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turkey baster? really? XD
There was a John Waters' movie (IIRC it was Female Troubles) with a memorable scene with a turkey baster in it... :eek:
 
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#52
Today we can actually start installing electronics. Woot.

Routing cables under the bridge was kind of fun, until I realized the 24 pin cable and the pci power cables were too short. So that will be a bit of a delay to finishing.






Finished cabling or no, I can throw some parts in there and show off a bit.





The only things I absolutely have to make before I can power up the system is a wiring harness for all the 12v goodies.
 

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personally i find the way the tubes go into the video card to look a bit ugly, passing over the HDD dock. if you get a chance, route that neater in the final build
 
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personally i find the way the tubes go into the video card to look a bit ugly, passing over the HDD dock. if you get a chance, route that neater in the final build
Are we talking about the cables running into the video card? Those will move when I get a couple extensions.

If were talking about the hoses running to the cpu, there really isn't another place to put them, and they can just be straightened a bit.
 

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yeah i guess they are to the CPU, they looked like they were going to the back of the GPU
 
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Using some 90 degree bitspower fittings I came up with a nice little layout that routed the hoses to the front and under the bridge. I also added a drain plug to make servicing a bit easier.

You can also see the wiring extensions for the graphics card and the 24 pin atx. The cloth sleeving made it pretty easy to keep everything nice and flat.




Unfortunately, rotary fittings suck, and they leaked when I filled the loop again. Now were back to straight fittings on the cpu, which isn't as pretty, but doesn't have any stupid moving parts.


 
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Nice job man :toast:
 
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Damn ISP! :shadedshu

Congrats. More pictures when complete please. :D
 
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Nice man :toast:
 
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Using some 90 degree bitspower fittings I came up with a nice little layout that routed the hoses to the front and under the bridge. I also added a drain plug to make servicing a bit easier.

You can also see the wiring extensions for the graphics card and the 24 pin atx. The cloth sleeving made it pretty easy to keep everything nice and flat.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/jjgoertz-3322/Computer Desk/IMAG0556.jpg
http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/jjgoertz-3322/Computer Desk/IMAG0557.jpg

Unfortunately, rotary fittings suck, and they leaked when I filled the loop again. Now were back to straight fittings on the cpu, which isn't as pretty, but doesn't have any stupid moving parts.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/jjgoertz-3322/Computer Desk/IMAG0560.jpg
http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/jjgoertz-3322/Computer Desk/IMAG0561.jpg
Is that a Benchmade knife?
 
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The radiator looks like it's blowing directly onto the PSU, would it not be pulling in a fair amount of warm air under load that way?

Perhaps flip the PSU and add another vent to the bottom?
 
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awesome rig and desk!
 
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After every desk build I see, I then want to mod my desk
 
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After every desk build I see, I then want to mod my desk
indeed , I am considering to turn desk into PC/Server

Very nice build :) inspires us all to try and build one ourselfs


A friend of mine suggested I build a PC desk and make the legs out of floor standing speakers.

One day when I've money to piss away it will be done :laugh:
 
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#68
The radiator looks like it's blowing directly onto the PSU, would it not be pulling in a fair amount of warm air under load that way?

Perhaps flip the PSU and add another vent to the bottom?
It is blowing warm air at the PSU, which isn't ideal, but on the other hand, the warm air should only be 3 or 4 degrees above ambient so the PSU shouldn't really care.
 
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this thread is bomb
 

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I'm really impressed!

Love the stain. It makes the wood look so natural.
 
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I figured it was about time to bust out the real camera and take some pics.

Since the last desk update I painted the hard drive bridge, put inch higher standoffs underneath it, and mounted two more light bars underneath it.







And the desk with the lights on.







I also mounted the woofer and mid in the speaker cabinets, along with the input panel and the exterior flange for the port.





And the Dayton 150w amp I'll be driving them with.