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:
360* view of the room in the January 2015 arrangement:
I have three 32″ HP LED monitors* on a 72″ Black 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 G502* gaming mouse, purple Edifier H650 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones*, Blue Yeti USB Microphone* and very comfortable Realspace PRO Quantum Mesh Chair (bought January 2012 so it lasted over 6+ years!).
I use the Chrome extension “Tabs Outliner” to manage the huge number of tabs I have open. Which usually is between 100-200. My all-time high was like 350 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, HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus printer, 6 external hard drives, purple glowy light strip & desk lamps) 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 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!
The last computer that I bought in December of 2013 cost about $4,500 in parts. It was amazing. But tech goes down in value pretty quick. I keep putting off selling and building a new one till finally last fall. It only was worth $1000, but with that was able to build an even faster computer.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700x 8 Core / 16 Thread CPU
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Taichi x370
COOLING: Corsair H80i Push / Pull Config
RAM: 32GB ( 4 x 8 ) DDR4 2133
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
SOUND: On-Board HD Audio
HDDs: Samsung EVO 960 NVMe 500GB SSD, 8TB WD EasyStore, 3 x Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM, WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0 and Seagate 1TB.
MONITORS: 3 x 32″ HP LED, IPS with 5ms response
CASE: Med Tower Case with 5 LED Fans
PSU: Seasonic 750 Watt PSU
KEYBOARD: SteelSeries Merc Stealth
MOUSE: Logitech G502 Wireless Gaming Mouse
WIRELESS: Netgear Nighthawk 1900 AC
ISP: Google Fiber 1tb/s
LAPTOP: Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook
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:
P.P.S. Check out past arrangements and computers: