also built it myself . Works out really good for me and my condition having everything within an arms reach. And a place to elevate my legs.Fabe
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22 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Craney

Been trying to post a picture of my desk but for some reason it won't upload. The upload box and "my pictures" keep disappearing behind the browser page. If I minimise the page and upload it fails. Weird.
Anyway I posted the pics before. They're on page 83 of the "show us your rig" thread. So if you'ld care to look there. That was before I put a strip down the side edge.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ur-rig-83.html

That's quite a table Ted, you could dance on that
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