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post #11 of 61
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Time for yet another UPDATE

Started the morning off by wet sanding the top so i could add the final coat of poly. this is it all done.


Then I cut all the pieces for the box on top and heres a mock up of how it will look.


for the top piece I had to cut out a hole for the 250mm exhaust fan



then realized 2 things. 1 the way i had to mount the fan i had to run the wires on the other side so i notched a little hole for the wires.
2. The grill that came with the fan is meant to go on one way and it wasn't the way i needed it to so i had to notch the wood yet again so the fan could sit flush with the top and the grill can sit level.






I also found time today when i wasn't using my computer to take it apart and cut and paint the motherboard tray



also got the server board put back together


and the final pic of the day is just a mock up of how everything will be laid out in the end. I still need to order some switches and some fan grills for the 120mm fans but so far its all coming along nicely.
post #12 of 61

Looking good so far! subbed!!

post #13 of 61
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thanks im hoping to have it done by next weekend just got to order some parts so i can continue
post #14 of 61
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little bit of an update.

I didn't get any work done on the desk in the past day will do some later today. but i did manage to get some parts ordered and should be here wednesday the only things i have to order yet are the ram and cpu but for now what i have will work.
post #15 of 61
Great project, I love desk builds and am seriously thinking about doing one myself ...
You earnt yourself a sub! biggrin.gif
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Philips Brilliance 234CL Old Dell 
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post #16 of 61
Check out this guys desk build. Might get some good ideas. This case mod won OCN 2011 Case mod competition. I truly love desk builds over just re-doing a case. Going to sub this and check out the finished project.

http://www.overclock.net/t/962275/professional-twelveswood-work-station-project
post #17 of 61
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thanks everyone for subscribing. I was just reading through that log. that is some amazing work
post #18 of 61
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ok little bit of an update.
I managed to start working on the top box I got all 4 120mm intake fans cut out and got it mostly assembled. just need to get some power/ reset buttons so i can start working on the front panel. Sorry for the crappy pics im working on getting a new camera.

post #19 of 61
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Yet another Update.

ok tried to get alot done today but pretty much all ended in misery. the desk will now only contain 1 pc not the server do to the fact that i cant get it to install an operating system. i can get it to load through a live cd but as soon as i click install everything just freezes. i have tried multiple os's (like 10) so i am not dealing with it i will try to sell it to put funds towards the other parts i need. ok now the good part.

I managed to get the top all sanded stained and with 2 coats of poly. just need to wet sand and add another coat of poly and it will be good to go.


and then i thought my nice 5850 could use a little makeover. so heres what i came up with.


not to happy with the way the numbering came out so i might start over with it.

but again thanks everyone for subscribing, stay tuned for more updates.
post #20 of 61
An Idea to help the longevity of the desk surface would be a thin acrylic or some kind of clear plastic you can toss if you scratch it. And help against falling items. This way the paint stay pertty longer.
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