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Hey there,


first of all I want to thank LogicalDrm for recommending SketchUp to me. It's a great free tool.

3D CAD with textures - Programs, Apps and Websites - Linus Tech Tips

The background:

I like the idea to hide/show a PC inside a desk, because it saves space and gives the room a cleaner look.
There are many PC desks out there, in my opinion most of them have a bad side. Some PCs are built into the desk top, which either makes it really really thick or which leaves almost no room for components. 
I like big desks like 2000 mm x 1000 mm because there is enough depth to pick the best monitor distance and there is enough space to draw things, to write things and so on.
I also like drawer cabinets to store pencils, pens, paper, envelopes and maybe to hide a small trashcan.

And I like real solid wood but it would be really expensive, so I am thinking about building it myself.


The idea:
Since the desk will be 1000 mm deep, the drawer cabinets will be the same depth since they serve as table leg and there are no 1000 mm drawers needed, I can make 500 mm drawers and use the left space to store my PC parts or maybe a playstation. It would be really comfortable to be able to turn the PC/PS on and off using a button at the front of the desk top. In addition to that, USB ports and audio ports would be awesome at the front of the desk top. To wire these front ports, I need space for cable management, so the idea is to put 2 desk top plates on top of each other with a gap in between for the cables and for exhaust airflow of the PC. This way there can be a top exhaust but because of the desk top plate there can't be dust falling into it. I made 2 chambers for the PC: One for motherboard and graphics card with a window and one for the PSU.


Let me know, what you think and what can be improved.


Here's my design:
 P.S. There is a 20 mm gap at the bottom of the plate between the chambers, so the PSU can suck in air from the bottom.

My build:


Intel Core i7 9700 8x 3.00GHz So.1151


CPU cooler

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim



MSI B360-A PRO Intel B360 So.1151 Dual Channel DDR4 ATX



16GB (4x 4096MB) HyperX FURY black DDR4-2666



8GB Gigabyte GeForce RTX2070 WindForce 2X 3xDP/HDMI



500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 2280



4000GB WD Red WD40EFRX Intellipower 64MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA 6Gb/s



Fractal Design Define R6






Sennheiser GSP670

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