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Originally Posted by dean0 View Post

Updated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didn't see this post earlier. Just wanted to say nice Leap chair. I'm sure you love yours as much as I do.

post #7967 of 9357
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Originally Posted by smogsy View Post

 

 

I love the look of this set-up, very clean.

I need to post pictures of my new set-up!

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Some beautiful and original set-ups in this thread!

 

I'm lucky enough to work from home as a graphic designer, and music production is my hobby.

 

The room pictured below is my temporary office until a dedicated office and studio is finished this spring (very excited about that).

 

I stand while I work, after I realized that I was sitting pretty much all day for a good portion of my adult life aside from my normal exercise (work, then dinner, then some TV or gaming on my PC, then sleep). Then I read a study that showed bad it is for our bodies, since we weren't designed for it... I'm 41, and want to enjoy my life in good health as long as possible. If I fall when I'm 70, i want to be able to get up and dust myself off.

 

So after a lot of research and spit-takes when I saw the prices, I bought an Anthro Elevate desk, which is motorized to allow for infinite adjustability. This allows me to sit when I need to (since I have a trick knee that I'm in the process of rehabilitating) and stand the rest of the time.

 

Not cheap, and I got a bunch of optional add-ons, like an integrated power bar and cable tray, width extensions, a CPU rack for my Mac, etc --- the price of a very good DAC or amp, let's put it that way wink.gif --- but it's been a help to my health problems, and I don't feel like a zombie after I finish work.

 

Desk in it's sitting position:

 

 

 

Desk in it's standing position:

 

 

As far as gear, I have my 30" HP monitor on an articulated arm that is being fed by:

My work/music Mac Pro

- 2008 dual 3.2ghz Xeon quad cores, 32 gig RAM, all drive bays full and the empty optical bay hard drive mod applied.

and my gaming PC

i7 960 3.2ghz, Win 7 Pro 64, 6 gigs RAM, two Geforce 470s in SLI

 

Next to the right leg of the desk you can just make out the LEDs of 2 APC UPS batteries and the huge umbilical I have going for the power, monitor and data cables (I had to buy extra long DVI cables for the desk to be able to go all the way up and still have slack).

 

On the desktop to the right of the monitor is my old Focusrite Saffire Firewire audio interface (vertical silver box with a white face) that drives some actually OK sounding KRK Rockit 5" active near-field monitors. I recently got an RME Fireface and will be upgrading my monitors and adding a sub once the office remodel is done. L3000.gif

 

I also use the audio interface to drive my HiFIman HE400s when I'm mixing down my music, and I use a Titanium HD to drive them when I game on my PC.

 

I might get a desktop amp/DAC for giggles at some point... probably a Schiit Asgard 2 and Bifrost, since they'll match the look of my external backup hard drives perfectly (yeah, I'm a designer, I get weird about stuff like thatredface.gif).


Edited by KiruDub - 2/27/13 at 8:35am
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@KiruDub

 

Very nice. I need to get a desk so I can have a standing and sitting setup. smile.gif

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I'm just starting to get into HiFi audio so hopefully I'll be adding more higher quality audio components to the setup.  In fact, I just ordered my first Beyerdynamics (DT880 Pro 250ohms).  Hopefully the Xonar Xense will drive them.  I do love my PC350s for both music and games, but I do have to EQ them otherwise they sound a bit LoFi (even at the custom gain setting).
 
This rig was also featured in HardOCPs "upgrade of the day" - http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/11/15/h_reader_upgrade_day
 

 

Goodness, that is a beefy water cooler and radiator you have going in the case.  

post #7971 of 9357
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Originally Posted by jpongin View Post

I'm just starting to get into HiFi audio so hopefully I'll be adding more higher quality audio components to the setup.  In fact, I just ordered my first Beyerdynamics (DT880 Pro 250ohms).  Hopefully the Xonar Xense will drive them.  I do love my PC350s for both music and games, but I do have to EQ them otherwise they sound a bit LoFi (even at the custom gain setting).
 
This rig was also featured in HardOCPs "upgrade of the day" - http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/11/15/h_reader_upgrade_day
 


Are those rubber domes you're typing on?

post #7972 of 9357
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post


Are those rubber domes you're typing on?

For a keyboard that thin, probably scissor switches.

post #7973 of 9357

Hey KiruDub,

 

Where did you get the speakers stands you have on your desk?  I have been looking for something similar for quite some time and not been able to find anything.

post #7974 of 9357
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

For a keyboard that thin, probably scissor switches.


Makes more sense to have a nice mechanical especially when he already has a 4k rig.

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I've done a little upgrading since last semester biggrin.gif

Not pictured - dt770's and Odac and a whole mess of cables stemming from my usb hub

post #7976 of 9357
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

@KiruDub

 

Very nice. I need to get a desk so I can have a standing and sitting setup. smile.gif

Thanks! Yeah, I used to use an Ikea Galant desk for ages; the Anthro was $$, but then I realized I drop 4 - $5K on a workstation computer every 5 or so years without batting an eye, and this is a desk that'll last pretty much forever if I take care of it.

 

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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post

Hey KiruDub,

 

Where did you get the speakers stands you have on your desk?  I have been looking for something similar for quite some time and not been able to find anything.

Hey, the stands I have now were a "ground score" while I was walking by a dumpster at the apt complex I used to live at.redface.gif They're just MDF bookshelf speaker stands with the top platform taken off. Totally cheaply made, but... free.

 

Here's something similar, though: http://www.wood-tech.com/catalog/31/wc_seriesmdf_wood_with_black_finish

 

And these are stamnds I might look into once my office/studio is done: http://www.soundanchors.com/page14.html

 

 


Edited by KiruDub - 2/28/13 at 6:08am
post #7977 of 9357
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

Makes more sense to have a nice mechanical especially when he already has a 4k rig.
It could be argued that low profile scissor switches are actually better for gaming than a mechanical keyboard.

With both the scissor switches, and mechanical switches, travel to actuation is about 2mm, but with the mechanical keyboard, you have a further 2mm of travel to bottom out the keys. (and you do bottom out when gaming)

When you release the keys, there is effectively no travel on the scissor keyboard before the switch is reset, but with the mechanical keyboard there is 2mm of travel upwards before the switch is reset. And if you are using a light switch, or MX Blues, it's possible to lift your fingers, but not enough so that you are still pressing that key, even though you are not bottoming out. I found this to be especially problematic with the MX Blues, because their reset point is separate from their activation point:

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post #7978 of 9357
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Originally Posted by KiruDub View Post

 

 

Hey, the stands I have now were a "ground score" while I was walking by a dumpster at the apt complex I used to live at.redface.gif They're just MDF bookshelf speaker stands with the top platform taken off. Totally cheaply made, but... free.

 

Here's something similar, though: http://www.wood-tech.com/catalog/31/wc_seriesmdf_wood_with_black_finish

 

And these are stamnds I might look into once my office/studio is done: http://www.soundanchors.com/page14.html

 

 

Thanks :)

post #7979 of 9357
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

 

I've done a little upgrading since last semester biggrin.gif

Not pictured - dt770's and Odac and a whole mess of cables stemming from my usb hub

That QFR is begging you for a new set of keycaps biggrin.gif

post #7980 of 9357
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Originally Posted by KiruDub View Post

Thanks! Yeah, I used to use an Ikea Galant desk for ages; the Anthro was $$, but then I realized I drop 4 - $5K on a workstation computer every 5 or so years without batting an eye, and this is a desk that'll last pretty much forever if I take care of it.

Wondering if there's an IKEA hack I can do to get the Galant so it raises high enough to be used as a standing desk...tongue.gif

 

Unfortunately I don't have that much money to spend, maybe after I finish high school, finish college, and then get a good paying job.

 

But for now, I'll need to find some alternative.

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