A Look at the New Office

[ad#right]Working from home running your own company is hard to do that job when you are not very comfortable sitting at your computer every day. If you didn’t know I am in Pittsburgh, PA and I run my websites out of my house. I have turned the extra bedroom into an office for. 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! It 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. It streamlines everything as I build and take pictures one place, test products another place, then write everything in another. If you have any questions about the office please leave them in the comments below…

  • I like your new office setup very much.. i also want to shift my office…

  • Nice clean setup. If I had more room I would rearrange things. But then I need a new desk first. Having 2 monitors on it takes up a lot of space. I also have a computer on each side of my desk on the floor too (work machine, server). Then I have various product boxes around me that I have to deal with. Ahh to become more organized!

  • Get a Mac!
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  • Haha that’s agreed! But nice setup either way.
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  • That’s a very high tech office. I envy you. πŸ™‚

    Till then,

    Jean

  • Very nice office! I’m jealous :/
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  • I really like the Ikea desks, their furniture is really top notch stuff. I also keep my box in the air, instead of plonking it on the floor, it just seems to attract much less dust and stuff that way. And yes, dual monitors are definitely the way to go!

  • Heheheheheh! You crack me up John! I also am a pc user, but one day when I’m nice and big I’ll get myself a Mac, promise πŸ˜‰

  • Very nice office man :))

  • thats a pretty hitech office, i wish mines was like that too, seems like your running of some serious machines.

  • that’s a nice office indeed. Nothing bad about Ikea! I love it. It is from Europe and still hip there. I would recommend to hang up some nice paintings or photographs. Take a look at this site for photography http://www.cmjstock.com/ I found it while browsing Google images for a photo of this flower I wanted to see. He is a TEEN! I was so surprised. Annnd, he is an Eagle Scout! πŸ™‚ I really admire that.
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  • What do you really do in that office? Do you repair super computers? Anyway that’s a beautiful office you’ve got.
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  • The new office looks great! Loved the 2 screens

  • That is a pretty awesome setup you’ve got there! I am a little jealous I might add πŸ˜‰ I actually have dual screens as well, with a similar computer stats, with the exception that when I built my computer I decided to go with the Cooler Master HAF 932! πŸ˜€

  • thats a pretty hitech office, i wish mines was like that too, seems like your running of some serious machines.

  • I am a little jealous I might add πŸ˜‰ I actually have dual screens as
    well, with a similar computer stats, with the exception that when I
    built my computer I decided to go with the Cooler Master HAF 989…

  • Very Nice!Β  I think this oneis more appealing than your current set up πŸ˜‰