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Hey guys.

Im looking at building my own desk case, (The Mrs gave me the go ahead wooo).

Basically i have been searching around the internet for ideas on measurements and materials, hole sizes ect and not finding much.

Has anyone got anyone to follow or links to the things im looking for?
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What sort of system do you intend to put in this? What MB size? Air cooled? Water?
     
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Thanks for the reply.
1. Extreme high end PC.
2. Size MB Not fussed.
3. Water cooled.
post #4 of 24
Take a look at the Lian Li cases, yes they cost astronomical amounts, but they have all the manufacturing done perfectly and I doubt any homemade DIY case will replicate such beauty and functionality.

http://www.lian-li.com/en/products-computer-desk/#all/1/list
     
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See iv looked at them and they look to basic for me especially for the price they are charging, Yes im spending alot on parts but im not just buying things for fun.
its all so i can game on Ultra 4K
As atm i can only hit High settings at 30fps 4K.
post #6 of 24
Okay lets talk components.

What sort of budget are we talking about for the computer parts themselves etc like CPU or GPUs?

If you're going all out for Ultra 4k, I wouldnt get anything less than 2 Titan X's, and possibly would wait for the 1080Ti if you wait untill summertime (Roughly) and I wouldn't think of anything less than the X99 platform, where you could get a 5930k or 5960x, right there youre talking about around 4000-5500 USD depending on where you live.
     
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post #7 of 24
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Budget probs around 3K GBP.
Yes waiting for Pascal or Artic.

Chipset not sure yet, do i wait for the new proposed Mobo's like Skylake-E.

Currently have a 4K monitor but i am looking at the new Predator 4k2k XB321HK 32"

Obv everything will take abit of time to get i aint got 3K now.

But i have been given the go ahead by the mrs and for the time being whilst im building i will use my current Rig.
post #8 of 24
i'd start by playing with google sketchup and getting a design you want/like. google searching will help a lot as well to give you some ideas.

with something like a custom pc desk case, there's no one size fits all for parts and construction. the limits are your own creativity.

or you can just go copy someone else. your call.


as far as water cooling goes, figure out how to incorporate a couple large radiators, and component specifics won't be as necessary. two 480 rads horizontally out the back or vertically on the sides should be plenty for most setups and easy to build into the desk.


you'll also want to consider legroom and the thickness of the desk. don't want to make it too thick and have your legs bang into the thing constantly. i've seen that happen in some designs. pcie riser cables to put the gpu's flat would help minimize thickness.
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post #9 of 24
Youtube has allot of desk computer video's.

What type of desk were you thinking?
post #10 of 24
In that case id go for the cheaper priced 1080Ti (Compared to next gen titan) and get two of them, reserve 1000 GBP for case and watercooling, and 2000 for components
     
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