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Ultimate DIY Desk PC - Desk Construction

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Hi,

So Linus just released his DIY Tabletop computer (on youtube at least) and I was wondering if you guys had any changes in mind that Linus should change whenever he can (whether thats part 2 or another version of his DIY Table) for the Table computer. My suggestion is an aesthetic one , I think it would be really cool if they could make small loops of hard line pipes that run outside the side of the table and then go back in to the table again.

 

What do u guys think?

 

@LinusTech @Slick @nicklmg 

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painting the desk, but he will probably do that.


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12 minutes ago, Magnetorheological said:

It's cool, but I'm not entirely convinced those awesome table legs will be sturdy enough to hold the entire thing up...Not saying they couldn't but it's making me a wee bit uncomfortable.

Wood Glue once dry is actually just as strong as solid wood if not stronger.

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5 hours ago, potatoproduction said:

Hi,

So Linus just released his DIY Tabletop computer (on youtube at least) and I was wondering if you guys had any changes in mind that Linus should change whenever he can (whether thats part 2 or another version of his DIY Table) for the Table computer. My suggestion is an aesthetic one , I think it would be really cool if they could make small loops of hard line pipes that run outside the side of the table and then go back in to the table again.

 

What do u guys think?

 

@LinusTech @Slick @nicklmg 

Increase the height slightly so both radiators could sit against the back with cutouts out the back for exhaust with intakes on both front wings, motherboard centered between them so the I/O can come straight out the back right below the monitor.

 

Just now, Magnetorheological said:

I suppose so...I guess I'm more of a screws and nails kind of guy lol

Oh believe me, I am TOO, just saying, MDF is essentially wood glue and saw dust pressed together.

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12 hours ago, SamStrecker said:

Would is non conductive 

Its not conductivity to be worried about in particular.  Its flame resistance, ie: the ability of the case to resist starting itself on fire if there is component failure.

 

The other cases shown by Linus in the video are built of metal for a reason.  Linus' case, although neat and novel, is seriously deficient in that aspect. 

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1 hour ago, Kishi said:

Yeah, I feel like you're going to need to coat the "case" in something to ensure fire prevention.

 

Also, make sure you really clean that thing out of any sawdust.

Yeah I tried to find an online copy of IEC 60950-1.  Didn't find one (and if I did, it would be written in a bunch of language that only an engineer could love!).  But found this minor synopsis of what the requirements are:

 

http://acstestlab.com/understanding-ite/understanding-ite-product-enclosure-design-requirements-part-2

 

It doesn't appear to be as 'cut and dried' as saying that all computers need a fire enclosure.  However, the author goes on to write:

 

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According to clause 4.7.2.1, the following parts require a fire enclosure:

  • Components in primary circuits;
  • Components in secondary circuits which exceed LPS (Limited Power Source, cl. 2.5) limits;
  • Components in secondary circuits supplied by LPS sources but not mounted on material rated V-1 or better;
  • Components in a circuit up to the point where LPS limits are met;

 

 

 

 

LPS = Limited Power Source.

 

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So what are some common Limited Power Sources? Very often the DC output of external AC/DC adapters comply with the LPS requirements, and the markings on the adapter may include an “LPS” marking on the nameplate. Internal AC/DC supplies with output rated < 100W meet the LPS limits.

 

 

Therefore, to make this desk meet IEC 60950-1, and hence, meet regulatory requirements, given that it contains a PSU > 100W, it is highly likely that it would need a fire enclosure.

 

Overall, good reading.  The first page actually has a picture of a guy DIY-building a PC with what appears to be an off-the-shelf fire rated enclosure from one of the usual manufacturers:

 

http://acstestlab.com/understanding-ite/understanding-ite-product-enclosure-design-requirements-part-1

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10 hours ago, potatoproduction said:

Hi,

So Linus just released his DIY Tabletop computer (on youtube at least) and I was wondering if you guys had any changes in mind that Linus should change whenever he can (whether thats part 2 or another version of his DIY Table) for the Table computer. My suggestion is an aesthetic one , I think it would be really cool if they could make small loops of hard line pipes that run outside the side of the table and then go back in to the table again.

 

What do u guys think?

 

@LinusTech @Slick @nicklmg 

What kind of wood was used?

No tool just glue. 

That's something I could do.

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When is part 2 coming out!! I loved the part 1 also in the video, I saw a 980 Ti and here is you say its a 1080 WUT IS JAPENING

 

Edit: I think im blind i just checked the video for a 1.000.000th time and noticed it was a 1080 LOL xD

SO YEH SORRY LINUS AND EVERYONE THAT SAW HOW STUPID I AM

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Cus im stupid
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9 hours ago, Mark77 said:

Its not conductivity to be worried about in particular.  Its flame resistance, ie: the ability of the case to resist starting itself on fire if there is component failure.

 

The other cases shown by Linus in the video are built of metal for a reason.  Linus' case, although neat and novel, is seriously deficient in that aspect. 

I have seen plenty of burned living rooms due to things shorting out. Mostly from PSUs


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I honestly don't like the fact that it doesn't have screws, mainly due to portability, but if it's gonna stay in the office the whole time then it shouldn't be a problem. What I even more don't like are those "triangle" leg supports. I think they're hideous. 

Nevertheless, hope it turns out awesome, I?m always interested in a desk pc build log. 


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What PCIe extender/riser is that? I made a comparable project but the graphics card doesn't work with my ribbon cable. Can anyone link me?

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I did something similar but with an old door. And instead of using glass (despite having some already built into a window) I used clear perspex and it works a treat for a fraction of the price. And, it make my desk easy to clean if you know what I mean ;);) wink wink smiley face, nudge nudge, say no more say no more.


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I have an idea for you. how about rfid activation of pc through glass?

this item for $14 gave me the idea. (image) 

you can use keypad access code, RFID keyfob or both for extra security.

If you already have an rfid pass of some sort (work id) then it can detect that aswell.

If you want to change what the label on the keypad is you can make your own then print and simply use Pritt stick (other glues are available) to stick over keypad.

it runs on 12 volts so that makes life easier

the only problem would be reset but I thought of a nifty idea using two little magnets and two magnetic relay switches.

the reason for two reed switches is you don't want to place something magnetic on the table and accidently reset the pc while your in the middle of something very important so

Two reed switches in series so you have to activate them both with magnets and you can place them on opposite ends of the table under the glass then reach for the magnets which you have discreetly hidden inside (two rubber ducks for instance)

 links on amazon for main parts below

 

door key pad

https://www.amazon.com/Docooler-Proximity-Access-Control-System/dp/B009NQUPZW/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1475527771&sr=8-15&keywords=keypad+door+lock

 

reed switches

https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Voltage-Current-Normally-Magnetic/dp/B00PI6TUQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475530012&sr=8-1&keywords=reed+switches

 

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Hey Linus & LTT community,

 

I saw this and have always been fascinated with the idea of having a "desk top" PC as I am totally for the puns.

However I saw in the video Linus's dad used wood to cover up the ugly edges for the desk PC's ugly edges which just comes with furniture making at times.  This is why the furniture industry uses and has made this thing called edge-banding.  It comes in multiple widths and I saw that your desk build has a white exterior so I took the privilege to find some online for you however I know that edge-banding can be found at larger brick & mortar hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes or whatever Canadian flavor of stores there.

What is also great about this product is that it usually comes with the adhesive and is heat activated with just the right amount to not spill out of your work for a clean finished look.



Here is a link for the edge-banding mentioned above via amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Cloverdale-38265-EDGE-X25WHITE-Misc/dp/B000LNPAKQ/ref=pd_lpo_60_bs_t_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=C7SH5MG47E7HKRX75XN4

The desk PC build looks to be thicker, should get an exact measurement but I found 2 in thick edge-banding from Wood Craft here - http://www.woodcraft.com/product/859363/melamine-white-2-x-25-edge-banding.aspx

 

With a glass top and a clean white desk it would bring your eye more to the accent lit hardware instead of paying attention to build quality or the wood edge however to some this may not be a big deal.  Hope this helps for anyone in the community or even for this current build. @LinusTech @Slick

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I don't understand. Why two pumps? Why two large reservoirs? Help me understand the ways of water cooling. Bleed the loop? Pumps sucking air from reservoirs? What?

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On 10/2/2016 at 9:00 PM, LumberJaxx said:

Hey Linus or anyone with spacial abilities, do you so think you could build 2 systems in this bad boy? @LinusTech

That's entirely possible. Even if depth were an issue, a little bit more could easily be added to accommodate two systems in a more compact fashion.


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