The PlanProjected Schedule:
Oct 24 - Finish collecting Materials and fine tune design and drafts.
Oct 31 - Finish wood and acrylic cutting
Nov 7 - Finish painting and Desk assembly
Nov 14 - Finish plumbing of loop
Nov 21 - Finish Installation of components
Nov 27 - Finish fine tuning and completion (lighting and such).The Goal:
Assemble a desk with components housed in a cabinet on one side and radiators on the opposite side. Built in a manner that will be completely future proof with two big 1080 radiators for 2160 mm of radiator surface for enough cooling no matter what components go into it and a components area large enough to house the largest of motherboard and GPU set ups.
extremely rough concept drawings via MS paint:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Parts I've ordered or have so far:
2x Phobya Nova 1080 Radiators
2x Phobya Nova 1080 Radiator Boxes
4x Phobya 180mm fans (Note I have 4 Silverstone 180mm fans for the other Radiator already)
Lampron Fan Controller
Mountainmods HPTX-SR2 Motherboard Tray
I've just recently gotten into system building. Always been a fan of tech and just put my first loop together, so this will obviously be the most ambitious project I've tried with a PC, although I do have a lot of experience with other, larger projects (Rebuilt a Car, built a shed etc. etc.). For this particular project I've recruited my Father and my Brother-In-Law who are both much more skilled and experienced in carpentry to help with the wood and acrylic work. Between my father and I the tools I have access to are massive so there shouldn't be any issues with having to ad lib anything.
I do want to make sure anyone who reads this knows only the component installation and tubing are going to be done by me solo, and that I will have the help of a pair of skilled craftsmen helping me on the building of the desk itself.
Any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions are all very welcome. I'll be updating soon with a basic set up scheme.Version 2.0 Updated images (more to come still)
Moved to another room, added Wall mounted Wasabi Mango 4k 42" IPS monitor:
New Components: SLI Titan-X, EVGA SLI Pro v2, Asus X99 Deluxe Motherboard, EK GPU Terminal, Samsung SM951 m.2 drive, Mayhem's 1/2" id 3/4" od tubing among others. Still needs a bit more wire management changes:
Here is where the real changes came into play. Changed the airflow direction to one rad as intake 2nd as exhaust instead of both as exhaust. Replaced the Phobya 180mm fans with 9 GT-15 fans. Replaced the old fan controller with an aquaero 6, moved the pump to this side instead of the component cabinet and built a box lined with noise dampening foam to contain the mcp35x2 pump which now has a small 80mm fan cooling the heatsink attached to the pump to help keep it cool enclosed like that. Again cable management needs to be addressed.
Added a Marantz nr1402 receiver for true 5.1 surround sound power. Tried to get it to fit inside the desk, but wasn't meant to be, so had to settle for a secondary shelf to support it. Still, cable management needed (seeing a trend of laziness on cable management by now):
All in all definitely closing in on my intended final goal.