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Other Man / Nerd Cave Project

Discussion in 'General' started by 3one5, 6 Sep 2011.

  1. 3one5

    3one5 What's a Dremel?

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    We just recently moved and I am in the process of getting my man cave / computer room together. This is slow going right now because I'm in the middle of a bunch of stuff at work that is consuming a majority of my time.

    A month or so back I moved my server and data rack down to the basement. I don't know anyone near by so I got to do it on my own, loads of fun! A majority of that is in but now I need to get them wired together and then get a bunch of the house wiring done too.

    This past weekend I gave my wife her sewing table back after buying a Ikea Galant corner desk. I was going to go with a Jerker again but ended up with the Galant. I had a couple jerkers at the past place but I sold one and took the other to work. Really nice desks but I think the Galant better suits my needs. I am now looking for another Galant with birch finish for the other side of the room. That is where I will put my build station, soldering station, etc.

    I was also able to hit the container store in Denver this past weekend to pick up some tubs to start organizing in. For the past few years a majority of my little stuff has been stuffed in large rubbermaid buckets which made the stuff hard to find. I plan on picking up some sort of shelf to put the tubs on so all of my "junk" is readily accessible.

    Here are a few pictures of the Ikea Galant and monitor arm. At this point I only have three 17" monitors to hang on it but that will be changing soon. I left enough room to go all the way up to 24" monitors though I think I may go with something smaller.

    I started with a single Ikea Galant but picked up another to hold my soldering station and such.

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    Needed something for background noise and training video here and there so I ran down this 40" Phillips LCD TV.

    I ended up with three 23" Dell Ultrasharp monitors. The mount is semi custom. I used a Chief KTA325B Triple Monitor arm and attached it to a 1.5: steel pipe and secured it to the desk with a floor flange.

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    My Wife gave me a funny look when I started hanging the ladder rack.

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    I made 24 runs between the data rack and the server rack.

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    Today I picked up a couple office chairs which are far more comfortable than what I had.

    I still have quite a bit to do.
    - Pick up a couple chairs for the back of the room.
    - Run power / Ethernet / etc to the back of the tv through the wall
    - Install longer video cables and then clean up all the wiring
    - Install D-Rings to guide the Ethernet runs.
     
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  2. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    You missed something :thumb:

    This is the kinda thread i like to see i just downsized my man cave because i have a phobia to wires so goodluck with yours :hehe:
     
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  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    That looks superb. Definitely keeping an eye on this :)
     
  4. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    Wow...3x23" is very very wide.
    What the heck do you do at home that requires that kind of a server?
    I know medium sized Multimediacompanies that run like that :D
     
  5. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD What's a Dremel?

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    that's some serious cable management for home use! :D nice! +rep!
     
  6. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Holy crap that's alot of wiring, even for a man cave!

    Following with interest!
     
  7. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Why on earth do you need Four Gigabytes a second (?) of bandwidth between the two servers?

    Surely there's only so much pr0n you can stream from one to the other at once.
     
  8. 3one5

    3one5 What's a Dremel?

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    I have that hidden away in my utility room :rock:
     
  9. 3one5

    3one5 What's a Dremel?

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    I host a lot of my own personal "cloud" services for privacy reasons. I also do a lot of sandboxing / experimenting at home. Before I put a service into the pipeline at work I like to get it running and stable at home so I know what I am in for :)


    I forgot to add a picture of the racks after I got them moved into the basement.

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  10. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD What's a Dremel?

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    Isen't that some cisco switches and mabye a router or 2? :D
     
  11. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    That is damn awesome! You just need a surround system and some consoles for that large tv and a mini fridge and you would be set. I want to do something similar for my room but my parents refuse to let me get rid of the extra bed for a futon. Oh well.

    Best of luck, looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
     
  12. 3one5

    3one5 What's a Dremel?

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    Mom, Wife, there is always going to be someone nagging at you went you want to do something cool. Thankfully my Wife hates the basement and doesn't like come down. Then again, now that things are coming together she does make an appearance more often.
     
  13. Tibby

    Tibby Back Once Again

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    Man do I love geek home improvement threads.

    I really wish we had more of it on here! I have to make do with the post your workspace thread.
     
  14. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Geek cave =]

    As soon as I stop moving house every year (UNI) Im building one - with actual cave like walls
     
  15. GAVI

    GAVI What's a Dremel?

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    *DROOL* That looks sick.
    I wish I could do something like this.
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Awesome thread is full of win and cheesecake! :D

    Sub'd! Very nice work so far and good luck with the rest of it! :thumb:

    [Oh also, welcome to the forum. With these first few posts I think you'll fit right in ;)]
     
  17. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Too. Much. Awesome!
     
  18. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    3one5, is it me or in all your pics someone ringing you on your Cisco 7960G VOIP phone?
     
  19. 3one5

    3one5 What's a Dremel?

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    No, I just have a crap ton of messages that I don't want to hear :)
     
  20. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Minimodder

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    Nice

    More pics

    was that a xserve sitting on the desk ?
     

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