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ghetto paint skillz I just think it would look cooler and if you want add the mobo into the loop because lack of airflow just do it on the cpu side
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Hmmmm, See I would like the "square" parallel look.

Also, no block available for the G1.Sniper2
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Right, so next concept.

Will take your above idea DaClownie, And I will find the appropriate tops for my pumps ( I think I will use two ) And I will also try find the appropriate rads for the "series' look to them!! Would look wicked smile.gifbiggrin.gif

PSU & Hdd,SSD are under the top piece, will probably make a fake bottom for the drives,

the top will probably be Glass. This is because it is stronger, and does not scratch as easily

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Much better, but you should be able to tighten it a bit... Want to keep the loop as short as possible... well, shorter anyway... The line from pump to radiator can be 2 inches long, then 2 inches to res, 2 inches to pump, 2 inches to next radiator.

The other thing you want to consider with your placement of the components in the desk, is if you plan on making this thing glow any sort of color, that color will be directly in your line of sight to your monitor. Don't want to blind yourself with LEDs. Makes your gaming rig not very gamey... unless you keep everything wired to some panels that you can turn off. For a reservoir, you can go with the FrozenQ in line like that, or use 90 degree fittings on a 5.25" bay res and mount it flush with the front panel of the desk. Maybe have a little information panel on the front of the desk. Digital read out fan controller with temp sensors or something (I believe NZXT makes something like that) and maybe a switch panel (Like the Lamptron Hummer if you find uses for all your switches) to control lights and etc.

For example I would do something like this personally. Hummer 5 switch panel, FrozenQ bay res, 5.25 digital fan controller. buy a cheap power supply (Newegg likes to sell the GX430 from corsair for $17 after rebate a lot). Jump that PSU so it doesn't need a computer to run. Wire that PSU to the first switch. Turn that one on, you can power your liquid cooling. Second switch goes to your fan controller, which powers all your radiator fans. Third switch goes to a UV set of lights. Fourth switch goes to green (or whatever color you want to do) lights. Fifth goes to white lights (for working inside the desk). That's how I was doing my desk mod when I built it. easiest way to mount all these lights is to go the CCFL route, or to wire up your own LEDs. a 2 inch wide strip of wood that is maybe 1/4" inch thick with holes drilled out to mount LEDs in allows you to properly permanently align all the LED lights, and with all the different colors into one little panel with wires running off. Neater application that way.

Just some ideas. Can't wait to see this beast come alive. When are you hoping to get to the building phase?

EDIT: Self Plug. Here is a controller housing I had made for my desk mod (pardon the crappy paint and what not. My budget was starting to hamstring me towards the end, so I had to cut some corners.

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Power supply for only fans/lights/switches/pumps for water cooling. System itself had its own seperate power supply. Much more convenient when it gets to the leak test and what not stage too. Rather than "jumping it" I cut all the connectors I didn't need off and capped the wires. The two wires that are "jumped" to start the PSU I hardwired them together, so the PSU was permanently jumped. Bam.
Edited by DaClownie - 6/5/12 at 8:44am
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No offense to you dude... but this has been done before. the only reason i'm being kind of critical about this is because it is almost EXACTLY the same as the cross desk that is being mass produced by L3P through red harbinger... and it said that you want criticism
sorry to inform you on that
check out the pictures below
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Thanks DaClownie for that epic help! <3 <3 <3 <3

I would like to start the build in around a month or so. Just have to finalise some drawings up
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This compartment here will have a smal knob to get in it, and have internal hinges. I think that this will house the PSU, and the drives, and the front pannel stuff too
It wont be painted black, just there to show you how big it will be
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Sorry to thread jack you a bit but I've been following this for a while and i wanted to ask... where/how did you learn to use this program? I've always wanted to be able to do designs like this but I've always been intimidated due to my lack of artistic drawing ability (I used to draw but had my hand injured in middle school and wasn't able to anymore)

How easy will it be to access components in the main compartment? As I mentioned earlier sooner or later you may want to switch components or at the very least clean out dust build up.
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How easy will it be to access components in the main compartment? As I mentioned earlier sooner or later you may want to switch components or at the very least clean out dust build up.

HOPEFULLY (i'm saying that because i don't think you said it) you can pull the top glass off to get to the internals
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Sorry to thread jack you a bit but I've been following this for a while and i wanted to ask... where/how did you learn to use this program? I've always wanted to be able to do designs like this but I've always been intimidated due to my lack of artistic drawing ability (I used to draw but had my hand injured in middle school and wasn't able to anymore)

How easy will it be to access components in the main compartment? As I mentioned earlier sooner or later you may want to switch components or at the very least clean out dust build up.

Google Sketchup is very easy. Watch Google's tutorial videos and you'll see smile.gif
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BTW: I have never used google sketch up in my life till i started this. I learnt as i went. its actually simple!!

I intend to start the build process in around a month
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