So I've been working on a little project (well you could call it little, but its pretty huge
Some background, I have a server rack in my spare room, with a Synology NAS rack mount, and a Gaming PC, with a monitor on top of it.
Now this is OK, but sitting and using a rack as my desk is rubbish so I need a solution.
Also the missus wants the rack out of there, so we can start re-using the spare room
My friend is a carpenter, so I will be taking advantage of that in this build...
First things first, designing a desk to fit both a server and a desktop.
The server will be rebuilt and using FreeNAS, and then my gaming machine will be a nice new build.
Current Gaming PC Hardware:
Intel Core i7 6700k Skylake (Delidded)Motherboard:
Asus ROG VIII HeroGPU:
2x NVIDIA Titan XSSD Boot:
Samsung 256gb 850 ProSSD Gaming Drive:
Samsung 1tb 850 EVORAM:
Corsair 16GB DDR4 Dominator Platinum 3300PSU:
Corsair AX1200Fan Controller:
Asus ROG Swift PG278Q
Intel Core i5 4670t HaswellMotherboard:
Asus Sabertooth Z87HDD RAID:
5x WD Red 3tbRAM:
Corsair 16GB DDR3 Arctic White VengeancePSU:
Seasonic Platinum Series 660wUPS:
APC SmartUPS 1500
Watercooling loop:CPU Block:
EK-Supremacy EVO Clean NickelReservoir:
2x EK-RES X3 250 ReservoirGPU WB:
2x EK-FC Titan X - NickelPumps:
EK D5 Vario Pump x2 with 2x EK-XTOP PlexiRadiators 360:
XSPC AX360 Triple RadiatorRadiators 480:
XSPC AX480 Quad RadiatorTubes:
Will be making Acrylic TubingFittings:
Bitspower Deluxe White fittings
I will be running 3M carbon on the inside and having everything on top of it, eg Mobo.
I am also getting the mobo trays custom made out of perspex and then fitting using standoffs away from the desk.
I will be running LED's under the tray so you get a white glow from under the mobo's.
I will be using White and Blue Sleeving, as this will make a nice contrast to the black 3M Carbon.
The lid of the desk will be made out of toughened glass with a laminate top to stop scratches.
Some 98% completed pics:
For more completed pics please:https://www.overclock.net/t/1482869/scratch-build-desk-build-log-project-ethos-cube-the-baby-grand/30So 20/10/2015 I've done a whole refresh of just about everything
Basically what happened was my PSU died so at first I wasn't sure what it was.
I managed to get hold of some DDR4 from Corsair, and a new PSU.
So I decided to take the time to re-do some of the pipes and include a drainage port, as the one at the top was obviously too high up.
So got a new mobo (VIII Hero Z170) new cpu (i7 6700K) and new GPU's (2x Titan X's).
So its time to go to work and re-build!