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Scratch Build – Complete Project: L3p D3sk - Bit-Tech Mod Of The Year 2011 Winner.

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  1. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Hi there:)

    I'm quite new to this forum, but since they liked my build at some Dutch hardware sites, i wanted to post it here too.

    My other build came to an end and didn't know what to improve, but my old desk almost fell apart.

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    Really want to thank Pascal for his pc-in-a-desk idea. After seeing it I couldn't even sleep that night :)

    I started sketching it with Google Sketchup
    After 9 hours of non-stop drawing it finally had some shape.

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    Hardware to be used:
    (Most of it comes out of my old build)

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    Intel Core i7 980X @ 4.5 Ghz
    Corsair Dominator GT 6GB DDR3-2000 CL7 (Elpida) @ 2000 7-7-7-20-1T
    ASUS Rampage III Extreme
    2 x ASUS GTX580
    ASUS Xense
    Sennheiser Xense
    Highpoint RocketRAID 3560 24x SATA-300 2 GB
    Bigfoot Networks™ Killer™ 2100 Gaming Network Card
    1x Intel 510 120GB
    3x Corsair F60 raid0
    6x Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB raid5
    2x Optiarc AD-7241S-0B
    2 x Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
    Dell U2711 27″ IPS
    2x Dell 1703 FPt 17″ portrait

    Blocks
    1 x EK Supreme HF Nickel CPU Block
    2 x EK-FC580 GTX – Nickel
    2 x EK-FC580 GTX Backplate – Nickel plated
    1 x EK RAM Dominator Nickel
    1 x EK-FB RE3 – Nickel
    1 x EK-FB RE3 – TOP Acetal – Level 2
    2 x Bitspower HDD Acetal Liquid Cooling Block – Silver

    Pumps
    2 x Laing D5-MCP655
    2 x Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Pump Top V2
    2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle D5/MCP655 Mod Kit

    Reservoir
    1 x Aquacomputer Aquatube G1/4 brass

    Radiator
    1 x Aquacomputer evo 1080

    Fans

    6 x Nanoxia DX Series 120MM DX12 - 1200RPM @ 5V
    11 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM 1450RPM @ 12V

    Fittings etc

    24 x Bitspower Black Sparkle Multi-Link (SLI/CF) Adapter
    16 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
    12 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk
    10 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Stop Fitting
    8 x Bitspower Black Sparkle 13MM (1/2) Schroeffitting – G1/4
    6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree ID 1/4 Adapter
    6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 IG1/4 Extender
    4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Five Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
    4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 45 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
    2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Mini Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
    1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
    1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary IG1/4 Extender
    5 x Bitspower Crystal Link Tube For 5-Slots (SLI/CF)
    8 x Bitspower Silver Shining 2xG1/4″ Fillport
    2 x Bitspower Silver Shining G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk Mini
    2 x Bitspower Matt Black 2xG1/4″ Fillport
    2 x Bitspower Matt Black 13MM (1/2)Schroeffitting – G1/4
    1 x Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17
    2 x Thermosensor G1/4 2x ID In-Line met Display (blue)
    2 x Colder 13MM (1/2) Snelkoppeling Set
    2 m Tygon R3400 1/2 ID Black
    2 m Tygon R3603 1/2 ID Clear
    3 L Feser One Cooling Fluid – UV Acid Green


    I'm also gonna use my old cooling again since it works superb.
    It's a 1080 radiator under my floor from my house, right in the corner where my pc is.
    My water temperature in wintertime is around 18 degrees, in the summer it's around 23 degrees.

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    Here some Youtube movies:

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    The Final Fill-up




    Silence of the L3p D3sk




    Click here for the post with the high resolution photo's from the almost finished desk.

    Winner Mod of the Month November 2010

    Amazing water-cooled PC in a desk

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  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Since im already busy with this project for 3 months now, here are all the pics in a few posts.

    Started with an Aluminium plate of 1850x990x3 ;)

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    Plates for the mainboard tray, hdd tray, pump/res tray and cable plate

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    The bearer ring to hold my desk
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    Been to an other company to make a logo
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    And back to welding :)
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    Plasmacutter to make some cable holes
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    End of the first long day :)
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    Creating a logo (was just a try, worked out well)

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    Made some holes for the lcd's for the in and outgoing water temperature, and for the logo

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    Had to make some changes to let my knees fit :)

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    Fitting the trays with sound isolation under it.

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    I love packages !

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    Thought the buttons would the same, gonna change for 2 big one's now.

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    Sound isolating for under my trays.

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    My best friend welding

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    Holes for the Bitspower fanguards
    Both sides will have 3x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 5V
    Underground will be 9x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 12V @ the 1080 radiator

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    Thats me !

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    "Rough" work is done

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    A Bitspower Black Sparkle Ashtray :)

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    So brought the d3sk back home

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    Gonna use the backplate of an old lianli. (Thanks brother in law !)

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    Fitting, measuring and hanging

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    The battlefield.

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    Just playing around ;)

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    New toy arrived

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    Fitting and measuring, pff

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    Forgot a hole :)

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    So made it bigger

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    Mess outside

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    Made 2 extra 120mm fan holes in the cable-space, cause i decided my psu will come there too.
    And made the hole for the lianli backplate.

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    Bitspower !

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    And building everything back for the hole picture

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  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Some more pictures :)

    Shopping time

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    Measuring the last holes.

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    And more measuring

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    Muscle pain !

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    Rear = ready

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    And the front !

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    Hiding cables, what a nasty job.

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    Scythe fanguards, maybe temporary

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    Need sata ? :)

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    Topview

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    Getting tired when i see this again

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    Filled up !

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    Youtube - Filling it up :)

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    Hiding Sata(n) ! ;)

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    And lift of

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    Testrun 1

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    Temperatures are better then in my Corsair 800D ;)

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    Now first some rest behind my d3sk, before it goes to the powdercoater :)

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    Found a nice connector for the Bulgin power and reset button to be disconnected easily.

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    Now that they will be above my desk, i wont be to lazy to start working again on the inside of the desk :)

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    That's me !

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    Done for today :p

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  4. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    I want to thank Bitspower for sponsoring me at this project, specially Vincent !

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  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Now this is seriously cool, I've been thinking about doing a big desk mod for a couple of years with water cooling. This is looking really, really good. Looking forward to watching this develop.

    The problem I've seen with most desk mods, as good as they are , they always seem to be let down by messy wiring. +rep

    can't wait to see more.
     
  6. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Fantastic!

    Its rare to see someone show an idea and make it better than it looks in the renders!!

    This is going to look awesome! finished!!
     
  7. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    I liked it , altougth its not my kind of project , it´s very good and functional, can you show the temps you got on it??

    Your using wc on the Hdd, i see some king of Bitspower block is it correct?
     
  8. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks all !

    It's indeed Bitspower :)

    This is my 24/7 OC with temps (Still need to play with the C7 kit)

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    it's looking so nice. :thumb:
    I like the idea of hiding the tubes in the rear and add their connectors to the middle plate. :)
     
  10. Fabou

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    Nice. that's one hell of a desk.
     
  11. StonieX

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    omfg, that´s awsome! :jawdrop:
     
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    :jawdrop: Very very nice work there!!!

    I'll be keeping tabs on this one for sure +rep

    A mate of mine mentioned doing a desk mod, now I can see why :D :thumb:
     
  13. AnG3L

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    Wow awesome build man!!! I am really amazed by this!! :)
     
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  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Dude, this is awesome!
     
  15. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    so much HW Pron...
    So much BP Pron..

    next time, add a "!!NSFW!!" tag on the thread!!

    Impressive, clean and original.
    Mod on mate!
     
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    Wow... It's gorgeous!
     
  17. el2k

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    Best desk i've ever seen.

    Ikea need to make a flatpack one.
     
  18. Cruelinios

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    Jesus christ, this is amazing work. I love the reservoir the most actually, the external rad under your floor has made me reconsider some ideas I have. Great work! The quality of finish on your metalwork is great. :thumb:
     
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  19. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Preview :)

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    res looks awesome :D
     
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