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[Scratch Build] Desk-PC "Not a ship" - I need your help to set sails, guys.

post #1 of 22
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Hey Guys,

I'm quite new to this forum, but it has been really inspirational and also helpful on many matters. However my planned Build has now entered a stage, where my questions keep getting more and more unique to this particular build. Thats why i decided to start a log on it.
Originally I started reading up on things because my girl wanted something much smaller then my current "Mastercase 5". But smaller and still fitting my needs doesnt quiet get along.
So i decided to go HUGE.
The idea is to get the case so big and usefull, that my girl won't mind it. >> A desk. Thank god she doesn't know how much work that is and how ridiculously expensive this is going to be. biggrin.gif

Now to "The Ship" (not a final name just couldnt come up with something better)

I did a sketchup and these are the results so far:




As you can see low thickness is a priority. I've seen quite a lot of desk-builds so far and i didnt like it when they were bulky and thick.
So i tried to create it thin without loosing coolingcapacity... I may have excelled myself on that point. I COULD put up to 4 560.4 Monsterradiators with Push-Pull configuartion in it. I dont know if I SHOULD tho. Seems expensive to spend close to 800 € just for the fans. rolleyes.gif But who knows how I think on that topic when this thing is done?

Well time has passed and I payed in hard lessons on what metals can do and what they cannot. More important: What they cost. I noticed something. There are certain standard forms of steel, companys have to do frequently. Those are way cheaper than going Special with everything.

So the Task was now to see these standard forms in a desk. And I think I may have accidentaly found out, how IKEA-Designers work. Because the sick Looks were gone fast.
First simplyfication came out like this:



New Problems occured. Several trys later I finally had a concept, that can work and is approved by a Company, that really knows their stuff. thumb.gif




As you can see on the Photos, there is now a intake on the left end of the desk. I intend to fill it with some kind of dustfilter.

This one's still a close call. I only have 6,5 cm to fit in a waterblock, Fittings and the Mainboard. The theory as you can see below, says that it should work, but thats just the theory. I hope I dont need to go for the EK-Annihilator waterblock, as they cant handle normal sized tubing.


I have done some final changes, because im a coward and really want it to be a solid piece of desk. So i added more squaretubes to Support the structure from the inside, and also had to split the main room. This will make it more expensive so I dont think I can't hold the 500 bucks. But better safe than sorry, right? Waiting for the final offer from the company at the Moment smile.gif
Edited by Saduras - 4/18/17 at 10:42am
post #2 of 22
This looks sick! I may be able to whip up a rudimentary load analysis in SolidWorks. Are you going tempered glass for the desktop? Nice subtle hammer and sickle touch tongue.gif

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I will need some specs on the inside of the table, internal support structure etc.
Edited by Andras32 - 10/20/16 at 8:38pm
post #3 of 22
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This looks sick!
THANKS ! biggrin.gif
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I may be able to whip up a rudimentary load analysis in SolidWorks. Are you going tempered glass for the desktop? Nice subtle hammer and sickle touch tongue.gif
God damit I already forgot about that H&S! It was a joke between me and my friend whot thought me how to use the software ! biggrin.gif Thats where the exhaust will be.
Yes. It must be tempered glas. Ive seen some dudes putting hydraulics on the front end of the glas to make the hardware accessible. I think im going for that.
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I will need some specs on the inside of the table, internal support structure etc.
Well ther is the Wallplate you can get an idea of from the front. That same one is in the middle with aprox 29 cm closure between them. I thought if i use thicker Alu for these two, I may be able to put the heavier things like rads and PSU between them.
The two sidepanels can also be from thicker Alu. They cover the whole sides and would work like massive angles (or angle plates). Is that enough for you? Otherwise I could give you more details in a couple of hours. Or even the sketchup-file? biggrin.gif

thanks for your time ! smile.gif
post #4 of 22
Oh, I see you're putting legs on the front. That makes things much easier, thought you were going for a floating wall mount at first. 8mm aluminum would probably be plenty for a structure like this. But if you give me the .sku I can whip up a quick FEA (once I get a few days off), I could use a little SolidWorks project. Hope you found some good PCIe risers (check the Thermaltake Core P5 thread for that headache).
post #5 of 22
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But if you give me the .sku I can whip up a quick FEA (once I get a few days off), I could use a little SolidWorks project.
Sketchup doesnt seem to export into .sku. Am I doing it wrong? Would really apreciate your help! biggrin.gif
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Hope you found some good PCIe risers (check the Thermaltake Core P5 thread for that headache).
Yes, Ive found some 30 cm ones with an extra Molex-connector to rerout energy. Good critics. Looks ugly as f*** but I guess i can hide it somehow. The Thermaltakes are only 20 cm, which kind of disqualifies them at least for the second card. But they do look much better, tho biggrin.gif
post #6 of 22
its .skp my fault. Yeah I wouldn't really suggest anything Thermaltake makes, they're cheap and easily accessible (amazon etc) but have fallen short in quality the last few years (aluminum radiators... really). Have you thought about actual components/specs?
post #7 of 22
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its .skp my fault. Yeah I wouldn't really suggest anything Thermaltake makes, they're cheap and easily accessible (amazon etc) but have fallen short in quality the last few years (aluminum radiators... really). Have you thought about actual components/specs?

.dwg .3ds .dxf .dae .fbx .ifc .obj .wrl .xsi <<< That's all folks :/ Sketchup betrayed me it seems tongue.gif

As for the components: im currently running a classic 980ti / 6700k combo. Definitly want to run duo SLI and wont upgrade until the 1080ti at least. I may be even skipping t he 10s As for Rads: the Monsta from Alphacool. Tubing most likley will be copper as will the waterblocks... In order to make it look more clean ill polish them and use a tainted glass illuminated from inside smile.gif
post #8 of 22
skp should be the native format, but save it as whatever and if you can reopen it I should be able to as well. I'm building 6700k too, went with dual 1080s (it was time to kick my 760 to the curb). Just waiting on my case from Parvum and my water cooling components from EK. Have you been looking at any other desk builds? I know Lian Li has one and I'm pretty sure LinusTech Tips did a video on building one as well.
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'd even say ive seen them all tongue.gif
LianLi looks good but misses the innovation I think. Im not super fond of their cases... Dunno why actually. There is one interesting project in this forum as well. Has a Ferrari design. I really like it but feel it wouldnt fit my needs and my budget ;D
There was one dude from Holland, who did a pretty build. Will link it as soon as I can find it again ^^
Can you PM me your emailadress so I can send you the file?
post #10 of 22
Yeah it's kind of a box with legs, and a huge price tag. I'm guessing you have wall mounted monitors. Be careful with the budget, I started diving into the water cooling realm a few months ago and now I'm hooked. All that cable sleeving and hardware adds up QUICK. I'm looking at the lcd aquaero fan controller http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-aquaero-6-pro-usb-fan-controller-grafik-lcd.html and $100 reservoir mounts https://www.singularitycomputers.com/shop/watercooling/reservoir-mounts/reservoir-mount-core-single-v3
It's a slippery slope of awesomeness.
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