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u/joerlegacy · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Regarding Corsair K70 RGB vs Razer Blackwidow Chroma,

Like I said above, the Razer Chroma trifecta, to me, is the best set of peripherals for gaming. However some setups may be better suited for everyday use mixed with gaming. I personally own a Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and only have a few complaints about it. One of the few drawbacks of the corsair keyboard is that it doesn't work with Razer's RGB software. So if you were to get the Razer headset and mouse, but the corsair keyboard you would have to install 2 different pieces of software and configure each software to your liking. If you were to get all 3 Razer peripherals you would only have to install Razer's software and configure that. Depending on your son's patience with this type of thing that may be a big selling point.

A few things I think the Corsair keyboard does better:

  • Volume Wheel. This thing is super handy and whenever I'm using a different keyboard something feels missing from the top right of it.
  • Build Quality. The solid aluminum top of the keyboard feels great.
  • RGB MX key switches. The whole housing of the switch lights up instead of a concentrated LED underneath the keycap. This leads to a more pleasing aesthetic in my opinion.

    Couple of downsides with the Corsair K70 RGB:

  • The software is VERY difficult to learn, but there are plenty of forums where people post their profiles for you to download and use instead of having to figure it out all for yourself.
  • The keyboard requires two USB ports from the computer its attached to. (for power reasons)
  • because of the above note the cable is very thick. Cable is also not detachable which many other keyboards at the 170$+ price range have.

    Regarding a possible replacement for the ROG Swift,

    Truth is that no replacement for that monitor exists currently. It is the best monitor for gaming. You can try going for slightly different setups, but none will none will match the ROG Swift. I personally don't think going for a surround setups(3 monitors) is worth the extra horsepower required to push them. I DO, however believe in peripheral monitors being used for stats and then having ONE designated monitor for gaming. I will detail some possible setups below:

    The first step in the multi-monitor picking process would be to pick a single monitor thats great for gaming. Obviously the ROG swift would be the first choice for this monitor, but since that's not available I'd consider a few high-refresh rate or GSYNC monitors as a substitutes. For a primary gaming monitor I'd say a good minimum size would be 24 inches, but 27 inches would be highly preferred.

    Here are a couple options that I think are pretty good based on reviews:


    Component | Resolution | Size | Refresh Rate | Price | Notes
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    Acer XB280HK | 3840x2160 | 28 inches | 60hz | $800 | 4K Resolution will be hard to drive at ULTRA settings even with a GTX980, however GSYNC will still make it play amazing. because this is 4K, Windows may not scale as well as a 1440P 27 inch monitor would
    BenQ XL2420G | 1920x1080 | 24 inches | 144hz | $600 | GSYNC! only 1080p and only 24 inches
    ASUS VG248QE | 1920x1080 | 24 inches | 144hz | $220 | Much like the one above it, but without GSYNC, however you can send this monitor into various manufacturers to get it retrofitted with GSYNC.
    BenQ GW2765HT | 2560x1440 | 27 inches | 60hz | $420 | IPS 1440p 27 inches (no GSYNC or 144hz refresh aka not the best for gaming)
    ASUS PB278Q | 2560x1440 | 27 inches | 60hz | $400 | Pretty good 1440p display. No GSYNC or 144hz though so not the BEST for gaming

    Then the next step would be to pick one or two peripheral monitors that are good at displaying static content and have good viewing angles because chances are you'll have it in portrait orientation or will be viewing it at an angle. I'd highly recommend getting a 1080p or higher IPS monitor at 24 inches or larger that has a stand that can rotate the display between landscape and portrait orientations. Here are a couple options that I think would work great.

    Component | Resolution | Size | Refresh Rate | Price | Notes
    -----|---|---|----|----|---
    ASUS PB278Q | 2560x1440 | 27 inches | 60hz | $400 | Although not the best monitor for gaming, this would be good as a peripheral monitor
    BenQ GW2765HT | 2560x1440 | 27 inches | 60hz | $420 | Same as above, but it's an IPS panel meaning that it would be great as a peripheral monitor because of its superior viewing angles
    ASUS VG248QE | 1920x1080 | 24 inches | 144hz | $220 | Because of the cost effectiveness of this monitor and its great stand and refresh rate this would also make a good peripheral monitor. one downside is that it isn't IPS so viewing angles won't be as good.

    Another option that seems a bit more reasonable after seeing the dropped price of the ASUS VG248QE is to get 3 of those and do a surround portrait gaming setup with them. This will be a lower resolution than 4K and thus the GTX980 should drive all 3 fine depending on the game. Game support for 3x1080p in portrait will be sparse however. Configuring a surround setup will be MUCH more difficult than just playing on a single monitor. One big bonus in my mind for this setup is matching monitors, this will make the setup more aesthetically pleasing which may not be a high priority for most, but it is for me.

    I think the best option for a monitor setup for gaming besides having the ROG Swift + a single peripheral monitor would have to be the Acer XB280HK and the BenQ GW2765HT. My one reservation about the BenQ GW2765HT would have to be that my friend has it and in person the color seems a little off, however this may be able to be corrected in settings or it could just be a defect in my friend's unit. Getting just the Acer XB280HK would still be an amazing gaming setup though.

    As for what I have and my reasoning behind it:

    I currently have a LG 34UM95-P. It is basically a 27 inch 1440p monitor stretched out to a 21:9 aspect ratio. This is my one and ONLY monitor on my desk. This is NOT the ideal setup for gaming because the monitor is only 60hz refresh rate and it does not have GSYNC. It is, however, the ideal general workflow monitor in my mind. This screen allows me to have 3 full size webpages up on the screen at once. I can also run a game windowed at 1080p on this screen and have a full size webpage up next to that for netflix or general web browsing. Also, it is one of the best movie watching experiences outside of a theatre or a large 4K television because of the lack of black bars and the very high resolution.

    Pictures for reference: [Picture 1] [Picture 2] [Picture 3]

    Couple issues with gaming on my screen:

  • Many games do not support 21:9 aspect ratio so I play those games either windowed at 1440p or 1080p or fullscreen at 1440p with black bars
  • Because of this monitors low refresh rate and lack of GSYNC, I will get jaggies when my frame rate drops. This is very visually displeasing and takes me out of the immersive gaming experience.

    Again, if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.
u/Kercoala · 4 pointsr/AskBattlestations
  • Screens:
    Your laptop appears to have a M5970 /w VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort and Eyefinity support.
    I'd recommend x2 of these IPS screens: Dell u2410. These screens have very good picture quality and their connections fits your laptop prefectly. They are pricy, but IPS provides the best picture quality.

    You may also check 2412 and the 2312, however they do not have HDMI.

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  • Keyboard:
    Mechanical /w Cherry MX blue, or MX Brown if you prefer more silent keys (video comparing sound levels).

    Check out brands like DAS, Filco, Leopold, Ducky, wasdkeyboards.com

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  • To connect your PS3 to a monitor you have two options: use connect laptop to monitor using DisplayPort cable and PS3 to monitor with HDMI OR purchase a HDMI switch. Then, connect HDMI cable from your laptop plus the HDMI from your PS3 into the switch and connect the switch to the screen. You want a active switchr /w it's own power supply. You can also get HDMI switches with remote control. With the switch I linked, adding a TV above your station would not be an issue at all.

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  • For monitor mounts you got two basic options: wall mount or a desk mount/arm. I can't speak for the wall mount, but I have three of those desk mounts and very happy with the purchase. You have to decide which mount fit you best. They both have their advantages.

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    For your laptop you got countless options. Here's my suggestions:

  • Although this does not hide the laptop in any way, I think a laptop stand like this one looks pretty awesome. An advantage with this setup is that you can tie the cables to the mount's arm and thus always be available. You will always know where the cables are, that they are long enough and you can plug them in to your PC even when sitting.

  • If you have a keyboard tray but don't use it, the tray would be an ideal place to hide the laptop. It'd be completely hidden and have almost the same cable management benefits of the mount.

  • Laptop stand. Just to mention it. Cables everywhere, possibly limited moveability due to cable length, terrible cable management.

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    Unfortunately I can't help you with iPad or chair, but I would advice against a glass desk. You will have a harder time with cable management and you will always be able to see your cables. If you get a desk such as the Galant series from Ikea, you get more options for cable management (such as trays and cable holes).
u/StyloV2 · 4 pointsr/AskBattlestations

This is exactly the place to ask this. I can point you in the right direction on these things, but you'll need some prices, details, or something if you want more advice.

Yes mechanical keyboard. Its like the peripheral upgrade equivalent of an SSD, everything about it is better, and you'll never go back.

HERE is a /r/MechanicalKeyboards stickied reason why. There is no way I could explain it any better. Spend a little time in that subreddit. The stickied post up top of it will help you pick your board. Then check out /r/mechmarket since durability is one of the nicest advantages.

THIS post is all you need to get started on speaker set-ups. /r/zeos is just great and covers all price ranges. Anything less than that, it will just come down to looks and reading reviews. Unless you can cop some of the Klipsch Promedias on CraigsList or something. I got a set for $25 and it is the best deal of my life. Things sound fantastic and I can't even take em above 50% or touch the sub volume without waking the neighbors.

As for wireless headphones, no idea. I don't mind the wires for the audio quality provided.

u/BassheadGamer · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I use this one, very satisfied and moves pretty easily but only on the x axis. It does have tilt but from experience you have to pre adjust and lock it in via a provided hex key And as well as pre adjust height.

Here’s some pics of it in use. (27” monitor)


Some Do’s and dont’s?
If you have a cheaper desk, like mine (linnmon 47” wide), avoid having a lot of weight in the center to prevent your desk from morphing. I had to change mine from it being mounted in the center to about 1/4 deep into the desk to help prevent morphing. I noticed the weight is much more concentrated when mounted and not spread out as evenly as it was when it was on the desk.

Make sure you have enough cable slack so you can comfortably move your monitor if you plan on doing so.

And make sure that you tighten everything that needs to be tight. All the parts of the arm assembled correctly and your monitor mounted correctly.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY
Schedule a day for it. You don’t wanna rush it, cable manage right so it looks nice. It’s worth. If you want it angled and properly eye level or at a specific height or something, having another person help you really does make things easier.

u/wakwakwakwakwak · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

My first recommendation would be to search Craigslist. I purchased awesome, super expensive chairs on the cheap...Humanscale Freedom and Steelcase Leap for $100 or less each! The big brands you should look for are Herman Miller, Steelcase, Humanscale, and Knoll. There are probably other great brands and chairs, but that should be a good starting point.

If you don't find anything, Amazon actually has a few chairs that are in your price range and are pretty good. The AmazonBasics chair (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chair) has good reviews. I personally have the Alera Elusion (http://www.amazon.com/Alera-Elusion-Series-Mid-Back-Multifunction/dp/B003G4OJK4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage), but it's a little more expensive. These aren't as ergonomic and comfortable as chairs from Humanscale or Steelcase, but they're definitely comfortable and get the job done.

u/pm_pugs · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Hey there! I actually purchased this desk and if you have the room for it, I highly recommend. I think in one of your previous comments on this thread you talked about "why have a flimsy desk when you have such dedicated hardware". I couldn't agree more, and that's why I made the same investment in a sturdy desk. I think for the price I paid it has recouped it's investment many times over and I will not need another one for a long, long time.


I picked up the BUSH Furniture L shape desk off Amazon for around $235. Personally, I think it was a solid investment as I've had it for close to 8months and couldn't be happier with the comfort for work, personal projects, or gaming. It has given me tons of room for my Laptops (work and personal), phone holder, external monitor, paperwork products, Bose Companion 5 speakers/sub, pens, lamps, and desktop (paper) calendar. Best part is the USB outlet for four devices plus the hole for cable management. Highly recommend also a laptop fan/lift piece to maximize cooling efficiency as well (of course, if your laptop is your primary device). It has tons of legroom to store anything underneath as well and swivel unencumbered. The draws and cabinet space are perfect for my uses, and the mechanical pieces seem great quaity for the price I paid.

I'm currently redesigning the cable management, which is how I was brought to this sub and saw your post. I think your head is in the right place on making the investment on a solid desk. Best part is that you can take this baby apart if you ever consider moving! It did not take me long at all to put together and frankly I prefer it over my desk at work.

Here's a link- it says its more money right now but I'm sure if you look around you can get it for around the $235 i paid. Best of luck! If you have any questions reply back.

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https://www.amazon.com/Cabot-Shaped-Computer-Desk-Heather/dp/B018ABEON4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2NNZIY0WGOW3K&keywords=bush+furniture+wc31730k+l+shaped+computer+desk+heather+gray&qid=1558805885&s=gateway&sprefix=bush+furniture+WC31%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-3

u/living_in_the_future · 3 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Hmm, for $150 I would consider a couple of things.

Perhaps an articulating mount such as the ergotrong: http://www.amazon.com/LX-Desk-Mount-LCD-Arm/dp/B00358RIRC

It clears up desk space and gives your monitor a really cool look as if it is floating. You can easily switch between portrait and landscape and landscape as well. I know some people would immediately dismiss spending so much on a mount, but once you use one you'll see that they are worth their weight in gold.

Another option would be new speakers. Something like these M-audio speakers would be light years ahead of those stock dells: http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studiophile-Powered-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B0051WAM64/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341771746&sr=1-1&keywords=swan+m10

They would be visually much more impressive than the Dells while being much better for music a gaming as well.


I agree with urkiburki, cable management is a great place to start.

u/R1cket · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I just bought the Ergotron LX arm yesterday, it shipped today and says it'll arrive on Monday (yay Amazon Prime). I heard about it from Jeff Atwood in his post on Coding Horror, and I think highly of him and the things he's done, so that was a big influence on my decision.

I expect my U2711 will also arrive Monday; I haven't gotten the shipping notification yet, but I also ordered it last night. I can come back here and let you know how it goes if you haven't yet made your purchase before then (if I forget, remind me by replying to this or with a PM).

But at $125 (USD), this arm had BETTER hold my monitor well or else it's going straight back to Amazon. It's much more than I expected to spend for a monitor arm, and I did see the far cheaper arms out there, but I'm counting on it being the best. It has excellent reviews, so I expect so.

Edit: I am very happy with the Ergotron, it holds up my monitor without problems (it has an adjustable tension, so I just tightened it until the arm no longer sank on its own). I can very easily raise, lower, and move it around. It clamped to the edge of the desk. The materials are thick and have some weight to them so I'm confident it's not going to break or fall apart. Overall I'd recommend it, if it's in your budget!

u/River_Tahm · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Well you can hypothetically get better sound out of a desktop mic but they also usually have a much bigger sound floor and are often omnidirectional, so they tend to pick up way more background noise and tend to be difficult to make work well for VOIP

Big draws for desktop mics though is that you can reap the benefits if you do a lot of media creation (ex if you sit forward to record your voice for a youtube video or something, desktop mic quality will smash a headset), and that a desktop mic allows you to get whatever you want for headphones.

Headsets are usually much easier to manage the sound floor on and direct so they only pick up your voice and not the rest of your room. But the headphone part is usually not very good quality.

This is why the mod mic is so popular, as it allows you to keep the advantages of a headset mic while still buying whatever high-quality headphones you want

Some people don't like desktop mics because of the space it takes on their desk, some people feel like headset mics get in their face all the time.

Truth be told though I think if you spend money on quality parts either are a reasonable solution.

I would strongly advise against cheap gaming headsets though, they are terrible.

However, I've had no issues buying a cheap clip-on mic and sticking it on the cable of a high quality set of heaphones. That last option is kinda the best of both worlds IMO (much like the mod mic except the mic costs like 1/10th the price)

u/sonsofaureus · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I have a PC connected to my living room TV for occasional web browsing and streaming - personally, I find TVs to be not great at being monitors. It's something about the screen size and the distance from the viewer and refresh rates/color/etc being optimized to display motion & not text, etc. That said, I'm sure the best TVs make excellent monitors. Plus, 4K TVs with HDR are pretty cheap now.

For desktop use, if you're ok with HD, I've always had good luck with Asus VS series monitors. Big glossy bezels but I stopped noticing it after a while, and 2ms response time. If budget allows, get 4 - you kind of have 4K, with huge bezels.

I think HDR is a premium feature on monitors - the cheapest one seems to be this Dell but they get up there in price like this Samsung or this Asus ROG

Good luck!

u/tldnradhd · 3 pointsr/AskBattlestations

These feel sort of low-budget, but are very flexible in terms of application. Installation is part of the fun here. Start with a Hitlights 300 RGB - $30 (this recently dropped in price from $40) or a 150 kit Get as many of these are you think he'll want, depending on the space available. A 16-foot run of 300 will light up a small room. The 150s are more for accent lighting.

For each additional run, he'll want an amplifier if he needs them all controlled by one controller. You also need a power adapter for each amplifier, but this is included in each of the $25-30 kits. You can cut and splice them, but it's much easier and neater if you have the pre-made connectors - short strip-to-strip short strip-to-terminator or long terminator-to-terminator. I did my first round of installations without the connectors and it was pretty messy, so I strongly recommend getting them to ease things along.

Last, does he listen to pounding electronic music? If yes, a music controller.

u/ravenhe1m · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

This is not an exact L, but fits in a corner like a charm.
http://www.amazon.com/Walker-Edison-Soreno-3-Piece-Corner/dp/B001FB5LE8

If you live outside USA it's going to cost a little though :)
For me it was around 320€ total, where as a little bit bigger IKEA Galant was around 270€ I believe? Maybe it's just my country but very expensive. IMO this Walker Edison corner desk looks awesome.

u/makerecon · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I recommended these Mount it! brand monitor arms in another thread here the other day. I found them from seeing it in someones battlestation pictures and with his recommendation to someone I purchased a double and single arm for my triple 27" setup.

Pros:
Fantastic value,
very solid construction,
no sagging,
light padding on the part that gets clamped to the desk(so no desk scratches),
All that sweet sweet desk space freed up

Cons:
It takes some time and an allen key to get each individual joint to move in fluid manner with respect to your preference in being able to pull/push and rearrange them at will.

As for the TV I don't know what the mounting pattern is on your TV nor the weight. Those are two things you should check out before you order the mounts

u/curious42 · 3 pointsr/AskBattlestations

On the subject of headsets, DON'T GET ONE. A pair of headphones labeled as a "gaming headset" is going to be horrendously overpriced for the quality. My suggestion would be to take a gander at this list, taken from the sidebar or r/headphones, and choose something you like in your price range. Then add a cheap desk or clip-on microphone, and bam! better quality for your money. :)


Personally, I have the Superlux HD668b and the zalman mic I linked above. They're hooked in to a Creative X-Fi sound card, but TBH that's only because my cousin gave it to me for free when he upgraded. The onboard sound of any motherboard should be sufficient, and you have what looks like a high-end mobo, so you should be doubly ok.

u/Bobking11 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A02QFV0/

This is the one I use, and it is fantastic. One of my side monitors is about an inch lower than the other, but idk if that's just the one I got. Otherwise, solid build, very flexible, works great. Highly recommended.

u/ranterbach · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Yep. If the computer is on, those LEDs are on, and they're bright as shit. I could wire in a switch I suppose, or just cut power to the LEDs.

You nailed it, my next build will have LED strips with a discrete controller so I can turn them off without powering off the PC. I still like the flashy stuff, and I'd love to have lighting that reacts to my music (both in the case and behind the monitor), I just don't want it on all the time. Something like this would be perfect:

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Activated-Multicolor-Controller-Changing/dp/B007RGRJ36

This build is my idea of lighting done right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTt1dBpbC_g&list=PLbEDQ03r3af8LCi6ikcC6qZ3nduByjasU&index=3

u/Caveman788 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I am 5'10" so I don't usually have this issue, but I know what you mean. I'd like to have as much clearance as possible, but was thinking those thin drawers would be nice for the random little things that would inevitably make their home somewhere on or around my desk. Why'd you go with a pair of the single-arm mounts instead of the dual arm? It seems like a decent cost savings to just get the dual-arm. I could also try to do everything else right with my current table before swapping it out for a "better" desk.

VIVO Dual-Arm

u/mokktwo · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I'm a huge fan of my Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-ProMedia-Certified-Computer-Speaker/dp/B000062VUO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420532455&sr=8-1&keywords=klipsch+promedia+2.1

Then again, I bought them for $95 last year. I'm sure you can find them for around that price if you look around.

EDIT: $119.99 @ Best Buy

u/pmarinel · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Some desks that i've seen people recommend and/or use is the IKEA Bekant

As for holding your monitors, you might want to consider a [monitor stand] (http://www.amazon.com/Monitor-Mount-Stand-Adjustable-Screens/dp/B009S750LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426876322&sr=8-1&keywords=vivo+monitor+stand) so that you have more space on your desk.

Best of luck in your build.

u/Marbleman60 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Each 27 inch monitor is 23.5 inches wide without bezels. Being generous, assume a quarter inch bezel per side, that's 2 feet wide for each monitor.

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So your center monitor being 2 feet wide will leave a foot and a half on each side. That puts your monitors at a 41.5 degree angle inwards from the rear horizontal desk edge, if you don't want them overhanging the sides. That's really tight.

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May I suggest a single 27 and a 34 inch ultrawide? That would save you a little desk space and give you very similar screen area. They would be the same screen height. Probably cheaper too.

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Otherwise I'd say go with 24's.

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5ft by 2ft deep desks are really easy to come by. 3 feet tall is quite tall. Most desks are about 30 inches instead of 36, so that will be your main thing to look for. Try looking at breakfast bar units perhaps for that sort of height. A nice butcherblock top would be sturdy for no vibration, durability, and the ability to arm mount monitors. Alternatively a "counter height table" would work. Heres a nice 3x5 one thats 3 feet tall.

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https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Furniture-Signature-Design-Distressed/dp/B06XG3TVXF/ref=sr_1_8?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1537362790&sr=1-8&keywords=counter+height+table

u/saethone · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Ok So what you want is some self-adhesive zip tie mounts - something like this

https://www.amazon.com/Install-Bay-CTM34-Adhesive-Backed/dp/B001JT5S7Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1474553181&sr=8-3&keywords=zip+tie+mounts

and then zip tie the power strip down. you probably don't want to put self adhesive strips directly on the power strip because heat could loosen the adhesive and let it fall down.

also

https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand-ONE-WRAP-Management-Self-Gripping/dp/B001E1Y5O6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474553348&sr=8-2&keywords=velcro+straps

these things are a godsend for cable management


edit: also looking at your picture, your desk has that built in cable management bar, you may be able to just get some long zip cords or use those velcro straps to attach it directly to that bar. those zip tie mounts may just be a little too weak (probably not..but maybe) and that would be a more sturdy solution

u/jcbevns · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Zalman Clip on Mic if you haven't got a headset or anything.

I've got a good pair of music headphones that I use this with, and it's the best thing I can think of for $10.

u/Electro_Nick_s · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

> 13-27" at 22lbs per

Honestly your better bet will be getting one solid mount meant for the size of the ultra wide, then one with more motion for your accessory monitor

u/Syribo · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

http://www.amazon.com/Walker-Edison-Soreno-3-Piece-Corner/dp/B001FB5LE8
I have this desk, got it for $99 a few months ago, and it's awesome. I fit three 27" monitors on it.. as can be seen here
http://imgur.com/a/oLQXH#GsX2yzp

u/harr1847 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I just bought this monitor mount that supports 27" monitors. Its being shipped and I should get it next week. However, my monitors are only 25" so I think I'll have some more freedom than you would, but I think it should still work.

The VESA-to-VESA mount distance is 35". A 27" monitor generally is about 23.6" wide. Assuming your monitors are the same model (and therefore have the VESA mount in the same location), the closest distance you could get them would be the width of said monitor (about 23.6" as a guestimate).

With a 35" spacing and all of the joints on 180° swivels, this mount should be totally fine for you to get the 20° angle you want for your monitors.

u/fri3ndlygiant · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I have one main rule that I like to stick by: anything that isn't necessary to see get it out of sight. What I mean by this is hide cables, move things off of your desk, possibly get a stand for your mac, and I also like using monitor arms like these:
https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V001/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481067641&sr=8-3&keywords=single+monitor+arm

u/quiet9 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I've got 2 of these. The stock mount doesn't adjust height, but you could buy another mount to go with it. I've been very happy with this monitor

u/GoatToaster9 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I have a similar setup with a 34inch Ultrawide on bottom and a 27inch above with this mount

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Computer-Monitor-Vertical-STAND-V002R/dp/B01CUW5HDU?ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_pc_web_11693193011

I thought it would be weird looking up to the top screen or like people say it would cause "neck strain" but I find it very useful. Especially with an ultrawide. Side by side would take up so much width on your desk.

u/excranz · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

These guys are strong, slim, and have the little hole to make loopies.

Major fan.

u/Vantage9 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

What makes you think that the triple mount solutions you see aren't sturdy? I've used multiple types, and have not had any problems when installed correctly. All the types have ways of locking and tightening things in place, even the Articulating Arms, which is what I use. Unless you a really knocking into your monitors, it shouldn't be an issue.

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V003M/dp/B01A02QFV0

https://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Monitor-Desktop-Supports-002-0019/dp/B006JG7G2E


As for the TV Mount.. does it have to be attached to the desk? Why not wall mount? Also, really need to know specs on the TV like size and weight in order to look for options.

u/DearJohnDeeres_deer · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I use this in my dorm for a 29" and a 24" and it's worked great for me so far :)

u/CogentNabob · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I used this for several months, the sound qualities great when it's positioned correctly.

u/AeonStrike · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

It depends on how you want to orient the screens (Side by Side, One over the other, one portrait one landscape)

Where are the VESA mount holes on the rear of the monitors? I have the 21:9 29" Crossover monitor and the VESA holes are off centered, making it difficult to find a capable mount. If the VESA holes are centered, than it will be easy. Because of the width of your monitors, a normal Dual Monitor arm system probably won't
work.

Again, depending on the configuration you want, you will probably need two of these type of mounts.

u/1UglyDuck · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I use this one here. Super inexpensive, Have had it for over a year and never had a single issue

u/Labanski · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I got this one on my IKEA desk with two 24" monitors and it's been perfect for me.

http://i.imgur.com/PvvQ5CQ.jpg

u/SecksAwhnThuhBeech · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I just bought this I can let you know how it goes for my two monitors on thursday :) I can't wait.

u/MacTechReviews · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I would get the Asus monitor, except from here. I can vouch for it, because I own it. It has some very good color reproduction.

u/editjames · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

that makes total sense. I just want to bring one of the monitors in front of the other sometimes and centered. Do you think something like this would work?

u/Kyvalmaezar · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Velcro strips. I've gone though 3 packs between my PC and entertainment center.

u/ownererz · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I have the exact mount that you linked with two different monitors, as long as they are roughly the same size it will work but it won't be perfect.

I have a buddy that uses two of these for his dual monitors instead as he claims that it allows him to balance to different monitors better however getting two single monitor mounts usually costs a little more.

u/EyrieWoW · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Yeah, here's one with a stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C2A3VW

And here's one that clamps to your desk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CUW5HDU

No idea about the quality of those things, reviews seem alright though.

u/EternalNinja0 · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I use this one and it's great. I've had no problems with it.

u/ottosunday · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

This will probably get the job done for you without breaking the bank

u/evilvito · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I didn't actually thought of having the 144 hz monitor over the ultrawide. Would this desk mount be high enough to have the 144 Hz over the ultrawide?
https://www.amazon.ca/VIVO-Single-Monitor-Adjustable-STAND-V001T/dp/B0155LJATK

u/smredditsm · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

you can use VELCRO for cable management: Here

About the mount, I'm currently using flexispot monitor arm

u/caardamus1 · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

I have the same desk and have used this for about 6 months, no issues so far

VIVO Dual LCD LED Monitor Desk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009S750LA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/riscohardy · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I am working on a battle station right now that has a different but similar problem. My solution? Buy these one are monitor mounts. I am going to throw the tub away and just put the arm on my own piping. Then you have two poles, but I haven't seen a monitor mount that would hold both of those side by side

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B21TLQU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1