What can I improve about my setup?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by mistersprinkles, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Intel_man

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    Yea unfortunately that's normally the case as it depends on how much room you have to work with, what you want to do visually in certain angles. A lot of that's quite hard to visualize over words and even photos.

    If you are planning on mounting the powerbrick on the side/back of the table somewhere, you could try using the 3m mounting tape (double sided stuff of course). That adhesive is very strong.

    You could even fabricate rigid metal piping to fit your needs with the use of electrical elbow boxes and what not. But that's really a lot of work and custom work. Nothing off the shelf of course.
     
  2. _Glitch

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    About those lamps. You can get some very cool LED lamps with USB charging and even wireless charging for your phone.
    I also found some with docking for devices like the apple watch. You can get them fairly cheap on sites like amazon.
    Might be picking this one up myself: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FHCZFLO/ref=psdc_1063292_t3_B00NSWLD44
     
  3. mistersprinkles

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    Sorry, I don't like that lamp.
     
  4. eli573

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    Plug in a few more surge protectors and 3-way adapters, and when there is a few sparks and you blow a breaker, plug in at least 15 more. Seriously though, try to find a way to use zip ties or parts of tubing like previously mentioned, that was a good idea. I'd get a desk lamp that hangs over a small work space, and other stuff for desk work, but that's just me, as I only have one desk. For stuff that trails from underneath the desk, if you ever chose to put your computer underneath your desk, stuff like headphones, or USB mice, or other stuff with reasonably thin cords, you could do something involving binder clips or something along those lines.
     
  5. mistersprinkles

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    How would I use binder clips can you explain?
     
  6. Intel_man

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    Something along the lines of this. You can use different size binder clips depending on the thickness and amount of cables you want to organize.

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  7. Agent Smith

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    My 5.1 THX certified speakers are nice. Especially hearing your enemy from behind you, etc. Are those speakers made of rare earth magnets?
     
  8. Intel_man

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    Are you referring to the KEF X300A?

    I think you're thinking about neodymium magnets.
     
  9. mistersprinkles

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    Neodymium is rare earth
     
  10. eli573

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    I was thinking like attaching the plastic to underneath the desk at the edge and putting thin cables like a phone charger or 3.5mm headphones through the metal loops. Might not be the prettiest solution though.
     
  11. mistersprinkles

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    I've been looking at cable management supplies on newegg. It's going to be expensive to get everything surgically clean but I think it might just be worth it.
     
  12. eli573

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    Again, with the pieces of tubing and the binder clips. No need to buy anything, let alone expensive things.
     
  13. mistersprinkles

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    I think binder clips will look quite ghetto. The tubing I'm all for but I think I want a box for my cables and power bar and some tubing and some kind of suspension system to run everything under the desk.
     
  14. Darren

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    Lol this thread just makes me want to post my "cable management" so you all can cringe.
     
  15. mistersprinkles

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  16. eli573

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    I won't post mine, it looks like Cousin It meets phone line, coax, composite/component, and-- Hey! I found my AUX cord!
    (Edit: It's a fire hazard, but a good portion of it is unplugged, so all is well.)
     
  17. Agent Smith

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    That's nothing. With my radio gear added to all my other crap on the desk it looks like a tech-Medusa. I have an isobar surge protector for it all.
     
  18. eli573

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    But mine is twice the size of a football, with protruding wires from every angle, and because it is a somewhat round object, it has a fraction of infinite wires protruding from it.
     
  19. mistersprinkles

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    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1B4-0002-00004

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...re=cable_management-_-12-196-573CVF-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...cm_re=cable_management-_-99-996-109-_-Product


    This is what I'm thinking of getting at this point. What kind of glue could I use to attatch the box to the underside of my desk? I know from my aquarium days that Mr. Sticky's underwater glue will work (could lift a car with that stuff) but is there anything AFFORDABLE that'll work? Bottom of the desk is a textured unfinished cardboardy type material. It is IKEA...

    I got some nice art on metal plates from displate.com. Some Mass Effect/ BTTF/ Star Trek action. I like those things.

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    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017

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