My Workspace

I’ve put a lot of thought into what surrounds me where I spend the greatest part of my life and would love to share it with you. Here’s a photo of my office command center.

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I have three 27″ LED Asus monitors on a 72″ Versa Center Desk with Dioder 4 Piece Light Strip Set* (set to purple) , Merc Stealth Steelseries Keyboard* (that glows purple), Delcom Quad Foot Switch (for my push to talk), Logitech G500* gaming mouse, Samson Professional Studio Headphones with AntLion Attachable Boom Microphone* and very comfortable Realspace PRO Quantum Mesh Chair.

The panorama wallpaper on the monitors is a photo I took of Los Lagos Reservoirs Number 3 near Nederland, Colorado  https://goo.gl/maps/cvZM5 . You can see it in full on  https://flic.kr/p/wh8soo.

I recently installed https://chrome.google.com/…/fhnegjjodccfaliddboelcleikb… which tells me that I have 216 Chrome Browser tabs open with an All-Time high of 234 tabs. Yes I’m a super multitask-er.

My computer is plugged into a APC Back-UPS 1500VA UPS System* (Read my article “Why you should use a battery backup for you computer“). Everything else (3 monitors, speakers w/sub, printer, 3 external hard drives, Neat Desk Scanner*, purple glowy light strip & desk laps) is plug into a 12 outlet power strip that is plugged into a Woods Outdoor 24-Hr Photoelectric Timer with Remote Control*. This way, at the end of the day I can turn of all of these vampire power suckers in one click. Its so cool I’m probably going to get this 5-Pack Outlet 2 Wireless Remote package* next for other things around the house and the Christmas lights.

With the Versa Center Desk, it is all adjustable so I have it lowered to 24″ from the standard 30″ to accommodate my body proportions (being 5’2″) better. With the chair lowered, my feet rest flat on the floor and don’t put unnecessary pressure on my thighs and with the adjustable arms, my arms are parallel to the desk. I’m at it 8+ hours a day and don’t have too much strain.

The internet that runs this massive Command Center is 1 Gig Google Fiber in Kansas City! It is soooo amazing and at $70/month ($127 internet + television) it beats everything in the USA! It up to 1,000 Mbps, Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband, allowing you to get what you want instantaneously. You no longer have to wait on things buffering; everything will be ready to go when you are. So whether you are video chatting, uploading family videos, or playing your favorite online games, all you need to do is click and you’re there.

Here is my speed test and you can share yours in my Speed Test Wave!

 

My computer specs:

CPU: Intel 4930K
MOTHERBOARD: Asus X79 Deluxe, Late 2013
COOLING: Corsair H100i Push / Pull Config
RAM: 32GB Crucial Ballilstix 2133 @ 1866
VIDEO: 2 x Gigabyte R9 290X Xfire
SOUND: Creative Soundblaster Zx
HDD: 2 x Intel SSD 530 Series Raid-0
HDD2: 3 x Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM
MONITORS: 3 x 27″ Asus LED
DVD: LG 15x DL 50GB Bluray
CASE: Corsair 750D
PSU: Corsair AX860i
HEADSET: Corsair 2100
KEYBOARD: Steelseries Merc Stealth
MOUSE: Logitech G500S
WIRELESS: Netgear Nighthawk 1900 AC
ISP: Google Fiber
LAPTOP: Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook

Plus two externals of WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0, Seagate 1TB and a Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook.

Since you can’t really see the powerhouse workstation the runs the many monitors tucked behind the chair, here’s the before and after photos of it:

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Thanks for checking this out and let me know what you think in the comments! If you have any questions, I would love to answer them.

P.S. Want to see more workspace photos? Check out these links:
https://mendel.me/business/whats-on-my-desk-creating-a-standing-desk

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lifehacker-workspace-showandtell

https://www.flickr.com/groups/mydesk

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1847016

 

P.P.S. Here’s photos of my office when it was in the living room.
MyOffice1 MyOffice2

First published 10/18/2014
Updated 7/21/2015