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Scratch Build – Complete Project Alternate 'COMPLETED'

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Deblow, 10 Mar 2015.

  1. Deblow

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    Thanks both ;)



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    Reworked the Sabertooth a bit more, decided after seeing it inside the desk that the silver
    would look better black to match the other parts.

    I left some brown bits but if there still seen when the components are added then I will most
    likely also paint them Red or black.

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  2. Icelander

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    awesome
     
  3. Deblow

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    Thanks guys :)


    UPDATE:
    Almost done with the 3.5 HD racks, they will each hold 2 drives for now, but can be adjusted to fit 3 if needed.

    Made from wood like almost everything.

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    Made some grills that match the ones I did for the sides of the desk a couple of months back.

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    Painted in flat black to match the other components & desk.

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    Added some RGB lighting, so they will have independent options as do all the other parts of the desk, this will give endless lighting/colour
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    once the HD racks are completed I can then move back on to the hard tubes :)
     
  4. Deblow

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    thanks mate :)


    UPDATE:
    Took some shots of the pump lighting, gone with white for now untill I can capture the reds a bit better on a pro cam.
    also painted the valve fittings black & red,
    & finally, did the hardest bend with 4 turns :D after 2nd attempt :(

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  5. Deblow

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    Finally finished with the logos & MB, just need to install the Coolermaster logo around the center SSD compartment,
    then that part of the build is completed & I can finish up the loop, add the GPU & small details.

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    all the reds are much deeper & nicer, hope a professional camera will pick them up a bit better for when i do the final pics :(
     
  6. Sanjaya

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    This is the Best Desk out there !!!!
     
  7. Deblow

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    Thanks m8ty, taking a bit longer than planned due to family, but should be back on track soon :)
     
  8. Deblow

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    Been a bit busy with the family lately, but here's a quick update & should have more by the weekend :)

    Completed the runner for the glass top/lift, had a couple of ideas for the lift but this was the best option for now,
    cost & time wise.

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    A CM Storm Reaper mouse wheel, old shower attachment
    & some spare Alphacool hardtube cut-offs.
    coated the wheel with some rubber to help grip the glass without scratching hopefully.

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  9. Deblow

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    GPU block fitted & now installed, have a couple of ideas for the loop at this point,
    will show the results as soon as im done testing them out :)

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    This one is going on the top/side of the card & will be RGB.

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    Thanks all for now, getting excited now that i can see the finish line :D
     
  10. Icelander

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    looking Good ,man
     
  11. Deblow

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    Thanks Ice :)


    UPDATE:

    reworked a couple of things as I was waiting for some items to arrive,

    redone the cable a bit better & in a brighter red than the 1st attempt..

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    Wasn't happy with the 1st carbon ASUS logos so iv also redone them, done them the same as the Deblow logo,
    used laser cut logos & cut the leather & wood backing to match & blend.

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  12. Deblow

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    Played around with a couple of loop options, 1st was the standard CPU > GPU1 > GPU2
    then I tested how it performs going from CPU> GPU1 & 2

    My temp on GPU 2 was slightly better & it looked cooler so im sticking with that option :)

    Im still getting temps around 3c to 5c hotter on my GPU2 compared to GPU1.
    could be I need to redo the paste again or tighten the plate up a bit more
    will mess with it a bit more if the temp on GPU hits 60c or more when hardcore gaming.

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    Used lots of bog roll lol


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    Also completed the Alphacool logo, RGB controlled, so far I like RED & BLUE, hard to get some good pics of the reds though :(

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    Replaced the 2 fan controllers for 1 duel bay, Phobya MaxGuide 6

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    The new controller has 6 temp monitors,
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  13. Icelander

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    ok you are getting there almost to the finish :)
     
  14. Deblow

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    Yeah not long to go now,
    just in time for some great looking games :D
     
  15. Deblow

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    Have a couple of updates today, missed some days this week due to Metal gear Solids release :D
    been anticipating its release for years!

    anyway, before I head back to Afghanistan to capture sheep heres some updates :)

    Wanted to make some covers for the SSDs, by modding some old 360 HD holders
    I can now cover SSDs without having to mess-about taking my new drives apart & losing
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    also means should I upgrade them later & can just keep using the same covers :)

    Decided to used the Phobya logo as its dark & mean looking "like the desk"
    & is one of my favourite sponsor logo.



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    after drawing & cutting the logos I then painted with the same flat black used on other parts of the desk

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    Modified the centre cover to now have an extra blow hole, this is the cover I made to help direct the air towards the GPU.
    the air also travels along the bottom of the cover, will show that when I do the final photos.

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    Not a great photo or RGB selection, but this is to show the SSD covers in place along with the blow hole cover that you
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    A year or two ago I painted the CM Reaper mouse (white & black)
    so for this desk iv decided to paint it again but just plan flat black to match everything else

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    Redone the covers, the carbon I originally used was reflecting too much light for my liking, making it look slightly messy,.
    so, as with the other re-works I went for a more plane & slick look, yep!
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    the tape aroud the centers are covering the clear, iv sanded to clear to help with lighting, plan is that they will be RGB.

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    one last update,
    Today ASUS has kindly sent me some goodies, the main one is the xonar u7 echelon edition sound card..
    really nice finish on the xonar so I don't want to flat black it if I can help it.

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  16. Deblow

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    Forgot to post some pics of the glass top fitted, surprised myself how well I managed to get it to fit.

    6mm toughened clear glass top

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  17. Deblow

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    Wont look like it, but i spent hours making the final progress log vid lol
    check it out & let me know your thoughts so far,
    its 99% completed now, just a couple more updates to post then the final pics will be up shortly after.

    You will have seen more than is shown in the vid, but also some things you wont have seen yet :)

     
  18. Cheapskate

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    :lol: Worrying about individual air bubbles. Man, I still have air trapped in gg's radiator.

    That sucker is shiny! Can't wait to see it without toilet paper and tools around.:D
     
  19. Deblow

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    lol yeah, this was the worst build iv done for trapped air, not use to hard tubes (will i am now) :D
    all the bog rolls have been removed now lol
    so final pics wont be long now, I just need to sort the last couple of updates then borrow a better
    camera for the pics.

    & thanks for taking time to keep popping up on my thread, I know you must be a busy guy with your own build & things, don't know how you make the time?
    maybe you have a clone :idea:
     
  20. OmightyOne

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    A desk build is now going to be up my bucket list! Nice Work +Rep
     

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