Running ThinkComputers is a full time job and sometimes it is hard to do that job when you are not very comfortable sitting at your computer every day. If you didn’t know ThinkComputers is mainly based in Pittsburgh, PA and I run the website out of my house. I have turned the extra bedroom into an office for ThinkComputers. When I first moved in I had the room setup a completely different way than what it is now. Originally I had the 2 desks separated, one in each corner of the room. This really did not work at all, things just became too cramped and my desk was really cluttered. Mainly because I had my 4 external drives on the desk, which was not the best idea. Below is a photo of what my old desk looked like.
While this setup was nice it really did not leave that much room in the office and it sort of divided things, which I didn’t like. So a week ago or so I totally redesigned the office as well as cleaning it. I basically took everything out of the office, cleaned it, then put everything back. So here is what the office looks like now…
As you can see I have moved both the desks together to form 1 large desk and yes those are Ikea desks! On the side of the desk facing out we have our test systems, so this is where we do all of our hard drive, enclosure, display, power supply, etc testing. Before we go over to my desk on the other side of the room I have a table setup that I use to take product photos on and makes for a good assembly table for building systems.
I really try to keep my desk clean, like I said its hard to get work done when you are working on a messy desk! I have a dual-monitor setup, which I don’t think I could live without! I really helps with multitasking and makes it easy to keep track of everything. If you are wondering I use Logitech’s diNovo Edge wireless keyboard and their MX Revolution mouse. My tower actually sits beside the desk on an end table.
My current system is comprised of an Intel Core i7-920 processor, ASUS P6T motherboard, Sparkle Calibre P980X+ geForce 9800GTX+, 3GB of Kingston HyperX T1 Series DDR3 memory, Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W Modular Power Supply, NZXT Panzerbox ATX Gaming Case and the NZXT Sentry LX Fan Controller. To keep clutter off my desk I have all 4 of my external drives sitting under the end table.
After all of the changes the office is a great place to work on new systems, install and test new products and of course write reviews. If you have any questions about the office please leave them in the comments below…
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