Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Computer Room / Office › Galant.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Galant.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey all, I've been looking for a new desk for awhile, seeing as my last desk from a year ago, which was bought on a whim has shown poor build quality, shakiness while moving my mouse in a circular motion, and overall uncomfyness.

I've been looking at this model of the Galant http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19852113

and would like to hear opinions about the Galant series from IKEA. Specifically this model. Is it sturdy? A or T legs? Which surface attracts the less dust, etc? Also difficulty to assemble.
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
I actually have this desk, many people degrade it for some reason but I really like it. I have the A style legs since there is an option of getting them in shiny silver/chrome which looks very nice, and yes they are very sturdy (also height adjustable on each). Plus it has the option of adding a drawer if you need it.

Its very customizable length wise as you choose how many panels to go with. I have the dark/chocolate wood color, dust and other particles are visible on this one so I have to clean it frequently.

In terms of assembly I did it myself, just assemble the frame first upside down on the ground, then flip it without the wooden panels and then mount the panels from underneath while on the ground. Took me less than two hours overall.

If you do everything on the ground as they say in the manual you will need a 2nd person to help you flip the entire thing.
The Web Surfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2X4GB G-Skill DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crucial m4 128gb, Seagate 1TB Antec Kuhler 920 Samsung 32" 1080p LCD CM Storm QuickFire TK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 CM HAF 932 ROCCAT Kone XTD ROCCAT Taito 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
The Web Surfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2X4GB G-Skill DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crucial m4 128gb, Seagate 1TB Antec Kuhler 920 Samsung 32" 1080p LCD CM Storm QuickFire TK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 CM HAF 932 ROCCAT Kone XTD ROCCAT Taito 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
If you recommend it, I'll see about going with the straight 63" version then! What did you mean customizable length? If I can get that down three to four inches that would be great!

Which would be a better choice in your opinion? A or T legs? Not worrying about aesthetics of course.
Edited by Dealth0072 - 12/22/10 at 6:32pm
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
By customizable length I meant you can add on panels on the sides to extend the desk. I made mine into a corner desk with two half moon panels on each side to extend it. There are squared panels for extensions, with additional leg mounts as well, overall you can make it any length you want.

Notice the half moon extension in the pic + two extra legs:



This one has the squared added on for example:



Once you go to the show room the will have a variety of extension panels, you get the base and then whatever mods you want.

In regards to the legs, I went for the A type not only because of looks but also due to the extra space they seem to provide. You could slide a garbage bin or maybe a small pc case in between etc. The other type pretty much cuts off the floor space entirely.
The Web Surfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2X4GB G-Skill DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crucial m4 128gb, Seagate 1TB Antec Kuhler 920 Samsung 32" 1080p LCD CM Storm QuickFire TK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 CM HAF 932 ROCCAT Kone XTD ROCCAT Taito 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
The Web Surfer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2X4GB G-Skill DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Crucial m4 128gb, Seagate 1TB Antec Kuhler 920 Samsung 32" 1080p LCD CM Storm QuickFire TK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 CM HAF 932 ROCCAT Kone XTD ROCCAT Taito 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I'll be ordering online though haha.

Either the 47 or 63 inch straight version I'll be getting with A legs and probably beech wood.
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
It would be willing to stand the force of a mid tower case such as the one in my signature yeah?
Edited by Dealth0072 - 12/27/10 at 5:57am
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Full of Glitches
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.7GHz BIOSTAR TA890FXE GIGABYTE GTX 460 1GB 4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Eco 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HP Windows 7 Ultimate HP w2408h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 XFX 650W Black Edition Lancool PC-K62 Steelseries Xai 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dealth0072 View Post
It would be willing to stand the force of a mid tower case such as the one in my signature yeah?
Yes it will.. I just got a Galant and love it. Hopefully you will to!
Tu-100
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k Asrock B75M-ITX EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC G.Skill Ripjaw X  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
SSD - Sandisk Seagate Baracuda Windows 10/Arch SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W 
Case
Lian Li Tu-100B 
  hide details  
Reply
Tu-100
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570k Asrock B75M-ITX EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC G.Skill Ripjaw X  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
SSD - Sandisk Seagate Baracuda Windows 10/Arch SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W 
Case
Lian Li Tu-100B 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Room / Office
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Computer Room / Office › Galant.