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MoonPig's Desk Mod V2

post #1 of 50
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Hey,

Well, i've been trying to delay this, but im starting to need ideas and advice. For those that knew about V1, skip the next paragraph.

Back last year i made a project log of my desk as i started modding it, i worked on it for awhile then left it and used it for afew months. The design had afew flaws though. The layout wasn't well done and the graphics got most of the air flow. I also used wood and it tended to absorb heat and bend alittle. The shallowness of the shelf ment i could only used small heatsinks. So, i took all my components out of my desk, bought an A300 and added v2 to my to-do list. A little down the line i swapped my A300 for a CM690. Here's a link to the original thread: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=74847

Ok, i looked for some inspiration from existing cases. All cases seem to be the same, expect the Raven etc. So, this design obviously works. I took that into account when i started planning my desk. In the beginning, i wanted to make it ALL myself, but after afew wasted hours with my dremel and tinsnips, i realised that theres a reason they use machines to plot holes and cuts... lol. So, sat at my PC i turned and looked at my CM690... from my vision, it was perfect to destroy. It had everything, WaterTubing holes, HD cage, 120mm exhaust, grills etc.

I took out my tape measure and started looking at my desk. However, the shelf i used originally was too low for a 120mm fan. So, i thought of ways i could make it work. Luckily the shelf used four pieces of wood, so i cut up the CM690, measured it, moved the supports in the desk down and slid the newly sprayed, custom mobo tray in. Perfect. (Forgot to mention the time it took to punch the tray in, secure though, lol).

Then i started fitting all my hardware and noticed that i cant mount the PSU vertically anymore... shame. It all worked though and she booted first time. After afew hours of playing around, i shut it down and fitted the switch and did some cable management on the top.

Now, theres still work to do, but i need input for that. I've worked out that i need either:

- Get 4/5 120mm fans and fit them (2 on the LMX).
- Go water again and cool my HD4870 with a Full-Cover.
- Keep my deltas and Lian Li's and get a Rheostat for them.

I also need to:

- Get a 12" White cathode to go behind the door, lighting all the motherboard, yet hidden.
- Possibly get some braided 24pin, 8pin and 2x 6pin cables.
- Cut some metal to cover the grill holes in the tray.
- Fit a fan controller behind the door, hidden yet easily accessible.
- Sort out the under shelf to make the PSU fixed and the HD's better placed.

So, afew things. I mainly want input and advice. Also just wanted to start this so i have a place for updates.

All input is welcome

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Edited by MoonPig - 4/9/10 at 5:47pm
post #2 of 50
That is pretty sexy!
 
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to the OP, hope you don't mind, but I liked your mod so much I made an article about it on my site here. If it's a problem say the word and I'll remove it. Just sharing a bit of the nerdy love I guess.
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This person deserve rep from every member for this. I hope it does not brake and you have to take your computer to the shop lol. You would need furniture removal men.
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lookin awesome man!
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Wow, that is one of the most beautiful mods I have ever seen...
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Great reason to ruin a great piece of furniture
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Hope you don't go to LAN parties often... Or spill drinks ever.

Very cool though!
    
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Wow, thanks for the kind words guys. Really means alot.

Surprised so many liked it, it not even finished yet. I'll be honest, i was abit nervous posting it here. I originally did it all on TPU, but im known there, so i don't think i'd get slated. Here though, im just another member.

@ mnorris12706, im more than happy for the article . Thanks
post #10 of 50
Wait... in those pictures is that the liquid metal cooler? yup found pictures of that new Superlegga cooler http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,7...20-Euros/News/

how good does it perform for you or did you sell it already?
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