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Case Mod - Complete Tankian Desk

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tankian the man, 27 Mar 2018.

  1. tankian the man

    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone, I tought alot about doing this build for case mod world series competion, but well why not?
    Another year another try... ahaha

    So since my last mod didnt receive the "shares" I wanted from the brands (HAF in HALF) that supported the build, I wanna move foward to this one and make something unique and possible for everyone, thats something I always try to pass for those who see my content, everyone can do this you just gotta plan everything well enough to avoid major problems.
    Why a desk? Well I dont like big cases and since "setups" are starting to be a trend I wanna remake my own so nothing better than make a new desk with a PC built in.

    So key words are:
    - Confort
    - Performance (air flow/temperatures)
    - Simplicity

    Well still need to edit all the content about it, but for now this is what I have to show

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    Best Regards Tankian
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    Well I just realese a video yesterday about the project and I have more photos to show you. Basicly I've already than a lot in the "wood" working and I'm quite happy with the result I was expecting a bit more dificulties in this part. Right now I'm waiting for the metal plate to get ready to continue the project.

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    Best Regards tankian!
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Mega update this weekend [​IMG]

    Sneak Peak!
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    Best Regards!
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    As I promise big update today, work myself hard these Saturday to place everything together, IM EXCITED!

    So I started with the fake bottom, making all the holes for cable routing/management. I don't want to attach the "fake bottom" in "bented" plate mostly because if I decide to redo anything in the future I will be able to remove it.
    As you guys saw I did all the motherboard standoffs holes with a old motherboard only to be easier and more accurate, It ended up really well!
    The fans was a bit disappointing I wanted to use a big drill to open a 110mm circle for each fan, but after waiting 1 week for that drill the store told me that I need to wait 3/4 mouths because they doesn't had stock available, so I decided to go with the octagon style.
    After doing all of these, big moment, atatch everything together, I was a bit afraid with the plate that stay in the top back, mostly because it will be use to secure the monitor holder, but after screw it against the metal it got really strong, so problem solved!
    The two wooden bars that I use in the back are basicly to pass cables between the wall and the wood plank in the back, creating 50mm of space between the desk and the wall for the air that comes from the out-take fans go away.

    Well lets move on to the photos and video!

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    When the plate arrived

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    Cutting holes for cable routing in the "fake bottom" plate

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    Motherboard standoffs holes done.

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    Fans Holes

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    First Idea with the fans then I decided to go for 2 in each side and 2 in the middle

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    Power Supply back hole

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    GPU hole, with the 1080 ti testing is future home ahaha

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    Current state photos, here you can see the wooden bars in the back giving me the extra 5cm for cables and air flow

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    And last the guy trying to make a pc desk xD

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    Well I hope everyone like it!

    Best Regards Tankian!
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    Well after 3 week I have news about the project, I manage to sand all the wood and metal pieces to apply the primer and even make some "upgrades" to the project concept.

    So first I had to apply all the polyester in the areas needed, I even had to apply it more thant one time in the same place, something I expect but took me a bit more time to set everything ready to primer the desk.
    After aplying it in some areas I decide to make a rim all arround the top area to give a bit more resistance to the desk and provide a better surface for the glass, at the same time providing a trim all around the center "hole" to place some LED if needed.
    Then was time to apply once again polyester in some areas to make everthing look better.
    After sanding and applying the primer I realise something was a bit miss align in for the glass so before painting and get mad about the miss align thing yesterday I decide to correct it, I applied again primer to the front section and order the glass!

    Before jumping into the video and photos I wanna say that I'm doing some livestreams about this project in twtich:
    https://www.twitch.tv/tankias

    Let see how thing went!

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    So any thoughts about it?

    Next phase is basicly make small holes for any cable I need to pass to the back of the case and starting to sand again for painting!
    Anyways there is still a lot to do but with time and patience thing will ne finish!


    Best Regards tankian!
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone another update!

    So I manage to paint the desk, even painted 2 times, in the first time the coulor was to dark so I had to paint the desk again. After painting the outside I used black matte spray for the inside.
    Then I moved to the legs, I dont know if some of you spot the idea in the beginning when I did the legs but I always wanted to make it like this, so you kinda have the computer connected to the desk (even more).

    Didnt had time for more mostly because I had my first modding workshop, and if I believe the first in portugal so it took me a lot of time to set everything for that workshop.

    Some photos about the workshop :)

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    Anyways lets move to the videos and photos!

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    Desk first paint work (didnt took photos from the 2nd paint work):
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    Leg lights:
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    Some standoff I decide to buy:

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    Honestly I didnt took that much photos, so defenetly I recomend you to see the video to see how everything was done.
    Still have a lot of work to do but with time things will be done I'm 100% commited to this project!

    If you wanna keep it touch with the desk you guys can follow my twitch channel I've been doing some live streams about it. :)
    https://www.twitch.tv/tankias


    Best Regards tankian!
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone after 1 month of waiting for parts, solving costums insues I'm back and happy to announce the last build phase video.

    So basicly was about time to bring the desk inside my room and start mounting everything, weld the LED's needed and mounting the water cooling.
    The water cooling will be in soft tube, mostly because I didnt found any sponsor, besides Cooler Master that decided to enter in this last month, and to moving for hard tube I needed to buy again new fittings that I already had bought, it was impossible for my wallet lol

    So lets move to the video and photos:

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    When I got the desk inside
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    Started to mount everything
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    RGB LED's and 5 fan splitter
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    Welding and testing LED's
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    Testing with fans
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    Secound idea and final for the water cooling
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    Moving the "old" desk to place the new one
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    So there you have it!
    This weekend I will be posting the final photos and video about the desk so stay tunned!


    Best Regards,
    Tankian the Man
     
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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The desk is great, but you definitely could use some hard lines in this. The super-long runs in a desk almost require hard lines to get a tidy look.
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    I agree with you, but when you have a limited budget is complicated to change the cooling in the midle of the project. :/
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :thumb: Completely understandable.
     
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    tankian the man New Member

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    Hi everyone!



    Happy to announce the final result about this project!



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    Many thanks to all bit-tech members that in some way helped me with "good vibes" hope I match the expectations!
    I'm curious to see what you guys have to say!

    Best Regards,

    Tankian the Man
     
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