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Finally, we're stable and in school. It's time to have some nice things for our hard work over the past years. After many threads of education and planning (its been a looong time since I've been current with tech) it is finally time to start ordering. I have one week to go until I receive my loans and I'm glad I had to wait else I'd waste it on something absurd and be stuck with my folding table and terrible chair. I believe this whole package will be very satisfying for years to come and be a foundation in which I'll keep and build upon.

This thread is to serve myself for the hours spent planning, my wife to show her my dedication, and to you for it may provide inspiration. I'm going to take many pictures and upload video so you can share my excitement. It's going to be a fun time!

.lanned Build:.

Furniture

This is the desk I found which I like. I tried to find a Ikea Galant but shipping was more than the desk cost. Some suggested I build a desk but I'm not too handy and a door with some legs wouldn't make me feel proud.



Note the desk is completely modular and I plan to use the corner piece plus a return on each side. I'd place my PC under the desk while being able to use the left side for printer and gadgets and the right as a study surface.

I found a very comfortable chair that isn't overly expensive. I'm using a used leather chair form the 1980's that has lost it's fluff and is very uncomfortable.



Although a monitor stand is quite pricey I could really use the wasted space under the stock monitor stands plus portrait mode isn't available stock. The stand easily adjusts so I can go from landscape gaming mode to programming portrait mode in a snap.



I have a bookshelf and some steel racks and other things I'll augment my office area with. Luciky we are moving right around the end of the month to a 3 bedroom 2 story townhouse which beats the socks off the one bedroom we are in now. I'll have a dedicated office, woot!

Furniture cost: $898

.:Computer build:.

I tried to keep my budget under control. Price/performance is utterly hard when you take into effect time, as I will have this setup for at least a year or two without upgrades. I only owe it to my wife to give her all of my money for awhile as I'm the stay at home dad while shes a student and works. The cost of dependable (safe) childcare would cost almost as much as I could make between my school schedule so it's almost worthless unless I work 3rd shift. School is too important to take risks.

Parts to buy

Corsair 600T
Corsair HX850
Asus p8p67 Pro
2x Asus 6970s
3x 23.6 Asus LED monitors
2x Powercolor MDP to DVI-D ACTIVE adapters
Intel i7-2600k
Noctuca NH-D14
16GB Gskill Ripjaws X 1.5V 1600 ram
4x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3
2x Asus DVD/CD burner
3x Link Depot 10ft DVI-D male to female cables
4x assorted length SATA cables
Creative INSPIRE T6160 5.1 Speakers
CyberPower 1500VA 900W UPS
ASUS RT-N16 802.11B/G/N router with DD-WRT support
D-Link PCI Express Xtreme Desktop Adapter
Canon PIXMA MX870 Wireless printer with duplex auto doc feeder and duplex print
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
X-Trac Pro Mouse Pad

Parts I have
1TB Samsung 5400RPM SATA HDD
Kingston 64GB V SSD
Logitech G9x mouse

Price+Performance+Time of 2 years. I believe I have chosen every component to the best of my ability while balancing these three factors while staying ($36) under my budget.

Computer cost: $3529

Total build cost: $4427 Includes all shipping and applicable taxes.

This thread will be updated as the build takes place.
Edited by zorrobyte - 1/24/11 at 11:49pm
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Reserved for Pictures/Video

Renderings to scale





So sick of this setup


Edited by zorrobyte - 1/25/11 at 2:10pm
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post #3 of 13
My suggestion..

Get beefier fans. And use a controller to slow them down / turn them off when not needed.

it will help you OC more and stretch your dollar

other then that.

Have you considered incorporating the PC into the desk?
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post #4 of 13
why 2 mini display port adapters
also if there not active i dont believe they will work you can also switch to nec displays that have the disply port plug
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002554
    
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I have thought about sitting it under the right/left return on a cart with wheels to keep it off the carpeted floor and out of the way of my legs. There is a dedicated shelf under the corner piece that the computer may sit on but makes it inconvenient to retrieve for maintenance. I plan to put my UPS and slack wire there. I don't want to set it on the desk to conserve space.

What exactly would you suggest?

As for the fans I can add two 120s to replace the top fan and the 600t has a fan controller built in already.
Edited by zorrobyte - 1/24/11 at 11:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettogeddy View Post
why 2 mini display port adapters
also if there not active i dont believe they will work you can also switch to nec displays that have the disply port plug
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002554
I can be happy with my $189 monitors with two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815309008 which I'm told will work just fine at my resolution. I'm really close to budget as it is, unless those adapters won't work. I've been careful to check my DVI cables and extenders so it'll all fit physically.
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Wow best of luck man, this looks like it will be super sweeeeet.

Nice on the gear selection too. Great all the way, it is really cool you can reward your self with stuff like this every once in a while. You will have a beefy computer room!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zorrobyte View Post
What exactly would you suggest?
You build a box and attach it to the bottom of the desktop

cut a hole on the desktop to reveal the components. Cover it with glass.

See what i mean?
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Ah that seems like a really awesome idea and I could save money on a case. The only downside is loosing my desk warranty and I can't easily take it to LANs. We are also going to move a few times once we transfer schools and I'd hate to break parts while moving it around. I will +rep for your fan suggestion but for now I may just keep it in a case.
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post #10 of 13
You will probably spend more money making the box then buying a case but its very stylish and will use a lot of otherwise unused space.
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