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post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone, my needs are very particular. I want it to be able to handle three monitors and also my case. My case is a Raven-02 which is a huge case. I also wouldn't mind a keyboard tray that can fit both mouse and keyboard, but it isn't necessity. I currently ordered a Razer scarab and deathadder (It was onsale). I have been looking at the Z line Gemini mostly cause it is on sale as well. Was wondering if anyone has this desk and there opinions on it. Thanks
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The Raven
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post #2 of 7
http://www.anthro.com/

I would check them out. I'm looking at something like the AnthroCart for my tri-monitor setup.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by InfernoReaper View Post
http://www.anthro.com/

I would check them out. I'm looking at something like the AnthroCart for my tri-monitor setup.
I am more specifically looking for reviews on the Z line Gemini right now. Only because it's on sale and I'm worried about weight. Not sure how heavy a Raven case is but that's my main concern right now.
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The Raven
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Asus vg248qe Razer Deathstalker EVGA G2 850w Fractal Design R5 
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Logitech 303 Razer Soft 
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post #4 of 7
I went into Staples several days ago to look at the Z-Line Legacy (glass) and Gemini (particle board), and I'll have to say the Gemini felt like it would bend under the weight of just my 23" monitor, let alone 3 of your monitors and a Raven 02. I'd buy the Legacy desk because it feels amazingly sturdy and is regularly on sale for $100. My two cents on the matter.
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post #5 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lime View Post
I went into Staples several days ago to look at the Z-Line Legacy (glass) and Gemini (particle board), and I'll have to say the Gemini felt like it would bend under the weight of just my 23" monitor, let alone 3 of your monitors and a Raven 02. I'd buy the Legacy desk because it feels amazingly sturdy and is regularly on sale for $100. My two cents on the matter.
Well i don't have 3 monitors currently, but I may delve into multi-monitor in future. I know that it says it can handle up to 60 pounds though. I'll have to look at it. I don't know anything about the looks of the Z-line legacy though. I really am looking at the gemini but if the legacy is worth an extra $30 then I may change my mind. Still deciding.
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Samsung EVO 840  Western Digital Black Series Cryorig R1 Universal Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus vg248qe Razer Deathstalker EVGA G2 850w Fractal Design R5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech 303 Razer Soft 
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The Raven
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Intel I7 5820K MSI X99s Mpower Nvidia GTX 970 MSI Dragon 4g Corsair Vengeance LPX  
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Samsung EVO 840  Western Digital Black Series Cryorig R1 Universal Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1  
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Asus vg248qe Razer Deathstalker EVGA G2 850w Fractal Design R5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech 303 Razer Soft 
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post #6 of 7
Eh, I'd definitely try and go into a Staples and see the desk for yourself before you pull the trigger on it, if possible. In my opinion, it's kind of a waste of money, even for only $70. The Legacy desk may not be on sale right now, but it's a *much* better and more sturdy desk. The only problem is that you can't use monitor clamps because it's made of glass.

Another option to look for is the Galant desk from Ikea since it's very modular and you can buy different parts of the desk to fit your needs.
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP Lightscribe DVD+RW Burner Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Dell 23" SP2309W Dell 20" 2007FP IBM (Lexmark) Model M Antec NeoPower Blue 650W 
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Slightly Modded P180B Logitech G500 Rocketfish SoundMAX Integrated S/PDIF 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP Lightscribe DVD+RW Burner Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell 23" SP2309W Dell 20" 2007FP IBM (Lexmark) Model M Antec NeoPower Blue 650W 
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Slightly Modded P180B Logitech G500 Rocketfish SoundMAX Integrated S/PDIF 
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post #7 of 7
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Decided on Frederik Computer Workstation. Only because the Z Line Gemini I've heard has problems and I needed some shelves as well.
The Raven
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Samsung EVO 840  Western Digital Black Series Cryorig R1 Universal Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus vg248qe Razer Deathstalker EVGA G2 850w Fractal Design R5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech 303 Razer Soft 
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Reply
The Raven
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 5820K MSI X99s Mpower Nvidia GTX 970 MSI Dragon 4g Corsair Vengeance LPX  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 840  Western Digital Black Series Cryorig R1 Universal Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1  
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Asus vg248qe Razer Deathstalker EVGA G2 850w Fractal Design R5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech 303 Razer Soft 
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