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Another PC in a Desk!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by pete910, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. pete910

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    Update at bottom of this post ( 12/07/2017)

    Here's some pics of my new build that I have done. First time wood project too.

    Finished the desk a while ago but ended up decorating the front room as a way to appease the mrs;)

    After a thread on here on what MB/CPU to go for (see here) hung back and went for the Sabertooth mk1 + 4790k :D

    I did do a lot more pics but seem to have lost the SD card in the midst of decorating, So only have a few phone pics. :o

    Design + look . I am constrained to a certain size so a conventional desk wont fit :(

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    This is what I was aiming for...

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    Here's a few on me doing some holes for the res/RAD and what not.

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    The tricky bit as I didn't want a steel MB tray as the base. The holes were drilled under size then a bit of wood glue, then the stand-offs was knocked in.

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    Some I have of the build. Used my old 5870 and a old small Intel WS board to see what it will roughly look like

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    Bit more work and a few more packets of haribo's ;)

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    After the leak test over night and all the wiring done, it was time for the final fill.

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    Much to the annoyance to the Mrs I put it in the kitchen and left it running valley benchmark.

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    Right! After some decorating, shelving + a new wall mount arm carpet, it was time to install it! mmm haven't got one of the steel wall frame I made :(

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    Better look at the inside

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    Down side is, Its itching for a second 290 in there :confused:

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    One of the front, Did decide to put power switch and what not on the side rather than the middle. also move the DVD drive up to top slot

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    All in all, quite happy how it turned out. Not a patch on most of the projects on here. :eek:

    But am pleased with it. Made a few mistakes on the build, PSU be in a better place but hey, that's life

    Full specs.

    CPU: R7 1700x
    MB: Gigabyte GA-AX370 K7
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 ref
    MEM: 16gb DDR4 HyperX 16Gb
    SSD's: 1 vertex 4 512gb + 1 850 eco 512Gb + 1 Tb 850 evo + 128Gb nvme(OS drive)

    WC bit. Basically added to the H30 ek kit I already had see here

    EK-WB

    2x 360 RADS
    2x 140 Res
    EK D5 PWM
    1080 GPU block
    Supremacy CPU block

    Couple of Koolance QD3's added.

    6x bitfenix spectre pro 120mm fans (Rad)
    1 230 mmm spectre pro for the bottom (the red one :rolleyes:)
    Bitfenix MB/GPU Gold/black cables

    Asus 27" 1440p IPS Monitor

    Am sure there's something I've forgot to list.

    What you all think?

    Pete.

    Update: 27/03/2017

    Some new pics + Updated specs

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    One of the 1080 with block

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    Update: 12/07/2017

    EK mono block added

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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  2. faceman123

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    Nice, although you need to change the colours around the desk, or of the desk.
     
  3. Ucof

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    Its a lovely rich mahogany! :D
     
  4. mrham4321

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    Really enjoying all the PC desk builds right now :) looks cool, man!
     
  5. Confused

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    That's a great use of space :) You could do with some nice braided cables just to finish it off, though!
     
  6. Jamdude

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    Builds like this are great, job well done!
     
  7. Finners

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    Well done, looks great!
     
  8. jimbaw

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    really like it! quite different from the other desk builds we usually see.

    there's just the colour scheme that I'm not too sure about. looks great but it seems a bit "off" against the colour of the wall. can't quite put my finger on it

    nonetheless, well done!
     
  9. Glennbloke

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    Its like Antiques Road show meets The Gadget show. Nice work and if I were a little braver and not so busy would attempt one myself
     
  10. noj

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    nice, and a good fit for the space :)
     
  11. deano-5

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    Nice but needs to light up!
     
  12. colinmcr

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    I really like this, nice job. Like the fold down keyboard shelf and dare I say its its kinda Steampunk look going on which I like.
     
  13. Luggs

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    What the man said - really like how different it is to other desk builds posted on here. Good work!
     
  14. Pedaars

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    Very nice use of space like the chains holding the keyboard tray it is very steampunk kinda like it
     
  15. tbyeah

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    What do you use for those renders, is it easy to use?

    I have the skills of a monkey who was dropped on its head at birth when it comes to this stuff, I tried Sketchup briefly and flopped :(
     
  16. deblow

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    Perfect use of space, fantastic job Pete!

    Just one tip for you that helped me BIG time,
    Cover the bottom fan with some tights, after using tights i get almost 0% dust inside the desk & because its on the bottom it wont look crap :)

    The overpriced fan filters you can buy pre-made tend cut the airflow to much for my liking :(
     
  17. mikeggratton

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    Tidy looking desk and nice use of space
     
  18. bradUK

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    Looks epic mate!
     
  19. pete910

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    Cheers for the comments guys!


    I used Varicad ( clicky ) ,it is for structual/steel work but works well. 30 day free trail if you download it. Easy to pick up too. works in windows and Linux.

    I already had it for steel work I do. Autodesk is just too damn expensive for me.

    I've discovered that about the filters have one all ready. It does work well in catching dust though. Epic build of yours BTW deblow. It was seeing builds like that inspired me to have a bash at doing one.

    Here's a few more picks of the wall mount and of the KB tray lifted.
    You can just see the filter in this pic Deblow.

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    and one of the KB tray lifted

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  20. deblow

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    Ah yes, there not bad, but cost more than i had to spend :(