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Case Mod - In Progress Computer into Desk Mod !!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 07SAM70, 21 Apr 2009.

  1. 07SAM70

    07SAM70 I dont know how they got there

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    Okay first of all, this is my first project log so please be nice :D

    I have been wanting to do this kind of thing for about a month now and decided what the hell, lets get going.

    I got the idea from 2 people - Pyro and MoonPig. They have both done in my eyes amazing jobs and really inspired me to have a go at it myself.

    So heres my (reeeaally bad(yes im a design noob)) early design in sketchUp of my desk that i already have.

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    and heres my desk for real.

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    Okay so the idea is to have the Mobo with hidden blue cold cathode tubes inside where the window is and almost everything else underneath, apart from a fan controller that i wanted to fix to the side. The flow of air is sucking in at the front and blowing out at the back to give a constant airflow.

    Now i have actually started the Project, and i am about half way through, please tell me what you think so far.

    And for those who may be interested my hardware includes

    1x M-Atx MSI G31M3-F Mobo
    1x Intel E8400 3.00Ghz Wolfdale
    1x 2GB Kingston PC6400 memory
    2x 250GB Hitachi HDD's
    1x 370w Trust PSU

    So far . . . . . .

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    whats left to do
    - wire up and drill a hole for the power button to go where the fan controller is
    - fix the tray for the motherboard to sit in
    - drill a few wholes in that for cable management
    - then shove the working pc in there! :D

    I will be updating on thursday, hope you all like it!
    Any suggestions/constructive criticism are gladly welcome! :D
     
  2. x_JesusNinja_x

    x_JesusNinja_x New Member

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    Good start:p
     
  3. Sushi Warrior

    Sushi Warrior New Member

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    What graphics card? And I wouldn't trust that PSU. But the mod itself is looking great.
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    pretty cool, just don't slam the door
     
  5. 07SAM70

    07SAM70 I dont know how they got there

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    im not much of a gamer or editor in any way shape or form so i only have an embarassing 8400GS :eek: it is though first thing on my list to upgrade when i gather up some money.

    Thank you all for your replies!
     
  6. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    That's really cool!

    Don't forget Xtrafresh's work on the idea too.
     
  7. 07SAM70

    07SAM70 I dont know how they got there

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    Hello everyone, i am terribly sorry that i have not updated in a while i have been absolutely swamped with college work :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash: This also put this project on a slow

    But GOOD NEWS :clap: i have now finished it! :D:D:D

    Here are the final pictures, i will let them do the talking.

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    I hope you all like it! The woodwork isnt finished to a great quality but its barely noticeable and admittedly it is quite an ametuer ish job, but without being afraid to say it i am at the moment still an amateur/noob whatever! but i hope to do more projects like one.

    I would like to build a HTPC case as my next project so il get designing!

    Any requests for more pictures or advice for future upgrades/anything let me know! :D :dremel:
     
  8. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Nice concept and nicely executed. Some cable management would make the view look a bit more impressive, but overall I dig it! :thumb:
     
  9. Colossous

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    Liking your work :thumb:
     
  10. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Yeah, well done! You could always dress it up a bit, like maybe spray painting the interior black and some cable sleeving (personal preference), but it's a good start to modding!
     
  11. naylormat

    naylormat New Member

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    cable management n then its all gooood :)

    could do to do something to me own desk at the moment. Buggers falling apart way too much.

    what fan controller you using by the way?
     
  12. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    top perspex is a very nice touch
     
  13. 07SAM70

    07SAM70 I dont know how they got there

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    It it a Hiyatek 6 Fan Controller, i bought it from Ebuyer.com but it is now discontinued. Heres a link showing pics.. The only real downside for me with this is that the led's are too bright and i would like to somehow implement the switch that turns my cold cathodes off/on to also turn these off... somehow :worried:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/142081-hiyatek-6-fan-speed-controller-mini-review.html



    Thank you for all your replies! i agree some cable management will definately be next on my list, i might consider moving my cd and hd drives around to help with this as well! :D
     

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