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Scratch Build – In Progress Project SR-2 Desk

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The Boy Riley, 17 Dec 2011.

  1. MODZERO

    MODZERO Minimodder

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    wow, loving this! great work, can't wait to see it finished. Can i ask, what sizes and models are the three monitors? I see the center is a 27" 2560x1440 DELL are the two sides 22" 1080p screens?

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  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Totally love that setup :D
     
  3. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    really nice to see some progress on this one.. well lots of progress :) was a time I though it had been shelved!

    coming together really nicely and I must say.. your sleeving mate.. very nice and neat!! all that shrink tube the same length and looking tidy!! top shelf! :clap::clap:
     
  4. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you all :)

    the monitors are like youve said, a U2713hm, and two 17 inch ones. U1713S's (off the top of my head)

    The sleeving! I will admit to a lot of help from MDPC, I got the shrink fit in the pre-cut 15mm lengths, I figured I had so much to do (sit down and work it out...it will make you dead inside) I needed to make it as least soul destroying as possible. So thank you to Nils, the best sleeving supplies around.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Such an awesome project. Beautiful work on it too. I can't wait to see it finished. :D

    Definitely something I wouldn't be capable of. Hah!
     
  6. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

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    So, been getting stuff sorted for moving and getting the desk coated, a final count of fittings etc and then...

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    waiting to be brushed we now have the Red pile of bits,

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    waiting to be powder coated we have the black pile of panels and bits

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    and all boxed up and ready to go to the new house,

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    So, as soon as I can get it all coated it's good to go!

    Sam.
     
  7. Concept73

    Concept73 Wannabe modder.

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    as soon as i saw SR2 desk you had me hooked ;)
     
  8. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

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    Hello!

    Just to give a quick update; I've moved house, I have a room full of computer parts and no desk to put them in yet and getting the frame polished is proving annoying as the machine I was planning on using is broke.

    However, it should be fixed this week, then all will be well with the world.

    Also I polished up the screen stand as the machine I'm waiting on can't do round stuff properly.

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    You will all be please to know that the glass survived the journey to the new house and made it up the stairs without incident!

    I also had to get my new landlords permission to move a radiator to accommodate where I'll be putting the desk... nothing like a nice simple move...

    Also fun, try describing a computer desk to a contents insurer.
     
  9. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

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    Hello! picked up the metalwork from the powdercoaters this morning...

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    Soon :)
     
  10. Reynaldo

    Reynaldo What's a Dremel?

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    Its Really nice and extreme project! I can wait to start my own desk project!!!
     
  11. The Boy Riley

    The Boy Riley What's a Dremel?

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    BUILD! (Picture heavy :D)

    Quick apology, some of the pictures aren't quite right, as you can imagine. lighting was a bit of an issue :)

    Right, so I basically gutted my room, took the bed out to give plenty of space to work, you can also see where I had to move my radiator to fit the desk into the room :)

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    First time I unwrapped all the metalwork...

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    I'm not sure of the rules on here for posting outside companies (if they aren't competitors etc) but if anyone would like the information on the Metal finishing company I went to, PM me, I couldn't be happier with them.

    Firstly, I put on the felt strips which the glass will sit on

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    Cleaning out any extra powder that made it into the threads

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    Starting to get the brackets on and getting the frame together...

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    The switches go in as you assemble the frame

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    Panels!

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    My flatmate laser cut me a matte black disk to cover the hole in the DVD drive, its simple and looks rather smart (about a million times better than the horrible sticker that was on it)
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    Now a "fun" part, group your PCI-e cables in overlapping groups of four and bind them together using a matching red thread.

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    Creating a core group which you can then attach the outer cables around.

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    This took a very...very long time, but was completely worth it. this was the most time consuming part of the build, but I used this approach on all the cables and they all now hold their shape without cable ties.

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    Starting the tubing :)

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    I then put the screen stand on, This is where the problem happened... I obviously needed to sand out the clamp so it would fit the newly powder coated pole. the clamp went on fine with some persuasion. However, the monitor stand armature which holds the screens did not.

    Instead of making their screen stands out of aluminium, they are in fact made of cheese, sheared the clamp straight off the bar. I've got a new one on the way which has a more practical design which I can modify to fit the screen pole.

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    The moment of truth...

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    So currently the desk has all the screens just stood on the glass until I get the screen stand sorted, so I'll have some yummy pictures for you all in a week or so.

    Current Clock/Cooling

    Cpu(s) clocked @ 3.8Ghz
    40 degrees Idle, 50-55 under load.

    Gfx cards 45 Degrees Idle 55-60 under load

    All with the fans at 70% (inaudible)

    So the loudest things in the desk are the pumps so two D5's set to 3... its blissfully quiet.

    Thank you to everyone who maintained an interest over the two years it took to make the thing, sorry for the wait, but I hope this makes up for it.

    Sam.
     
  12. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    Absolutely awesome!

    Have some rep :)
     
  13. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    ohhhhh myyyyyyy gooooood :O
    Ill give you some good old rep for that post :D!
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Totally rep for that post .. made my day :)
     
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  15. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    All I can say is WOW no sod that WOW again and WOOOOWWW. Awesome work
     
  16. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Looks absolutely fantastic!!! :D

    Who cares how long it took to build? It's brilliant that you stuck with it and made it turn out the way it did. Modding isn't how quickly you can complete it, it's a thing of passion and it can take as long as you need to in order to get it looking the way you want it to look.
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Looks awesome! The main cavity with the hardware looks like someone's craked open the ribcage of a cyborg. Excellent result :thumb:
     
  18. hero1

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    A man met a machine and they fell in love. Then decided to give birth to a metal desk. Wow man, this is one great work. Your dedication is top notch. Cheers!
     
  19. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    all i see is QUALITY.. TOP quality workmanship!! really glad to see it done!
     
  20. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    OK, so I was Googling for "red hot porn" and I came across this page... :worried:
     

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