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Default L3p D3sk - Silent Work & Gaming Station - 05-24-2011, 14:22 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands



Hi there !

I'm quite new in the casemodding world, but since they liked my build at several sites i wanted to post it here too.

First i want to introduce myself here and tell how i got this idea.

Im Peter, 30 years old and im from the Netherlands.
Im pretty new in the casebuild and watercooling world.
Started with my first 486 when i was 14, always been a hardware addict.
But 2 years ago i had heat problems so started reading about watercooling.
I got totally addicted, but then the next problem came with that.
Lifting my 34 Kg case 8 times a day wasn't that good for my back.
And at the same time i needed a new desk.
My other build came to an end and didn't know what to improve.





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

Im busy with this build for 8-9 months now, did the most in the 3 week vacation i had.
Did all the rest after my 50 hour/week job.
Taking a rest now, but got a lot of pics to show


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















Hardware to be used:


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***8243; IPS
2x Dell 1703 FPt 17***8243; 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***8243; Fillport
2 x Bitspower Silver Shining G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk Mini
2 x Bitspower Matt Black 2xG1/4***8243; 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




Sponsored by:





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Default 05-24-2011, 14:23 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

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 17 degrees, in the summer it's around 23 degrees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpBDQ9XXFGo










Here some Youtube movies:

Underground radiator


The Final Fill-up


Silence of the L3p D3sk




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Default 05-24-2011, 14:24 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

Here are the final pictures i made for some Casemod contest.
Still got some small mods (One really cool one) to do in the future so it isnt completely finished yet.

After these pictures i'll fill up this thread with the complete buildlog

All these pictures are clickable to the original 3600x2900 resolution pictures

Have fun !













































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Default 05-24-2011, 14:27 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

Since im already busy with this project for 8 months now, here are all the pics in one post.

Started with an Aluminium plate of 1850x990x3





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







The bearer ring to hold my desk




Been to an other company to make a logo




And back to welding








Plasmacutter to make some cable holes



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Default 05-24-2011, 14:31 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

End of the first long day


Creating a logo (was just a try, worked out well)





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



Had to make some changes to let my knees fit



Fitting the trays with sound isolation under it.





I love packages !



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



Sound isolating for under my trays.



My best friend welding



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





Thats me !




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Default 05-24-2011, 15:27 | posts: 2,592 | Location: PR

WOW the most clean beutifull desk computer on the net.
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 15:58 | posts: 842 | Location: Norway

Damn! nice build! Need build log! That desk looked awsome. Maybe build one myself.
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 17:01 | posts: 2,782 | Location: ∞

Haven't you posted this once before? I can swear I allready commented on this thread one year ago or so.
Anyways, again awesome build, just the rad under the house is a bit too much imho..
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 17:12 | posts: 3,088

Best looking watercooling if ever seen tbh.
So how much time and money this costed you ?
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 17:21 | posts: 288 | Location: Finland

I´v been following your build on XS, really impressive work. Keep up the good work, and perhaps, maybe on another new build.
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 18:13 | posts: 4,722 | Location: Washington DC

How often do you have to clean the fans on the radiator? There's an awful lot of sand down there.
   
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Default 05-24-2011, 22:07 | posts: 1,165 | Location: NJ-USA

this needs to be on pornhub
   
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Default 05-25-2011, 00:11 | posts: 191 | Location: London, UK

Simply stunning
   
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Default 05-25-2011, 02:37 | posts: 10,438 | Location: Toledo Ohio

This is easily one of the best home made cases I've seen in my life. Do you have to clean the radiator fans out more since they're in a crawl?

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Default 05-25-2011, 15:15 | posts: 279 | Location: Hungary

Rig of the year.... Never seen better lol...
   
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Default 05-25-2011, 17:06 | posts: 3,792 | Location: Sweden

bro that is ****ing awesome.
   
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Default 05-25-2011, 20:24 | posts: 285

So sweet. It's beautiful.

Side note: I could have sworn I already commented on this, but I don't see my comment.

Anyways, keep up the good work sir!
   
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Default 05-25-2011, 22:27 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

Thanks for the reactions guys !

No i don't have to clean the fans or the rads, it's very very dry over there.
The sand won't lift up either.

Maybe this will make it more clear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpBDQ9XXFGo

I will post all the other pictures tomorrow, had to fix my host first.
   
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Default 05-26-2011, 22:27 | posts: 4,259 | Location: MI, USA

Wow, that desk is SEXY! Very nice work there! That outside radiator is cool too. Nice rig man .
   
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Dude, thats awesome, best thing I've ever seen.
   
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Default 05-27-2011, 22:02 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

Thanks a lot guys !





"Rough" work is done







A Bitspower Black Sparkle Ashtray





So brought the d3sk back home















   
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Default 05-27-2011, 22:03 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

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





Fitting, measuring and hanging





The battlefield.













Just playing around







New toy arrived



Fitting and measuring, pff

   
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Default 05-27-2011, 22:06 | posts: 286 | Location: Netherlands

Forgot a hole



So made it bigger



Mess outside



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.





Bitspower !





And building everything back for the hole picture



Shopping time



Measuring the last holes.



And more measuring



Muscle pain !



Rear = ready



And the front !



   
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