After seeing some computer in a desk builds I couldn't keep myself from designing one, but with a bit of a classic twist. I'm rather partial to wood finishes, so I decided on building from birch. I started with a sketch in Solidworks that looked a bit like this. The goals for the design were to get good airflow, with minimum noise, and have a good size working surface. As you can see in the pictures, I'll have 6 intake fans at the front, blow through a 480 radiator to the back, and blow the hot air down at the back.