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[Build Log] Case/Desk Mod - Project Nuclear Plant

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**I am an amateur with all things design and wood working.. BUT nonetheless I'm confident!! I've got all the appropriate tools and have a burning desire to see this computer-case-desk through! ENJOY smile.gif But please be conscience of my skills tongue.gif **

konichiwa! smile.gif don't like beautiful intros!? TAKE ME TO DAY 1

I'd firstly Like to introduce this log by showing off my VCE Visual Communications final (where the main idea came from) but as you will soon see, my full scale model is of a compromised design due to my lack of skill in constructing with wood..

Anyhow, the design all started and finished in a huge A3 folder.. The end result is as pictured, a proportion model measuring roughly (don't have it on me) 220mm x 100mm x 90mm!!
Sorry for the lack of/horrible photoes.. you'll need to have a bit of an imagination to see it in full..
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As I'd hope you've been able to tell, it's a computer in a desk and the theme is post-Apocalyptic! woo!
..... ... .. ...Yes they are suppose to be rusted panels, yes they're windows, no it's not for sale and yes I'm fully aware of the glare being blinding... But I was happy with it and that's how it ended up! smile.gif

So yeah, here I was with a finished scaled model thinking; "that was fruitloop of a thing to make, how am I suppose to build this for my mate as promised once school is out 4EVAAA?" well, I compromised. I've manipulated the design to fit my current desk I don't use (as I no longer 'game' to often (pictured below)) and changed the theme to a nuclear/industrial feel using a carbon fiber vinyl as pictured.
*the design is not this, just pay attention to the carbon fiber/theme*
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Goddamnit! Enough with the intro!! where is your actual design!? where is the build log!?
Yes sir, coming right up!
well actually.. I don't have a specific drawn design, I have a mental image. the amount of technical drawing and 3D models I've done for my for my folio has left me, well.. *tries to think of a way without swearing* ..unmotivated to get pen to paper! so please, you'll get the overall/ basic design by day 4, I promise! TAKE ME TO THE EXPLANATION/DESIGN

I didn't take a photo of the original desk as I hadn't planned to do this.. but here is a picture of closest to it.. I lowered the little draws at the top to allow for computer components and started cutting the wood for it (the contrasting chip board)
But this is how it basically looked.
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And here's all the things ya need to know for the next few days/week!!

Fully watercooled
Cooling hardware
- lots of right angle joints (like 8-10 :S :S :S :S)
- I'd say, 2 very powerful pumps (yet to calculate how much head pressure I need)
- Frozen PC reservoir (acts as a nuclear reactor) not that i need a reservoir considering the length of the tubing... all aesthetics
- 360mm and a 90mm radiator
Got a Aerocool Touch 2100 Panel Fan Controller
and thats all ya need to know thus far... hardware is a secret.. it's beast though wink.gif



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DAY 1 Heading 1
aghhh well, lots of poor cuts, but I eventually got there.. so here it is, explained! Thanks for reading guys!


This is day 1.. same photo i know
All I did here, without repeating myself to much, was remove the top draw on the left. As you may already noticed the draw mechanism is right up against the top cabinet which shows you that I've also lowered that top cabinet by about 10 cm to allow for components to fit in. I've also started cutting the wood for the computer and watercooling enclosures! Thats it for day 1


DAY2
here I've just added a new draw door. bit larger then the last to compensate for the draw I had to remove to allow more room for the top cabinet.
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here I just used a drill to dissemble the PC case and a hand grinder with a much too thick wheel to cut the mobo and i/o out.
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DAY 3
Here I added this cool practical draw! it allows for 50+ gamed I'd think! great space saver :3
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here i've made a flush cut out for the fan controller! love it!!!!
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DAY 4
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So today was also the hard and scary day where stuff ups were not allowed... I cut a hole for actual computer window as well as the two top draws as pictured..very nerve racking
NOW I'LL EXPLAIN MY DESIGN :3
the right side top draw cut out (as labeled) is for to tubes of fluorescent tubing and the left side (as labeled) is for the frozen PC reservoir to act as a nuclear power plant center thing..! ya get me now!? oh well, you will soon understand if you don't already!
Maybe in the morning i'll use paint to give do some basic labeling to make sure you understand biggrin.gif
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LEFT SIDE CUT OUT




RIGHT SIDE CUT OUT

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also, the cuts look poor /not straight mainly due to the chipping of the chip board not because they're not straight. don't forget the vinyl too! it should hopefully hide these things!
Edited by gamingowiz - 11/28/13 at 5:40am
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Pretty awesome project you've got yourself into there thumb.gif I've always liked the idea of a pc in your desk but i take mine to mates places all the time so is a bit too impractical for me worriedsmiley.gif

if your using a jigsaw to cut the chipboard, i know you can get down cutting blades that only chip out at the bottom of the cut, it might help keep those cuts a bit cleaner smile.gif
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Pretty awesome project you've got yourself into there thumb.gif I've always liked the idea of a pc in your desk but i take mine to mates places all the time so is a bit too impractical for me worriedsmiley.gif

if your using a jigsaw to cut the chipboard, i know you can get down cutting blades that only chip out at the bottom of the cut, it might help keep those cuts a bit cleaner smile.gif

My thoughts exactly hence why it's for a mate haha! but I've always wanted to do something like this and my mate has been wanting a better desk so I offered him this idea and he was kind enough to trust me, so here we smile.gif

Oh really!? well I'll have to go down and ask about that! I could redo a couple of cuts easily! thanks man.
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My thoughts exactly hence why it's for a mate haha! but I've always wanted to do something like this and my mate has been wanting a better desk so I offered him this idea and he was kind enough to trust me, so here we smile.gif

Oh really!? well I'll have to go down and ask about that! I could redo a couple of cuts easily! thanks man.

Yeah we use em all the time at work, just ask for them at bunnings thumb.gif
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Yeah we use em all the time at work, just ask for them at bunnings thumb.gif

Wish I had known a little earlier tongue.gif thanks again.
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subbed, I wanna see how this looks when you finish! thumb.gif
     
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This interests me lol Ill have to watch and see how this build turns out :3 subbed
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