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post #41 of 194
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What about something like this? smile.gif

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post #42 of 194
Looks nice but what is the return path for the water? Perhaps if it went into the desk to the right of the CPU socket (could even mount a fitting there so you just attach the compression or something). Have the return path go under the desk. That gives you a safe spot to drain your loop if you need to, as there will be a hose running under the compartment where all your components are.
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post #43 of 194
i hope u have a high chair or adjustable because your arms are gonna be higher then what they are normally.
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post #44 of 194
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Final design, set to start next week smile.gif
As far as the keyboard and mouse is concerned, that is a surprise, but all I can say is. It will not be on the desk, nor on a tray under the desk, surprise wink.gif

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This will have PSU, HDD, and the front IO with the misc. cables that are needed in there
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post #45 of 194
Looks great! I can't wait! biggrin.gif
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Subbed' I gotta see how this turns out thumb.gif
post #47 of 194
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Right, final design set in concrete now, All criticism is always welcome though!

note that the rads I will be using are going to be 480mm radiators, and will get the thickest possible
This will also be a single loops, not dual. Tidier loop as a single, and not enough performance to worry about with the difference between the two.

Thank you to all who have helped me and given constructive feedback!
Timber is Native NZ Rimu, and will commence building this week!

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post #48 of 194
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So it begins!!



Here is what the timber looks like. Is native NZ Rimu. Please excuse the end one with the bird poo, that will be sanded off in due course. bloody sparrows in the shed >.<<br />
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Cut some of the pieces to length of 650, after everything has been glued together will refine the length to 600 smile.gif
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Tools for the job. PVA glue, biscuits. annnd a... Biscuit cutter? (who cares about its real name biscuit cutter sounds cool)
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As you can see, there is some light inbetween the boards, so a nice plane on areas will help close those gaps up
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Some fellow putting the biscuits into their grooves after a nice layers of PVA Glue.
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All clamped up, with some weights on the timber to stop it from setting wonky smile.gif
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This here is ONE side to the draw unit
will get the next one done on Sunday, after I let this one set over a day or so!
Edited by pbaines - 8/30/12 at 10:27pm
post #49 of 194
Cool, and it begins! I will be keeping an eye on this build smile.gif
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post #50 of 194
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So a little update smile.gif

These pics are all related to the draw unit

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Had to take the pieces to school and use the planer to make the edges all smooth, and to take any imperfections out


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Here are the two horizontal supports for the desk, which the one on the left will be at the front as it has the toe bit on it. Sanded down with lovely wet and dry sandpaper to give it a baby smooth finish biggrin.gif


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This is what happens once you get a nice plane



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drilling out the holes for the dowels to go in, 1mm larger then the dowel so that the glue sets better


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Once all holes drilled its time to start gluing them in place, and setting everything up to be cramped together


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Now she is cramped, the draw body is setting, and now it is time to make the draws them selves biggrin.gif
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