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Fitted the mobo to the tray, and did some testing.
Just making sure it all fits fine with the actual hardware.

I/O Shield fitted.


Mobo fitted.


GPU.




Testing the LED's under the tray.
Remember it will be lined below under the tray.
Also the LED's are not stuck down, so 1 or 2 of them twisted.
But you get the idea.

Daylight shot.


Nighttime shot.


Finished the 8pin CPU.














Thats all for now smile.gif
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Sorry there hasnt been much of an update.
Life has been hectic!

But here is a small one from last night.

Sanding down the side, getting rid of the filler
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Stained the Drive bay cover
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Doing mounts for PSU


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It actually hold the PSU in really well!


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How it will look with the other PSU once I get it
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Side is stained, but you can see the join unfortunately.
In person it doesn't look so bad


Screwed down the mounts for Mobo tray
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With the tray




Then we had another issue to take care of, my Chair...
I needed to remove the arms, as they were not allowing the chair to slide under the desk fully.
So one would think it would be simple as removing a screw or bold.
But no... This one had an double lock mechanism.
So after some sweat and frustration the head got stripped.

Next thing... Drill it out, as I was over it!
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Phew it came off!

After that it was finish fitting the middle rad


Had to counter sink the screws again


All fitted nicely
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post #13 of 141
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After that we made some little risers for the Res so that they stay above the pumps




Then back to finishing off the staining


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After the stain is dry its varnishing time






Even the little risers get the treatment
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Last thing we did was to fit the handles for the draws:
Measuring out
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All done
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That's it for now...
Hopefully do a bit more here and there.
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Found a bit of time the other night.
Decided I would try laying the Vinyl...
Oh man it was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

Took about 3 and a half hours.

Prep, removing everything form the desk and making space


Rad mounts removed


Sanded down the desk, not much but just so its silky smooth


Put the vinyl over the desk just to make 100% sure its large enough


Did a quick cut out of the corner, thinking I can then just push it up and cut it closer after


Didn't go like I had imagined


Figured out another solution, make a template


Cutting out the vinyl... (In hindsight I should have made a template for the whole desk!)


Fits much better now


Laying it out


Going over the little back part


Not too bad, but unfortunately the wood had a cut mark, which shows in the photo.
It doesn't show in real life unless you look really hard


Carrying on, and going down


Finishing off the bottom section


Cut out for the middle Rad




With Rad cover fitted




And the mess that is perfection!


Next step is to run some black silicon around the edges to make it look finished around the edges, and to fix a few of my balls ups!

That's all for now smile.gif
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So mate got back and so it was time to get back to the desk.

First things first, to clean up and do another silicone seal around the edges.


Man that Mobo tray needs a bit of a clean, sorry frown.gif

All prepared!


Measured out to sink in the mobo standoffs




Down she goes!


You can see how deep we are sinking the server standoffs


Cut through the carbon OK


All cleaned and all 6 standoffs in


Tray fitting


Nice!


You can see how close it measures up with the lid on


Silicone re-done


All done


PS. that back wall got another coat of stain last night.
To make it look more even, as it was a bit blotchy when we made the hole cut outs.

That's all for now.
Waiting for my other parts to come into stock!
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This is one of the most amazing builds I've seen! Putting the server and the PC in one case is awesome and something I've always wanted to do.
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This is one of the most amazing builds I've seen! Putting the server and the PC in one case is awesome and something I've always wanted to do.

Thanks dude smile.gif

I've wanted to do it for ages myself, so it was a good time to do it.
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I LOVE this entire thing! Carbon Fiber is the new black!
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I LOVE this entire thing! Carbon Fiber is the new black!

Thanks bud smile.gif

I really like it too, gives it a nice look with the wood and hardware.
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