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Scratch Build – In Progress Obsidian desk build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Long John, 14 Sep 2014.

  1. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    I have been modding for a while now and just won bronze with Corsairs pc domination competition.
    This will be my first build log I have shown on bit-tech forums and I hope you enjoy.
    I have decided to say thank you to corsair and build an Obsidian style desk, it might sound like I’m creeping, but I do think they make quality products.

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    Well it has taken me a long time to get it right, here is my 1st design but it wasn’t suitable as like me not many people have room for large desks so it needs to be compact.
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    Now I’m getting somewhere

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    This looks a lot better

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    And now with colour

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    I would like to know you opinions of the desk and always like feedback so get typing and let me know what you think
    Ok that’s over with now the technical stuff.

    Asus z87 pro motherboard
    i7 4770k processor
    Corsair H100i with link and lighting kit
    Gigabyte gtx 670
    Corsair Dominator Platinum
    Corsair RM750 power supply
    Samsung 256 pro ssd
    Plus Accessories to follow once I have worked out my budget

    Now most of the build will be wood apart from a few items

    Then I done the idiot thing trying to fight my table saw and it won, lol, luckily I’m on so many pain killers I can’t feel it too much.
    Back to work, lol.

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    Been working hard over the last couple of days it’s starting to take form.
    I had to spend a lot of time working out the placing for motherboard and h100i, due to the size of the desk 1100x545mm because it needs to fit in an alcove so everything needs to be compact and I wanted it symmetrical.

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    Decided to rearrange the back panel as I think it looks better

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    Now a couple of pictures on the centre plinth

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    Started the bracket for the h100i

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    Back panel again looking a lot better

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    Also cut down the power switch from a 650d

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    This is a better view of how the h100i will be hidden

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  2. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    Here goes for another update, decided to fit my corsair link commander at the bottom as seen in this picture, but use a hard drive as a template.

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    Started on the fan fronts

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    I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Corsair for supplying me two 650d front panels for my desk build as being disabled it’s very hard to finance this build, so once again thank you corsair for your support and your quality products.

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    The obsidian range of cases have got to be the best looking cases on the market

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    Time to start on the front and see how things go

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    Sorry got a little carried away and forgot to take pictures while I was going along

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    Who likes my power supply, just working out the positioning of it lol

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  3. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    hi watchers it's time for an update hope you enjoy
    So I have started to build the framework for the psu

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    Just need to cut the hole so the psu can drop in

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    Had a bad day broke one off the fan mounts so will have to do it again.
    Plus I have started on the fronts for mounting the fan grills

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    The right-hand grill fitted well, starting to come together

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    Started to do the cut out for the psu

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    Getting on well with the h100i surround it’s starting to take shape

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    Here’s an overall look on how it’s standing

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    I have started off the top of the desk so I can look at getting the glass done

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    Coming together now

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    This is my home away from home, if I could fit my bed in there I would lol

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    The middle section will be removed so I can get access to the h100i

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    Working on the hole for the corsair link commander to fit in

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    You take one step forward and two steps back, I have now broken the 2nd fan mount

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  4. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Now this is a project log! Looking good man!
     
  5. Bladesingerz

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    Very interesting design, looks nice! :)
     
  6. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    thanks guys much appreciated
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Welcome to the Bit.:D
    Never fight a table saw. They always win. Sometimes they throw stuff at you to assert their dominance too.
    That little bit of polycarb that buried itself in the wall behind my head comes to mind.
     
  8. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    i would put pictures up of my finger but they would be removed lol
    table saws were made by the devil, there pure evil if you don't treat them with respect lol
     
  9. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry for the lack of updates as I have been unwell, so here goes
    I have started to fill any little holes so no dust can be dragged in

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    Have almost finished the left-hand side of the desk just need some fine sanding

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    Still finishing and sanding

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    It has been a day of finishing things off, first of was to build a boxing for the front i/o panel and to cover the cables for it.

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    Plus finishing off the front just a bit of hand sanding again, the problem with the wood filler I’m using it stains the wood so it don’t look like it’s been finished well, once it’s been painted it will look a lot better.

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    Then it was onto the psu what a job that was, all I can say sanding then fitting then sanding and fitting again and so on, lol,

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    plus finally fitting of the corsair link commander, and really the same as above lol

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    That’s all for this update and I will soon be painting, so it’s coming to the end guess I will have to start thinking for my next build.
     
  10. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    I’m still await for my glass to be made, so I’m running out of stuff to do. Currently I have primed the desk and have add a few coats of paint, plus I have started on the centre cover for the h100i, let’s see what you think.

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    there you go, still needs alot of work on the paint before its finished.
     
  11. Thisisburrito

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    Looking good!
     
  12. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all sorry for lack of updates not been very well again, well the good news is I have now got the glass top but I wasn’t happy about the framework for the glass so I decided to remake a new one.

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    Just done another wet sand to get a better finish and waiting to do final coats

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    Here’s my helper for today

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    Started making the right-hand return

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    Well that’s all for today and thanks for watching
     
  13. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    Hi all
    First of all I am sorry for the lack of updates as I have not been well. Starting off on serious business I have mounted the new desk and have fitted the motherboard

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    This is a temporary look for the h100 this will be covered and lit up like a Christmas tree lol

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    Now with the corsair rm750 fitted still needs some work on it

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    It’s time for a few more pictures of the front and still need to tidy some cables up

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    I am still awaiting delivery of my long sata cables, so I can sort out the lighting of the desk because I need everything in place and also waiting for some more perspex so I can finish the top cover and base plate for the ssd.
    Thanks for looking and hope you have enjoyed it so far.
     
  14. BLAMM0

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    Not that compact I'd say :) Nevertheless impressive work!
     
  15. Long John

    Long John What's a Dremel?

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    hi guys
    sorry for the lack of updates not been very well since xmas, but back to the doctors again and hopefully will get back on the case and finish my build
     
  16. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Mend up first!
     
  17. Craig_T

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    Having an obsidian myself makes me very intrigued on how this will look as a finished product. Looks good so far, nice work!
     
  18. Stallion

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    looking good fellow desk builder:thumb:
     

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