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Wall Mounted Desk Mod

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I am in the middle of a major house renovation and a small part of the grand scheme of this project is me attempting to make my first case mod which will be an entry level (i.e., budget) Eyefinity desk mod.

Desired Goals to Achieve
  • Desk mod chosen for the inherent reduction in visible wires that come with the traditional PC separated from the Desk setup. Combining the two will take up less space as well.
  • Desk will not go to the floor. But instead will be wall mounted. Again, for a smaller foot print.
  • Triple Monitor (Eyefinity) screens will be wall mounted to reduce clutter and free up real estate on the desk.
  • Positive Air Pressure Desk. Drawing cooler ambient air from below, over PC components and exhaust heat up top.

Below is the the Wall Mounted Desk Mod. Only thing on the desk will be Keyboard, mouse, 2 speakers, and the router. There will be grill covers for the 120mm exhaust fans and an exit hole for the cords to go the monitors/speakers. The face of the desk will have a DVD-ROM and a Scythe Kama Panel 3 which contains Power/reset buttons, headphone and mic jacks, USB ports, card readers, and fan controls.




Underneath the desk will be a couple 200mm intake fans to theoretically draw in the coolest air in the room. These will have a filter to prevent most dust from getting inside the desk. Also a subwoofer will be on it's own wall mounted shelf.



Inside the desk shows the intake fans will blow air directly over the hard drives and motherboard as it rises to be exhausted at the top. The only component not getting direct air is the power supply (you can see it directly to the left of the power strip on the upper level) which I am not too happy about but I feel if I add it to the same area as the other PC components it is going to make installing anything inside the desk a cumbersome mess. With that said the PSU is placed right next to an exhaust fan.



A plexi glass window will be on the top of the desk as an access panel for installation/upgrading/troubleshooting/ ect.



Onward to making this thing a reality........


Update Links
Update #1 29/05/13

Update #2 30/05/13

Updated #3 31/05/2013

Update #4 03/06/2013

Update #5 07/06/2013
Edited by dookiebot - 6/7/13 at 8:44am
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looks promising and ofcourse subbed cause of desk mod smile.gif One question/suggestion maybe, are you going to mount it against a fake wall? Since if so that would look awesome and its nice to hide cables behind it ofcourse.
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One question/suggestion maybe, are you going to mount it against a fake wall? Since if so that would look awesome and its nice to hide cables behind it of course.

Thanks for the sub. smile.gif

My house is a bit unique as behind the sheet rock is what I like to call petrified solid wood paneling that is over 100 years old. I'll be anchoring the desk into the studs but I can pretty much anchor anywhere else on the wall as it will hold the desk with no problems.

As far as wiring the only visible wires underneath will be a power cable and DSL line going inside the desk. My main concern is for the 6 cables going to the triple monitor set up (power plus display) and additional wiring for the LED backlighting. But I think I have a plan to camouflage those. I plan on getting to that stage by early next week.
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Thanks for the sub. smile.gif

My house is a bit unique as behind the sheet rock is what I like to call petrified solid wood paneling that is over 100 years old. I'll be anchoring the desk into the studs but I can pretty much anchor anywhere else on the wall as it will hold the desk with no problems.

As far as wiring the only visible wires underneath will be a power cable and DSL line going inside the desk. My main concern is for the 6 cables going to the triple monitor set up (power plus display) and additional wiring for the LED backlighting. But I think I have a plan to camouflage those. I plan on getting to that stage by early next week.

Nice, I cant wait smile.gif
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Setting up the Command Center™ on the porch

The command center also includes a Mixdeck hooked up to some QSC's so I can listen to tunes and mix tracks in between cuts. tongue.gif

First cut. W00t!

Sizing up the 200mm intake fans for the bottom of the desk.

The day has gone by with few problems

Getting most of the main frame of the desk complete.

End of Day 1. Things discovered? I don't make perfect square cuts.. but it can be touched up.

Edited by dookiebot - 5/29/13 at 8:33am
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Awesome, looks cool!
Subbed.
post #8 of 32
Nice! I really look forward seeing the finished result, subbed ^_^
But one detail, why are you going for a so large top compartement? smile.gif
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force GT Corsair H80 Windows 8 x64 Benq 24" 
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The Eclipse Desk
(138 photos)
Zerig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel 3820 Asus p9x79 pro Ati Radeon 5770 Corsair Vengance  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force GT Corsair H80 Windows 8 x64 Benq 24" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Small old dell monitor Steelseries 7g Cougar 700w Lian li pc-p60 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Some old stock dell one Large razer one Onboard 
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by dookiebot View Post

Looks awesome so far! biggrin.gif going faster than I expected cant wait to see some equipment in there smile.gif gl biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Eclipsis View Post

Nice! I really look forward seeing the finished result, subbed ^_^
But one detail, why are you going for a so large top compartement? smile.gif

I had originally planned for the top compartment to contain a drawer on the far left side for a place to store head phones but with less than 5" of clearance inside of the drawer when opening/closing that will not fit. So I scrapped that detail but didn't change any dimensions mainly to leave a 5" vertical space so the PSU could vent with no problem.

I don't know.... maybe another plexi-glass top panel on the left side of the desk to store my headphones? Actually, that might just be the solution. Great question Eclipsis! thumb.gif
Edited by dookiebot - 5/29/13 at 12:03pm
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