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Hello I am new here and started a project a little while ago. I decided I wanted to build myself a desk and thought why not put my PC behind some glass inside the desk. It is a very minimalist design so far.

This is what I had drawn up and was hoping it would become.


The glass would lay level inset in the desk like this



I do not have all the PC parts ordered yet which is delaying my progress. It is going to be a Ryzen build. I am new to desk building and also case design. I am open for suggestions and will probably be asking a lot of questions. I hope I can learn a lot through this process and have a great looking desk and PC on display by the end.
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Welcome, I've seem someone most recently on OCN post something very similar to your desk. I guess great minds thing alike. Good luck!
 
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Subbed. Would love to do a desk build one day
    
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Thanks! I think the hard part is going to be getting the Mobo stand offs and PCI mounts just right. I only made the box about 4 3/4" deep because I wanted everything to be pretty close to the glass. I started looking at radiators and most of then seem to be larger than that so I was thinking maybe have the radiator lay flat in the box. If I lay the radiator flat the rad fans with be perpendicular to the box fans. Will that affect air flow any considerable amount?

Here are some update pics
Since this is my first desk I've ever built I wanted to stick with cheaper materials so I used 11/16" plywood. Unfortunately It started drying out on the side it was not sealed on and bowing so I had to use 1x4 to pull it straight again and git it some rigidity.




I am most likely going to be looking for some input on the layout of components in the box when I decide to order the parts. I wanted an MSI mobo but the shortage of boards forced me to wait for the B350 tomahawk. It should be here sometime next week.

Also I have never done a custom loop. I want to try for this box and see if I can do hard pipe.
post #5 of 10
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I got all the parts and now I am trying to lay things out in this box.





What do you think about the layout? I was thinking the HDD's laying in that empty space and mounting the SSD's to the side wall
post #6 of 10
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I was going to mount everything straight to the wood but I pulled this Mobo tray out of an old case.



I will probably integrate it into the wood
post #7 of 10
Check out the lian-li desk cases for ideas on layout. You may consider mounting disk drives under or making a separate tray for them.

Good work! I wish I had your shop.
post #8 of 10
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Does anyone know where I can find a mesh grate/grill for the outside of the box for the fans?
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Originally Posted by jpeg666 View Post

Does anyone know where I can find a mesh grate/grill for the outside of the box for the fans?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=mesh+fan+grills
post #10 of 10
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So after A LOT of procrastination, redesigning, rebuilding, and learning as I went. I have it put together and working.











It is not completely done yet. I have painting to do and stuff to add onto it. I just got tired of not getting it done and wanted to see it all put together.
Edited by jpeg666 - 10/5/17 at 4:30pm
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