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
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
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.
I worked on a test piece- did okay. Went nice and slow on the real piece and didn't do as good a job.
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.
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.
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.
Time to stop working and enjoy life via relaxation.