I've made some project draws but I always postpone their building due to time issues and I forgot them because they were very job/time/money hungry... But I was thinking here and doing some draws and I came along with this little and cheap from scratch project that it's not hard to built, it's cheap and fairly simple to do. My goal with this is having the stealthiest PC I can (regardless of the 9x120 Mora I'll buy, lol) and I thought this little space that was used just for cables and a router would be just nice to fit it like drawer. I thought putting it inside a actual drawer, but I would not be able to have any air flow at all and would have to cut/mod my furniture, so a big no no.
(I will remove that wooden shelf to place the case, of course)
Now, let me explain it. The case itself consists in a stainless steel cube structure with the bottom made by a stainless steel barbecue grill (to allow air flow though it). Why? Because it's cheap and will work
Like this one:
It has no top or back/left/right side panels as this areas will be covered by the desk inside walls. I covered this parts on the SketchUp just for making things easier to imagine for you.
Front view (what I will "see" and touch daily):
From top view:
From bottom view:
Already have CPU block, tubing, fittings, pump and some fans, will buy the rest of WC parts in the next months and the hardware when I can. The loop will probably be Res > Pump #1 > Pump #2 > MB
> CPU > GPU > External radiator > Res. Now, the questions
1. Will this work? haha
2. I know MBs doesn't put away much heat, but as it is a pretty uncommon setup and I don't know if the air will flow effectively, do you think will I need to water cool the mother board? I'll overclock a i7 4770/4790k to the maximum I can or until I reach 1.4v (I feel that more than this isn't worth). Maybe that two fans pushing air over the board and the "open" bottom will make it cool enough? Or this setup doesn't provides me a good airflow and I need to WC the MB too?
3. Can you tell me what I can change there to make it better?