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I've a question about the physical strength of a desk and how to improve it. I found a small guide online that uses a piece of Numerar Countertop (From Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50086416/#/50086416) as a desk top. They cut it down to a size, and I would prefer to just not cut it down and have the deeper desk. I'm worried though that it could warp since I use bookshelf speakers (and I'm actually going to be upgrading them to slightly larger and heavier ones at that). Would buying 2 of these countertops and glueing / screwing them together provide a stronger surface overall, or does that improve the possibility of things going wrong? I've got some time before this project takes place (I'm buying my first house - moving isn't until November) but I'd like to have a budget and shopping list together for wife approval sometime before hand :thumb Thanks for any info!

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Don't waste your money buying two, just run more support underneath it if you're worried about it warping. But it's 1.5" solid birch, nothing you set on it should warp it.
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Sweet! Thank you for the confirmation. I found out a little while ago I may not even need to buy counter top... My one uncle has a 5' section of bowling alley lane that I may be able to use. it's a chunk 2" thick and weighs about 300lbs... it'll need cut down to my size dimensions, but i may be in luck!
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GraphicsRAMRAMHard Drive
GTX 750ti  Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ... Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ... Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
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Cryorig R1 Ultimate Noctua industrial 2000rpm Noctua industrial 2000rpm Noctua industrial 2000rpm 
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Kryonaut TIM Sunbeamtech PL-RS-6 Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller Windows 10 Pro Acer 37.5 3840x1600 21:9 monitor (with gsync if... 
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Qnix QX2710 ViewSonic 20" LED monitor Logitech Orion g810 EVGA 1200w 
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CaseLabs Mercury S8 Razer Mamba tournament Edition Gustard X20U DAC Level 2 modded Shure 1840 open back headphone 
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NAD M22 Stereo Power Amplifier ARX A2rx-c bookshelf speakers Schiit Magni 2 Uber Headphone Amp Mr. Speakers Ether Open Back Headphone 
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Sennheiser HD650 Marantz SR7000 Receiver Gustard H10 Headphone Amplifier 2x Quad rail racks with 7 shelves each 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA GTX 480 Mushkin 993991 
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Western Digital 320GB Vertex 4 128gb Samsung 16x DVD Reader Noctua D14 
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R4 Silent Razer Naga Rocketfish Mousepad 
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Xeon x5570 Xeon X5570 Dell T7500 Motherboard Asus Strix 970 
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24GB ECC 1333mhz DDR3 120gb Samsung 840 120 samsung 850 Samsung 120gb 850 
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Dell T7500 Chassis Razer mamba TE SMSL M8 DAC Schiit Magni Uber 
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