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I'm wanting to buy two more Planar 27" monitors, but I'm having a bit of a problem finding a desk that's able to support them. I've been looking at the Ikea Galant desks, but, like Micro Center, I don't live near one. So, do any of you guys have any recommendations?

EDIT: My budget is around $245.
Edited by airisom2 - 2/19/13 at 12:16pm
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I have the Ikea Gallant corner Desk and currently have 3 23" LG monitors and my full tower case on it (Hafx Advanced) all side by side. You would easily be able to fit 3 27" monitors on it and personally I think this desk is the best you can get for the cost and just for the sheer amount of stuff that will fit on it.

Check on your local craigslist I bought mine used for $60.

What local Stores do you have around you so we could maybe give you some better suggestions? Also there is always the build your own option, If you have some basic skills with a circular saw, a drill and some time on your hand that is always a good cheap option and it give you the ability to build the desk to your own specifications.
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where do you live? city, state or city, country?

what kind of desk do you want?
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I'm probably going to build my own. My neighbor is a carpenter, so he could help me make it. Since the time I created this thread, I made a desk in Sketch Up:





It measures 72x30x2 with the top part being 8" tall.

Now, my problem is how I'm going to put legs on it.
Edited by airisom2 - 2/19/13 at 3:29pm
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Legs are a problem for the carpenter..

You should be good to go with 3 27" monitors!

That desk will be awesome!
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post #6 of 12
I have this one I think
http://www.target.com/p/l-shaped-glass-corner-computer-desk-black-clear/-/A-10702421#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=computer+desk+l+shape

When I bought it i think i only played lke 75 bucks though, none the less its plenty of room for 3 27s if you angle them properly, if you want side by side that might be a little tight but, its a solid budget desk!
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post #7 of 12
Go with a Galant desk from Ikea with/without an extension. That is what I use for my 3 U2711's.
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post #8 of 12
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I guess I'll drive to Ikea and pick up this. I'll also pick up this and have my neighbor longitudinally cut it in half to use as a monitor stand, and I'll use these legs to support it. After all of that, I'm looking at around $250, which isn't too bad.
Edited by airisom2 - 2/19/13 at 4:37pm
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Be sure to check the "as-is" section of Ikea, they usually have desk tops and other materials/pieces for cheap
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post #10 of 12
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Will do. The last time I was at Ikea, they usually had nothing useful the As-is section. Maybe when I go over there to buy this stuff, they may have something in the as-is section that I need. Now, I just have to wait until mid-April to go to Ikea because I want to go to a headphone meet that's near it, and it's in mid-April. Kill two birds with one stone thumb.gif
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