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I just purchased this Ikea Galant with the Birth Veneer top:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19852113/#/S69806816

This isn't my pic, but this is exactly what it looks like:
http://i.imgur.com/2v9Kq.jpg

I have my puretrak talent mouse pad & mechanical Coolermaster Quick Fire pro all set-up on this baby, along with my 24" 120Hz Gaming monitor BenQ on this Desk and it's beautiful. Very ROOMY!

I currently have my full-tower Raven RV01 Silverstone on the floor but was thinking to put it on top the desk.

I COULD fit it, I would have to slant it behind the monitor which is fine, like at a LAN.

I guess I"m more so worried about the weight because the case alone is like 30lbs NOT including the MASSIVE/heavy hardware I have in there so it's probably like 50-75 lbs now!

All the IKEA Galants Ihave seen on youtube or hardforum or overclock that HAVE the MONITOR AND the Gaming PC rig on TOP, are the "L" formation of this Ikea galant, which basically has a side extension like this:
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/581/wp20130419002.jpg

So what do you guys think? would it support it?

I'm so paranoid that if I came home one day, the desk would collapse and my full-tower would be in pieces!
post #2 of 25
The L-shape galant is probably actually more prone to failing. Not that any galant will fail because of a normal rig....

My brother has multiple old, big, high res, 35kg CRTs on his galant and I have all my 3 monitors and my rig which is my heavier than what you will ever get with a normal case.
 
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Well I have a crap ton on mine. PC, monitors, amp, speakers, midi keyboard, microwave ect. No problems here. Then again I have the T-legs which are a bit sturdier.

    
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So, it's a table?
 
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Well I have a crap ton on mine. PC, monitors, amp, speakers, midi keyboard, microwave ect. No problems here. Then again I have the T-legs which are a bit sturdier.


I have T legs too, but I don't have the L shape.

so by your responses I figure now I CAN put my full-tower ON TOP in addition to my monitor....

....though I'm wondering if it's the best option;

would you guys put your full-tower with the monitor on top of the desk or on the floor for aesthetic/safety reasons?
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Kip69 View Post

So, it's a table?

It's a desk. For whatever you would live.

But it's an amazing desk top for competitive gaming, many use it because it is low to the ground and very DEEP. very spacious, and doesn't have any gimmick "keyboard/mouse slide-out trays".ewww
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Is this a club? Im totally gonna join when I get my Galant. Birch veneer top as well.
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post #8 of 25
you have nothing in your rig that would make it weigh a lot. No point in being scared about putting it on top of a table...
 
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Quote:
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So, it's a table?

Where's the + button?
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I have T legs too, but I don't have the L shape.

so by your responses I figure now I CAN put my full-tower ON TOP in addition to my monitor....

....though I'm wondering if it's the best option;

would you guys put your full-tower with the monitor on top of the desk or on the floor for aesthetic/safety reasons?

Well like I said/showed I have mine on the desk. The reason is that having it on the floor makes it clog up with dust faster and then I would have to reach down to turn it on etc. The L shaped vs standard wont make much of a difference as they both use the same frame underneath. If anything the extended L-shape is weaker as it has more joints.

While my rig isn't a full tower its heavy as hell (due to the WC gear and steel case) even so I'm not to worried about it. If anything I would be worried about knocking it down from the desk but that's very unlikely to happen.
    
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