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Heh...even though I have a stupidly large desk, I got tired of having a case on my desk and I didn't want it on the floor. My desk has one of those compartments for a computer to sit in but anything but a mini-ATX case would have been too large to fit in side it. So I set this up literally in about two hours a couple weekends ago.

So I improvised. I consider this version .1 and it has already been decided that I am getting a new desk for the holidays...so I wasn't worried about the desk. In the final version I think I will have 2 systems in there. Right now there is just one...I have a button to turn it on ontop of my desk, but planning to add switches for reset and CMOS clearing as well. I think I might play around with some cable and hose management for this yet thought and the new desk will get painted inside first.

Any ideas would be welcome...the new desk I plan to get will have a compartment just like this. Never buy a desk from Ashley furniture. The top of it will peel off, but if it didn't I would have my self a quasi-case-desk.

Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/3/11 at 5:09am
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I like it. +rep
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@storm that actually looks pretty good.
    
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post #944 of 7143
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Its better than putting them on the case itself and having that adhesive crap all over the case that takes forever to get off
Alcohol anyone?
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Alcohol anyone?
Nope! wayyy better: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
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@storm that actually looks pretty good.
Thanks

It is kind of nice since I can have the fans spun up a bit faster and just shut the door and then hardly hear them. I am planning to turn the 240 rad into a 360 and then take out that 120 so I can have another lower intake. The last case i was using could comfortably fit a 360 rad so i went with 120 + 240 and a big pump. I thought it would be nice to have the hot air blowing on my feet in the winter...it gets a little too warm though

It turned out to work really well. When the new desk comes I plan to do more cosmetic improvements, but I think I will stay close to this setup. I have an exhaust near the top and then on each radiator. Currently just the one intake on the bottom. Though even if left on all night it only gets about 2°C warmer than ambient in there. My only real concern is making sure air moves around to cool the mosfets and anything with a passive heat sink, but the 120mm fan on the motherboard tray is doing a decent job of that...just not the wind tunnel like effect you get in a case.
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i needed to try a triple sli set up... but they dont stay very cool while they still have the air blocks on....
     
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gettho wind tunnel!!
TOO MUCH TEXT.IF BORED,SIMPLY SEE PICTURES

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i have a xfx 6770hd 1 gb.
i wasnt really having any heating issues,but just wanted to do something so that it runs cooler.
so all my slots below the gpu are empty.so i 'zip-tied' a 120mm cooler master silent pro fan to exhaust heat out.
then about 2inches away from the hdd bay i wanted to put an 80mm fan so the air is directed towarts the gpu,then the 120mm fan at the back.
but it needed some elevation.so i took 4 blocks of wood i had lying around and added a layer of foam between each piece to dampen the vibration of the fan and then stuck them with tape.put a fan on top of it with another layer of foam in between and taped the whole thing!!
the whole hideous pack is stuck with velcro to the base.drilled holes on the side panel an a passive intake.

at first i didnt see much temp drop,so i added a low cfm 120mm side intake fan.runs at around 650rpm with 22cfm.this was cause my card has an open heat sink and fan,so it blows out air in all directions.now the side fan provides it with cold air and also pushes the exhausted air from the gpu towards the exhaust(checked the direction of air flow by holding a cheap cigar near the the front of the case )


temps are down from 52C at idle to 47C.
also the whole pcb and heat sink feels a lot cooler the touch.
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Damn breadcrums, that's ghetto right there, haha!!!
 
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Damn breadcrums, that's ghetto right there, haha!!!
hell yeah
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