Page 1 of 2
1
2
LastLast
  1. #1

    Question Best desk for Multi-Monitor setup...

    So, I need a new desk for my monitors. I tried picking one up at Big Lots (big mistake) and let's just say I have concerns about putting almost 100lbs worth of monitors on top of the thing. I'm thinking a solid slab door from Home Depot and a couple of filing cabinets from Office Depot should get the job done although that might be a bit tacky. I looked around locally and I don't see any plain and solid looking computer desks. Thoughts?

    Proud Officer of Gwen Stefani on the Blackhand-US Realm

  2. #2
    Field Marshal Hozar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    R'lyeh
    Posts
    51
    Depending on your woodcutting skillz, best option is to make it yourself, as you make the perfect fit

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Hozar View Post
    Depending on your woodcutting skillz, best option is to make it yourself, as you make the perfect fit
    Honestly this is your best bet.

    I had an old butcherblock table that was sitting in the garage for 3-4years, i just trimmed it up a bit and wah lah. Computer table.

  4. #4
    Fluffy Kitten llDemonll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    6,582
    Quote Originally Posted by spacechicken_bh View Post
    So, I need a new desk for my monitors. I tried picking one up at Big Lots (big mistake) and let's just say I have concerns about putting almost 100lbs worth of monitors on top of the thing. I'm thinking a solid slab door from Home Depot and a couple of filing cabinets from Office Depot should get the job done although that might be a bit tacky. I looked around locally and I don't see any plain and solid looking computer desks. Thoughts?
    Upgrade from CRT monitors and this wouldn't be an issue...
    "I'm glad you play better than you read/post on forums." -Ninety
    BF3 Profile | Steam Profile | Assemble a Computer in 9.75 Steps! | Video Rendering Done Right

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    Upgrade from CRT monitors and this wouldn't be an issue...
    Off topic but yeah I was thinking the same =/

    On topic - Make it yourself, get it to fit perfectly with your set up, probably cheaper (by the sounds your trying to keep it cheap) and can make it look really cool. Just make sure you sand the edges so you dont end up in A&E when you down Ragnaros HC, celebrate and flail your arms about


  6. #6
    We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
    Last edited by Jaqera; 2014-07-29 at 06:21 PM.

  7. #7
    Pretty much the best desk ever

    ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111123

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Lohth View Post
    Pretty much the best desk ever

    ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111123
    I think i would destroy my my shins on that desk

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooliecoolie View Post
    That desk looks pretty tiny. I mean they don't even use a mouse for their computer!

    I think a regular 4" or 6" fold up table is amazing for computers. Just make sure it's decent quality so it can hold up the weight

  10. #10
    You likely can't find these anymore, I got mine from Craigslist. The manufacturer has gone out of business. But I have 30", 20", 19" monitors, my Deksnote, and the desktop listed below(it's rather large) all on it, with space to spare. I could probably fit another normal tower and another 30" monitor with ease.

    http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/o...-maple-reviews

    EDIT: In fact when I finally get working again, i'm planning on building another machine, and would likely get another 30" for it.
    EVGA Classified SR-2 | Intel Xeon X5680 x 2 | Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6 x 2GB | XFX HD5970 x 2
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Server NIC | ASUS Xonar DX | Corsair AX1200 | Corsair TX750
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB | WD Velociraptor 300GB x 2 | Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB
    EK-FB SR2 - Acetal+Nickel | EK-Supreme HF - Acetal x 2 | EK-FC5970 Acetal x 2
    Thermochill TA120.4 x 3 | Thermochill TA120.3 | Swiftech MCP655 x 2

  11. #11
    http://www.staples.com/OSP-Design-Ha...duct_SS1048872
    is what I roll with.. dunno what size your monitors are though, so this may or may not be good enough for ya.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/imag0087r.jpg/

  12. #12
    Ah, yeah, I'm going to be setting up x3 Dell U3011 (30") displays and they are decently heavy for being monitors. My handyman ability is unfortunately quite low so the easier the build, the better. I was just at Home Depot checking out some slab doors, like this one in particular. If the wood staining isn't too difficult to do I think this may be the way I'll go.

    I like the corner desk idea though... I'll do so more looking around locally tomorrow to see if I find anything that I like. Thanks for the input everyone!

    Proud Officer of Gwen Stefani on the Blackhand-US Realm

  13. #13

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinky View Post
    Holy crap that's pretty...

    Proud Officer of Gwen Stefani on the Blackhand-US Realm

  15. #15
    Yeah, if you can find one like mine, they work well. I also have 2 5ft Surge Strips on the support board on each side, ie that board that runs under the wings. I also have cable clips running above the strips, both on the front and back. Once i'm done, you'll see little to no cabling unless you look. I should be done getting it all tidied up sometime today too, can take a photo if you want. I have a Dell U3011 in the middle so you can see just how large it is.

    ---------- Post added 2011-05-13 at 11:02 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinky View Post
    Eh, while I don't doubt the wire is strong enough, I'd dislike breezes or other random crap moving my monitors around.
    Last edited by ispano; 2011-05-13 at 11:03 PM.
    EVGA Classified SR-2 | Intel Xeon X5680 x 2 | Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6 x 2GB | XFX HD5970 x 2
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Server NIC | ASUS Xonar DX | Corsair AX1200 | Corsair TX750
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB | WD Velociraptor 300GB x 2 | Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB
    EK-FB SR2 - Acetal+Nickel | EK-Supreme HF - Acetal x 2 | EK-FC5970 Acetal x 2
    Thermochill TA120.4 x 3 | Thermochill TA120.3 | Swiftech MCP655 x 2

  16. #16
    Yes please do, I would be interested to see how it looks on that desk.

    Proud Officer of Gwen Stefani on the Blackhand-US Realm

  17. #17
    As others have said, build it yourself! Inch thick MDF properly supported with 1x2 inch battoning will do fine. Paint, lacquer and polish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toator View Post
    Honestly this is your best bet.

    I had an old butcherblock table that was sitting in the garage for 3-4years, i just trimmed it up a bit and wah lah. Computer table.
    /shudder

  18. #18
    Took me longer than expected to get that all cleaned up, but here it is.

    http://ispano.mine.nu/files/Desk.jpg

    EDIT: Cable guy is here so it might not be available intermittently.
    Last edited by ispano; 2011-05-16 at 05:16 AM.
    EVGA Classified SR-2 | Intel Xeon X5680 x 2 | Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6 x 2GB | XFX HD5970 x 2
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Server NIC | ASUS Xonar DX | Corsair AX1200 | Corsair TX750
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB | WD Velociraptor 300GB x 2 | Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB
    EK-FB SR2 - Acetal+Nickel | EK-Supreme HF - Acetal x 2 | EK-FC5970 Acetal x 2
    Thermochill TA120.4 x 3 | Thermochill TA120.3 | Swiftech MCP655 x 2

  19. #19
    Thanks again for the input everyone! I ended up grabbing a L-shaped desk from OfficeMax and putting it together myself in the end. Here's a pic...



    I don't have it in SLI Surround for gaming yet because I need to grab a DisplayPort cable from Microcenter tomorrow morning. The desk is fairly sturdy and only took me about a hour and 1/2 to do. I recommend it if any of you happen to be looking for a multi-monitor desk solution. It's the Brenton Studio Zaida Collection desk...
    Last edited by spacechicken_bh; 2011-05-16 at 03:50 AM.

    Proud Officer of Gwen Stefani on the Blackhand-US Realm

  20. #20
    Damn that thing is tiny compared to mine. On that note, I fixed the link in my previous post >.>
    EVGA Classified SR-2 | Intel Xeon X5680 x 2 | Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6 x 2GB | XFX HD5970 x 2
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Server NIC | ASUS Xonar DX | Corsair AX1200 | Corsair TX750
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB | WD Velociraptor 300GB x 2 | Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB
    EK-FB SR2 - Acetal+Nickel | EK-Supreme HF - Acetal x 2 | EK-FC5970 Acetal x 2
    Thermochill TA120.4 x 3 | Thermochill TA120.3 | Swiftech MCP655 x 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •