Originally Posted by RyReZar
Admittedly I think I am breaking the price rule but as I've got a pretty basic desk setup with not a lot of room i'd thought I post.
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I love the rig behind the monitor, great way to save space on a small desk!!
OK, I just spent the last hour or so getting caught up in this thread and I wanted to comment on a couple of things that keep coming up. First, the “What is average?” question. Frankly, I like that this thread was started. This is truly for those whose setups don’t get the respect they deserve in the Official Computer Room Pics thread. I love to see what people can do on a budget and with limited space and I think this thread definitely has a place here on OCN (which is proven by the sheer number of responses and posts here).
Sure, I won’t post here because I’ve been very blessed over the last couple of years to have enough spare cash that I went more than a little crazy with my builds and home office, but I think there is definitely a niche to be filled here. Until mid 2011 I was using a P4 3.0GHz Gateway desktop with onboard graphics, a single monitor and two old desks (with different heights) pushed together. Back then I would have loved to have a thread like this to post my setup in, as there was no way I would have posted it in the other thread, I would have been laughed at. Here I feel it is a safer environment for those who can’t or don’t want to go way over the top, but are still enthusiasts, still love the hobby of computers. Frankly, I applaud you all on the great setups, sure, they may not be as flashy as what’s in the other thread, but I love that you all are doing what you can, or what you want to do, while still being part of the community.
The second thing I wanted to address was the post a few pages back of a Titan and a mech keyboard saying “this should be just under $1,200.” Why would someone do this? If you want to brag about your expensive hardware, go brag in the other thread, I’m pretty sure that is why it is there (and not to be a prick, but I’ve bragged in there more than a few times, I thought that was the point), but leave this thread be. I love what people are doing here and I hope you all can slough off the haters and keep this going.
Anyway, sorry for the rant, but I really hate the haters (is that ironic??) for coming here and bashing what you all are doing here. I love the pics, I love the ingenuity, keep the post coming and don’t worry about the haters.