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I have a couple issues with my current desktop setup... I need a stand to put my three 23" monitors on and I would like a bigger case than my Haf 932...

I am considering making a wooden box approximately 12" x 12" x 48" to house my PC and place my monitors upon. I don't have much money at this point so I was looking at 1" thick pine boards at Lowes the other day.... I would like to go thinner but I am afraid of warping over time with the weight of the monitors on top. If I do go thinner I may need to change to a hard wood for the tops.

I was planning something with the motherboard placed under my center monitor with an Acrylic panel on the front to view inside. Probably interior lit with red L.E.D.s for effect. I am going with a horizontal mount for the motherboard for ease of installation. I have a donor case in the back room for a motherboard tray and drive bays.

The left side of the case I would like to mount all my water cooling... radiators, reservoir and pump.

Finally, the right side would house my DVD RW drive, PSU, hard drives and power switches.

The top of each compartment would be hinged for easy access, after removing the monitor that is on it, obviously.

I need to do some more planning/drawing to get the whole layout and any issues that may arise resolved.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Potential issues that you see with this basic plan?
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Go thinner and add bracing, will be stronger, cheaper, and lighter.

Are you going to be mounting the monitors to it or just setting them on top?
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Sounds good so far. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. This is something like what I'm working on. Check out the work log in my sig Tout. Might get a few ideas from it or figure out what not to do heh. Also you won't get much cheaper than the pine. I got the same stuff from Lowes.. maybe Home Depot.. regardless.. 6ft lengths of 1x6 pine is less than $7. It's really soft stuff though so you have to be gentle.
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Originally Posted by jwolf24601 View Post
Go thinner and add bracing, will be stronger, cheaper, and lighter.

Are you going to be mounting the monitors to it or just setting them on top?
I was thinking of that, the 1 inch boards just seem so thick for such a small box, maybe just for the base. Think I should make a frame then attach thinner wood? I was considering this today while at Home Depot.

I plan to just set the monitors on top.

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Sounds good so far. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. This is something like what I'm working on. Check out the work log in my sig Tout. Might get a few ideas from it or figure out what not to do heh. Also you won't get much cheaper than the pine. I got the same stuff from Lowes.. maybe Home Depot.. regardless.. 6ft lengths of 1x6 pine is less than $7. It's really soft stuff though so you have to be gentle.
I have checked out your table, that's awesome! Very nicely done, indeed! You are one of the reasons I thought about doing this. Along with some dude on youtube who built his PC into a hutch on his desk.
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Thanks man! Glad to be an inspiration.
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