Originally Posted by modnoob
Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw
Subbed to this! I think you should finish your G4 first though
thanks guys, Sour Apple is pretty much done, just saving up for components, it won't cost me anything to get the desk started so in the mean time I wanted something to do
I will most likely start work on the desk this weekend although it will probably just be drawing stuff up ready for the router. Over the course of the summer I have done a lot of redesigning. It is now going to be fairly modular, you will be able to lift out the sections for mounting radiators as well as the motherboard tray area, this will make dis-assembly for transport a lot easier. I have decided to go with a clean angular look all over, there will be NO openings anywhere around the outside of the case, there will be vents in the bottom for intake/exhaust as well as a hole at the bottom of each leg for cables to come in and out. I am looking at getting wireless/bluetooth mouse/keyboard for this so that there will be no wires on the desk. The top of the desk is now going to be made from one solid piece of oak (25-40mm thick) with a window over the mobo area.
In the back right hand corner there will be a hole in the top through which a section of steel will fit. this piece of steel will be connected to a section running the length of the desk inside the desk as well as a length above the desk to which I will be able to mount 3 monitors as if they are floating.
I have replaced all of the 50x50mm section steels with 30mmx30mm for a more sleek look (will still be plenty strong enough). The legs have got slightly wider to accommodate the steels better and I have added a brace to the back to stop it wobbling when extended. Other than that expect to see many more updates over the coming weeks both here and over on Sour Apple which I will be wrapping up soon.
I am yet to finally decide on a motherboard for the desk, want to see if there are any new ones with IB-E if not then will get 4770k and Maximus VI Formula for a mainly black and white theme with some red highlights. Will use 2x 4GB GTX760s watercooled and 32GB of RAM, 24x SP120 QEs and 2x AF140 QEs as well as 2x NZXT 200mm fans, 4x Alphacool 360mm Monsta white editions, Corsair AX...i, Mayhems pastel red, black or white, E22 hard tubing. Let me know what you think! (I originally wanted to use an MSI MPower board as they have 2 USB3 headers and are nice and black but the yellow didn't look great, plus Sour Apple is going to be yellow)
*NB on the image of the internal layout only the right hand side has been updated*