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I know you guys are going to be the ultimate source for this. My wife and I are buying a house, and I am going to get a new mancave! I have a $5K budget. What are some essentials that I absolutely must have to make it awesome?

Here is what I have so far:

Here are some things I know that I will need:
  • More monitors: I know i'll want to have at least 2x27" 1440p Monitor; maybe multiple
  • Subwoofer: want to make this place pop!
  • Lighting: probably will want to do some LEDs. Track lighting? Cathodes?
  • Recliner if I have room smile.gif

Thanks for your valuable input guys, I know you'll give me some awesome ideas!
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post #2 of 76
Intercom system.....$45
Microwave oven.....$125
Oversized recliner.....$500
Lock on the door.....Priceless

Rich
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post #3 of 76
Thread Starter 
Intercom? Maybe a good idea!
Already have a microwave, forgot to put it on the list smile.gif
Recliner is definitely a necessity!
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looks like you are going to have alot of fun with this thumb.gif cant wait to see how it turns out.
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post #6 of 76

Okay, yeah...I might have to go along with deafboy on this one. smile.gif

Seriously though. you have the basics. I would put a little towards decorating...paint it a nice relaxing color, put something on the walls, nice shelving for media/storage, that sort of thing. Make it a place you enjoy hanging out in.

I do photography on the side, so I have a lot of framed prints up. I collect a number of things, so I have displays for them.

If you have the room, a game table for poker night with the buddies is good.

Just my 2c worth...

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post #7 of 76
secret revolving bookshelf door entrance
post #8 of 76
toilet and sink? oh and the room needs its own a/c and a pool table it's basically a must.
post #9 of 76
SUB sounds good,
yep more big screens,
and to drive that get a killer gpu, 690 ?
you will love it , thumb.gif

bean bag.
dont get that huge recliner, freaking hideous to me, get a nice corner couch, maybe one with some interesting shape ( wife might like it wink.gif )
and if would be more relaxing to l lay down on
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A stripper pole? biggrin.gif

I thought it would inspire my wife but instead during a hormonal spike, she ripped it out of the floor and beat me with it...
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