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It's another father-son project.. An affordable (and awesome) desk PC.. where my dad does pretty much all of the work! Don't worry I'll actually help in part 2!

 

Intel 6950X CPU

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ASUS X99-E WS

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Nvidia GTX 1080

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition #69

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Corsair AX1500i Power Supply

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Seagate 10TB Helium Drives

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Cablemod Cables

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COOLING COMPONENTS

 

EK Water Cooling Configurator: https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/

 

Noctua NF-F12 FAns

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Primoflex LRT

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Forum users are so awesome we get early access to videos.


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1 minute ago, Zentex said:

fancy seeing you here

I am EVERYWHERE!


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~GPU Performance Tier List~

Other builds:

The Extrion XV1 - My brother's build | i5 4460 | R7 260X | 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport | ASRock H97M Pro4 | 500GB Hybrid Drive | Seasonic S12II 430B | Corsair Spec Alpha |

FrostBit - My other friend's build | Pentium G4560 | MSI B250M Pro-VD | 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | Corsair CX450 | ThermalTake Core V21 |

Almost there - My friend's build | i3 4170 | R7 240 | MSI H81m P33 | 8GB PNY XLR8 | 2TB WD Blue | CX 430 | Corsair Spec 01 |

 

Laptop: 

HP Envy thing (shared with mom) - | i7 4700MQ | GT 740M | 1080p Touchscreen | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD |

 

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Are you planning on cladding the entire interior of this 'case' with a fire retardant material or sheet metal?

 

Building a PC case out of wood is an incredibly bad idea.  Go talk to the Chem Eng computing centre guys at UBC (not too far away from LMG studios!) to learn why.  Or better yet, just watch this YouTube video they made of some caps disintegrating in a rather firey fashion, and imagine something like that going off in the middle of your case:

 

 

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Would recommend a light gray paint or something to fit the color scheme and to keep the RGB looking nice


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I've always wanted to do something like this myself I've just never done it. My amateur furniture making and PC building have never crossed paths. Mostly because it always seems a bit impractical. The times when I've made furniture with a PC in mind I've literally just made a hole big enough to accommodate the case plus airflow. Because as cool as it would look... who wants to clear their desk just to put in another HDD or diagnose some dodgy RAM? And what happens if you want to use the furniture for something else?


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It's really fun that most off the problem and thinks that you need to think about, are the same that I have encountered with my build. Lay-out, space for your chair, design etc.

 

1 hour ago, skywake said:

I've always wanted to do something like this myself I've just never done it. My amateur furniture making and PC building have never crossed paths. Mostly because it always seems a bit impractical. The times when I've made furniture with a PC in mind I've literally just made a hole big enough to accommodate the case plus airflow. Because as cool as it would look... who wants to clear their desk just to put in another HDD or diagnose some dodgy RAM? And what happens if you want to use the furniture for something else?

In my opinion it doesn't matter that much. If you have fun and can build on your experience, you will improve. There is no best guide for case mod and it is for my people a fun hobby.

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11 minutes ago, pindapower said:

In my opinion it doesn't matter that much. If you have fun and can build on your experience, you will improve. There is no best guide for case mod and it is for my people a fun hobby.

True. It's just watching the video reminded me of the number of times I've thought "wouldn't be cool if I built a PC in a bit of furniture". Before going to build the thing and ending up not putting a PC in it.


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Why not putting radiator outside of the table instead of part of inside? Put radiators in the back side of the table and run tubing through it (using rubber grommets to make the holes sexy). I can't tell it much by text but pretty much like open air cases are.

Then again, I have no skill to build a furniture that needs airflow, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Here is a nice idea.

 

You could scrap a mobo tray like for example the ones from Liam Li's cases and fit it inside the desk that way the mobo will be well mounted, the cables will be hidden underneath, you gain at least one 120 mm fit for an exhaust fan plus access to the i/o's and it even could be on rails for easy extraction and maintenance without lifting the glass.

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9 hours ago, Mark77 said:

Are you planning on cladding the entire interior of this 'case' with a fire retardant material or sheet metal?

 

Building a PC case out of wood is an incredibly bad idea.  Go talk to the Chem Eng computing centre guys at UBC (not too far away from LMG studios!) to learn why.  Or better yet, just watch this YouTube video they made of some caps disintegrating in a rather firey fashion, and imagine something like that going off in the middle of your case:

 

 

Would is non conductive 


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Wow that table looks nice. I'm too poor to have wood furniture my furniture is made out of cardboard boxes (especially Amazon boxes)...


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