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Love your selection of wood. Keep up the great work smile.gif
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Excellent work, sub'd
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post #93 of 194
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YUSS 3 days off from work!
Will get as much done as I can, but thought I would give you guys a quick we update smile.gif

It is time to sort out the exhaust fans for the right side of the desk, and take into perspective the PSU size, as well as my front bits (fan controller, some switches and a Blu-Ray drive)



Happy with where it was sitting, I started to mark everything up, hoping it would allll be perfect!
As you may tell from the next two pics. The two sides have different measurements. One side is to make the fans sit in a rebate in the wood, and the other is so that the Bitspower 240 Grill will sit FLUSH against the wood. This is where my router becomes very handy





Time to start the jigsawing here is the first pilot hole. This time wanting to be more precise then the last so will cut a bit slower to contain a straight line. The blade will never run PERFECT which is why again.. The router fixes everything!


All the pilot holes drilled, and some jig sawing commenced


Not 100% perfect, but after the router has done it's job it will be!



Time to start the rebating process. The wood is 20mm thick, so -4mm for the 3mm grill, and then -9mm for the rebate you will be left with 7mm of wood and the fan will be sticking out 18mm which then the fan will be able get screwed using taping 6-32 screws when the time comes


Going down in small steps at a time, as you can see from the different layers in the top right


All went perfectly! The fans all sit at the same height in each corner, and fit in there nice and snug, barely needing to use any screws! And no, the propellers do not hit the outside casing so a top result smile.gif



And this is how she sits!




Note: Every single cable in the desk will be made to a custom length, EVERY SINGLE ONE!

Next update should be: The construction of the lid itself
Then it is all about the small things from then on and all very straight forward..
post #94 of 194
nice update
 
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post #95 of 194
This is awesome! I really want to build a desk PC some day. and then put a regular PC on top of it. and underneath.

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post #96 of 194
I took the next 2 days off work too! Great timing, since I love this thread and these updates!! thumb.gif
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post #97 of 194

Sweet desk.

I love desk builds. Will be following this one now.

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post #98 of 194
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So been a busy series of weeks and haven't been able to do as much as I would have liked but an update is still an update!

So here is the what I left the desk lid like for about a week, because I didn't have time to work on it tongue.gif


So now the lid is together, it is time to start laying things out and check that I have done the correct spacing for everything intended


The back side of the middle section was screwed together, as it is 10x easier then gluing the two sides together and gives some tolerence if say the side that got glued moved 3mm, to which I screwed the other side knowing that everything is square smile.gif


After a lot of thinking completed of how everything will be done (40 mins worth), It is time to say goodbye for 3 weeks




After the a week or two, I ordered the first installment of items from PerformancePCS which is the Rad Grills, Rads, and the two 3-pin fan hubs that I will be using for each rad and its fans smile.gif








Thank you so much for the reservoirs PPCS! They really do look amazing smile.gif


Since I have the main components, gotta lay them out to see how we are for space. looks like we are dead perfect!




(Yes the grills do have mesh, but took it out just while measuring everything up)


Unfortunately that is it for today, though coming soon is the glass top which then leaves me with the easy jobs left when I get it, all that is left to purchase is the amount of fittings which which there are about one hundred coming in... WOOOOOOOOO!
post #99 of 194
Looks Awesome!!! Cant wait to see the outcome!
post #100 of 194
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Right, it has been a while. Basically been waiting for my glass to be done, taking it back, yelling at them for doing a **** job and making them do it with a bit of class instead of giving me some glass that looks like someone has used a rock to sand the edges q-



so here we started the big cut out for the small glass front to sit in, followed by a router to make it all square and THEN a rebate so that the glass could be glued onto the recess smile.gif
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This was how I routered the rebate for the glass to sit in, aswell a very well put together professional looking base for the router to sit flush on.
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We are left with a perfect recess!
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Now, with my PPCS gear arriving it was time to get my 480 radiator holes sorted out. I got everything measured up and got some low adhesive tap and plopped the rad grill on and traced around it.
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what we first start off with is making some guideline holes so that we are able to do better cuts with the jigsaw allowing us to change angles easily.
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Mid way cutting.
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now time to lay it on, and all is good.
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a wild cat appears! "hmmmm, can i fit through here?"
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"Why yes! of course I can!"
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marking out the other side, and repeating the process
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both sides have been completed and look very nice. they are BOTH yet to be routered so that the grill sits in flush. but that is next days off job.
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I quickly decided that I would do my 5.25" holes, one for a Blu Ray drive (basically just incase i need it for whatever case. And no, I couldn't be bothered getting a USB one), and also will be fitted with a Fan Controller too.
Here is the plan...
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Holes done
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all cut out
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with a bit of extra little rasping (wood equivalent of a file) they fit nice and snug! Though like the rad grills. Will router a recess for them to sit flush in. If some may notice, the drives are sitting lower then centre, this is because I will probably put my power/reset buttons above the 5.25" area.
and ps, yes I know the middle piece between each 5.25" slot is weak as hell, and I understand that. If it breaks it breaks, if it doesn't it doesn't! it looks nicer with it though wink.gif
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Oh, and this is the glass installed wink.gif
easy to remove to, simply put fingers between the two glass sheets and lift the top one up! the front bit is siliconed in place
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Next update will be Wednesday of everything routered smile.gif
and then theres only two holes left to do (PSU, I/O shield) and its time to d-d-d-d-d-drop the hardware in!!
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