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Posted · Original PosterOP
Both the corner parts now built, they will house the speakers & also act as part of the upper shelf for the monitor/monitors.

 

 

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After making the above parts I could then start to work on the tricky parts, the 2x side covers that need some careful cutting in order to look the part & take some pressure.

Used glue to hold the parts together then when it was dry I added some blocks for extra strength. 

 

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When I was happy with all the parts & placement I then went back to the corner parts to add the speakers, did it in this order so i could double check how it looked 

before adding the speakers, just encase I wasn't happy with them in the position I had them on the art work.

 

 

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This is a dodgy tool, almost had my hand of a couple of times, but did the job in the end smile.png

 

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Added some sealant to prevent dust & help with the speaker sound.

 

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Starting to take shape now, really nice to see it looking a bit like the design I spent months working on biggrin.png

 

please note, the sides ain't fasten down yet & still need some sanding to be done later in the build, 

the shelf is also just resting there atm, the blocks holding it up are just for demonstration & will be replaced. 

 

 

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In the next stage im going to dismantle the desk & reduce the height by 2 inch, the main reason for this mod is so im not towering 

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This looks really cool. All though I do prefer L shaped tables.

 

If you're planning to retail this I'd like to see it be like just a puzzle piece with nuts and screws. all though people would be tired assembling it since it looks complicated.

 

But either way, Cool!

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This build is amazing! Subbed

Are you going to be putting a custom block on the graphics card?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

looking great! looks perfect

 

cheers :)

 

looks amazing i am thinking of doing a desk build when i build my next pc. Anyway really looking ford to seeing this when it is finished good work :)

 

Thanks, good luck with your build if you go for it!

 

The renders made me sub to this 

 

Renders are very clean, hope i can match them lol

 

This looks really cool. All though I do prefer L shaped tables.

 

If you're planning to retail this I'd like to see it be like just a puzzle piece with nuts and screws. all though people would be tired assembling it since it looks complicated.

 

But either way, Cool!

 

no plans to sell, I think for most people they would prefer a more standard shape, I could be wrong?

Done the L shape, now im bored of looking at it lol, wanted to do something that looks better on the outside and in, even though its half done I still like the look of it :D

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It looks like the consol of a space ship, very cool.

 

+subbed.

 

thats the feeling i wanted , had my room been a bit bigger the desk would have been even more BIGGER :D

 

This build is amazing! Subbed

Are you going to be putting a custom block on the graphics card?

 

Thanks,  yes going to use a Alphacool block, with a little modding,  should have some photos up within a week or 2

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Posted · Original PosterOP
I have finished lowering the desk by 2" 

cut the air-vent hole, made the vent cover & some other small bits like the shelf mounts.

I cant attach them properly yet & do the fine adjustments until some of the components arrive so I can check placement & sizing. 

 

Iv also started to undercoat some of the desk & done lots of sanding.

 

 

Here are the 2 shelf supports, they might need some adjusting at a later date when i start to fit the RES, there will be 2x 450mm reservoirs on each side on the shelf bottom.

 

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here they are in place, the shelf isn't shaped & fasten in place yet.

 

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Cutting the 3mm black plexiglass that will be used for the vent cover.

 

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This is the frame for the vent cover, think im going to have this with a mat finish & the blades will be polished to a shine

 

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I'm not that great with plexiglass, so this took some time lol

 

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Thinking the blades might be a bit too long, will cut them down later in the build if I don't change my mind...
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Posted · Original PosterOP
 

A quick mid week update for you, 

Started work on the center shelf holder that I plan to also run the water tubing though,

 

The shape might change slightly later in the build when i have the 2x RES in place.

 

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Here it is in place, as you can see Iv also started to undercoat some parts, I started this now to see how well it would hold up & to help show imperfections.

 

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You can see the parts I started to sand down, I have now given the desk 1 coat of MDF primer & 2 coats of white primer, sanding after every coat apart from the last one..

Whether I use a paint or go with wrap the surface will need to be sanded as good as possible. :(

 

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Sanded down the speaker covers, not sure what colour Im going to use yet.

 

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Decided to make the cones for the front of the desk from clay lol, yes clay... thought why not, I need the practice for a later 

none PC related mission :)

 

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Its air dry clay, so my cats looking after it for me as its out in the sun for the day :)

 

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once it was hard enough I sanded them down to a better finish ready to prime & sand once more,  I hate all the sanding :(

 

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I also hollowed out the center to reduce the weight & cut some groves for the bracket.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So sexy keep up the work.

 

Thanks :)

 

A plan from the start but not shown to everyone was some front lighting, I decided to keep it on the down-low encase I failed, 
as Iv never done Plexiglas with LEDs..
 
Anyway, I think its looks good for now, should I change my mind later in the build when iv 
painted or wrapped the desk I will cover them over :(
 
your thoughts on them would be appreciated, good or bad about anything on the build, constructive criticism can be a great help :)
 
don't want it to look too cheesy, but as there at my side I think they could act as nice room lighting :)
 
 
Started by cutting some plexi to the same angel as the front corners,
 
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Sides move out the way so I can cut some groves for the plexi.
 
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Did a bit more undercoating & the groves are now cut on both sides, top shelf still not completed as im awaiting the RES before
I make final cuts.
 
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Oh, Im just using super bright white LEDs for the front, its possible I could change them for RGB at a later date?
 
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Posted · Original PosterOP
Iv stopped working on the outside of the desk for the moment as Im awaiting the reservoirs so I can complete the top shelf 

& start to fasten things into place, 

but with the arrival of most of the other Phobya & OCOOL parts & the X99 motherboard, I could start working in the inside,

so Iv fitted a motherboard tray & sorted the housing for the 2X RADs.

 

I'm not following a design for the inside so I tend to spend hours just sitting looking at the empty cavity & trying 

to picture ideas in my head lol

however I have worked out where the main components will be going.

 

 

here's one of the packages I received thanks to Phobya & OCOOL (Alphacool)

All sorts of goodies, RADs, controllers, cables, hard tubes, switches, GPU & CPU blocks & many more that I will show in more detail 

as the build progresses :) 

 

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Another secret I keep to myself & a couple of people was the idea to have the sides lift away from the desk to make room for 

storage & also make use of all the available space...

 

As both the secret ideas worked out ok I will show you one of the original designs for the desk, kept them a secret encase things 

went wrong with the plan.

 

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I played with lots of ways to accomplish the task, the first two ideas FAILED :(

but after one more attempt I cracked it :D

 

So now the side will lift up & out to the side making room for my gamepads & other bits that make desks look a bit untidy. 

 

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Almost all the parts inside the desk are removable, no screws used so as to make it easyer to MOD at a later date & also reduce the 

weight when moving.

 

This double platform will hold the pads & bits, can be lifted out from the top or from the side.

 

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They all still need tidying up a bit & sanding down, 

waiting until most of the desk is complete so if anything gets damaged as im working I wont have wasted too much time.

 

 

Cutting up a cheap old case for the parts, MB tray & front drive bays.

 

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MB in place, will MOD more at later date.

For now I just want to make sure everything has a place.

 

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MB back plate is just temp & will also be changed later in the build.

 

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Cutting 4 holes for the RADs exhaust.

 

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I will be using 2X Phobya RAD mounts to fasten the RADs to the underneath of the desktop.

 

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As Im wanting the RADs further away from the back I added some barriers for the hot air, raised as high as possible.

 

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The RADs are attached to the desktop but the exhausts are attached to the back of the desk, I made the fittings as tight as possible

but to eliminate any small gaps that hot air could escape though Iv added some padding that's been coated to help keep the softness but also create a thin skin.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
With the arrival of my reservoirs I could start fastening down the top shelf & shape it better,  

 

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I also did some work on the inside but had to stop for a bit as I await the pumps so I can make the cuts 

needed before working on the layout a bit more.

 

while I wait I'm getting on with other bits, painted the MB last week & this week iv been making the 

front switch panel to house 5 Phobya push switches.. 

 

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could have the switch holder in a couple of different positions.

feel free to add your thoughts on what you think looks best :)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Video now up for the rundown on build items, don't lol to hard at my recording voice, its was 3am & im very sleepy Zzzzzzz

 


 

I also did a small video log, its mostly all the photos already posted on the forum along with some music.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
With the arrival of the reservoirs & now the pumps I can workout the internal setup.
over the last week iv added some internal walls & removable bases, installed the 2X reservoirs, 
radiators & soon i will have the pumps in place.
 
When im happy with the layout it will then all be removed before painting/wrapping.
 
after that's completed it will then be time to move the desk inside so i can work on the tubing & wiring.
 
Oh, also went with position 2 for the front panel & edged the front of the desktop.
 
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The next 3 photos show the cover thats now in place to hide the leg cutout.
 
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Some of the base covers in place, & a better view of the leg cover
 
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Cut a fan hole for the V1200 PSU, but not sure im having it in this position now? 
 
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The Phobya 450 reservoirs, used them on my 2013 build, decided to stick with them again :)
 
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Using the provided brackets to fit them under the top shelf, will wrap or paint them at later date.
 
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Covered them with some masking tape so as not to scratch them
 
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A final pic for you, looks almost complete here, but still lots of work to be done
 
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This log was 2 weeks behind hence the post spam, its now upto date :)
should have the latest update posted this afternoon
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Im using 2x 360 RADs for this build, they will be fitted to the brackets almost directly under the RES on both sides, Iv decided to move them away from the outer desk edges to help lower fan noise & give better options for dust control.

by doing so I had to add the channels shown in the earlier photos, to help move the hot air out the back of the desk.

 

The Phobya G-Changer 360 RADs V.2 & brackets 

 

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As with all new RADs they needed a good clean, using the Blitz Pro kit that Mayhams kindly provided I had good results :)

 

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Im using the i7-5820K for this build along with a Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Brass Black Chrome version,

 

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Added some red to the block

 

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The pumps "Alphacool VPP655" & GPU block "Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - ATI R9 295X2"

also planing to mod them slightly to the same red as the other components.

 

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The ASUS Sabertooth X99, the most tidy looking motherboard iv ever seen, should be quite easy to mod to my colour scheme.
Will be using this MB along with some DDR4 & the Intel i7-5820k.
 
Done some shots with & without the caps/covers
 
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I really like the look of that motherboard, but brown colour on the sata sockets and the ram slots kinda ruined it for me. Hopefully they make a fully white version like they did with their z97.


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The paint job on the motherboard is amazing, good job so far!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I really like the look of that motherboard, but brown colour on the sata sockets and the ram slots kinda ruined it for me. Hopefully they make a fully white version like they did with their z97.

 

I feel the same, would have liked them to be black or grey preferably, however after all the components & leads are fitted I dont think you will get to see many brown parts :D

If I still can, I was thinking of maybe some extra paint or something,,

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