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Custom Desk with and open design "resurrection" WATER COOLING IS HERE!!!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got the Swifttech apogee hd and res Yesterday and all i have to do is finish tubig up my rig, fill it up and test for leaks. Then I'm going to overclock it.

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This is the 250 ml res It was a lot bigger than i expected it to be.

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I Flushed the rad a couple of times with distilled water and nothing came out so i was satisfied.

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"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Interested to see how the rads are mounted :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Interested to see how the rads are mounted :)

For now the rad will not be mounted to the desk it will be siting on extra fan screws screwed into the bottom of the rad. The screws are long enough to let in plenty of room to let air blow out of.


I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just saw this for the first time, and I like it. Nice job man. Now time to look at your wooden case...

Thanks I'm glad you like them.


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"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have installed the pump to my desk by drilling holes and using bolts that are a lot longer than the ones that came with the pump. I also used the piece of foam with tape on both sides so it would not vibrate.

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For the rad i did not mount it to the desk the screws would not be long enough and i did not have screws that had the same thread. So i screwed the extra fan scres that i got from the rad into the bottom of the rad.

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Later today i will finish the water cooling i already have most of the tubes connected i just have to do the rad and pump which is a pain in the butt because I'm using 3/8" tube and the pump barbs are 1/2" 


I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have finished setting up all the tubes and i filled it with water. Right now i am leak checking all the fittings but so far so good and it has been running for about an hour with and no leaks so far. I am watercooling the mother board since i have the maximus Vformula with a built in copper pipe that runs through the heat sink. I have also put the top of the desk back on.

 

Here is the completed pictue of the desk and of course Woody is the background.

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These Are just more glamour shots

 

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If you have made it this far through all of the pictures here is my cat investigating the finished desk (well finished for now).

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Here she is pawing at the tubing behind the glass

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This is my headphones.

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I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

looks really nice man

Thanks


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"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Looks amazing man but my only concern is that those rads are going to be choked for air because they're not intaking air from the outside and you have the glass panel on the inside. How are you ensuring there is adequate airflow in the desk?

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It looks very uncomfortable to me. I mean, your elbows are almost at your shoulders height...

was thinking the same thing!  I think OP just needs to raise his chair more and that should do the trick.

 

Cool build though!  Wish I had the talent to pull off something like this..

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was thinking the same thing!  I think OP just needs to raise his chair more and that should do the trick.

 

Cool build though!  Wish I had the talent to pull off something like this..

but then your legs crushed...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks amazing man but my only concern is that those rads are going to be choked for air because they're not intaking air from the outside and you have the glass panel on the inside. How are you ensuring there is adequate airflow in the desk?

Thanks.

 

I do not think that the fans will be starved of  air since they are close to the side of the desk and the rear fan is almost on the back edge of the desk which gives it plenty of fresh air. the edges of the desk are open and it has a god couple of inches between the fans and the glass which is only on the top. I will make sure that i pay attention to the fans and temps to make sure that they are starving for air since i didn't think about that.


I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

bit of an odd place to put your pump? would it not be more efficient and safer to have it connected directly to your res?

Ya i know i realized that i am supposed to put pump directly after res after i was finished cutting all the tubing so i decided to see how it would be if i just left it like that and so far the pump is running good and it is silent. I think the only issue it could have caused was making it kind of time consuming to bleed the loop but that could also have taken a long time since every thing is on the same level. 


I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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Nice. What kind of wood/wood stain did you use? I kinda like the color of it.

The Desk and top is pine. For the desk i used Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany Satin number 380. I really like the color of it but it is a pain to use since you have to clean you brush after each time you stain with mineral spirits and you can only use certain types of brushes since it is stain and polyurethane. For the top that hold the glass i used Minwax Wood finish Ebony number 2718 and i did not use polyurethane on it.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO USE PRE STAIN WOOD CONDITIONER ON PINE or else it will cause your stain to become blotchy. Which is what happened to Woody.


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"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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The Desk and top is pine. For the desk i used Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany Satin number 380. I really like the color of it but it is a pain to use since you have to clean you brush after each time you stain with mineral spirits and you can only use certain types of brushes since it is stain and polyurethane. For the top that hold the glass i used Minwax Wood finish Ebony number 2718 and i did not use polyurethane on it.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO USE PRE STAIN WOOD CONDITIONER ON PINE or else it will cause your stain to become blotchy. Which is what happened to Woody.

Cool, thanks. I never actually noticed anything in Woody, it just looks cool. That's all I know. ;)

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Cool, thanks. I never actually noticed anything in Woody, it just looks cool. That's all I know. ;)

It is more noticeable in person and it mostly only happens on softer wood like pine there wasn't really a problem with the red oak being blotchy. Which was the other three strips on the front and top.


I5 3570k, Direct CUII 660ti, intel 330 180gb ssd, Asus maximus V formula.

"Woody" fully wooden computer case http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/26658-fully-wooden-computer-case-woody/

"Resurrection" a custom desk with and open design http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/74736-custom-desk-with-and-open-design-resurrection/

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