Description

I set out to build an affordable home office computer. Although it was expected, the only issue I have is the lack of clearance for the side USB ports. A USB hub on the desk solves that problem.

The cabinet fan's work very well. The cabinet has remained under 85 degrees.

Update You guys were right...getting the monitors up off of the desk made a huge improvement.

The SIIG desktop stand works well. Swinging the monitors too far toward me caused the stand to tip. A couple screws in the rear of the base provides all the security I need. The wire management of the stand is awesome! It has plenty of clips. The power cords for the monitors were too short to reach the UPS as they have a one-piece power cord (no separate PSU brick). This turned out to be a good thing because I was forced to mount my UPS on the back of the desk which freed up the shelf in desk offering a much cleaner appearance.

I finally have the monitors setup properly. I sent the three desktop monitors back and picked out monitors with VESA mounts at my local electronics retailer. After returning home, I quickly unboxed the reflective trio of beauty by ASUS only to find a smooth back panel without screw holes. Later I discovered the store had the wrong model on display. It worked out in my favor in the form of a discount...but I don't know that the discount outweighed the loss of time.

I can safely say, the battle for desk space has turned drastically in my favor. The added benefit of how easily the monitors move and stay in place is amazing. I leave one rotated most of the time for reading.

It may take a while to get it properly adjusted for gaming to have the bezel's perfectly lined up. I leave spaces between mine because I use them as separate desktops.

Overall, I am very happy with the way this build turned out. The PC is plenty fast enough to stream video on one monitor, work an Excel spreadsheet in another, all while having a ton of Chrome tabs open. My new minimum monitor size is 24" (23.6" actual).

Info

The desk is 59.5" wide.

I have a Gaming PC that can handle CPU/GPU intensive task's.

Ignore the incompatibilities. They are due to the fan controller and case fans I used to ventilate the cabinet "1 additional external 5.25" drive bay is needed." "Kingwin FPX-001 Fan Controller and Thermaltake Suppressor F1 Mini ITX Desktop Case are not compatible."

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would add a triple monitor stand for a cleaner look and I think that's it! Nice little setup.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

hey there. i updated the parts list with the new monitors and desk stand for the monitors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing doesn't it? Really cleans up an already clean setup. Nice job man.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

just looked...there is no vesa mount on these monitors.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like those monitors? im debating between 2 of those or a single 144hz asus mg248q

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like them. I just leaned over the top...there is no vesa mount lol. Just a heads up.

The only thing I dislike about the monitors is I had trouble getting them to line up. After a little pushing and pulling, they are fine. But they did not just slide on the stand and line up perfectly.

I don't think it is fair to compare a single monitor to multiple monitors. Monitor needs depend on your computer use.

At the angle in the pictures, the monitors are about 58" wide. For reference, the desk is 59.5" wide.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

3 monitors with Pentium's iGPU? My god! That's insane +111

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol. Thanks

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, affordable lol. I didn't want to use an expensive CPU or GPU. Nearly half of the total cost is monitors & the battery backup.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Those little things? Lol

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The other things to look at as well with his cost is that he included cabinet fans, a UPS, speakers, headphones, and 3 monitors @ about $580 total. Not all builders have them in their lists.

Overall, the cost of the PC itself is about $460; which is pretty standard.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering the base cost of just the components needed for a working computer is less than $300... not bad. He has multiple hard drives, monitors, headset, UPS, Speakers and his cabinet fan setup included in this price, which most don't include when comparing build prices.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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