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Looking for a table that is 8 feet long and 30 inches wide to support a full bank of PC's running Folding @ Home, gaming and other endeavors for my game room. Table needs to be able to easily support the weight of all this equipment, including a couple of 1,500 watt APC units, multiple monitor displays, printers, etc.

I'd prefer the table to have wheels so I can move it around my game room for LAN events and such.

Something like this...

http://www.allsteeloffice.com/products/HNI%20Product%20Images/AOSeriesGetSetTablesProdIGHero_GetSetTables_Gallery_Image1_Large.jpg

...but without the nearly 1k pricetag. Any thoughts?
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go to IKEA, buy a bunch of fairly decent tables, and custom build what you need. I did this with a few laptop desk and entertainment centers and saved me a boat load.
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People still lug their boat anchors to LANs? A spiffy XPS notebook/desktop replacement not enough?
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People still lug their boat anchors to LANs? A spiffy XPS notebook/desktop replacement not enough?

I guess I'm a LAN purist. No laptops or desktop replacements for me, LOL!

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go to IKEA, buy a bunch of fairly decent tables, and custom build what you need. I did this with a few laptop desk and entertainment centers and saved me a boat load.

I like what IKEA offers, problem is that I don't think that their tables will support the total weight of what I will be putting on them, even if I do try to custom build something.
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Instead of a table, you might consider a 19" equipment rack, although they're relatively expensive, too. An inexpensive alternative is a wire shelving assembly. Wheels are available for them. They tend to sag slightly when fully loaded with PCs, UPSs, etc, but are quite stable.

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I have the Ikea Galant desk. The table top screws onto a metal frame (not sure if it is steel, but it's pretty heavy).

Otherwise, go get some 2x4s and build one.

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