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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1940 posts

Hello all,

Just trying to get ideas on a better home desk and pc setup , heres my current set up.



http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr78/Reverend681/Revsetup001.jpg
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natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8016 posts
mate, that's way too clean
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Woblzz
Queensland
95 posts
There is so much right with this picture, i can barely...
01:33pm 12/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17486 posts
if you look closely you can see the pubes in the keyboard
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arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
980 posts
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Some Fat Bastard
Brisbane, Queensland
1225 posts
A lot of power plugs in one extension board. Does it get hot?

When I built my house in 2000 I designed an office in it with 18 power points in blocks of 2 and 4 as well as 14 RJ45 wired connections plus two outside telephone ports on different lines. There is a 2 metre sliding 2 door wall cupboard that houses my comms gear and expandable patch panel. There is over 40 individual cables coming out of my cupboard wall connected to the path panel to connect any device to any port/outlet.

Overall each bedroom in the house has 6 power points and 2 datapoints as well as a telephone point and a TV aerial point.

The two lounge rooms have 6 powerpoints, 4 datapoints, 1 telephone point and 2 TV aerial points at either side of the rooms to allow for setting furniture in different layouts.

The kitchen as 6 powerpoints and 2 datapoints, 1 telephne point and 1 T V aerial point.

The pergola has 4 weathrproof powerpoints and 1 datapoint.

There is over 600metres of cable in the house. I laid it all myself and set the connection points too during the building phase.

My office is internal at the front of the house and is 6mx3m in size with two large windows from ceiling to floor of 1.8m wide along one 6m wall. It is airconditioned, 2 sets of 2 flouro lights and a two door sliding door to the office. It has a 2.8m workbench with cupboards built in underneath along one wall. It is located across a hall next to the formal lounge which I use as a meeting room for clients.

Up until a couple of weeks ago I had 14 computers in the house (some are used as SQL Servers, IIS Servers, Media Servers an VM Servers). Now I have only 12 as I gave two gaming rigs to a young Computer Science graduate I know as I no longer use them an he could as a server and development machine. On top of that we have 5 smartphones, 1 tablet and 1 WD DigitalTV in the house. I can have at times 12 to 16 devices connected at once to the router sucking on the internet teet which plays havoc on my work when high bandwidth is needed which is fairly often in my line of work.

With that note BRING ON THE NBN as I need a connection greater than what I currently get from ADSL2+ (4.6mbps down/800kbps up @ 1.7km from the exchange - copper in our neighbourhood is old and f***ed). The bane of my life is my ADSL2+ connection.
02:19pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1700 posts
What games do you play with your steering wheel on PC? The only one I've got is drift 2 and I'm sick of it so I haven't touched my steering wheel in months.
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1941 posts
Iracing is where its at mate give it a try best sim I have ever played ( not sure if thats even the right term ) there is a Aust/ NZ league for all types of racing.

last edited by Reverend at 18:37:58 12/Nov/12
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The GuVna
Brisbane, Queensland
1891 posts
That wheel is boss Rev, & all those bells & whistles work in F1 2012 yea?
06:40pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7985 posts
Currently girlfriend has her PC housed in here, however that will be moved in the next month to a new room. Getting a friend to move in to replace old friend and he'll be having his gear in here as well which will be fun.

http://i.imgur.com/RDV8pl.jpg
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1942 posts

Hey Guv )) its a Thrustmaster t500rs 20 buttons and switches in total the big yellow one and the four around it are show only. Belt driven and a massive step up from my old logitech unit. 10/10 from me Its a supported wheel in F1 2012 thats next on my list of games to buy.
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Karmadelik
Brisbane, Queensland
184 posts
ahhh OP's setup almost looks identical to mine. Coolermaster tower, blackwidow keyboard, WD external, logitech headphones.

though i dont have the wheel/pedals. Is that a razer mouse?
07:12pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1943 posts
Is that a razer mouse?


Nope its a Cyborg RAT5 great mouse another first for me got sick of logitech mice.
07:29pm 12/11/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3569 posts
When you get a better set up, I'll have your current one.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34542 posts
do wish i a had a teev in my computer cave!
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HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
8027 posts
Rev, you need one of these

http://www.users.on.net/~thevault/HERMITech/IMG_0098.JPG



This is my main rig

3x 27"
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Rdizz
Germany
2193 posts
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552050_10151195334575860_1104456394_n.jpg

as for driving simulators, i used to play rfactor all the time with my g25 and downloaded s***loads of mods and tracks. I even still have them all i had pretty much every track in australia including willowbank and surfers paridise (version 1 and 2) and the v8 supercars add on and drift pack add on as well as cool tracks like nurnburgring and mountain runs from places in the alps and japan. f*** i miss playing that.

yes i know i need a new keyboard but hey this one works..

Also op case is the boss of air cooling cases, that what i had back in AU and thought about getting another here but ended up getting the nzxt phantom and even though it looks cool its cooling doesnt even compare to the HAF-X.
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1944 posts
Hey Hermi mate that is a sweet setup you have there, I so badly want a proper racing rig just dont have the space at the moment but its on the cards

http://www.pagnianimports.com.au/racing-simulator-c***pit/gtultimate-racing-simulator/next-level-gtultimate-racing-simulator-c***pit.html
08:46pm 12/11/12 Permalink
stuffedcrust
Brisbane, Queensland
176 posts
JD bottle on tap. winnar !

nice wheel/pedal setup, assume that bar that comes up from the pedals stops it from moving back ? G27 could do with something like that.

Ive just added a HP N40L HTPC / Torrent box to my mix.. just need a couple more 3TB Red drives in and im done :)
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1945 posts
assume that bar that comes up from the pedals stops it from moving back


The pedals are reverseable so the can be set up gt style ( like the photo ) or F1 style.
09:09pm 12/11/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4443 posts
http://www.ausforums.com/images/icon5.gifHello all,

Just trying to get ideas on a better home desk and pc setup , heres my current set up.



http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr78/Reverend681/Revsetup001.jpg


Sweet setup Rev. I have the same box. I did'nt know you are a sim racer. What do you play?
EDIT: I've now read the thread and see you play iracing. I'm in the Atomic F1 league getting smashed :( Too many really really ridiculousness fast guys. Oh well, I have lotz of fun.

Link to last nights race (50% distance at Monaco) It rained for a good part of the race which made Tyre choice a challenge.
http://youtu.be/zPfiypcFw5s?hd=1
09:50pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
1204 posts
CBF'd taking a photo but my desk...

* PC
* 27" LED
* 22" LCD
* Laptop
* Marantz amp
* Orpheus speakers
* 10" sub
* IP Phone off office pabx
* One cat on desk
* One husky as foot warmer under desk (he has 4 modes, sleep mode which is on currently, steam train mode, follow mode and sniff mode).


However the most important thing on my desk is my now empty glass of red :(
09:56pm 12/11/12 Permalink
Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1946 posts

Gidday ET long time no see ))) I have joined the TOG sim racing league. only had the wheel a week so im coming to terms with the big and very heavy v8 Supercar.
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mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3609 posts
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E.T.
Queensland
4444 posts
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Boxhead
Brisbane, Queensland
12385 posts
What the f*** is that little screen thing in the middle with speed and all that cool stuff!??!?!

I WANT IT!
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Exibus
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
169 posts
http://i48.tinypic.com/affy43.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/25hoavp.jpg

The racing simulator frame was a DIY project with girlfriend, well worth doing.
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1947 posts
Hey Boxhead hows tricks mate still working for QLD health ??? thats a button box with tacho ET has on his desk is very cool indeed. Check out Derek Speare designs on goolgle the man makes quality gear.

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E.T.
Queensland
4445 posts
What the f*** is that little screen thing in the middle with speed and all that cool stuff!??!?!

I WANT IT!


Thats my Nexus7 running an ap called Dashmeter pro. It gives my splits and deltas during the race.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensadigit.dashmeterforiracing&hl=en
10:29pm 12/11/12 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2853 posts
Yo rev I am heaps keen to get into this sim racing type stuff. Where do I start and what is the game? I saw someone mentioned iracing which id never even heard of!
Get me into this amazing invention!
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arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
992 posts
Main office
http://altoimage.com/gallery/main.php/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7064&g2_serialNumber=2
Server 1
http://altoimage.com/gallery/main.php/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7067&g2_serialNumber=2
More s***e
http://altoimage.com/gallery/main.php/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7070&g2_serialNumber=3
Ubnt Bullet with omni ant
Brother MFC
ip470c voip dect phone
N36L Mircroserver
Eaton 5110
two Cisco 1841's (not being used atm)
HP 1810 switch
HP DL380G7
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You don't have permission to access /gallery/main.php/gallery/main.php on this server.

link doesn't work - need to copy and paste >_
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HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5647 posts
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IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2221 posts
Hello all, Just trying to get ideas on a better home desk and pc setup , heres my current set up.


One idea would be to get a chair. That way your legs won't get tired.
You're welcome.
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f**les
Brisbane, Queensland
6062 posts
hell yeah when i get home i'll post my iracing c***pit but until then:
GT Pro c***pit
3 27" leds
g27 wheel
TH8RS shifter
phone running dashmeter pro
g35 headphones

add me iracing Peter finn
Racing Super V8s baby! but I won't be on tonight as i'll be flying back into brissie.
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TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8304 posts
I got an L-shaped desk and it works fantastically well. Can surround things around me instead of having to move around. Will take a pic when I get home.
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andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2854 posts
f**les or E.T or Rev, can anyone hook me up with some details for this racing sim stuff. I am super keen to get something put together
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TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8305 posts
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E.T.
Queensland
4448 posts
f**les or E.T or Rev, can anyone hook me up with some details for this racing sim stuff. I am super keen to get something put together


Got a wheel yet? If not, grab a G27 from logishop.
Then, grab a game like F1, 2012 and start getting a feel for it all.
08:05pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20900 posts
My desk looks similar to this but with more rounded leggy sidey things
http://i.imgur.com/lObcM.jpg

entire forests wept that day.
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crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3572 posts
love your wall ticman, space invaders, cool!
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andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2855 posts
f**les or E.T or Rev, can anyone hook me up with some details for this racing sim stuff. I am super keen to get something put together


Got a wheel yet? If not, grab a G27 from logishop.
Then, grab a game like F1, 2012 and start getting a feel for it all.


I am looking at setting up a c***pit, had a look at some online and they look sweet - probably look at setting up a couple so the Mrs doesnt feel left out..

Will the Logitech G27 do the trick all the way or is it just a starter tool?
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Reverend
Gold Coast, Queensland
1948 posts
Will the Logitech G27 do the trick all the way or is it just a starter tool



It will do fine mate it does everything mine does ))
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TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
8306 posts

love your wall ticman, space invaders, cool!


Hah thanks - the wife got me those stickers in my birthday present pack. She also got me he Dalek and Tardis too :)
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scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15494 posts
Post some messy desks motherf*****s

http://i.imgur.com/hbKWl.jpg
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skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6200 posts
This doesn't show my TV next to my montiors at the end of my bed... but i wanted to show the kind of immersion you can get with games with the right setup.

Like here's Amnesia: The dark descent


Lights ON
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/skythra/qgl/IMG_20121112_210452.jpg

Lights OFF
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg195/skythra/qgl/IMG_20121112_210340.jpg
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Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
9075 posts
make one of these =)

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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34558 posts
Post some messy desks motherf*****s

right you are sir
all of my gear is s*** and old and noisy and full, this is what happens when you have children
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~c.broughton3/messy.JPG
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Narcotics
UK
1 posts
Some really nice setups.
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Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7540 posts
On a related note, how deep do people find you need a desk to be to give you adequate space for mouse movement, etc etc?

I'll have to buy a new desk for the new house, so want to get it right.
10:20am 06/12/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6258 posts
My desk is 75cm deep and i wish my monitors weren't so heavy that the monitor arms can't keep the monitors up.

More space is always awesome. i don't like getting that gamers callus on my hands because my hand is resting on the corner of the table.
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grazer
Brisbane, Queensland
74 posts
My setup as of last Xmas. I'm running Fanatec Clubsport pedals since March, but otherwise pretty much identical.

http://www.f1speedguides.com/media/66598/406383_10150558345078055_2058695515_n_600x450.jpg
I am looking at setting up a c***pit, had a look at some online and they look sweet - probably look at setting up a couple so the Mrs doesnt feel left out..Will the Logitech G27 do the trick all the way or is it just a starter tool?

F1 2012 isn't sim racing. Go get iRacing.

If you do go iRacing let me know and I'll hook you up with some custom Ausgamers paints - maybe even with ur name on it! :p
12:06pm 06/12/12 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2226 posts
Poor man's racing rig I built from a multi-fold ladder from Bunnings and the front seat of a VT commodore.

And yes, it even folds away, lol.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/15170379/IMG_0988.JPG

last edited by Nitro at 14:22:57 06/Dec/12
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34671 posts
^^ maguyver s*** ^^
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grazer
Brisbane, Queensland
75 posts
That's awesome Nitro!
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Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
13855 posts
That's a great idea, Nitro.
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Red
Sydney, New South Wales
1025 posts
http://i.imgur.com/uIKAEl.jpg

Limited space, so the sub and hp microserver had to go under the desk :(

Next step is I'm building a desktop mezzanine for some stuff. Might put the HP up there.
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Mordecai
Victoria
1485 posts
Not the best photo in thw world but you can see what I have set up so it's good enough.
http://i.imgur.com/opauJ.jpg
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pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1104 posts
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BOOST
Brisbane, Queensland
528 posts
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