Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek
Not that at all. Just seems that some people hate the fact that there is a thread that isn't for posting expensive things in. I respect that people have pieced their systems together over time, and didn't just run out and drop two grand all at once, but this thread is not about those rigs. It's about those of us that CURRENTLY have average rooms and rigs and get overlooked everywhere else we post our rigs.
EDIT: Rules have been updated to state that the $1200 limit is current value and not initial value.
On top of this, though, I think this thread is more about the “look at what I did with less” attitude than it is about any kind of price or whatever. As stated before, many of these rigs and rooms get overlooked in the other thread because they are not overly elaborate rooms/rigs, but they showcase what people can do without spending $2k on a rig, $2k on monitors and a grand on a desk, lighting, chair, whatever. Frankly, even if I see a rig in here that is a $3k rig, but the room is average, I like to see what people have done.
There was an earlier posting where a guy was running a multi-monitor setup, he had one monitor on a table next to his desk, and even though the desk and table didn’t line up, he managed to adjust the monitors in such a way that they were level and looked really good. Sure, he could have spent $300 on a monitor stand, but he either didn’t have the funds or didn’t want to spend thim, so he used what he could and made it work, and unless you were really looking for it, you wouldn’t have caught that they were on separate pieces of furniture that were separate heights.
I don’t think rig cost should be a factor, I think it should fall more into the room, it is subjective, and even though we like to be able to objectify everything in our lives, it’s just not possible. I want to see the room (like I used to have) where someone is using 2 different desks, pushed together and making it work. The guys that are creative and do more with less.
Sure, there is something to say about those that spend thousands on their rig and office/computer room/whatever, but to me, there is more to be said about those who don’t. Those who take the time to make what they have, or what they can afford, work and work well. We’ve seen some fine examples of this so far, and I’m eager to see more.