Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 15 Aug 2012.
Amazing! Any idea of a rough final cost?
Great job it looks fantastic.
Thanks Angel OD!
Well I can't wait myself too
First I want it to be flawless
Check out the FAQ Youri made
Thanks a lot Wissel!
Here a first look on the hardware and watercooling to be used.
Sorry for the amount of photos, because the prototype got here later then expected I had some time to do all this in front
First the package from Highflow.nl
And 2 pumps from a previous project.
Fillports for the 'Firewall' and a tube test sample.
And more tube.
A flowmeter I can't live without anymore
The package from Cooler Master.
1500W dual rail!
And the fans with red lighting.
Thanks Marco en Ruud!
Quite some extension cables going into a pc this size.
BitFenix wanted to help me out on this.
And did a small order from Highflow, had a small idea
Also an incredible package from Corsair.
Back when I had all time in the world
Ordered 3 extra, not for performance, for the looks.
And some extra products I ordered.
The first prototype RF RGB ready-to-go LED-kit for the desk
And off course a socket.
Which I made smaller to fit inside the desk.
Raid card with external ports.
Works perfectly in a 'desk' build, no cables in sight.
And some extra accessories cause of cable length/management.
This thing is gonna be sick, can't wait to see the finished product.
That 24v controller will not have any impact with those 12v D5's......
Good start tho.
This looks so cool I might develop incontinence
You scared me there
Why wouldn't they work with this controller?
The pure awesome of the work you and your team is produciung is amazing! I can only pray that you ship to us less fortunate South African modders at a reasonable price
I definitely want to support your company when products become available!!
A.W.E.S.O.M.E !! I would love one of these desks so will be watching your progress although I am in the UK so that could be the end of it before it starts lol
They will work no problem,but they wont have much to give,that controller is aimed at the 'strong' D5 variant.
Thanks a lot Briaireous!
Hmm well I tested them once before and did see a difference. Though now I see the different specs with the Koolance pumps.
I think using the 2 Swiftech MCP655's (with regulation) from my other desk won't make any difference compared to the Alphacool D5's?
when do you guys get ur shop fixed or on going?? there would be a hungry finn waiting of ur products... meaning if you desing similiar table for single computer or something
We've been really busy with the final design the last 4 weeks again.
The last week I've been busy with this particular build too.
Bit of a weird buildlog for me too cause some photos are already here for months
Also because I decided to do the dual-pc-build a few weeks ago.
I completely understand some people want to see some desk photos but first have to show the hardware cause they will be in the next photos with the desk too.
This week there will be multiple updates, already got 100+ pics waiting of the desk
So first a last hardware post, then some first 'fails' in the desk and some build/block mounting pics.
Love the size.
Somehow those aircoolers got something...
Thanks a lot Asus Benelux and specially Rogier!
Also for next 're-builds'
Comes out handy with the Bitfenix extension cables.
Was going to use 2 controllers but because I'm using 2 pc's it will now be one.
And the ultra package EKWB.
Still like acrylic most.
But have to say these look awesome!
Mounting the pumps.
Changing for stainless steel bolts.
Test cause I was (back then) bored
Package that arrived later.
This build will have 4 EKWB reservoirs since our own reservoir isn't ready yet.
And extra fittings for the reservoirs and 2nd pc.
Gregor ... again ... your awesome!
And from Cooler Master for the 2nd pc.
Love these PSU's!
Also thanks again a lot Marco and Ruud!
Corsair also insisted on doing something extra.
I can work with this
For the 2nd pc.
Already have a cool plan for the speakers.
Don't have much to compare, used a Cambridge 4.1 set for over 10 years and have a Bose 2.0 set now.
I can say the sound is WAY better, and twice more volume
Corsair also thanks enormously!!
On to the pics of the desk and block mounting!
Holy **** L3P, that is insane. I'd be happy with one SSD, you've got like 10+
SCHWEEEEETTT! - This is already looking insane.. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Now we know where all the EK sponsored gear went...
well, my wallet curled up and died just looking a that
seriously though this is shaping up to be a fantastic build
The first inspection of the desk.
This was so important for us, some times I forgot to take pictures for the buildlog.
Here are the first issues I walked into ... we're human too
(All these things have been changed in the new design)
Again this is a real old design of the legs, still had to test some stuff for the acrylic.
A weld at the top of the desk .. oops, the cover wont fit like this..
And a funny one .. the holes and grommets for tube or fillports to big.
This should have been changed but slipped through.
Without a grommet the fillports fall through.
I'll find something on that for now.
Also a funny one, after assembling the supports they aren't horizontal.
PSU mount fits almost every PSU ... except this one .
HDD trays really look good, personally won't use them in this build.
When I removed them.. oops .. no covers.
Also raised all fan/rad holes, more space for cable management.
And me as the only European in the team.
Off course the other side of PSU plug fits, but for in case people want to have their power socket inside.
Sometimes pretty exhausting... "what if they"...
Personally going to use these instead of the PSU mount. Less noise and easy to move.
We will supply these too.
Inspecting the desk, best is to just start building a pc inside.
So lets start with the fans and rads.
For this setup I needed over 160 bolts and nuts
Lighting not overdone, I like the Cooler Master fans.
Another way to feed your PC.
Lets take care of some working light
And installing some grommets.
Here I was still planning to do a single pc build, still had all the space for 2 fan controllers.
Pump controller from previous project for the looks
Rads seem to be brown with flasher on.
Had a spare fanguards, might be nice to keep it there.
This is something I'm REALLY happy with in the design.
In my previous desk it took me dozens of hours cause I didn't have this.
The first cables.
The bridge also has mounting options for 12x2.5" HDD/SSD.
Personally I'm not going to hide them.
And the rubbertape for under the glass panel that will be used to protect from scratching, breaking and noise.
Those covers on the bottom of the desk are so genious! I always curse for houres when I need to change a cable..
Btw, wasn't the desk being released this week? Or something else on your site?
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