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#2892943 1 Million Subscribers - Thank you all! And a giveaway!

Posted by nicklmg on 10 September 2014 - 11:50 PM

WINNERS: 

Surface 3 - Fedeger

Computer - MyMouseGoesWROOOM
Laptop - antoainb

 

You've got two weeks to claim your prize, then we'll re-draw!

 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for giving us the opportunity to do a job that we love - a job that is truly one of the best in the world.

 

 

As thanks, please accept this small token of appreciation - a pretty awesome giveaway for our awesome Linus Tech Tips community members :D

 

PRIZES

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

 

Custom PC Built by Linus, with a case that is "signed and designed" by the Linus Media Group crew

 

ASUS G550J - One of the laptops used on the HighLANder excursion, signed by Linus Media Group, Tek Syndicate, Austin Evans, and Newegg TV

 

 

GIVEAWAY RULES

 

Post ONCE in this thread to enter. Include whatever you want in the post - how you found Linus Tech Tips, your favourite series or style of video on Linus Tech Tips, what product you would like to see us review in the future, heck, we'll even take a post about your favourite food. Creativity is always welcome :)

This contest will run from 9/10/2014 until 9/19/2014 at 4:30pm PDT. Winners will be drawn live on The WAN Show using a random number generator.

The Surface Pro and the custom system will be given to the first two posts that are selected in the draw, the G550J will go to a random member that we feel embodies the attitude of the linustechtips.com community (who has posted in this thread ^_^).

Winners will be contacted through the forum and will have 3 days to reply to claim the prize before we re-draw!

Good luck, and again, thank you all for supporting us thus far :D

 

EDIT:

 

WINNERS:

Surface Pro 3 - Fedeger
Computer - MyMouseGoesWROOOM
Laptop - antoainb


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#262759 ** CLOSED ** HUGE Computex Giveaway Sponsored by WD and Steiger Dynamics

Posted by LinusTech on 31 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

EDIT: Items will not be shipped until after September 1st or when all winners reply to Slick - whichever comes first!

Announcing our HUGE Computex giveaway powered by WD. This is a bit of a special giveaway. The more you watch our Computex videos from the Western Digital booth in Computex the more stuff we're going to give away. You can see the latest updates from WD at Computex here: http://www.wdc.com/computex/

 

EDIT: BONUS for readers/viewers from the USA/EU - Get 15% off internal hard drives until June 16th, 2013 (US & EU only) with promocode "COMPUTEX2013" - http://wdstore.com & http://bit.ly/12qcLsk

 

 

This thread will be updated daily from June 4th to June 8th to give you the links to the videos. In order to enter, all you have to do is post in this thread, but make sure you check back daily and watch all of the videos so that we can hit our targets and give away ALL the coolest stuff!

 

 

If you want to play through all of the videos you can see them here: https://www.youtube....rWuJ6OMBI-MQQ9K

 

 

Here are all of the eligible videos individually:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video thumbnail announcing the contest should give you some idea how crazy this is:

 

 

The contest closes June 30th and it's open to residents of the planet Earth.

 

TLDW: 

 

25,000 views average per video - 5x My Passport Ultra, 2x My Book Studio external hard drives

50,000 views average per video - 2x 1TB Velociraptor, 2x 4TB Black, 2x 3TB Red hard drives

75,000 views average per video - 2x Puget Systems Core i5 GTX 660 gaming systems

100,000 views average per video - 1x Steiger Dynamics LEET gaming grade HTPC worth over $2000

 

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Here are the full specs of the Steiger machine. Please be sure to follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook...STEIGERDYNAMICS

 

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Subscribe to this thread so you'll see the updates!!

 

1 entry for posting in this thread

1 bonus entry for sharing this post on your Facebook. Post a link to your Facebook page showing the share.

1 bonus entry for sharing this post on your Twitter. Post your twitter handle and a link to the tweet showing your share

5 entries if you do all three things!!

 

Also please like Steiger Dynamics on Facebook. These guys are building very cool systems, and they're working towards getting gaming and performance computing into our living rooms. Would you rather have one of these or an Xbox One... https://www.facebook...STEIGERDYNAMICS

 

Good luck everyone and stay tuned!


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#2319979 LG G3 Review and.... TWENTY-FIVE Phone Giveaway?!

Posted by LinusTech on 01 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

NCIX: n/a
Amazon: http://georiot.co/30oN
 
The G3 from LG is the first phone I've used with a 2560x1440 display. That's a lotta pixels! Not to mention the rest of the top-of-the-range specs!
 

 
Alright, now onto the good stuff. LG is giving us TWENTY FIVE G3's to give away! All you need to do to qualify is post your favourite thing about the G3 from the review above in this thread and you can be selected at random to win one of these phones!
 
Please note that they are retail units (in the video I said pre-production, but this has since been changed) and they are Korean unlocked global units, so you will need to verify if they will work correctly on your carrier! To my knowledge they will work on AT&T or T-Mobile, but I got no data - only get voice and SMS on my carrier (Bell) so YMMV.
 
Either way you can still enter to win one, and you an always use it as a portable gaming device or whatever... I mean, it's a G3 man! The wifi will work! Best of luck to everyone!
 
One entry per household.
 
The giveaway is worldwide and closes July 6th and the winners will be announced on Twitter, so make sure you're following @LinusTech!

 

WINNERS:

 

 
UPDATE:
 
The winners who have been struck through did not respond in the allotted time period, so seven phones have been redrawn.

The new winners of those seven phones are:
 
Echodamus    sillikony
michaeldeve    HaydenMadeEm
TechUpdate    lukepwnsall    fahzan007
 
Please respond to the message from nicklmg to claim your prize

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#2348920 ASUS RoG G550JK Gaming Notebook & GIVEAWAY

Posted by LinusTech on 03 July 2014 - 11:12 PM

NCIX: http://bit.ly/UXYMqg

Amazon: http://geni.us/1IQe

 

The G550JK is a well-balanced machine that strikes a solid balance between form factor, looks, performance, and cost.

 

 

Alright, now onto the really good stuff. We have an ASUS G550JK (signed by some of the HighLANder attendees including Linus, Luke, Logan, and Austin) to give away to one lucky viewer! All you need to do to qualify is post your favourite thing about the G550JK from the review above in this thread and you can be selected at random to win this laptop!

  
Best of luck to everyone!
 
One entry per household.
 
The giveaway is worldwide and closes July 18th. The winner will be drawn LIVE on The WAN Show, so make sure you're watching at twitch.tv/linustech at 4:30pm Pacific on July 18th!

 

UPDATE:

 

The winner of the notebook is ShuColate

 

NEW UPDATE:

 

The previous winner did not respond, so we drew a new one - congratulations jacewa!


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#3202644 ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Omega and AMP! Extreme plus a GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Giveaway!

Posted by nicklmg on 16 October 2014 - 11:35 PM

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1wagR2r

Amazon: http://geni.us/HRC

 

ZOTAC sent us their two beastly editions of the GTX 970. These cards look pretty darn cool in our opinion, but do they overclock as well as their flashy design would suggest?

 

 

 

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ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! EXTREME GIVEAWAY

 

ZOTAC has been kind enough to offer you guys, the awesome Linus Tech Tips community, the exclusive chance to win their brand new top of the line ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Extreme graphics card!

 

So how do you enter? Just comment below in this thread and let us know what you like about the ZOTAC AMP! Omega and AMP! Extreme, or the new GTX 900 series in general.

This is a world-wide giveaway and will run from October 17, 2014 until October 24, 2014 at 4pm PDT. The winner will be drawn live on the October 24 WAN Show using a random number generator and will be contacted by me through the forum. If you receive a message anywhere other than the forum claiming that you are the winner (through YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter) please IGNORE that message as it is NOT from us.

Thanks in advance for your comments, and thanks to ZOTAC for sponsoring this giveaway!


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#27606 Experiences with non-techies

Posted by rainbrodash666 on 16 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

so this one time I was hanging out with my friend who is the manager at a tech shop by where I live and a girl comes in and buys a 2tb hard drive. we let her know that we install hard drives for $1 (the cost of the sata cable we use) and she says "just because I am a woman does not mean I cant work on computers" and leaves in a huff. two days later she comes back in saying that the HDD is not working so we take the computer in to look at it, we open it and the HDD is nowhere to be seen, so we ask her where it is. and it turns out that she scanned it and put the scanned image on her desktop to install the drive. and to top that off she threw away the drive she paid almost $200 for and she wanted us to give her a new one.
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#27039 Experiences with non-techies

Posted by RobbieX27 on 16 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

People thinking they can download RAM....
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#1838019 HTC One M8 Review & DUAL PHONE GIVEAWAY!

Posted by LinusTech on 10 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1nq0ZSl

Amazon: http://georiot.co/1V30

 

Finally a worthy replacement for my One M7 from a year ago. This phone features a stunning ID, lightning fast performance, and aside from a couple of small complaints... is damn near as good as it gets. I hope you guys enjoy this video because I feel like now, one year into doing phone reviews, this is about as good as we can make them... It's a lot of work, but if you guys enjoy it, then it's all worthwhile....

 

 

 

Now onto the good stuff. HTC is giving us up to TWO phones to give away. All we need to do is generate 10,000 unique impressions on this tracked product page link, and I will give away two phones to random posters in this thread no matter who you are or where you're from in the world. 

 

CLICK HERE -> http://s.htc.com/1nL8t8x <- CLICK HERE

 

One entry per person, but tell ALL your friends and family about it! Spread the word because this is a srs business opportunity to own what is arguably the best smartphone in the world right now!

 

The giveaway closes Apirl 19th and the winners will be announced on the WAN show before the end of April!




#914603 Linus's cat may have been found!

Posted by LinusTech on 18 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

Actually crying right now. Thanks for your support guys. 

 

I've missed my baby.


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#250058 ** CLOSED ** HTC Forum Giveaway - A Chance to Win 1 of 4 HTC Phones!

Posted by LinusTech on 28 May 2013 - 11:12 PM

SPONSOR MESSAGE (please read)

HTC has been making massive waves with their HTC One Android smartphone, and while unfortunately we are not able to bring you any HTC Ones in this giveaway, the available options are absolutely rockin'. My wife has been using a DROID DNA for quite a while now, and with its S4 Pro processor and gorgeous 1080p screen it is a head-turner in spite of, or perhaps BECAUSE of the fact that most people don't recognize exactly what phone it is, particularly here in Canada.

 

TLDR: HUGE thanks to HTC for making this giveaway possible. You guys freakin' rock and the support you're showing for our brand new community is overwhelming!
 

 

 

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PHONE GIVEAWAY RULES & REGULATIONS 

 

Guys, this is one of the biggest giveaways we've ever done. HTC is making it all possible by providing us with not one, not two, not three, not four... Oh wait actually four.

 

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FOUR phones to give away!! ah-ah-ah-ah-ah.....

 

Not only that, but you get to PICK your prize! Read on for more details.

 

This is a Linus Tech Tips giveaway, so I'm keeping it "unofficial" and opening it up to the world. With that said HTC is going to cover helping me ship TWO of the phone globally, while the other two will only be shipped to the USA only. We will draw four winners and in a case where more than 2 winners are outside of the USA will we re-draw.

 

Now for the really cool part. You actually get to PICK the phone you want from the list of available phones! With that said, the phones available in the different regions vary a little bit.

 

 

Prizes: 4 HTC smartphones with a "pick your prize" approach!

 

USA winners can pick between the following: 

 

DROID DNA

HTC 8X

HTC One S

HTC EVO 4G LTE

HTC One X+

 

International winners can pick between the following:

 

HTC One X+

HTC 8X

HTC 8S

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

 

1x entry - Post in this thread. Anything is fine. We will be tabulating entries based on the posts in this thread. Double posting will DISQUALIFY you. If you decide after you've posted to share to social networks EDIT your existing post rather than creating another one.

1x bonus entry - Include a link in your post of you sharing a link to this giveaway announcement thread on your personal Twitter or Facebook account


1x bonus entry - Include a link in your post of you sharing a link to this giveaway announcement thread in some other community (forums, social networks, super-active community websites other than linustechtips.com like Digg... etc). We aren't trying to spam so make sure you are sharing with people who you genuinely think will care about it!

You can get a maximum of 3 entries by including links in your post to the two eligible sharing places. Here is an example of what a maximum entry (3) post would look like:
                                                                                                                                                                                     

1. Thanks for the cool contest, Linus. HTC rocks for making this happen.
 

2. Facebook share from (Name Goes Here): (insert verifiable link here)
OR

Twitter share with Twitter handle @example: (insert verifiable link here)
 

3. Community Site share with nickname (nickname goes here): (insert verifiable link here)

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 


The contest closes June 30th and the winners will be contacted before July 31st. Good luck everyone! Thanks for participating, and a big thanks again to our sponsor, HTC!


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#2586744 Sony Xperia Z2

Posted by nicklmg on 03 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1sjTwta

Amazon: http://geni.us/Bdc

 

We got this awesome Linus Tech Tips skinned Xperia Z2 courtesy of dbrand. Make sure you watch until the end of the video for a very special surprise!

 

 

Sponsor message:

 

dbrand manufactures precisely fitted skins for various high-end smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and wearables. All their products are made in Canada using textured 3M vinyl. You can check out their responsive online shop at https://dbrand.com, or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dbrandskins

 

Giveaway rules:

 

Comment on this thread for a chance to win this awesome LTT skinned Xperia Z2 from dbrand! One entry (comment) per user. In your comment, include your favourite part about the Z2, and your favourite thing about dbrand (could be anything from "their skins look awesome" to "they sponsored this video!").

This giveaway is worldwide.

Entries close Monday, August 11th at 1pm PDT.

Good luck everyone!

 

 

WINNER UPDATE:

The winner of the LTT Edition Sony Xperia Z2 is Razorbeast! Congratulations!


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#2541799 Linus Tech Tips and JayzTwoCents - Giveaway!

Posted by nicklmg on 29 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

Jay's video:

 

Linus' video:

 

 

 

We hope you guys are as excited about this as we are! We're teaming up with JayzTwoCents to bring you guys a wicked giveaway. Make sure you're subscribed to both channels:

 

https://youtube.com/user/JayzTwoCents

 

https://youtube.com/user/TechQuickie

 

and then comment below with a link to your favorite video from each channel to enter.

 

We're going to draw one lucky winner who will receive a Radeon R9 270X and an OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W 80PLUS Gold power supply with individually sleeved cables! The draw will take place on August 8

 

 

Best of luck everyone, and thanks as always for supporting our content! :)

 

 

This is an international giveaway!!

 

 

UPDATE:

 

This thread will close today (Aug 8) at 4:30pm PDT. The winner will be drawn LIVE on The WAN Show.

 

WINNER UPDATE:

 

The winner was Snaker! Thank you all for entering.


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#1041263 Support Linus Tech Tips - Our Affiliates and Sponsors

Posted by Emkryan on 13 November 2013 - 06:27 PM

Please stop spamming. This is against CoC




#135896 What do you do for a living? (trollable)

Posted by LinusTech on 02 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

I collect rocks.


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#120000 Your Worst Computing Mistake Ever?

Posted by Nort on 27 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Letting someone who can't figure out which button is an ad and which is the real download use my computer.


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#214 Welcome to the Linus Tech Tips forum!

Posted by LinusTech on 02 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Thanks so much for joining. My vision is a community based on positive member interaction and helping each other. I believe that if we all work together toward this goal, we will have success in the long run. We don't have official forum rules or anything like that yet, but as long as everyone is respectful of each other, and patient with the growing pains that we are going to experience (vBulletin 5 is VERY beta right now) we can make this into an AWESOME community forum. Linus
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#1008116 LinusTechTips Website? Is this going to be a thing?!

Posted by dezeltheintern on 07 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

#Yoloha, wanted to just tweet this but Linus is making me use the forum for some reason.

 

This is just a mockup but ultimately contains the content we'd like to have on it. The design is still in progress though we're liking it so far.

 

The news and trending topics content will be pulled from the forum. 'The Headlines' will be content created by volunteers from the forum and will link to posts, though they may be formatted differently to accommodate the style. The Twitter feed section will be tweets from the crew and maybe others from the community when using a specific hashtag.

 

This will be a landing page and will not replace the forum. In fact, it will rely heavily on the forum as most of the content will link to the forum.

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#1870831 Prepare yourselves, the three new behemoths of nvidia are here

Posted by brownninja97 on 15 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

*cough* a follow on from this*cough*

 

This is really great news, and its not a repost goml @KakaoDj .

 

So this wasnt expected, im surprised by the specs, the architecture is crazy, they barely use any power.

 

When i saw the amount of cuda cores, memory and clocks i lost it. 

 

But they are here, brace yourselves. 

 

Put on some dramatic music

 

Give it up for the

 

GT 705

 

GT 710

 

and lastly

 

the 

GT 720

 

Boosting the uncanny arcs of Fermi and Kelper

 

Relying on the joys of rebadging.

 

This is a great moment indeed.

 

This day should become a international holiday(even though its easter holiday already for some people)

 

Well then what the **** are we waiting for better dive in.

 

First up the gt 705

 

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This sexy thing is a rebadge of the gt 610 which was a rebadge of gt 520. spicy. 

 

Let me throw some numbers at you

  • 48 CUDA CORES
  • 64 BIT MEMORY BUS
  • a jesus tier of only 29watts under full load
  • An awesome process size of 40nm

If i was you id wait for the classified or lightning versions of this card, you could maybe push it up by 1000mhz.

 

Next up the...

 

GT 710

 

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This lady killer isnt a rebadge of the of Gt 620, whats this madness, its a rebadge of the gt 630, actually no its not, this is a cut down gt 630, madness is it, whatever.

 

Lets get down to the stats

  • Uses the genetically superior pci-e gen 2.0 lane.
  • supports DX 11
  • has 512mb of memory, wait a sec thats less then the 705, i guess the AMD marketers went to nvidia for a day.

Thats all i can say about that card, I recommed you wait for a sapphire version, even though this is nvidia im sure a 8gb vram version will be arriving soon after launch.

 

LASTLY

 

the new god('s servant),

 

the new flagship(mascot),

 

Here it is the GT 720

 

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This you might notice is the same as the above card but its superior.

 

Its not a half rebrand, ITS A FULL REBRAND.

 

This card has a full 1gb of vram. If you convert that to bytes its 1.0737 X 10^9 which is a big number, if you tried to count to that number it would take... A LONG TIME.

 

Unlike the ferocity of the above cards, this one is on a whole new level, those cards have a straightly 1 smx unit whereas this dragonslayer has 2 smx units. THATS 200% THE PERFORMANCE, i think.

 

It also has the DNA of the gtx titan, the 680, 770, titan black, titan brown, every voodoo card and that crazy tall guy from fractal.

 

Well then its been great but thats everything ive got today lads, follow EVGA's step up plans because im sure you titan wielders will be gunning for one of these beauties soon.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.techpower...rce-gt-705.html

 

http://www.techpower...rce-gt-710.html

 

http://www.techpower...rce-gt-720.html

 

@LinusTech  You know you love these cards.


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#866796 The easy option for a computer desk.

Posted by ttam on 07 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

05/28/2014
It appears that Ikea now ships items for a really decent price.

One desk & legs would cost me only $15 and 2 sets would be $16!

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I often see people asking what desk they should get and one desk comes to my mind.
I have been using the Ikea desks for years now and they work extremely well.

So I figured I would give a little more thought to the topic and potentially others with it.
 

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The great thing about the Ikea desks is that they come in different shapes and colors.
Right now I have one holding THREE(3) 27" Monitors.
So they are a pretty decent size. 

The Larger Table-Top; 35.99 USD / 26.52 Euro
This is my preferred table top for desks. The great thing is it comes in a few colors.

Black/Brown

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Red
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Birch
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Gray
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White
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For the legs, you have multiple options.
Non-Adjustable:
3.50 USD / 2.58 EUR to 10 USD / 7.37 EUR
Adjustable: 15 USD / 11.05 EUR to 30 USD / 22.11 EUR
Table: 45 USD / 33.16 EUR to 79.99 USD / 58.95 EUR

 

 

Non-Adjustable Legs:

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Adjustable Legs:

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Tables (Alternative to legs)

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Being able to choose the looks of the desk help it make it yours.
My personal desks feature the chrome adjustable legs (expensive)
And one of the tables to help with some storage.
The desks are extremely stable and strong. Great build quality as well.

 

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The joy of these desks is that they are extremely easy to assemble.

The desks come with pre-drilled holes which makes it a breeze.
All you have to do is take the screws & wrench that come with the legs,
Line up the holes and screw it together in about 10 minutes.

 

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Obviously these are Ikea desks and can be found online or at Ikea.

Table Tops Online:

http://www.ikea.com/...rkspaces/11844/

 

Legs & Table Alternatives Online:
http://www.ikea.com/...rkspaces/11845/

 

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These are great desks that can range from 49.99 USD / 36.28 EUR
For the low end of the desks.

Stepping up to the better & adjustable legs the desks start at 95.99 USD / 70.75 EUR
This offers you a little bit more customization for the desk.

 

They do offers pre-built desks and many other desk top shapes for you to choose.
These have been my go to desks for a while now and I have 3 myself.

 

They now offer a Stainless Steel table top for 99 USD / 72 EUR
I might have to pick this up myself for a cool new table.

 

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#3020537 The iPhone 6 plus bends, when carrying it in your front pocket! Permanent...

Posted by qwertywarrior on 22 September 2014 - 11:19 AM

ITS A FEATURE


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