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post #171 of 184
I think lots of people want to know how you did that biggrin.gif

If you can put it back it is a perfect way to paint the slots smile.gif
 
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post #172 of 184

The "case" slammed "open" like a car trunk being shut and with the way his board is mounted the card kept going when the board didn't. Basically imagine grabbing a hold of your GPU and ripping it out without unlatching the card from the slot.

 

Though the destructive side of me must applaud you because that is still the most unexpected way to ruin a motherboard,

post #173 of 184
So here I am, minding my own business... Looking through this awesome build on OCN, when suddenly, a wild video card appears and destroys hopes, crushes dreams, and takes with it a little piece of PCI slot...

Loving this build so far, definitely subbed. thumb.gif
post #174 of 184
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This build is still ongoing but real life is taking priority right now.
post #175 of 184
Fergison !!!!
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post #176 of 184
nice work, subbed.

also, question: what thickness plywood did you use for your desk-tops? cos i am looking into building my own desk too and the only hardwood plywood i can get easily is either 12 or 18mm thick.
post #177 of 184
A truly excellent build. I've been considering a PC in a separate room for a while, so this in-wall build is quite interesting to see. smile.gif
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post #178 of 184
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Sorry I haven't updated lately guys, I received a few pm's last month about the thread on an update and wanted to let you guys know whats going on. I have been busy with real life (Raising a new puppy for search and rescue and lots of search and rescue training and missions have eaten up all my spare time and money.) The project is not abandoned and as winter approaches I will have more time to resume work on it. I am currently looking for a Sandy bridge i5 processor and a 6950 or GTX 580 or better vid card for this project so if anyone wants to donate or sponsor feel free to PM me. Other wise I have to wait till I have more money and time. Thanks though for the interest and comments guys it really keeps me going through the long periods between updates!


And Tom its 18mm but you could go 12mm without too much issue as long as you have a good frame, the key is getting high quality plywood and inspecting it thoroughly before buying.
post #179 of 184
updates on this awesome build? I am planing to make a custom desk soon.
     
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post #180 of 184
Though there was a wallet-pinching mishap on this build, It still inspired me to start my own desk-building adventure this weekend (I'll start my own thread once i get something worth showing:
fiendish plans drawn at work (Click to show)

Other than being a single station not wrapping the room--the only difference is I'm planning for 2x2's instead of 2x4's and my computer will be on a rack/shelf and under a top-opening door instead of mounted onto a door. And i won't have a second computer, 3rd monitor, or a projector either wink.gif

trying to decrease clutter by making frankenstein furniture biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
replacing/remaking this rack i had before:]


All in all though, your entire desk's design is f'ing awesome.
I know I'm necroing this thread a bit but it'd be cool to see pics of how your build has progressed in the last year, or if you changed anything since the pci-e mishap thumb.gif
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