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Custom Water Cooled Desk - 56k warning. Lotsa Pictures! *Now with Table of Contents*

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right, So a little update. Been super busy with work and with study so haven't had much time to do the desk. Even though the updates are getting smaller, the desk is nearly finished!

 

to do-

*Fan wiring from rad 1 to rad 2

*Keyboard tray

*Cable Management

 

First things first, (To my New Zealanders on the forums) www.computerlounge.co.nz sponsored me some replacement Black SATA Data cables to replace my red ones and also an NZXT 2m White LED Kit so thank you very much for this!

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Anyways! I started with wiring up my GPU cables. measuring every wire, and not one being the same length. A long process however well worth it

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Since double cables are the such a pain in the arse I soldered them in just for extra security as the "wings" do not bite into the top wire because of the 2-wire thickness

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A long while later the cable was done! Just to make sure the measurements were accurate I put some rubber bands on them. This also helps "train" the wires so that they stay like that.

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Both wires done, took me about 3 hours...

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Time to sleeve! When sleeving double wires you lose the general sense of where the sleeve has to end up, and you can't really use a sleeving tool to line it up either as 16awg and 18awg would need different spacings etc *blah blah blah* TL;DR: I mark some lines to where the sleeve needs to go to with a sharpie, meaning an accurate result every time!

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I then use a "dummy" connector to put the pin in while it is still hot. This comes in really handy when you have done the bottom row of double cables. Instead of trying to push ANOTHER double set on the bottom row, it is good to have the dummy connector. It lets the shrink cool down, and set with the "box" shape so that it will be easy to slide into the proper connector without deforming it.

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Finished cable

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Don't think I need to elaborate too much on a basic Sleeving FAQ. For any help look at Lutro0 on YouTube. You will never need to watch another tutorial after watching his :)

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Midway through the 24-pin

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Done! 3.5 hours of sleeving results in one 24-pin... lol

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Cables in and doing a test fit. Very happy with how it's looking!

NOTE: I will probably be using the Modsmart cable clips for about 2 months. Then take them off. This should allow time for the cables to be trained and need no supports. It will be super tidy, was considering cable lacing them but personally I think it doesn't look THAT great. Trained cables needing no support will look much better

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That is all for now, will have the build done by 1st of September I promise!

 

Phil

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:o :o :o :o :o :o

 

the picture and work quality is so great in this one!!!! /bow


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Great stuff, proper sleeving too. Thing that bothers me at this point is the cables being a bit messy - even though that's the exact thing you were talking about. When that's done it's as perfect as can be in my opinion.

 

Your build is awesome, and so are you.


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you have so much skill man 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Great stuff, proper sleeving too. Thing that bothers me at this point is the cables being a bit messy - even though that's the exact thing you were talking about. When that's done it's as perfect as can be in my opinion.

 

Your build is awesome, and so are you.

 

Yup, don't worry about that I will be using clips like these here

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31910

 

 

Though there is only so much I can make it look "clean" as the pinouts from the 24-pin end to the PSU end are not 1:1 so there might be some crossing over.

 

 

It'll be tidy don't you worry!

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Yup, don't worry about that I will be using clips like these here

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31910

 

 

Though there is only so much I can make it look "clean" as the pinouts from the 24-pin end to the PSU end are not 1:1 so there might be some crossing over.

 

 

It'll be tidy don't you worry!

Great stuff, looking forward to it.

This'll get a lot of publicity once it hits the build of the week.


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You're right about the warning..  :mellow: 

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Overall, It's amazing, looking forward to the end result since every update is better than before! B)


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Done! 3.5 hours of sleeving results in one 24-pin... lol

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Only 3,5 hours to do the 24pin. That's not bad.

Sow for me being a noobie it will prob be around 5/6 hours.

Good thing i orderd my paracord a couple of days ago ;)

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Absolutely amazing build! The best one I have ever seen there's just nothing like it. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished! 

 

Also fellow NZ'er here down in Christchurch  :)

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The end ! lol, Great work man, Your build is AWESOME. 


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Absolutely amazing build! The best one I have ever seen there's just nothing like it. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished! 

 

Also fellow NZ'er here down in Christchurch  :)

 

I'm surprised at how many NZ people there are on the Forums, just good ol Kiwis playing their part helping others :P

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Posted · Original PosterOP
a quick update :)

 

Have been waiting for a few weeks for my order from PPCS containing my mod/smart clips and also my extra Mayhems Orange Concentrate, as well as some yellow dye (To make the orange a more richer orange)

 

I started playing around with them with my GPU Cables. They aren't as nice of clips as I thought they would be. They leave the cables quite loose where as I would rather them be tight so it would leave the cables how i'd like them. 

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I went off to the shed and grabbed a spare trash sheet of 3mm Perspex that I will use for my compression clamp for the cable management. I forgot to take pics, but It is pretty basic. Measure, drill holes. Give edges a sand with 400 grit sandpaper. Simple ;)

It works great, clamps the cables down perfectly!

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I forgot to think about the GPU cables while doing the 24-pin.. hehe.

I just screwed another motherboard stand-off so that allowed me room to put the GPU cables underneath

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Since my SSD's are in an awkward place, this is how I routed my Sata Data cables. Had to tape them on to make things super easy as it's near impossible to try wiggle them into the right place when the board is sitting on the standoffs.

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After being happy with how the cables were it was time to chuck the loop back together

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Eugh, yuck. It's a shame that the cables at the PSU end look so bunched up. There isn't a way around it, it's the tidiest I can achieve with how I have laid the desk out. With the next desk I build I will certainly have the cables route under the desk so no bunchyness can be seen. Mind due I don't think the cables look as horrible as they could have been!

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Took some clips off of the CPU cable to tidy things up a little

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Really happy with this end of the cabling!

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There is an extra Sata cable, and a USB 2.0 Cable that comes out of the Akasa media box thing (can't remember what they're called... oopsie) that I will not be needing at the moment, though will be adding them in the future so just cleanly hiding them under it for now

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Right, the last picture for this update. That I will explain in the next update, see you next time ;)

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@PBaines Nice work on the update mad, but I really love the way you put the 24-pin and the gpu power underneath that custom holder, it looks way better than the black clips, it would look even more epic if you did custom clips everywhere

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@PBaines Nice work on the update mad, but I really love the way you put the 24-pin and the gpu power underneath that custom holder, it looks way better than the black clips, it would look even more epic if you did custom clips everywhere

 

Thought about doing that and I might even do it since it is so simple to make them!

I don't like the black custom clips much either... But they are good to align the cables up for the time being :)

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Man this is simply AMAZING! Great Job. And being completely serious here,

 

what would you charge for a desk like that? and how much would it be to ship to Alaska from where your from?

 

Again. Simply amazing.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Man this is simply AMAZING! Great Job. And being completely serious here,

 

what would you charge for a desk like that? and how much would it be to ship to Alaska from where your from?

 

Again. Simply amazing.

 

$950 NZD + Flatpack shipping (You'd assemble it yourself) 

But not to sure how much it would be to ship..

 

Phil

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might wanna remove the white stickers on the corsair dominators


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Nice to see a new update. I have to say I think it looks quite alright with the cables from the PSU in sight. You have done such a great job on cable sleeving and now everyone can see it. In a build like this I don't think that all cable should be hidden no matter what.  ;) So once again, it looks amazing!

 

How are your SSD's attached? Are they just standing there on the stand-offs or are they screwed tight?

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we'll meet at Taupo and go hit some golf balls off of the edge to that plontoon thing ;D

It will be in Build of the Week once I finish the build, have all ready discussed it with Wind :)

Just need to get cracking and find some time to get everything done... so much to do!

Isn't that tentamount to "cheating" :D

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