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Matt2000

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I saw that one, the RS e-tron GT. I love that vehicle but man that color is fuckin awful. This is much nicer (even without the lady):
It was the colour of actual sewage, as opposed to Mat's eyes which are the colour of Half-Life 2 sewage...

I just don't like the design overall, it's swoopy but also lumpy and not clean. I especially don't like the back.

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It was the colour of actual sewage, as opposed to Mat's eyes which are the colour of Half-Life 2 sewage...

I just don't like the design overall, it's swoopy but also lumpy and not clean. I especially don't like the back.

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I mean to each their own. I just wanted to keep something entertaining in the bg while I worked on mundane tasks.
 

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Did some remodelling of my office lately, moved my desk so that it no longer faces the window, some general cable cleanup (at least, on top of the desk, the spaghetti under it needs tidying still), a small audio upgrade (Yamaha RX-V667, two Jamo A235, and three Sony SS-TS503S speakers I scavenged from the Sony hometheater-in-a-box hat was my previous desk audio), and more LEGO, of course.
(Yes, the MBP is also hooked up to the screens, and the keyboard has a bluetooth profile for it)
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And as a WFH-hipster (I was doing this shit waaaay before our governments forced us to make it cool), I also needed a cool backdrop for my webcam shots, so IKEA KALLAX, LEGO and other stuff totherescue:
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They do add some surround to the whole sound experience, so they kinda work, not as well as when placed properly, of course. But I don't have the space for that (there's a spare bed right behind me, below the KALLAX). I did of course do the whole YPAO setup for the best sound where my head is.
 

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Out of everything, the stand out item to me is the Holy Grail trojan rabbit.
Oh dear… there are actual “unofficial” Minty Putty LEGGO sets.

 

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I finally have a somewhat clean-looking desk setup! Managed to did some only-semi-lousy cable management, and removed everything that isn't in use.

The monitor remains the same Dell U2717D as it has been before, the PC is the same Dell Precision T3610 as before, apart from the fact you can see it now (and a HDD upgrade which you can't see anyway), but the rest of the peripherals are new, and frankly, they're all more-or-less trash.

Okay, the mouse is decent (Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime), but it's a gaming mouse and it shines blue light. I actually don't mind the light as much as I thought I would, but I still can't really make out the difference between this one and my old one, which was some cheap generic crap. Therefore I listed it in the classifieds, along with the keyboard.

Which brings me over to the keyboard. It's small, it's compact, it's light, and that's where the good things about it end. I've never tried Cherry MX Blues, but this has a clone of them (Outemu Blues), and they feel like they're way too easy to press. I might've just got used to the IBM Model M, but these switches just feel cheap. And so do the keycaps, which are really ugly, and so does the build quality of the board itself, and so does the overall experience. Luckily, both this and the mouse were dirt-cheap flea market finds, so I can only gain money by selling them.

And the speakers are probably the worst, but I can't and won't sell those. They're some cheap, generic, 5W (IIRC) crap that doesn't sound good. The only good thing about them is that they're USB-powered, so I don't need a bigger power strip just yet. Also, a good thing is that I can always use my Koss headphones for whenever I want better sound quality or for when I need more privacy. These speakers are basically here just for when I don't feel like having headphones on.

I will be going back to the IBM Model M or a newer, rubber-dome IBM keyboard I have lying around as soon as I sell this keyboard, and I will go back to an inferior, generic mouse just because I don't need better, and because I could have a little bit of profit by selling this one.

Oh, and if I want to use my laptop I can put it where the keyboard is, and use the monitor as a secondary, upper screen (a bit of an odd setup, but I kinda got used to such a setup last semester). Also, shall I need, I can move the PC a bit further to the left, put the laptop there, and use them both at the same time, but I don't see a need for that.

TL;DR: I did an attempt at cable management. Doesn't look spectacular by any means, but it's much nicer than any setup I had before.
 

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Does your dell monitor support Dell's AX510 speaker or another soundbar? The 10w AX510 is powered by a power pass-through from the monitor, and attaches (toollessly) to the bottom of the monitor. I had one for my U2412M.
 

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From a quick Google search, I'd say the answer is no. There are no mounts for it underneath my Dell monitor, either. I'd get some better speakers, but they aren't on my priority list for now, as I have a decent set of headphones (Koss KSC75).
 

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From a quick Google search, I'd say the answer is no. There are no mounts for it underneath my Dell monitor, either. I'd get some better speakers, but they aren't on my priority list for now, as I have a decent set of headphones (Koss KSC75).

Ohh, OK. Looking at it again (for no real reason), it looks like Dell's solution for your monitor model is a bar that attaches to the stand:
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FWIW, when I didn't care much about speakers and didn't want to deal with cables and desk space, mine served me really well, and since the version I had attached to the monitor, I could even use it when my monitor was mounted to an articulating arm.
 
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