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Need ideas for new computer desk-post your photo

Hey guys I am moving next month and would love some ideas how I can best utilize all my monitors and desk space once and for all. I have looked at computer desks but none suit me. Maybe the best thing is a plain L-shaped desk top with my monitors raised above one another. Any ideas would be appreciated! Where to buy it too. Seems you can't buy anything plain anymore.

If anybody wants to post a photo of their trading desk? It might help me and all of us out. I am tired of being cramped. I have 3 computers and would like enough space to fit 4-6 monitors.


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Hey longboat.

Well, first I'd recommend trying to see if you can rotate your monitors to portrait mode instead of landscape mode. But, finding a nice monitor stand that holds two or three monitors per stand that also supports portrait mode is about impossible. Also my monitors have buttons under the panel, which is no big deal in landscape mode, but in portrait mode it means they aren't flush.

So for now, I just took my stands off and have them rigged on my desk with some rubber pieces on the bottom to hold them in place. Works fine, I've had no problems, but I definitely want to find a professional stand. I only have three monitors, so six is going to require something creative.

Here is mine:
https://futures.io/trading_member/big-mike-albums-office-desk.html

You can see I have a standard desk, it's about 60" wide. I used to have a corner desk and L-shaped desk, but the way it was laid out the monitors went in the "corner" and that doesn't work well for LCD's, in my opinion, because they are too far back to be legible. So you end up moving them forward, losing the benefit of the L or corner (used to work fine for CRT's).

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Mike that is a nice setup though! Thanks for posting the photos. I only really need 3 that I can view easily. The others can be farther away or on the other part of the L-shape I guess for me anyway.
I like seeing others work desks though so keep them coming or uploading!
Thanks
Rob

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Try this set up

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Here's a few links on monitor stands:

http://www.mountsandmore.com/

http://www.anthro.com/cpage.aspx?pid=373

http://www.digitaltigers.com/zenview.asp?caller=header

http://www.ergomart.com/multi-lcd-mount/multi-lcd-mounts.htm

http://www.standsandmounts.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=5348

I'd like to have a nice photo showing my setup like Mike has, but for now, these are just stored in my "Favorites" folder til I'm ready to make the purchase. (Soon...)

Kirk

ps, Mike, what are the dimensions of your monitors? Looks great in portrait mode. Also are any multi-view or 3 stand alone systems?


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ps, Mike, what are the dimensions of your monitors? Looks great in portrait mode. Also are any multi-view or 3 stand alone systems?

Three Acer 22's, connected to (2) GeForce 9500GT's, all one system - my other systems are all headless, I connect to them from here.

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This is my setup

LordAlfa's trade journal: My hardware setup

3x 24"

1 Dell (centre)
2 NEC

ATI 3870X2 x2. I can fit up to 8 LCD panels. They are crossfired.

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Nice thanks for posting photos. It gives me more ideas.

Rob

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Apologies if this is a bit of a grave dig but it seemed like the appropriate place to post pics.

I'm always evolving my rig/desk setup but right now I'm pretty happy with it. It's actually a reasonably old rig (close to a couple of years) but it hasn't missed a beat and does all I ask of it. I might throw a quad core 9550 at the motherboard soon but it's more of an indulgence as it's not needed that much the way I use it.

Vital Spec's
2.4Ghz Dual COre
4Gb Ram
Dual Gigabyte 8600 GTS.
Gigabyte MB
3 x Samsung 226BW.

Also dual boots Ubuntu x64 8.04.3 which will become my main OS if I ever get NT running under wine. I have also had Windows 7 and Leopard running very nicely on this machine. At one stage it was actually quad boot Vista, Leopard, Ubuntu 9.04 and Window 7.

Also thinking about a TV tuner card to feed the spare video out and another screen but maybe a tuner card in the laptop is a better use of resources.

Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1520 and is the backup/on the road machine. I use Synergy to control the laptop when I'm at my desk and it usually has CNBC or Bloomberg web stream and a news feed on it.

After much hunting around, the desk is an Ikea Galant mash up and I tried many different chairs before settling on a relatively cheap Ikea Markus.

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Very nice Treggs. Just FYI, you can also share the pics in Community -> Albums (from the top drop down menu).

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