|2nd Oct 2012, 22:09||#61|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Indeed ... wasted so much time when building d3sk cause of those missing plates.
About the counter that was on the website .. check this out
Mounting blocks ... love it!
First the mainboard.
And the cards on it for a picture..
Added some extensions.
Glad I took time to test the hardware in front
Ordered an EK-Bridge for the GPU's
Never used them before.
I like it.
Cut out the grommets.
And put them backwards in the 'firewall'
Seems the BP fillports stay in place perfectly now.
In the new design the holes and grommets have been changed.
First fittings in place.
Might be an idea for a drainpoint in the bottom later.
Another funny thing ..... Glad this will be solved with the rubbertape under the glasspanel.
First cables and extensions.
Flipped all fans from rear radiators. (again 64 bolts...)
Did this so the airflow from the fans work with the PSU flow.
3M Velcro for the RGB controller
Found her spot
Feeds for the fancontroller and pump on their spots
Powersocket for 2 PSU's, screens and speakerset.
Adjusted the cable length.
RGP plug brought to other side of desk too.
Preview with 'PSU-cover'
A solution for the missing HDD-bay covers .. and a nice spot for the ssd's since I'll be using the other side of the desk for another pc now.
Last edited by l3p; 2nd Oct 2012 at 22:15.
|7th Oct 2012, 14:15||#62|
Join Date: Nov 2010
And another update with quite some photos
Unpacked the reservoirs and put them on their spot.
Also some more changes in the prototype .. more grommets for itx and m-atx.
Starts to look like something.
Also cut the heatfins again.
I personally like it.
Also an idea for the speakers.
I know speakers should be positioned in front but tested it and I don't notice it
Coincidence the finish of the sub is exactly the same as the desk powdercoating.
First some extra holes for the fan/pump controller.
Next prototype will have some mainboard grommets there.
Glad those trays are aluminum
Building in the speakers.
There won't be any cable visible from the speakerset when I hide the sub + all cables in the legs.
Adjusting the speakers for long M4's
And finishing it.
Too bad the cone is blue, anyone any idea if cones are paintable?
A solution so the fancontroller and RGB controller are ALWAYS on, no matter if there's one or two pc's running
Extra power/reset buttons.
Next proto there will probably be a bracket here.
Also finished the holes for pump/fan cables.
For this build I will seal the unused 5.25" slots. Next proto this will be different.
The glue will be transparent when dried.
Cut away some in the grommets, looks better.
And some further again.
Still in love with the bottom mainboard covers
Time to move on with all sata cables.
Also found out I didn't have sata extension cables yet for the right system.
So ordered them too.
For the SSD rack I will use cheap Velcro, I would damage the SSD's with 3M velcro when removing them
Because we didn't have PCI-covers yet I ordered these.
Because I chose real thick radiators because I thought I was going to do a single pc build I'm having small problems finding a spot for the second
Sleeving the yellow sata extension cables
Lets first use some black isolation tape.
Even if you only see 3cm .. .yellow .. no way
Also used the rubbers for the second PSU.
Lovely music while modding
Securing the pumps.
Tube ready to go, first fittings find their spot.
Had to remove mem again, quite narrow to get the fittings in properly
And a little further again.
Ok ... and then 11 days ago Asus requested if they could show 'Cross' on the Dutch Firstlook 2012 Event...
not as a desk but built in their stand.
Off course, I was so honored! This only happens once a year!
And ... if I could built in the Maximus V Formula....
I did agree off course, been some real busy days the last week.
So at this moment I'm a bit behind on the log, so some photos could show up but will make this up this week!
For who does have pictures .. please hide them for a while
(I did ask them to step away )
|7th Oct 2012, 15:27||#63|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Gomel, BY
darn! $2k for table and still need to make HW modifications???
*head to ikea for $20 table and $20 jigsaw*
10 re-plan "SuperBestBuild Of My Dream"
20 have a sleep
30 goto 10
|7th Oct 2012, 18:25||#64|
Level 99 Retro Nerd
Join Date: Aug 2011
This looks so amazing. Putting those speakers in the desk itself is pure genius.
I simply have to make a pc desk now. I've seen so many and gone "wow, I need to make of those" that i really need to now.
Main Rig: i3 3220 ~ GTX 970 Strix ~ 8GB Vengeance Ram ~ EVGA Supernova G2 750W ~ P8H77-m le ~ Samsung 830 128GB SSD ~ Steelseries GCv2 ~ Razer imperator ~
|8th Oct 2012, 15:46||#65|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Droitwich Spa
Coolermaster Cosmos II | 3770k @ 4.5Ghz | Asus Z77 Sabertooth | 16gb Corsair Vengeance | 2 x EVGA 680's Sli'd | 256gb Samsung SSD | 4 x 2TB Samsung Spinpoints | Asus Xonar | Fully Immersed in Beautiful H2O using EK's Finest + Aquacomputer Aquaero 5XT
Interior Des(k)ign | BitPac | Bitfenix Prodigy Stacker
Modding is addictive!![/CENTER]
|8th Oct 2012, 15:55||#66|
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN, USA
|8th Oct 2012, 20:33||#70|
E22 | Hex-Gear
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Liverpool <UK>
yeah but does it have eye lashs?
|11th Oct 2012, 18:43||#72|
Join Date: Nov 2010
This week 2-3 updates
Because the desk had to be running and presentable I still needed some things quickly.
Because of the 4 reservoirs and 2 systems I needed more tube and stopfittings.
Thanks again for the nice discount Freddy!
And from Mayhems.
And something I had here already a while to flush my other desk, that'll have to wait
Thanks for all the support Michael!
Also needed for the second pc, again Bitfenix extensions.
And something new I got from EK.
My first CSQ design block.
Again thanks a lot Eddy en Gregor!
The package I got 3 days before the event.
Very nice and complete package.
Ready to swap.
I do like it.
Rogier .. TOP!
Tomorrow another update with tubing and filling.
|13th Oct 2012, 11:31||#74|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quite a puzzle with what I wanted with the in and outlets of the multi reservoirs and both loops mirrored.
It became a multireservoir extreme
Measuring the reservoir brackets.
Going to have the tubes to the pump of the left loop in the bottom.
Again happy this part is aluminum.
And the first tubes.
Also quite a puzzle again with all the small distances.
Pump for the left loop.
Might change this later..
Mainboard done, reservoirs next.
Left loop with flasher.
And just the RGB LEDs
Exiting for me .. first time filling.
And another adrenaline moment for me, first time enabling the pump.
Also need to find another solution for this, now that i'm running 2 pc's I don't need the long sata cable lengths to the raidcard.
Maybe will order other cables later.
Great feeling when you don't have any leaks.
The Mayhems Pastel and red dye additives.
I was warned this could fail with such a big loop
Here I forgot to close one stopfitting after disabling the pump...
Glad is was easy to clean
Adding the Aurora, it was a bit scary at the start.
But got the result I wanted one minute later.
Another exiting moment....
But it boots with the desired temperatures
And a video of the loop, filling and mixing.
Got the Maximus V Formula in.
Only one day to go, so started right away on the second loop.
Meanwhile testing and installing the left system.
Raw fingers of all that tube
This time premixed before filling.
Mayhems Aurora, cool stuff
But also creepy.
Both loops running.
Because there's a team of helpers ready to get the desk one floor down.. quickly close the panels without any management.
Ready to go!
Later today the migration.
|13th Oct 2012, 19:03||#77|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Antwerp - Belgium
Love the looks on that coolant man, what products did you exactly use? And does it react to any UV?
I was tempted to come to Utrecht and see it for myself!
|13th Oct 2012, 19:35||#78|
↓ Don't trust that face!
Join Date: May 2007
-Totally drooling over this.
You can paint the speakers, but on such a small set it might change the performance noticeably. Avoid painting the foam edges at all costs.
If you have an extra slot on the board you could use some memory sinks for PCIe covers too.
|14th Oct 2012, 00:24||#80|
I think we can make that fit
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Miami Florida
Very nice desk, I showed it to my wife and now thats what she wants for a desk now instead of selling one kidney for a desk I'm gonna need to find another body part to sell to get a 2nd one. My wallet cried when i seen the price but I bet it would be worth every penny. Do you give a military discount?
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