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Koverhar

Mahogany Desk, Build of the Year 2018

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello dear readers,

 

First off I failed and posted this on the wrong forum thread. Im sorry linus!

 

 

This build has been on sweclockers.com a while but I felt like I had to reach a bigger audience so here goes. 

A bit over a year ago I started with my first major modding/custom project. The idea here is to make a seriously hardcore hardwood and steel computertable which looks effortless yet elegant. You'll be the judge of the result but let's get started shall we.

 

Parts:

 

CPU:    I7-5960x

GPU's: 3xgtx something (depending on what I can get my hands on when I install the parts)

MoBo:  Rampage 5 extreme

RAM: Dominator platinum 32 gb

PSU: Corsair ax1500i

Storage: 16 TB hdd space with 5 ssd. 1 with os and 4 in raid 1.

 

Watercooling:

 

Dual loops

Radiators: 2x monstah 560 superthick rads, 1x alphacool 360 60mm thick rad, 1x 140mm 60 mm thick rad All in push pull.

Pumps: 2x d5 vario with ek clear plexi top. Pvm controlled.

Reservoir: Custom dual loop

Fittings: too many to count (might do a list later)

Tubing: Ionized copper and hardbent acrylic tubing.

Extras: 6 temp meters loop flow indicators etc.

Fans: 24 Noiseblocker pk2s.

Fan controller: Lamptron fc something with them circuit bords to connect 1 radiator per knob + 1 knob for each waterpump.

 

Frame and build:

 

20mm thick quadratic steel with 3 mm plate steel. 

Wood is a mixture of birch and mahogany.

 

Sponsors:

 

None so far.  :D

 

Started off welding a basic frame to get ideas flowing. 

 

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Radiator "space"
 
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First order arriving
 
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One of the monstah 560 radiators with the fans on it
 
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looking at this drawing it might be hard to believe were gonna get anywhere with this build but its fiiiine:D
 
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after some word welding and sheet metal work I ended up here. With a place for my legs and the mounts for the side 360 rads (60mm thick)
 
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From another angle.
 
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Center console with gauges for temp meters and pumps. Will probably get this covered with leather or wood as well
 
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Psu Mount. Worth adding is that I need to add rubber between all "moving" parts so the psu and pumps are therefor not welded to the frame but have separate supports where so I can soundproof them better. Again soundproofing parts with a 20dB output is a bit excessive but might as well.
 
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And to the woodwork then. It's in its infant stage but what I did here is a guy helped me glue birch together and then drag it through a machine I dont know the name of. What I need to do is make them into the round nice wingshapes im looking for. I'm looking at a solid 200 hours of sanding and polishing here but:D

 

This is the wood for the front panel and the short sides. Dimensions for the table btw is 1650x780x190.

 

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Hi again, still working with the wood but here's my new atx tray. 

The caselabs sm8 something

 

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So I've been working on the profiled wood. This longer than expected and I still have a lot of sanding to do but I feel like sharing the results. 

 

This is 2 out of 3 panels. The longer one being the front and obviously I need to cut holes for the fans and whatnot but it's getting there.

 

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Here's some pictures of the upcoming reservoir. Sorry for the lack of updates but I've been very busy. 

Anyways the reservoir is a dual loop idea where it feeds and takes from the same res even though it's 2 separate loops and pumps.

 

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Started to get the legs done for the table and lathing the mountjoints for the triple screen setup. Loving it

 

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Some lathing for the lathers

 

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And the table is ALIVE with legs. There's some angle grinding and polishing to do but it's getting there.

 

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Next update after christmas!

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Holy shit, noice project m'dude


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nice metalworking skills  ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

And on to making the triple screen stand. So first off lathing needed to be done. and then we started making the "stick" that we will wount a the triple interlocking vesa mount system on. Cut weld polish repeat:D

 

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To give a mental picture of what 1 screen will look like. Professional measuring techniques as always.

 

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till we meet again..

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My friends, it's time for an update!

 

Behold the mighty triple screen setup:D or let's call it the triple screen compatible monitor stand. I dont actually own 3 proper 4k screens yet but we'll get there.

 

I started with a huuuuge piece of steel. This sucker was 1800x120x12mm and really really heavy. Luckily weight is not a real concern for me. Strenght and quality far outweighs anything else.

 

Point here is that I can have as many screens as I wish without it looking wierd. The "sidemonitor stands" are detachable so they will not be in the way whatever setup im running.

 

Max screen size is 32inchesx3

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

lol half inch monitor mount FTW that's super overkill but awesome. you would have been fine with 3/16 =p or 5mm. do you plan to powder coat this beast?

Yes and heat treat it so you can have a dog eating the legs without scratching them:D

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think your missing something that would fit very well in this theme... "Mahogany doors"

Please elaborate I don't really understand you. Might be worth mentioning this is only the frame. Everything except the legs will be covered with wood. I will do a test assembly next week. There's still some metalwork to be done.

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Please elaborate I don't really understand you. Might be worth mentioning this is only the frame. Everything except the legs will be covered with wood. I will do a test assembly next week. There's still some metalwork to be done.

It's a reference.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TJwmZOxxS0o

How much is this costing you by the way?


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maybe 12k when all is done.

Mind if I ask how your financing this? Even with just the frame it's one of the most beautiful pc desks I have seen so far.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Mind if I ask how your financing this? Even with just the frame it's one of the most beautiful pc desks I have seen so far.

 

You dont spend your money on other stuff:D. Seriously though I've saved up 2 years and slowly financed this since Im new to modding finding any sponsors would be tough. Hopefully when this is done the next build can be sponsored though and it will be easier.

 

I was initially gonna build the desk with hydraulic screens but that would have made it bigger and insanely more expensive. Maybe next time;D

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You dont spend your money on other stuff:D. Seriously though I've saved up 2 years and slowly financed this since Im new to modding finding any sponsors would be tough. Hopefully when this is done the next build can be sponsored though and it will be easier.

 

I was initially gonna build the desk with hydraulic screens but that would have made it bigger and insanely more expensive. Maybe next time;D

that sucks man all the metal you have there is stuff you could pull out of the scrap bin were i work and buy for 9c a pound if i had the time something like this would only cost me maybe 100-200$

below is a work bench i made for myself awhile back that only cost me like 40$ in scrap metal. you might want to look around at your local fab shops and sometimes they will sell you scrap steel to small for them to use but its normally perfect for this kind of stuff

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

that sucks man all the metal you have there is stuff you could pull out of the scrap bin were i work and buy for 9c a pound if i had the time something like this would only cost me maybe 100-200$

below is a work bench i made for myself awhile back that only cost me like 40$ in scrap metal. you might want to look around at your local fab shops and sometimes they will sell you scrap steel to small for them to use but its normally perfect for this kind of stuff

 

the 12k is obviously for all the computer parts and wood etc. The actual steel was maybe 300 euros:D

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Thats an awesome Build. How Did you get the idea to do this?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thats an awesome Build. How Did you get the idea to do this?

 

Well I looked at Riwa aquaramas (riviera runabout boats) and I wanted to do go with the same philosophy towards computers. Combining raw power and performance but making it elegant and effortless. The idea of a table started when I saw l3p do his a few years back. I loved it but I'm not a fan of the christmas-tree-e lighting etc so hence I'm going for a look like in the picture below.

 

The Riwa aquarama:

 

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