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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by dookiebot View Post

Thanks!

In between the top exhaust fans of the desk will be a 'cable management hole". The sketch drawing I posted doesn't show it clearly. Basically the same type of hole that you see in office desks where they feed Ethernet and phone cabling through.

I am undecided yet on how I will handle "hiding" the monitor (3 power + 3 display) cables that will go up to the wall mounts. I want something that can be easily removed since I have LAN parties @ the house and I will need to take 2 of the monitors off to use on 2 other systems.

Ah i see the hole now. I like it. Have you thought about para-cord sleeving?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by BatDex View Post

Ah i see the hole now. I like it. Have you thought about para-cord sleeving?

Never paid attention to it until you mentioned it. Just check out some videos on it and wow it does look nice. If I do end up doing that it will be further down the road.
post #23 of 32
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Update #3

Sanded down the wood filled areas and decided to try out the brackets I purchased for the desk. Below are 2 heavy duty brackets supporting the section of the desk containing the computer. Rock solid support.




The other side of the desk I attempted to get a brack that hugged the wall and desk so it was less visible. Sadly, these are not as strong and there is an ever so slight movement on that side of the desk when placing my arms on it. So I'll have to get a heavy duty bracket for this side of the desk as well. However you can note the hole where I will be feeding the power strip cable down to the wall socket. So only a few inches of power cable will be visible.



Anyway here is a shot of the desk in place. Please excuse the tore up floor. As I mentioned earlier, we are in the process of remodeling the entire house and we don't plan on refinishing the wood floors until all demolition/remodeling is complete. (The kitchen is about 95% complete though smile.gif )

post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by dookiebot View Post

Thanks!

In between the top exhaust fans of the desk will be a 'cable management hole". The sketch drawing I posted doesn't show it clearly. Basically the same type of hole that you see in office desks where they feed Ethernet and phone cabling through.

I am undecided yet on how I will handle "hiding" the monitor (3 power + 3 display) cables that will go up to the wall mounts. I want something that can be easily removed since I have LAN parties @ the house and I will need to take 2 of the monitors off to use on 2 other systems.

hide them in the walls and keep a spare set of cables for lan parties.

for goodness sake don't make such a clean setup and then hang the cables on the wall!

also looks awesome
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 5/31/13 at 1:57pm
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i love this idea, i'd love(/was thinking) to do something similar eventually
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post #26 of 32
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Weekend Update-

First off some of equipment that is going into this desk. On my old system I was running an AMD Phenom II 555 dual core processor and Radeon 5770. Knowing that would not be enough to power an Eyefinity setup I had to get an equipment upgrade while also getting parts for the desk mod. Eyefinity/Surround setups are borderline money pits smile.gif You could easily spend over $1,000 on 3 monitors alone and I just can't justify spending thousands of dollars on a gaming computer so hence this is why I am labeling my setup as "budget Eyefinity".

First up Intel i5-3570K


Next a better cooler because I plan to overclock wink.gif


ASrock Extreme4 Z77


MSI Twin Frozr 7950 .In my opinion the AMD 7950 or or NVIDIA 670 are the 'Entry' level single cards for Eyefinity/Surround. Even these cards won't run the newest games on max settings over 60 fps. You really need to go xfire/sli for that type of performance. So with that said if you use anything less powerful than these two cards you are going to really be playing with graphics turned way down.


A better PSU than what was powering my prior system.


Since the wall my desk mod will attach to is 55" wide I pretty much limited to 22" monitors for landscape Eyefinity. If I want bigger monitors I'll have to get IPS panels and go portrait mode. These Acer's have wall mounts are noted for their small bezels.


Scytche Kama Panel 3 - This front bay will be installed into the desk and contains Power/Reset buttons, 2 USB ports, audio and mic input jacks for headphones, Firewre, Dual Fan Control, and memory card reader slots.


Wall mount for the Center Monitor


Wall Mounts for the outer monitors


With that said here is work that was done to the desk over the weekend.

Worked on adding trim to the desk to give it a less boxy appearance.



Had to borrow a router to fit the plexi-glass into the desk. First time using one. sadsmiley.gif


I worked on a test piece- did okay. Went nice and slow on the real piece and didn't do as good a job. mad.gif



Since the monitor will be mounted side ways in the desk I still wanted a traditional backplate with pre-drilled holes for fitting the monitor. I may make my own at some point but for now I am going to cannibalize this unused case.
Before...

After.....

Got what I needed.


Had to run DSL line to where the desk will be located. Due to the type of siding on my house I need to run it underneath and come up through the wall.

Fed a coat hanger through the wall to underneath the house.

Going up!

And through


Time to stain the desk.



I end up putting on 3 coats.


Waiting for it to dry so it can be shellacked. You may notice I have a cut out on the left side of the desk (not in the original sketchup) as I have decided to use that area of the desk to store/hide my headphones. Hopefully I'll be getting equipment inside this thing with a couple of days. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif:D


Time to stop working and enjoy life via relaxation.
post #27 of 32
Looking awesome man! Can't wait to see it all finished!!
post #28 of 32
Nice dude! I´m going to use a router in 10min or so, hope the result will be nice :3 Those trims did wonders! Looks nice man smile.gif
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post #29 of 32
I love it how you went 'legless' for your desk. Awesome build!
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post #30 of 32
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Update #5-

Sorry for the delay but I think I worked myself sick.... latest update.


First piece installed inside the desk. Twin 200mm intake fans.



Installation quickly complicated itself from there.


Hmmm some cord management is in order!
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Last thing to be hooked up are the exhaust fans. Hey they're spinning!


Hooked up a LED light strip around the mounting board for the monitors. They are attached to a dimmer switch hidden underneath the desk.


If you chose to use white LED's make sure you get "warm" white. It has a touch of amber to make the light look more natural. Regular LED white is what I call "hospital" bleached out white. It's very out of place in a home.







Minecraft @ 5780x1080 resolution on an AMD 7950 tongue.gif


It's close to being complete. But I still have a few things left to do:
  • Cord Management Inside/outside the Desk
  • Mount a small shelf to get the sub woofer off the floor
  • Add a small knob to the left acrylic glass pane for easy access to the headphones stored there.
  • Finish out a custom filter for the intake fans (currently have a place holder solution there)
  • Make a custom faceplate fitting around the DVD-ROM and Kama Panel.

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