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Deskbuild "Lost"

Discussion in 'Build Log' started by Henry Tates, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Yes lost must a person be when start on a project like this.
    This build is ment to be for myself.

    A desk for working on.
    Specs:
    Desk is made of aluminium 2mm,
    Size: 2000 x 900 x 250mm
    Cover 10 mm diamant glass panel "38 kg "
    Setup:
    Asus rampage 5 Extreme;
    I7 58... cpu;
    Corsair Domniator Platinum 64 Gb kit
    2 x Bitspower double pomp setups
    4 x Bitspower multi reservoirs with my own custom made standards;
    1 x PSU Lepa G1600 "because i burnt one Thermaltake 1200"grrr;
    1 x Asus GTX 1080 Ti 11gb with EK waterblock
    2 x Aquaro's 6 XT's;
    2 x Alphacool 560 rads XT45;
    8 x Thermaltake 140mm bleu led fans;
    6 x Thermaltake 120mm bleu led fans.

    A- server side "i fill that in later with the specs:

    Under the desk are:
    - 2 x Caselabs TH-10 pedestels.
    containing each:
    - 2 x Alphacool 560 XT rads;
    - 16 x Thermaltake 140mm bleu led fans
    - 1 x Aquero 6 Pro

    The build already started in may-2015 and is still under construction. 90% finished.
     
  2. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    The thougts where to build my own deskbuild that was going to be scheaper then the redharbinger desk.
    Ha ha i dont count all the parts i get any more because i am already over the original price of that desk.

    So it started with a few drawings and a first trip to the local building market.

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  3. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    I started with a few packs of mdf 18mm.
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    I use thes panels to make the drawer sides for the deskbuild.

    The panel is to big for the Caselabs Pedestal. Time to draw a few lines.
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    Yes i think this will work.
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    I find mdf cheap an easy to work on.
    Testfitting the Pedestal on its side.
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    Lets see if i can manage to get the panels square on each other.
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    After a while the first block got his raw shape.
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  4. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    One more block to make.
    Because the build is already 90% finished i skip a few pictures.

    Second block
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    I used these Caselabs in my previous build "hill 7.9" and i want to reuse them in the build of my deskbuild.
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    Casters for under the desk. Each caster can handle 40 kg.
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    Before these block are ready for under the desk i have to:

    - fill the screwholes;
    - paint the blocks "waterbased basecoat;
    - sand the blocks;
    - and put on a few layers of waserbased paint.

    The reason why i use waterbased paint is that:
    - no smelly solvent;
    - drytime verry fast.

    This is what i use to fill the screwholes with.
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    This stuf also dry's verry fast.
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    After filling the holes and rolling the blocks with the basepaint i can sand the sides a few times before to move one to the black coat.
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  5. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    I use the old room of my son who moved one story higher in the house for my modcave. LOL
    In the back of the block you just see a pile of aluminium panels against the wall that must be a desk soon.
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    To much junk in the room "need to organize it".
    I try to inmaging how big a 2 mr desk look like.
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    When you start modding and building you soon find out that you need more room for your stuff.
    Untill that time you keep moving stuff around. It made me crazy a few times.
    But never the less i kept building when i came back from my work at the firestation.
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    With the Pedestal on top it already starts to look like something.
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    The first few drawings was just a brainwash in my mind i soon will realize that there are more skills needed to make a deskbuild. "many modifications will follow.

    Thes blocks are finished "i think" time to move on to the desk it self.
     
  6. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    A few steps back to the past.
    I think it was 2012 or 2013 when i started building watercooled rigs. The first one was a copy of the Singularity beast that Daniel made.

    I copied all the episodes of the Singularitybuild to see how he build that beast.
    By running the youtube films over and over again i soon had my list of parts that i needed to build my Singularity Beast II.
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    It was fun and expensive because the parts are not cheap.
    But who cares i just wanted to build.

    It became the most expensive hobby for me. A illness with no cure i call it.
    The small office downstairs 3 x 3 mr where my wife and i workt and gamed became to small or must i say that i got baned upstairs because the amount of parts that occupied the office.
     
  7. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    The desk itself is going to be made out of 2mm thick aluminium.
    I choose online a few profiles and a big panel that going to be the bottom of the desk.
    Will it work out the way i want ! I had no real plan just a few drawings and in my mind a few views of deksbuild that i have seen on the internet. That where to expensive for me.
    I thought "i can do this cheaper"O boy did i say cheaper "grin".

    Lets start with the base.
    To big parts is no problem "i can cut that".
    The big panel on a wooden bench and a first profile that can be the front or back of the desk hanging on it.
    I choose z-form profile .
    The protection film is still on it.

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    These are the tools i had to work with at that time.
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    First cut is made.
    Time to work on the slope edge that i need.
    I dont have a weldingmachine so i guess pressnuts or rivids wil help me mounting the parts together.
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    I first used pressnuts 3mm but changed later to rivids "much stronger".
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    This must be a desk. Ahum
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    I cut one profile for the backside of the desk.
    I alwayes want to see how it looks .
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    At the moment i have more then 1000 pictures of this build and many pictures will follow i think.

    I turned the desk for working on the frontpanel.
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    I file the edges of the corners to make it fit better.
    Not bad he!
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  8. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    I use all tools and scrap parts to make it square and fit.
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    Ha ha a teaser "placing the Asus Rampage IV Extreme in the corner of the desk.
    Pfff why do i need such a big desk.
    Well my desk at the firestating is 2mr long and has 2 24"monitors for me so i am able to make my drawings on AutoCAD. With more plans and papers i just need a desk as larger then 2mr.
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    I need insertpanels.
    A new panel for the build.
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    I think 4 cm under it for the cables will be enough!.

    For the build i use many Caselabs parts that bought online.
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    Lets see how it fits.
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    It try to ad updates in the right order but it can hapen that you see parts that are from a later update.
    This because i aded much of the pictures at imgur at once.

    I alwayes have a few hours after my dayshifts end at work.
     
  9. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    The middle part must be cut.
    I flip the desk on its side so i can work on it.
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    Thats a big chunk out of the desk.
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    The middle part back in.
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    And the right side insert panel.
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  10. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    How does it looks! "a big box on wheels".
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    Its getting shape now.
    More holes to the back.
    I use paint tape to mark the spots where to cut.
    With my dremel and many tubes of cutting disks i cut out the part.
    The rest is for the file. "Filing untill your fingers drop off i call it".
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    This is no factory build so all the holes are cut with the use of cuttingmalls that i make with the use of Autocad programm at the firestation.
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    The modcave is still a mess but i dont care "i just want to build te desk".
    Grommet for the back.
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    A patient job. I dont rush. Makking one hole and measure if the grommet fit in.
    The reason why i make so many picture is to share the way i build and to proof that any body with 2 hands can build their own deskbuild.
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  11. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Front panel holes.
    First the paper mall again.
    This way i can keep the cuts in the place that i want.
    I used the Caselabs cover to draw the lines on the paper this time.
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    A mounting plate with tread for mounting it.
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    Together with the holes for the drive bayes.
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    Pfff it looks like work.
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  12. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Fanholes for the side of the desk.
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    Much easier to work with a mall.
    The holes in the right places.
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    Time to make the openings for the 560 radiators in the back.
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    It takes longer to make the holes. I spend a few boxes of disks.
    In the end i will win.
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    Told ya.
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  13. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Back patern in the back of the desk.

    Some times you just want more.
    It cost a few hours but then you have something.
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    You start with a few small holes untill you got the fealing "no further" the rest is filing until your fingers drop off.
    I only did two rows each evening.
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    Still fun to do.
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  14. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Led profiles on the inside of the desk.
    A job that cost me many hours. The outwards pointing top was 25 mm and when i place the 45 degree led profiles on the inside the top profile did not match the edge of the ledprofile.
    The solution was to file off 5mm of the outher edge. I used a small piece of the top trim for measuring.
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    I drild from the outside small holes tru the desk and the profiles and put 3mm tread in it.
    The 45 degree ledprofiles are mounted. Time for the first trim profile 40x20x2mm
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    A patient job, drilling holes and tapping 3 mm tread.
    I used 3mm countersinked torx screws for mounting.

    Extra reinforcing for the corners.
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    First i thought to place the glass panel on top of the trim but later i wanted a extra windowframe so i can open the desk when i needed to work on it.
     
  15. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Happy with the work so far.
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    More Grommet holes in the back.
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    Many hours spend.
     
  16. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Site step.
    Making mounts for the drives.
    First cutting the panels.
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    Tommorow i have a extra 24 hour shift at the firestation so i hope to have time after dinner to work a little in the workshop.
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    Making larger opening for adjusting the screws on the drives.
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    Getting the right shape.
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  17. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Drive bay's for the desk.
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    On each side of the desk:
    - one Aquaero 6 XT;
    - one ble ray burner;
    - two bay drives.
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    It is 2019 and i try to rewrite this buildlog.
    Now i can say with the new corsair Nvm drives that i have these drive bay's are to much. But for now i leave them in the desk.

    On this picture i see the 6Pro but that one is moved to the bottom block.
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  18. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Averytime i look at the desk i want to change something.
    This time it is a extra compartment at the desk . My thoughts where to put more wiring in there.
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    I use countersink rivids for mounting.
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    Still moving boxes to be able to work at this time.
    This will change later when i build my cnc machine and changed the room into a modcave.
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    Pffff what a hobby
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    Yes this is what i want.
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    testfitting.
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    Adding a extra 2mm trim.
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    It is still fun to work on the desk.
     
  19. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    More panels for the extra compartment and making holes on the block for more access.
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    Mdf is easy to work on.
    A few holes to start with.
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    That went easy
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    Got a second block to finish.
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    I can not find the picture with the side holes but this is how it looks.
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  20. Henry Tates

    Henry Tates New Member

    Top window frame.
    I orderd a few stainless hinges.
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    The profiles that i use are 40 x 20 x 2mm
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    Will it work.
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    Making corner mounts.
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    I dont know where this ends. "just trying".
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    Not bad do you think!.
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