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Where are you sat?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by Mr_Taz_UK, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    Well...this is the safety valve :p

    I'm afraid I agree with that. Besides, i'm becoming unimpressed with the Raptors as of late. Don't get me wrong. It's better than most mechanical drives. But I think the WD1001FALS was comparable. Maybe even better in some ways. I do want to switch my OS drive though to a SSD. First one I deem capable of good longevity, and high performance, while saving money, will force my hand ;)
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    In terms of continuous throughput you're right, but the concept of the Raptor is an outdated one, before drives like the Caviar Black came about. A mere 3 years or so ago, Raptors simply decimated anything else.
     
  3. Mr_Taz_UK

    Mr_Taz_UK Regular member

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    Greetings!

    Well, It's been over five years now since I started this thread, and I have finally got round to sorting out where we're sat! It looks a lot different now. Check out the first post to see what it used to be like (shudder)

    here's a pic of the new set up.

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  4. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    Quite an improvement!
     
  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Haha, what I would give to have a proper desk like that!
     
  6. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    I could make use of a desk like that. My current one is 6ft long, and 3 ft depth, and 28 inches tall. Unless I'm mistaken, mine is small by comparison. Though mine is fit for a college professor/teacher :p You could set an engine block on it. Best 20$ I've ever spent :D
     
  7. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    I don't even think this desk is 2 feet deep. My 3008WFP's stand and my keyboard fill its depth in entirity :S
     
  8. bigwill68

    bigwill68 Guest

    My Question is how far is that across ? and how deep in is that ? that's a countertop setup that easy can be done to any bedroom or den area
     
  9. Mr_Taz_UK

    Mr_Taz_UK Regular member

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    Hi bigwill68,

    It has been built using a standard Kitchen worktop. We chose a matt finish to avoid having it covered in scratches / fingermarks etc.

    The worktop is approx 3 metres long and 620cm deep. It has a 70mm stainless steel leg in the centre to support the weight of the front of the worktop.

    There are five doors under the worktop that give access to a 10cm deep false wall. This is where all the cables etc are hidden. Five holes in the worktop line up with the centre of each door and make cable running tidy and easy. Each door also has a hole in the front to let the cables out to the tower units. Black doors and black hole inserts make these invisible :) There are also four mains power sockets hidden in the false wall.

    On the right you can just see the black cable of the modem feed. I hadn't got round to cutting the cable trunking for it when this was taken :-\ There is also a network cable running back out of that hole and under the floor into the living room where our PS3 lives.

    The frame and false wall / doors were custom built entirely from MDF. The best paint finish on the MDF is achieved using a decent quality silk emulsion. Don't buy the expensive MDF paint, it's a nightmare to work with. 3 coats of silk emulsion is fine. remember to paint both sides of the MDF to seal it and prevent bowing ;)

    I cant tell you how much it cost as we did a lot of building in the house at the same time. But I can tell you that the desk was built in less than 2 days start to finish.

    Good luck :)
     
  10. bigwill68

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    Impressive! Mr_Taz_UK. I may have to get one of my customer to build me one.I work around Buildind Materials myself and deliver them another words wood products and etc...Where. I work. I may can get it done for a lesser cost
    http://distributor-service.com/
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    bigwill, fix your sig as out of spec.
     
  12. Mr_Taz_UK

    Mr_Taz_UK Regular member

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    To make my post a little more interesting, here are pics of the work in that area being done :)

    empty space
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    framework and doors are in place
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    this is where I will hide the cables
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    The work top has arrived :)
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    It fits!!
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    Doors and frame painted to match the room
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    The finished workspace :)
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    lets hope this thread wakes up again. I love to see where people have set up their window on the world :)
     
  13. greensman

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    That's bloody nice Taz!!!
     
  14. omegaman7

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    LOL! What he said :)

    Seriously though, very nice job man. I envy you. Such a thing is not possible for me at this time. Perhaps if I was bill gates right hand man, then I could get $h!t done ;) So many ideas, so little money. Story of my life. I'll get over it :p
     
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    Beam me up Tazzy. That awesome.
     
  16. Domreis

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    Hey everyone! It has sure been awhile! Taz, I am very impressed. I figured I would upload my new downgraded workspace, I guess that is what happens when you move into a college dorm.

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    Specs:

    Mac Pro:
    8 Core Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz
    12GB 1066 DDR3 Ram
    256GB OWC Mercury Boot SSD
    3 1TB Western Digital Black HDDs
    ATI Radeon HD 5870
    Connected Displays: Dell Ultrasharp 27" U2711 & DeLL Professional 24" P2411H
    Trippe Lite Smart Pro UPS w/ Line Protection

    MacBook Pro:
    2.66 GHz Intel Core i7
    8GB 1067 DDR3 Ram
    Dual 256GB OWC Mercury Pro SSDs (No optical Drive)
    Intel HD Graphics
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M w/ 512MB
     
  17. greensman

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    Pretty nice setup for a college student there Dom. ;)
     
  18. Domreis

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    Yeah, I guess working almost everyday since the day I turned 16 payed off.
     
  19. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    except for your spelling of payed when it is paid.
     
  20. greensman

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    yeh.. it seems dat college ed-u-ma-cation is working nicely... LOL
     

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