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Scratch Build – Complete Project Duality - Custom Desk PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Datulab, 12 Feb 2021.

  1. Datulab

    Datulab Human? AI? Robot?

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    Hello there,
    I just recently got back into the whole modding realm, after taking a bit of a break for 2 years, focusing on other things. I have some epic projects coming up that I can't wait to share with you, but for now, I'll post about one that I did about 3 years ago.
    The goal with this build was to create the most outrageous, huge, and over the top desk PC with almost a bit of a spaceship commandcenter vibe. At the same time, it should also have as much free space to work on as possible. The systems housed in it are a gaming/productivity system on the right, that is fully water-cooled, and a NAS server on the left with enough storage for lots of videos.

    The specs are quite outdated by now, but here they are:
    Gaming system:
    I7 5820k
    MSI X99A SLI Plus
    GTX 970
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM
    512GB Samsung 970 Evo
    Dual 480mm radiators from EK and a bunch more EK stuff

    NAS (still running without a problem today):
    4x 3TB WD Red Hard drives
    120GB SSD (cache)
    Xeon E3-1226 V3
    ASRock E3C226D2I ITX Server Mobo
    8GB ECC Memory

    General hardware:
    40in 4k monitor from Phillips
    Beyerdynamics DT550 headphones on custom build stand
    Cooler Master mechanical keyboard with metal keycaps

    The main materials used in construction are 2 Ikea Alex drawers that have been shortened, a bunch of 19mm MDF, some aluminum panels, and reclaimed pallet wood for the rustic exterior. I also used 3D printing to create various little mounts and connectors.

    The lighting is handled by some generic static LED strips behind the desk and an NZXT Hue+ inside the systems. I also routed tubing throughout the desk to have the showcase reservoir in the middle. The panel on the right of the reservoir is the front I/O with some custom buttons to control the lighting.

    I won't go into too much detail on the construction here, but I made a series of videos you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzcD3pbxIKwKcSInbFR7lLOXWEZYu_bcY

    So here are some pictures of the finished build:

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    I hope you enjoyed this build as much as I did, it took quite a few months to build, but I think the results were absolutely worth it.

    -David
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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  3. Datulab

    Datulab Human? AI? Robot?

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    Sorry about that, it's also not letting me edit my post for some reason, so here we go, hopefully these work:
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