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    Default Wood shaped to hold a PC. AKA A Desk.

    So.. with the impending purchase of my PC I also need a new desk. My current one is over ten years old and won't hold two monitors that I plan to have.

    What do people think of this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Large-COMPUT...559181&sr=1-22

    It's pretty basic but I'm not after anything fancy. I don't really want a pull out keyboard and I'd prefer something I could just pull up to and work at.

    Ikea, Argos and Staples don't really have anything decent. Anyone know a good desk seller / establishment?

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    My local Staples has some really nice desks knocked down from £200 to £100 so is worth checking in store if you haven't (their website is useless). I'm really fussy when it comes to desks, generally I steer clear of Argos as find their stuff rubbish. My current desk I picked up from a British heart foundation shop, only cost me £30 and was in pristine condition and is huge.

    With the desk you've shown the bonuses:

    A) Cupboards
    B) Lots of storage space
    C) Flat service for dual monitor setup (no silly shelves)

    My (personal concerns)

    A) Width, that laptop doesn't leave much space either side. Put a monitor and keyboard there and it could be pushing it, make sure to check it.
    B) I lean on my desk (forearms) if typing and would be concerned about it being a bit wobbly as those grey bits look like standard dowel / screw plugs which could give over time.

    All in all is a nice desk As for where to buy one, unless you want to pay a bit more then it's all going to be the same, cheap chipboard with a plastic coating. As a possible suggestion, check out your local paper and see if any shops are having a clear out (or keep eye out while in town etc), I once got a really nice desk from a BSM office that was closing, free too

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    Yeah I've had a keyboard try for the past ten years. The deks was bought when I was a kid so fair play to my parents. I didn't mind it at first but we don't have them at work and it's so much better at work that now it's just a pain. Plus one of the runners came off once and a tiny screw fell INTO my PC while it was turned on through a fan vent. It must of hit the heat sink and graphics card before resting on the PSU. I was incredibly lucky it didn't damage anything tbh.

    I want a nice spacious desk. So something I can put the dual monitors on but also something I can have some writing material on etc.

    I've been REALLY unimpressed with the Staples website. Totally useless. So I was thinking about popping down to my one and now you've really confirmed the thought so I may pop down there tomorrow... either side of giving Virgin Media a blasting in their shell like

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    My desk is dying. I'll need a new one by summer, probably. Here are some ok desks...





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    I vote for the Han Solo in Carbonite one lol
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    Personally I don't like that desk toffer. My desk is just a big simple looking one. No draws, shelves or other crap like that. Just a big piece of wood on some metal legs.

    Theres a joke in there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Personally I don't like that desk toffer. My desk is just a big simple looking one. No draws, shelves or other crap like that. Just a big piece of wood on some metal legs.

    Theres a joke in there somewhere.
    Allow me: You need metal supports for your penis because it's just THAT long and THAT heavy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    My desk is just a big simple looking one.
    I heard your missus said the same about you.

    Lolz.
    Surely you can't be serious!

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    Brilliant jokes like these is a reason why I keep coming back here.

    That and all your mums belongs to me.


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