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Show us your Workstations! - 2012 Edition


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#16 Zimmyantz

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 15:28

you zip tied 400 times, that's dedication!


#17 Elroc

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 22:12

Hi, I just finished my new computer desk and thought you might be interested. I have been lurking on the boards for a while but decided to register to show off my new toy.


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There are a few more pics of it here http://imgur.com/a/dMwCO

Cheers.

#18 RevolverPanther

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 22:16

Hi, I just finished my new computer desk and thought you might be interested. I have been lurking on the boards for a while but decided to register to show off my new toy.


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There are a few more pics of it here http://imgur.com/a/dMwCO

Cheers.


Sir Stephen hawkeys new chair?

#19 Pam14160

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 22:36

It's... it's beautiful... What monitor or TV is that middle display?

Mitsublishi 40" HDTV. . .sweet. Use it as the main screen.

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Another who likes a glass desk.

#20 Motoko.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 22:54

Sir Stephen hawkeys new chair?

He needs a built in toilet.

#21 Elroc

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 23:11

wow you designed that?
how much did it cost in total? if you built that yourself you could probably become a very wealthy man by making and selling them.


It is hard to say what it cost me, I got the steel for free and the chair for free from work as they were throwing them out but I had to buy a lot of tools to finish the job and paint, consumables etc so I would estimate about $1500 but almost none of it is on the actual desk.

I really don't think there would be a market for something like this, it was just something to make while I taught myself to weld (I work in IT). The chair is very heavy and although I have a design in my head for a more refined version that is also made of wood, I won't have the time to make it for a while as I have other projects that need tending to.

I have a playlist of videos I made during the build, you can see how it started out as a really terrible idea and evolved to something better. http://www.youtube.c...4BF16ECBAF8F4F6


Cheers.

#22 Titoist

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:19

Sorry for not providing the full workstation, but I am organizing it after building my beast.

My beast is finally built and tweaked the way I like it.

Specs:
- Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz (Automatic Overclocked to 4.5GHz)
- 8GB Patriot Sector 5 1600MHz RAM
- MSI ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 Twin Frozr III
- ASUS P8P67 LE Rev 3.0
- Corsair TX 650W Gold Power Rating
- CoolerMaster HAF+

The build gives an awesome experience;
- Starcraft 2 - 120FPS
- Battlefield 3 - 68FPS
- Star Wars: The Old Republic - 98FPS
- Diablo 3: IS GOING TO BE AWESOMEE!!!!!!

For those interested in building this, these are all TigerDirect.ca components at $960 + tax.

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#23 neoraptor

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 22:12

@Titoist - I can't understand people spending so much on components and still using the inefficient and noisy stock cooler.

#24 Titoist

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 00:03

This stock cooler is very impressive actually. It doesn't make noise. System is very quiet and the only noise is the 200mm fan at the top. This cooler was able to run Battlefield 3 at 4.3Ghz at 41C degrees. My buddy has the same i5 2500k with liquid cooling and he is getting about 40C on his for BF3 at 4.3Ghz.

#25 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 00:08

@Titoist

+100 for an impressive looking build.

-50 for the IDE cable. ;)

#26 inferniac

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 00:31

This stock cooler is very impressive actually. It doesn't make noise. System is very quiet and the only noise is the 200mm fan at the top. This cooler was able to run Battlefield 3 at 4.3Ghz at 41C degrees. My buddy has the same i5 2500k with liquid cooling and he is getting about 40C on his for BF3 at 4.3Ghz.


Yep, nothing wrong with intel stock coolers.

#27 +SharpGreen

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 00:57

This stock cooler is very impressive actually. It doesn't make noise. System is very quiet and the only noise is the 200mm fan at the top. This cooler was able to run Battlefield 3 at 4.3Ghz at 41C degrees. My buddy has the same i5 2500k with liquid cooling and he is getting about 40C on his for BF3 at 4.3Ghz.

Ha, trying using a 3rd party cooler, then come back and tell it doesn't make noise. The stock intel fan I got with my first gen i7, was the noisiest part of the whole system. That stupid thing had a really annoying high pitched whine to it. Then it started acting up, and was replaced by zalman model (that completely dwarfs it btw), that is nearly silent.

#28 Arceles

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:17

Why not.

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#29 Titoist

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:39

Ha, trying using a 3rd party cooler, then come back and tell it doesn't make noise. The stock intel fan I got with my first gen i7, was the noisiest part of the whole system. That stupid thing had a really annoying high pitched whine to it. Then it started acting up, and was replaced by zalman model (that completely dwarfs it btw), that is nearly silent.


Hmm... mine does have a high-pitched whine and I thought it was the i5. I will try another one when I have money.

@Titoist

+100 for an impressive looking build.

-50 for the IDE cable. ;)


The IDE cable only connects the DVD Drive. I barely use it anyway. Only to install windows :p.

#30 marc2003

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 13:42

mmm cables :p

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