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Few more additions and updates coming to you a bit later... I might also redo the layout of this thread for better organization as well... Stay tuned everyone.
lol there's more
like we all aren't jealous enough already
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Originally Posted by godofdeath;12515590 
lol there's more
like we all aren't jealous enough already

It's actually turning out to be a bigger update than originally planned, which is why it's taking a bit longer. Just finished putting things together, so update should be posted soon. New additions, new space, and etc.
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Very nice! I am jealous...

Good luck to your new family and your business!
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Wow, stunning office/mancave!
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After few months of working in the office, I realized something...

There was no really place to work on new builds, modify my current builds, work on client's PCs, or anything that is really dedicated for just working on stuff... Everytime a new build came up or anything that had to do with hardware, I was subjected to working on either the basement living room, pull out my utility tables, and basically making a mess of things until it got done, only to clean up and put away things, only to do it all over again...

To solve this issue, I took over a bay window area of the basement, which measures approximately 10x10, and decided to do a build area where all my tools and hardware could be centralized.

The requirements were the following...

1. Needed a good storage system to store hardware and tools.
2. Enough work surface to work on large PCs and servers.
3. Fairly tall enough for me to comfortably stand and work.
4. PC for quick reference and entertainment while building.
5. Monitor for installation of OS, diagnostic, and entertainment.

I came up with this. Enjoy the pics and description is below each photo.

There are more updates coming, but I just got done with this, and will be posting more updates later.












My big red cart. It's a mech cart typically used at auto repair places, but it's rather perfect thing to use for PC builds and repairs. I put all the parts on the lower tier, work on the PC sitting on the top, and just push it out of the way when I am done for the day. This actually doubles as a expanded workspace if I need it. Currently it holds my toolbox and powertools, along with bunch of hardware stickers I stuck on there at random.


It works great for holding small tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, tapes, etc. Office Depot, $59.


Basically, all the bins are dedicated for storage. All my hardware is still in my office closet, but few frequently used parts including sleeving are all stored in these grey bins.


I need a lighted surface for me to work on sleeving, soldering, disassembling, and etc. I bought a 20W Xeon spot lamp from Home Depot for this purpose. The shelf is from IKEA.


LG LED 23" HDTV/Monitor. I bought this for a project while back, and it never got used until now. It measures about 1" thick, which I think is the slimmest of the small TVs right now. I wish the res was full 1080p, but for this intended purpose, 720p is just fine. The extra VGA and HDMI/DVI cable is already run, so quick connection is all I need for it to be used as a diagnostic monitor.


I can't remember the last time I actually "watched" TV anymore... It's all on DVR, Netflix, and on my home network... I bought this AppleTV and have been waiting on an application, and decided to try it out here. When it's not being used as a monitor, I can catch up on some movies and shows streamed from Netflix, while working on a build.


Of course, what build are would be complete without a gaming rig? This used to be my HTPC until it got -ahem- replaced with a new build which I will post later with my office update. It's still the 4.4Ghz i3-530, Asus Maximus P55 (or whatever they call it now), GTX260 MSI Lightening, CMStacker Case. That's my oldie but a goodie Samsung 24" 245BW monitor.


That keyboard was a pain to track down, but it's a Cherry Mech Key with MXBlue switches.

That's it for now. Thanks for watching!
Edited by GoHigh - 2/25/11 at 9:42pm
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post #286 of 367
GOD DAMN IT! that is so beautiful! I'm so jealous

I am in process of decorating my flat, any info on the "red" paint you use?

Cheers!
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You do have some taste with colors Something that is hard to achieve when you integrate computers/technology into your room.
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You do have some taste with colors Something that is hard to achieve when you integrate computers/technology into your room.
I would love to take credit for it, but my wife actually is the better color coordinator between the two of us. Thanks.
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GOD DAMN IT! that is so beautiful! I'm so jealous

I am in process of decorating my flat, any info on the "red" paint you use?

Cheers!
It's red with a tint of orange I think? The lights are the kind that make it appear browner so it appears a little more orange than fluorescent lights would make it look.
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GOD DAMN IT! that is so beautiful! I'm so jealous

I am in process of decorating my flat, any info on the "red" paint you use?

Cheers!
The lights used do make it more warmer, but actually it's actually RUST color paint. I painted this when I first bought this house in 2003, so no details on exact color name, other than that it was Sherwin Williams paint. I will say though... While others who see the room at first do love the boldness, after staring at it for the past 8 years, it does kind of get tiring, especially the paint covers about 1200sq ft of the basement area.

I plan to redo the entire basement sometime soon (maybe another build log soon???) with a pool table, 65" Plasma or 80" Front Projection system, full bar/food area, etc. When I first built the basement out, it was a dedicated media room with a 65" HDTV and theater style seating, but since the marriage, it has been converted into a hangout area for friends and family.
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