|1st Nov 2010, 20:12||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Project: L3p D3sk - Bit-Tech Mod Of The Year 2011 Winner.
I'm quite new to this forum, but since they liked my build at some Dutch hardware sites, i wanted to post it here too.
My other build came to an end and didn't know what to improve, but my old desk almost fell apart.
Really want to thank Pascal for his pc-in-a-desk idea. After seeing it I couldn't even sleep that night
I started sketching it with Google Sketchup
After 9 hours of non-stop drawing it finally had some shape.
Hardware to be used:
(Most of it comes out of my old build)
Intel Core i7 980X @ 4.5 Ghz
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB DDR3-2000 CL7 (Elpida) @ 2000 7-7-7-20-1T
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
2 x ASUS GTX580
Highpoint RocketRAID 3560 24x SATA-300 2 GB
Bigfoot Networks™ Killer™ 2100 Gaming Network Card
1x Intel 510 120GB
3x Corsair F60 raid0
6x Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB raid5
2x Optiarc AD-7241S-0B
2 x Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
Dell U2711 27″ IPS
2x Dell 1703 FPt 17″ portrait
1 x EK Supreme HF Nickel CPU Block
2 x EK-FC580 GTX – Nickel
2 x EK-FC580 GTX Backplate – Nickel plated
1 x EK RAM Dominator Nickel
1 x EK-FB RE3 – Nickel
1 x EK-FB RE3 – TOP Acetal – Level 2
2 x Bitspower HDD Acetal Liquid Cooling Block – Silver
2 x Laing D5-MCP655
2 x Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Pump Top V2
2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle D5/MCP655 Mod Kit
1 x Aquacomputer Aquatube G1/4 brass
1 x Aquacomputer evo 1080
6 x Nanoxia DX Series 120MM DX12 - 1200RPM @ 5V
11 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM 1450RPM @ 12V
24 x Bitspower Black Sparkle Multi-Link (SLI/CF) Adapter
16 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
12 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk
10 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Stop Fitting
8 x Bitspower Black Sparkle 13MM (1/2) Schroeffitting – G1/4
6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree ID 1/4 Adapter
6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 IG1/4 Extender
4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Five Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 45 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Mini Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary IG1/4 Extender
5 x Bitspower Crystal Link Tube For 5-Slots (SLI/CF)
8 x Bitspower Silver Shining 2xG1/4″ Fillport
2 x Bitspower Silver Shining G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk Mini
2 x Bitspower Matt Black 2xG1/4″ Fillport
2 x Bitspower Matt Black 13MM (1/2)Schroeffitting – G1/4
1 x Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17
2 x Thermosensor G1/4 2x ID In-Line met Display (blue)
2 x Colder 13MM (1/2) Snelkoppeling Set
2 m Tygon R3400 1/2 ID Black
2 m Tygon R3603 1/2 ID Clear
3 L Feser One Cooling Fluid – UV Acid Green
I'm also gonna use my old cooling again since it works superb.
It's a 1080 radiator under my floor from my house, right in the corner where my pc is.
My water temperature in wintertime is around 18 degrees, in the summer it's around 23 degrees.
Here some Youtube movies:
The Final Fill-up
Silence of the L3p D3sk
Click here for the post with the high resolution photo's from the almost finished desk.
Winner Mod of the Month November 2010
Amazing water-cooled PC in a desk
Last edited by l3p; 25th Mar 2012 at 21:15.
|2nd Nov 2010, 22:29||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Since im already busy with this project for 3 months now, here are all the pics in a few posts.
Started with an Aluminium plate of 1850x990x3
Plates for the mainboard tray, hdd tray, pump/res tray and cable plate
The bearer ring to hold my desk
Been to an other company to make a logo
And back to welding
Plasmacutter to make some cable holes
End of the first long day
Creating a logo (was just a try, worked out well)
Made some holes for the lcd's for the in and outgoing water temperature, and for the logo
Had to make some changes to let my knees fit
Fitting the trays with sound isolation under it.
I love packages !
Thought the buttons would the same, gonna change for 2 big one's now.
Sound isolating for under my trays.
My best friend welding
Holes for the Bitspower fanguards
Both sides will have 3x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 5V
Underground will be 9x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 12V @ the 1080 radiator
Thats me !
"Rough" work is done
A Bitspower Black Sparkle Ashtray
So brought the d3sk back home
Gonna use the backplate of an old lianli. (Thanks brother in law !)
Fitting, measuring and hanging
Just playing around
New toy arrived
Fitting and measuring, pff
Forgot a hole
So made it bigger
Made 2 extra 120mm fan holes in the cable-space, cause i decided my psu will come there too.
And made the hole for the lianli backplate.
And building everything back for the hole picture
|2nd Nov 2010, 22:32||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Some more pictures
Measuring the last holes.
And more measuring
Muscle pain !
Rear = ready
And the front !
Hiding cables, what a nasty job.
Scythe fanguards, maybe temporary
Need sata ?
Getting tired when i see this again
Filled up !
Youtube - Filling it up
Hiding Sata(n) !
And lift of
Temperatures are better then in my Corsair 800D
Now first some rest behind my d3sk, before it goes to the powdercoater
Found a nice connector for the Bulgin power and reset button to be disconnected easily.
Now that they will be above my desk, i wont be to lazy to start working again on the inside of the desk
That's me !
Done for today :P
|2nd Nov 2010, 22:37||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2010
|2nd Nov 2010, 22:59||#5|
The modding head is firmly back on.
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gliding through cyber space
Now this is seriously cool, I've been thinking about doing a big desk mod for a couple of years with water cooling. This is looking really, really good. Looking forward to watching this develop.
The problem I've seen with most desk mods, as good as they are , they always seem to be let down by messy wiring. +rep
can't wait to see more.
|2nd Nov 2010, 23:23||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Its rare to see someone show an idea and make it better than it looks in the renders!!
This is going to look awesome! finished!!
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|2nd Nov 2010, 23:51||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Vila nova de Gaia
I liked it , altougth its not my kind of project , itīs very good and functional, can you show the temps you got on it??
Your using wc on the Hdd, i see some king of Bitspower block is it correct?
|3rd Nov 2010, 09:01||#9|
In Flames we Trust
Join Date: Apr 2010
it's looking so nice.
I like the idea of hiding the tubes in the rear and add their connectors to the middle plate.
Scratch Build - Jestercon - MOTM Nominee Aug 2010 - building paused
|3rd Nov 2010, 09:21||#10|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Villebon near paris
Nice. that's one hell of a desk.
|3rd Nov 2010, 10:35||#12|
Join Date: May 2010
Very very nice work there!!!
I'll be keeping tabs on this one for sure +rep
A mate of mine mentioned doing a desk mod, now I can see why
|3rd Nov 2010, 10:44||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Wow awesome build man!!! I am really amazed by this!!
|3rd Nov 2010, 13:06||#15|
Picky Picture Villian
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Naestved, Denmark
so much HW Pron...
So much BP Pron..
next time, add a "!!NSFW!!" tag on the thread!!
Impressive, clean and original.
Mod on mate!
"..... it's kinky with a feather, but it's perverted with the entire chicken..."
Mods: Mini-ITX MC/MF
|3rd Nov 2010, 13:28||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: here ... there ...
Jesus christ, this is amazing work. I love the reservoir the most actually, the external rad under your floor has made me reconsider some ideas I have. Great work! The quality of finish on your metalwork is great.
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