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Nice. I have the same lamp. I find I kind of like having it point straight up so it defuses the light off my white ceiling. I prefer somewhat low/muted light at my desk to keep the screens the focal point. I also love VESA mounts for maximizing desk space. I'd also endorse one of these to hold your case off the ground but under your desk.
Ideally, on top of the desk. Alternatively, you could buy a mount that goes under the desk, something like this. Or you could just leave it on the floor.
The goal should be that none of the sides of your PC are blocked. Also, a separated section like that would make it a nightmare to remove the PC for cleaning or installing new components. And in most cases, you would have to do that to clean a bottom dust filter.
Most cases already have short legs that they sit on, so all you'd need to do is get a nice looking plank of wood that's 8" or so wide (depending on your case) and put it on top of that.
They also make things you can screw into the bottom of wooden desks, usually called a "computer holder" or "CPU holder": [link]
With the other accessories mounted underneath it does reduce your options for where it can go. My cases/gear is fairly heavy though and it handles it pretty well. It wouldn't work with a full tower case for sure and some wider cases might cause issues but I am actually surprised how well it does hold my computer.
The desk itself I believe is 0.75" thick with their special evoguard material.
While not exactly the same the CPU mount I purchased through EvoDesk is almost exactly the same as [link] which they charge $129 for. If I had to do it all over again, the only accessory I would have purchased directly from them would be the cable tray, keyboard tray and the programmable controller. Someone else in this thread did list a desk that looks to be EXACTLY the same with the addition of a 3rd leg that I would consider and it was slightly less money for the base desk.
The "PC Holder" is what is bolted to the desk, the tower just sits (more like clamped) into it. I went with this to have it up off the floor and it's a lot easier to plug/unplug something into it as the holder slides in and out as well as rotates in place.
I too was curious. I have a sit/stand desk as well and want to put my computer under the table top just like OP.
IKEA used to sell one for ~$20 that I wish I had picked up before they stopped selling them.
It says 3M on it, looks like this one, pricier but looks like good quality. What are your thoughts on yours OP?
Were the holders under-desk ones like this? They're actually good if you need the computer elevated and not touching the ground. My school got them earlier this year since I live an area that floods easy. Not to mention that the commons area of my school has an open roof, so rain water could easily flood that wing of the school if it rained hard enough.
It doesn’t help that searching for “cpu holder” on amazon returns this
Its a bit expensive, but it works really well for me.
I'm getting ready to purchase this set of convertible legs for a sit/stand desk and I've been debating options for the top. The desk build I'm working on is supposed to be 84"w x 32"d so not a small desk at all as it's for work. The desk itself will have a lot of weight on it including two computers mounted underneath and a slide out piano keyboard weighing in at about 70 pounds on the front.
The original idea was to buy the legs and have a local builder put a hardwood top as well similar to this with x4 2U rack spaces across the top and the slide out try on the bottom using some industrial guide rails. What I found was that to get a hard wood top built like that locally was going to be extremely expensive so I started looking into other options. I found it might also be an option to have the company I'm buying the legs from put on their own top and build the rack spaces myself to mount on out of plywood or similar material to the top but I'm unsure of the best option to go with because of the strength I'd need on the desk for all the equipment, slide tray and computers.
1" Plywood was the first option we had but being the way it's designed, I'm unsure it would be able to take the weight properly of the computers and tray. I'd also be able to get the full 84x32 size I want to get.
The company who sells the legs also has two other options I've been considering: a 1" Bamboo top and a 13/16" Rubberwood. I've tried looking information up on both of these options but everything seems very vague as to the durability, strength and being able to work with them (is it like MDF which doesn't work well with finer screws?) These tops also only come in 80x30 which I can probably just make work with the rack spaces if my math is correct so it's a workable option but being I'm not familiar with these two types of woods, thought it best to reach out.
I'm also open to other options if anyone has something to suggest. I've just been trying to keep the entire build at around $1800 including the other pieces I need to get like monitor arms, computer keyboard tray, etc. A lot of the local builders were quoting me upwards of $2500 just for the woodwork.
Thanks in advance.
Greetings, posted this at the tail end of last week so reposting to see if I can get some thoughts.
Is this the holder you were looking at? I have a SmartDesk 1 and I drilled this into the back-right side and it works perfectly. If you PM me, I will send you a picture of it when I get home from work.
So you're looking for something like this?
3M undermount cpu holder. [link]
It's pretty stable, swivels nicely, easily removable, but doesn't fit the NZXT Phantom case very well.
It's solid, from 3M, got it on Amazon: