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[Project] L3p D3sk

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I really don't see any danger in lapping a cpu if you handle it right:)

The cpu block looks very dirty, but its the flasher that lightens up the UV-active fluid
It's not the danger of lapping that concerns me, it's the killing of the warranty that concerns me, since I can't afford to replace it in case I get a little carried away OCing. lol.

And to me, anything at all in the block is bad, thus the reason I only use distilled water.
 

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OMFG this is epic! Sick setup. You might inspire me to build a new setup.
 

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Man that sure is one of the Best Desk Mods I Have ever seen , very Impressive indeed
 
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I have one question for you sir...what do you do for a living?
 

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Still figuring out how to solve this little problem.
When i started building the desk i made small holes in the backplate, thought it would be enough.



Never thought about the 4x sata + 2x molex per hole at the right side of the desk. :)



Thinking of making one big hole between the 2 sets of hdd's in the backplate and turn around one set.
So all cables go through one big hole.



Also tested again with some mirrorfoil.



But im quiting with this idea ..
It's either mirroring too much, or darkening too much, can't find a way between them without losing the nice sight at the hardware.



And some random pics, love to play with it ;)







Should turn it around a bit so i see 3 rings.





http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298130/





And thanks to Vin-Tech i can start sleeving the ugly red sata cables .























 

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Dude your entire set-up and the documentation of your rig is just rediculous. Made an account on these forums just to say great job. /envy
 
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Dude your entire set-up and the documentation of your rig is just rediculous. Made an account on these forums just to say great job. /envy
Well ... Thanks man :D
 

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LoL.

It looks realyl good dude, and the cost of the entire project is nothing to sniff out...looks like you spent alot of time figuing this one out, so muc hrespect, dude.

I am very jealous of your desk. Maybe you should be selling them?

:laugh:
 

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Small update :)


My Corsair HX1000 probably died :(



Glad that some1 could help me out with his spare PSU so i could find the problem.

And yes .. Other psu, and voltages were normal again.







Found something i maybe want to use to lift the glass.

Bitspower Shiny Silver Hinge.





And got the ordered relay to switch all my leds and lighting with one Bulgin momentary switch





And some tests offcourse.
Found a weird problem with the tempsensors.
When i switch them in hand mode, they work fine, but when i use the momentary switch the sensors become blue but don't show the temperature.
Hmm ...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEjUQ--RclA


And tomorrow ...

A very very nice present from the best European hardware and cooling shop ! ;) Couldn't be timed better :)

 

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Lighting will have to wait a few days :)

For 10 years i always used the "better" soundcards.
But the last year i used onboard, somehow i didn't like it.

And last week my eye fell on the Asus Xense.
I fell in love instantly !
Specially cause it would fit perfectly in the desk with the chrome look.
So i was already saving some money for it.

But then ....

My PSU died ... And we can't run without it
Xense dream gone :)

Then i got a wonderful mail from Freddy from Highflow

Going to try to build it in this weekend.
Here some unpacking pictures.































































Freddy ... You're the best ! ;)


Cool down your PC and Get Low Temps with HighFlow!
 

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I can't blame you on wanting a sound card. On-board sounded bad to you because on-board actually DOES sound bad. lol.

And that is a killer psu. I love how all the cables are modular. Makes custom cabling so much easier. I wish my Enermax 1250 was like that.
 

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Epic - I wish I could do something with my hands and create something, much props.
 

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And here the promised update :)

2 days from 09:00 till 23:00 and 10:00 till 17:00

Still seems like nothing has changed ^^



Breaking down already took a few hours :)




Too small holes for those cables.




couldn't find those cables in another color :(




Removed the hdd stickers.




Ready to take off.




Like a bomb exploded.




measuring and drilling.




Changing the tempsensors.
This is so i can put them at the in and outlet in the desk.
I can measure the in and outgoing temperatures more accurate then.




Pff it still works :)




Aluminium rain.




Sleeved the ugly red sata cables. Thanks Vin-Tech !



Cutouts for the dvd-r drives.




BP bucket.




Done.




Further on with the loop.




Tempsensors mounted, just a tiny piece of barb.




Sleeved cables sleeved again :)






Now the worst part, connecting the cables again and placing the new PSU.




Also done.




Custom made molex of 1.30m for the Asus Xense.




piece by piece ....




New molex for the "underground fans cable".




lol :)




Ready to fill it up.




Almost done filling the new loop.




wtf, ghosts in my res ...




Loop running, all thats left getting the pc running.




Wow, it booted, luckily i got normal voltages now.




Almost forgot the extra hole for the bulgin switch for the lighting :)




First temporary, later with sleeve.




They work !
Power switch/power led -- Reset switch/hddled -- Lighting switch/lichting led




Screens off




Works like a charm.




Hdd temps lowered 17-20 degrees.




Still in love :)




It fits :)
You can also see the Xense molex




Pc heats up the water with 1.7 degrees.




Hmm needs some polishing.




Perfect spot for the Sennheiser Xense :)




Ready to type this update !









All made possible by my wife, me and Freddy ;)

 
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Dang man, I love these pictures and watching this entire thing come together (again? lol)
 

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You sir and your computer are pure unfiltered WIN!:toast:

P.S. Merry Christmas!
 

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Thanks man, merry X-Mas too :)
 

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Had some problems switching all the leds in my desk by one Bulgin momentary led switch.
All the leds are connected to a bitspower X-station.

The user "Calimero" @ the highflow forum fixed it for me ^^
I'm to impatient for this work.
He's been busy with it for quite some hours.

With this print i can switch this :

one 5V line
one 12V line
the led in the bulgin switch

This bulgin led is on a current feed now, so switching from blue (3.5V) to, for example, Red (1.8V) is no problem at all, the current will remain the same


So thanks to Calimero !











Adjustable for the bulgin switch









:)

 
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Always awesome to see custom circuitry in projects!
 

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Again, thanks Calimero :)


Such a mess for a tiny plate :)



1 relay free for future components







Done










Testsetup




And a little Youtube movie to show how it works.






Happy New Year ALL !!!
 
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