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[Build Log] Sub-Zero Desk Build

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The Sub-Zero Desk Build

I got the idea after getting sick of my 2 Ikea-esque desk drawers falling and my legs hitting the sides of them. I have three monitors and there wasn't a desk out there that supported 3 monitors and could have watercooling capabilities without spending 3 grand on a custom premade one, so I designed one. Heres what the desks look like after I dissasembled my computer, my camera deleted all of the pictures I had of it before I took apart the previous rig mad.gif




My previous build was called Scooty Puff Sr. Heres the original build pre Titan X's. Drunk and pissed off one night after having a desk drawer falling almost killing my cat I came up with this design in SketchUp. Unfortunately I disassembled the computer before I transfered screenshots


The desk design is simple and will have carbon fiber on the inside and tempered glass on top. The monitors will sit on top and have external USB 2/3.0 ports as well as power reset switches. The components will sit on the inside and will have a ROG OCPanel for temp monitoring. I also have a plan to put accent lighting on the inside and the bottom but I will see how well it works as I go along.



At that point my goal was to have watercooling all contained into the desk. But while building the frame I came across the concept of subzero chillboxes and thought why not?
Ill be using a 10K BTU AC unit to chill the water. More pictures will be up tomorrow.

PC Specs:
CPU: 5960X
CPU Block: EK Supremacy Red
MOBO: ASUS Rampage V Extreme
RAM: 32GB(8x4GB) Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 2800\
Ram Blocks
GPU: 3x EVGA Titan Xs with custom bios
GPU Blocks: EK-FC Titan X -Nickel
PSU: EVGA 1600 P2 with red sleeved cables
Storage:1x Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD
2x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
1x Western Digital Black 3TB HDD
Monitors: 1x Samsung U28D590D
2x Samsung S27D590
Keyboard: Logitech G710+
Mouse: Logitech G502
Cooling: Custom subzero loop
Case: Custom awesomesauce desk
More updates soon...
post #2 of 12
Thats gonna be some cold water teaching.gif subbed thumb.gif
Main Rig
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z87-A MSI GTX 970 ADATA XPG V2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 EVO  Seagate 1TB Switftech H320 Windows 7 
PowerCase
Corsair GS600 Danger Den Tower 21 
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Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z87-A MSI GTX 970 ADATA XPG V2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 EVO  Seagate 1TB Switftech H320 Windows 7 
PowerCase
Corsair GS600 Danger Den Tower 21 
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post #3 of 12
I'm totally in. This looks cool, and I need some inspiration.
post #4 of 12
actual carbon fiber, or carbon vinyl?

either way I love me a desk build, subbed!
post #5 of 12
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Its carbon vinyl wrap. Actual carbon fiber would take a lot of time to do and I don't want to pay for the materials for it and never use them again.

I'm about to cut the wood and assemble the desk right now. Pictures and updates in a few hours.
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Originally Posted by Wiggles5289 View Post

Its carbon vinyl wrap. Actual carbon fiber would take a lot of time to do and I don't want to pay for the materials for it and never use them again.

I'm about to cut the wood and assemble the desk right now. Pictures and updates in a few hours.

Oh I know, just wanted to be sure. Looking forward to seeing it!
post #7 of 12
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Totally forgot to finish this build log.

The Titan X's got changed to 980 Tis for cost and better performance.

Heres the wood and the water cooling products that came in:


The intial hardware before water cooling hardware added:
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Table frame built with bottom:




Before I went any further I had to make sure the hardware fit comfortably within the space and make fine adjustments.
post #9 of 12
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Before I secured the bottom of the desk to the frame I needed to apply the carbon fiber to the surface.






Then I screwed in the bottom to the frame:


I hit a snag with waiting for more carbon fiber wrap and wood to build the sides.

Now to the hardware.
post #10 of 12
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I removed the VRM heatsink and the IO cover and removed the heatpipe joining them:


How it looks on a dead Rampage V Extreme:


Before removing all the Heatsinks:


Had an accident while moving the mobo and knocked off a PCI-E clip frown.gif


All nekkid:


Finished without the watercooled VRM/ Southbridge:
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