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post #12 of 367
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"PARTS LIST"

Here are the list of hardware that will be going into this room...

1. Furniture


I got two of everything to make 2x "L" Desk, 2x Bookcases. I didn't get the mobile filing cabinet, since I don't have anything to file. I don't have any paper documents since I scan everything into PDF...


I will have 4 of these workstations in total.


Two of these to match...


I need some drawers to put a way stuff... Since my desks do not have any, I will be getting this to store stuff away.

2. TVs

I will have two 1080p TVs in this room... One for gaming monitor and one for watching TV.


This one I already have. 32" 1920x1080... It works great as my monitor for my main rig. The only downside is I get a bit motion sick when playing FPS because of the screen size.


This one I will have to get. I just sold that other 32" SONY 1080p TV, and will be getting this 47" to hang on the wall. I might downgrade to 42" depending on budget and size limitations on wall space.

3. COLOR OF PAINT...

I will be doing a TRI-COLOR paint scheme...

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I know the pics are that great, but the darkest color is like deep deep blackish navy blue... The middle is pewter, and the lightest is like blueish grayish sky color... I will be doing a 1/2 wall darkest, the other 1/2 lightest, and about a 12" stripe of pewter in the middle going around the room... Should be fun.

4. FLOORING...

I am still undecided about flooring options. I have come to find out that laying down floors are very expensive, and while carpet is a bit cheaper, I am thinking I should spend a bit more and get something better. The floor is concrete, so laying down natural hardwood will be difficult. I am thinking laminate bamboo flooring, but I will see what the budget will allow...

Some ideas...


Bamboo Laminate Flooring


I have been researching this... It's stained concrete, and I might work in my office. The only thing is that the concrete has to be polished, which will create a very nasty amount of dust.


The cheapest option, the carpet. I like the softness on my feet, but I hate vacuuming, and the dust.

5. Lighting...

I am replacing the 6x 2 BULB Florescent lighting with 6x 3 BULB Florescent fixture, and 3x Pendent lights...





6. AC Unit...

I will be looking for a portable AC unit for my office because of 2 reasons...

a) I have been using the window AC unit for sometime now, and it gets difficult to keep clean. The spaces in between are just enough for occasional visits from outside bugs.

b) During the winter time, the AC unit just doesn't work as well since the outside temps are so cold. I am hoping that portable unit (since it stays inside and uses a hose to exhaust the hot air) will work more efficiently no matter what time of the year.



That's about it right now... I am sure this list will grow as things move along.

Thanks again for watching.
Edited by GoHigh - 3/6/10 at 11:42pm
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post #13 of 367
What AC unit is that? I've been looking around for one but come up with nothing. Probably because its winter :\\
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post #14 of 367
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Originally Posted by bulmug View Post
got enough computers?
Please read my original post. I own an IT company, and I need all the computers for my support duties.

What I WILL admit to, is that all my computers are a HUGE overkill for what they get used for... GTX260s and a 4.0Ghz i7 definitely doesn't make my job any faster since I rely on customer's broadband speed... (I have Comcast's Extreme) Last friday, I was working on a client's computer with a Verizon's 3G card... Needless to say, I had a few less hairs than when I started...

BUT, I figured... If I am going to build a workstation, I was not about to make any compromises regardless of usage. Although I won't be getting the 5970s anytime soon, I wanted my work horses to be ready for anything.
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I like the colors you got.

And for the flooring, I say go with wood even if it's a bit more. 1) Because I just think it looks better than carpet; 2) No static build up and chancing ruining a part or something.
    
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post #16 of 367
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What AC unit is that? I've been looking around for one but come up with nothing. Probably because its winter :\\
It's SHARP CV10NH... You can buy it at HOME DEPOT, online. I provided the link.


It's a bit expensive, but it is black. It's hard to find black ones...
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that polished concrete looks nice and with the dust .... 1 large fan blowing air into the room from the door and two large fans sucking air out thru a window or 2 problem solved
    
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I like the colors you got.

And for the flooring, I say go with wood even if it's a bit more. 1) Because I just think it looks better than carpet; 2) No static build up and chancing ruining a part or something.
Yea... I am thinking the same thing. The fact that I have concrete floors underneath means I can only go with SNAP-IN laminate right now... They run about $3 per SQ/FT... So, we are talking about $1000 installed. That's a bit more than I wanted to spend, but push comes to shove, at least it will be something I will like. Thanks for the input.
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that polished concrete looks nice and with the dust .... 1 large fan blowing air into the room from the door and two large fans sucking air out thru a window or 2 problem solved
That sounds like a very loud idea...

Unfortunately, I have 3 dogs, and they usually like to sit right outside my office door. I can just picture my office as a dust canister full of dog hair, like my vacuum.

I have been using a HEPA air purifier, designed to be used in an area up to 1000sq/ft, and it REALLY helps with the dust. Of course, vacuuming more often would also help a lot...
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where are you picking up those desks and shelf's from there really good looking.
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