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post #41 of 367
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Mini UPDATE...

I went to Sam's today to look at the different floors, and I decided to go with the lighter one...

On the picture, it seemed that the darker wood would be more classy, but in real life, the lighter wood had a nice soft glow to it that I think will work nicely with the harsh lighting...
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Good choice on the lighter wood, I was thinking the same thing

I think wood floors will be nice, you'll be able to roll around to different workstations without getting up! I'd love to have a room with tons of computers and wall-mounted LCDs all over the place
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
hmm darker wood, or a nice lovely carpet, becasue if its in your house, the wood might get cold in the winter, and if you spend 10 hours a day, might make sense
Yea... Temperature might have been an issue if I wasn't using the space as my office, but with 6 PCs, let's just say I don't need a space heater during winter...

In fact, I have to run a window AC unit year round to keep the temps below 70F.

Thanks.
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UPDATE:

So, finally had some time to break down the office today with some help from my wife and a friend.









The old desk and bookshelves are being donated to someone else... I hope. I do have some storage, but I really don't want to move it. I hope someone can make good use out of it...

I must have had about 3 miles worth of cabling in there, and whole bunch of wireties which had to be undone, on top of what looks like a warehouse full of hardware... I put it all into my spare bedroom for now... I literally don't have any room to move in there at all... HOW THE HECK DID I HAVE THAT MUCH STUFF IN THERE???







I did HAVE to have a temporary workstation though, since the project will take about 2 weeks to complete. So, I set this up in my downstairs media room.


My Swiss Army Knife Computer... The DO-IT-ALL...


My other i7 rig... Workhorse...


My server... The overkill NAS...


My new desks and bookshelves...

I am getting pretty comfortable here in my new setup. You never realize how loud your rig is until you move it to a really quiet room in the house...

My wife is pretty understanding about the mess of wires and hardware. I don't think she is going to have anyone over for awhile, but at least when she watches TV, we can at least be in the same room for a change.

Tomorrow morning, my electrician is coming to install the new outlets in the room. 3 dedicated 15AMP breakers should provide the room with extra 6000W of power capacity.

You might ask... "HOW MUCH IS YOUR POWER BILL A MONTH?"

Well... Currently, my power bill during hot summer days is about $400 a month. During winter, it's drops to about $300... My home is 6000SQ/FT so, heating and cooling costs are pretty astronomical. I do anticipate a slight increase though in my next power bill, since my working has increased from about 6 to 8 hours a day, to about 10 to 12 hours.

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my powerbill is double that and i have 1800 sq ft lol
    
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post #46 of 367
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my powerbill is double that and i have 1800 sq ft lol
Here in TN, we have a US GOV agency called TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority). They use the TN River to generate electricity via series of dams, which supplies the power to TN. It also has few nuclear plants they have been working on as well around different parts of TN.

Here in TN though, we are not a huge industrial state, so we have a lot of power left over, which we sell to surrounding states in southeast.

That means CHEAP POWER for us here in TN though... Especially here in Chattanooga.

For instance, the AVG price per KW in NY is around 17 cents...

Here in TN, about 8 cents...
Edited by GoHigh - 3/12/10 at 9:04pm
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post #47 of 367
My power bill is about the same as yours GoHigh. Though my house is like 3800sq ft or something. ~1700sq ft per floor. I don't know lol.

Nice room so far. Mind having a yard sale for the OCN members XD.
    
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My dad pays $700 a month I think. Used to be nearly 1k until we got a new AC. Not sure what our Square footage is but We have a pretty big 1 story house. 6 bed 3.5 baths. But WOW you have a lot of stuff!
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that looks real great, and it will be a nice change and fun project!

what part of TN are you in ?
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that looks real great, and it will be a nice change and fun project!

what part of TN are you in ?
Chattanooga, TN...
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