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So, the time has come where I need a nice computer desk. It has to hold 3 23" monitors for under $220. Show me what you can find. Thanks
    
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The gallant is what im using, from ikea. Cost around 160. I should of got a bigger size, but mine holds three 23" just fine. Its also expandable which is great.

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That looks awesome, can you link me to the specific one you have? Thanks!
    
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Well their this one which is cheaper and larger then mine lol.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29806818
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Well their this one which is cheaper and larger then mine lol.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29806818
Shipping is $350, but I might be able to go to Boston and pick it up. Thanks for the suggestion.
    
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Jezz thats alot, theres no ikea within driving distance? I just threw mine in my backseat, they flat pack everything so its not a large box.
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Jezz thats alot, theres no ikea within driving distance? I just threw mine in my backseat, they flat pack everything so its not a large box.
Yeah it's all the way in mass but I might be able to get it so I'll see how it turns out
    
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post #8 of 12
Go to IKEA and get this counter top



and then go grab any 4 legs of your choice. I chose the Ikea Inge legs (I don't see them on the IKEA website any more).



The counter is SOLID. I grabbed a Birch 73" x 25". At almost 2" thick, you can sit on it and see or feel no flex whatsoever. Even more rewarding - there's still saw dust on it when you pull it out of the box! Just go to the hardware store and spend 5 or $10 on a brush and a good sealer of your choosing. Got this idea from this apartment therapy article.

Cheaper alternative to the actual table surface would be this one. You could even get the 96" and cut it to whatever length you want.
Edited by cmeeks - 5/14/11 at 2:57pm
    
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post #9 of 12
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Go to IKEA and get this counter top



and then go grab any 4 legs of your choice. I chose the Ikea Inge legs (I don't see them on the IKEA website any more).



The counter is SOLID. I grabbed a Birch 73" x 25". At almost 2" thick, you can sit on it and see or feel no flex whatsoever. Even more rewarding - there's still saw dust on it when you pull it out of the box! Just go to the hardware store and spend 5 or $10 on a brush and a good sealer of your choosing. Got this idea from this apartment therapy article.

Cheaper alternative to the actual table surface would be this one. You could even get the 96" and cut it to whatever length you want.
I don't have a saw a drill or any of that stuff :/. Looks like a good idea though.
    
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post #10 of 12
I just picked this up from the Round Rock Ikea yesterday. The speaker shelf is from Home Depot. 79.5 inches long. Holds 3 monitors and more. Around 125$.
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