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I have a one time allowance of $400 USD from work.  I can spend it on anything that makes my office work better.  Could be water dispenser, monitor, chair, plants whatever.  I have 8 days to spend it.  My default is a monitor if I can't come up with anything else, but I don't really need that haha.  

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56 minutes ago, bwalker36 said:

I have a one time allowance of $400 USD from work.  I can spend it on anything that makes my office work better.  Could be water dispenser, monitor, chair, plants whatever.  I have 8 days to spend it.  My default is a monitor if I can't come up with anything else, but I don't really need that haha.  

An A/C if you dont have one.

 

A better keyboard / mouse / mouse pad

 

Headphone if you need one for work a good Sennheiser you won't regret it!

Chair if you have back issue. A monitor can be great if you get a  good 4k display 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, bonami2 said:

An A/C if you dont have one.

 

A better keyboard / mouse / mouse pad

 

Headphone if you need one for work a good Sennheiser you won't regret it!

Chair if you have back issue. A monitor can be great if you get a  good 4k display 

 

 

 

A/C is on my short list, I want to get one of the portable ones if I get one.  Headphone isn't a bad idea, I have DT880s already but there is no such thing as too many headphones.  

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What do you currently have might be good to know.

 

Agree, AC is a good choice if needed.

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A/C is on my short list, I want to get one of the portable ones if I get one.  Headphone isn't a bad idea, I have DT880s already but there is no such thing as too many headphones.  

Headphone is life. You are probably on Head-fi forum too haha.

Am in canada so am used to cold winter so A/C at full blast 16 celsius for my pc room and bedroom 😀

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1 hour ago, bwalker36 said:

I have a one time allowance of $400 USD from work.  I can spend it on anything that makes my office work better.  Could be water dispenser, monitor, chair, plants whatever.  I have 8 days to spend it.  My default is a monitor if I can't come up with anything else, but I don't really need that haha.  

Tell them you need a 3060Ti.

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if you want a monitor you should be able to get something decent and have some left over considering it doesn't need to be high refresh rate. 60hz panels are relatively cheap. 

 

get a monitor and something else. headphones? keyboard? 

 

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Would probably help if we knew more about what you already have and what you might need or want. What do you do in this office? 

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1 minute ago, UltraMega said:

Would probably help if we knew more about what you already have and what you might need or want. What do you do in this office? 

 

That's a fair point.  I work and game.  Work is really just normal computer use.  There is nothing computer related when it comes to the usual suspects that I can think of that need an upgrade.  I have good pair of headphones, I am missing a good chair but with my standing desk I don't really ever sit anymore.  

 

My current leaders are:

 

New coffee scale and kettle or a Portable AC.

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I don't drink coffee, so the AC is my vote. But hey, that's me, I'm a weirdo. 🤪

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I'm a pour over guy.  So I would get a new electric kettle and scale if I went the coffee stuff.  I'm leaning heavily towards a portable AC unit to put in my office.  A good one is like $4-500 So it would would not be a big out of pocket expense.  

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5 minutes ago, bwalker36 said:

I'm a pour over guy.  So I would get a new electric kettle and scale if I went the coffee stuff.  I'm leaning heavily towards a portable AC unit to put in my office.  A good one is like $4-500 So it would would not be a big out of pocket expense.  

It probably a yearly amount?

This years a/c then next a display 😁

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6 minutes ago, bonami2 said:

It probably a yearly amount?

This years a/c then next a display 😁

I wish, its a one time thing and we just got acquired so I have to spend it in the next 2 weeks.  Although the new company has an unlimited vacation policy as long as you can make it work so they are paying out our accumulated vacation at the end of the month. 

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7 minutes ago, bwalker36 said:

I wish, its a one time thing and we just got acquired so I have to spend it in the next 2 weeks.  Although the new company has an unlimited vacation policy as long as you can make it work so they are paying out our accumulated vacation at the end of the month. 

Seem like a/c it is haha.

Unlimited vacation that the first time i heard of this it sound so cool!

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3 minutes ago, bonami2 said:

Seem like a/c it is haha.

Unlimited vacation that the first time i heard of this it sound so cool!

I'm sure they have done the analysis and people end up taking less overall, and when people leave they don't have to pay it out hah

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I'm sure they have done the analysis and people end up taking less overall, and when people leave they don't have to pay it out hah

This is exactly right. They don't have to pay it out as earned pto when you leave and overall you end up with less staffing to accommodate pto and often more work hours per week.

 

At least that's what I've noticed around here from companies that offer it. It's usually a red flag to me when job hunting.

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in all honesty,everyone is looking over something else important.

 

a decent chair (if you dont already have one)

 

a mic/interface setup to go with said headphones

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8 hours ago, PCSarge said:

in all honesty,everyone is looking over something else important.

 

a decent chair (if you dont already have one)

 

a mic/interface setup to go with said headphones

Definitely agree with chair. Steelcase ftw.

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I should probably update this lol.  I went with an AC unit.  I thought about a chair but I have a standing desk and stand 90% of the time.  I can't even remember the last time I sat at my desk, although I do have discounts on Herman miller so I'm going to start putting a few bucks away a month and use my new 200$ they gave me for a an Aeron.  

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