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Watercooled PC Desk Mod with Built In Car Audio System!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by imfaceroll, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. imfaceroll

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    Thanks guys
     
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    G'day matey,

    I have to congratulate you on a fantastic build!

    That's one bad boy desk! It kicks the shit out of my desk at home!

    I'm not sure id want to leave the house with a desk like that.

    I see you had 96 FM pumping on the radio :rockout:

    Keep up the nice work mate and I cant wait to see your next build. Cheers. :toast:
     
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    Why use any car audio products at all? Why not build some satellites into the sides of the chassis/desk with a home theatre amp to drive everything optically?

    Vehicle 6x9s in a flimsy enclosure are going to sound pretty awful.
     
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    Cheers mate haha its insured
     
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    Well Im the one who hears the sound that comes from them and they sound very good, lucky the desk isn't flimsy then =)
     
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    Thank you everyone for your positive comments
     
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    Good thing we don't have your sense of acoustics then.

    What material is the surface, or rather is it tempered?
     
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    The audio sounds amazing, and the glass is tempered safety glass, Hardened.
     
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    After the major accident involving the leakage on the motherboard i finally got to refill the desk. The liquid coolant i am using is distilled water with some mayhems UV green dye. Please enjoy.

    Please visit my facebook page to see more photos at a higher quality and chuck me a like, it would really help me out.

    https://www.facebook.com/Imfacerollgaming

    This is the distilled water i picked up from Big W. I had a fair amount of trouble trying to find distilled water because most places were either sold out or only had deionized/demineralised water.

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    When filling the loop i always had some cloth/towels near by incase of a possible spill/leak.

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    I used a funnel with a drink bottle to fill the loop. It made the process much faster and easier which saved a lot of time.

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    I made sure the pump always had water in it so that it would never run dry. By letting the pump run dry you can ruin it.

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    I started adding the Mayhems UV green dye to the distilled water one drop at a time until i achieved the look i was after.

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    The loop was filled so i had to start leak testing for 24 hours. Always make sure to put some cloth/towels/paper towel to prevent possible fluid leaks from getting onto components.

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    I always checked how the leak test was going every so often..

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    Here are a few images after the leak test

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    Please visit my facebook page to see more photos at a higher quality and chuck me a like, it would really help me out.

    https://www.facebook.com/Imfacerollgaming

    Also visit my YouTube channel where i will be posting three new Desk mod videos and help me out by subscribing. Thank you =)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ImfacerollPCGaming

    More progress/final photos shortly, Thanks















     
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  10. imfaceroll

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    Thanks for the kind comments
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments guys
     
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    So i have finally finished the desk and the leak testing is over. I plan to over clock the CPU and GPU but i will do that at a later date and share the results with you guys. The x99 series motherboards, DDR4 RAM and new GPU's are coming out so i am most likely going to upgrade the desk when these items are out on the market. Here are some final photos, please enjoy and remember you can watch my full build log series at:

    www.youtube.com/user/imfacerollpcgaming

    and you can view more photos of the desk build, my upcoming cabinet build and some awesome modifications at my facebook page:

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    That is my water cooled PC desk modification with built in car audio system, Please note the audio system works well but there are obviously better audio systems out there, the car audio was used purely so do something different, to save room and because the green and black suits the theme.


    Once again please show your support by checking out my youtube and facebook page for more photos/build log videos and game footage.
    I am about to start my liquid cooled PC cabinet mod which will be a red and black theme so check out my pages to follow that build which is being sponsored, Cheers.

















     
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    Thanks everyone =)
     
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    so this is what ppl have been up to while i was in the hospital... awesome build dude! you used some pretty high end stuff too so it should last quite a while too.
     
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    haha thanks mate, yea i pretty much went all out =)
     
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    Be sure to check out my cabinet pc build
     
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    My PC desk is all complete and i have put together a play list of all of the videos so please check it out to see progress and finished results. Some time in the near future the desk will be upgraded to an x99 build.

     
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    ok i love this desk im in the middle of making one myself but in stuck i cut the center just like your but that raised center part im stuck trying to make it can you tell me how you did yours im just starting out using wood
     
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    Hey charlie thanks for your reply =) all i did was plain back the edge so that it joined flush with the other piece of wood =)
     
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    Great build! I'm in the process of designing my desk and was wondering if you could send me your plans/ designs? I'll keep you in the loop on how it's coming or parts/ideas I find handy.
     
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    Hey James thanks for the awesome comment, id be happy to help in anyway I can. Email me and ill send you over some stuff. Imfacerollgaming@gmail.com
     
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    I love your build, I know I'm late to this thread but I have finally got the money together to my own pc desk mod and was wondering if you still have a copy of your plans. I would really appreciate it.
     
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    well i havent posted or checked here since you had the leak, "been pretty busy lol"
    but seeing as this popped up came to check on the progress.. Glad to see you finished her. Also looks damn good.

    Good luck with your next build :)
     
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    Hi everyone, I have not posted in a long time and over the last few weeks i have upgraded my desk PC.

    The upgrades include new hardware, new liquid cooling gear and new custom platforms to house all of the components.

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    I7 5960x
    Asus Rampage VI Extreme Motherboard X99
    Asus RaidR Express SSD PCIe
    Asus Xonar Essence one External DAC Soundcard
    740gb Samsung EVO PRO SSD storage
    17tb Western Digital HDD storage
    32gb Kingston HyperX Predator 3000mhz RAM

    This upgraded system would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors:

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    All components have been installed onto the new platforms and the new water blocks have been added.
    I decided to use distilled water with some mayhems UV green dye to fill the loop and I added some additives to
    prevent anything growing in the loop as well as a silver kill coil which acts as a natural biocide.

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    Below is a video that i made which features the filling and adding of the dye process. Thank you for your support.

     

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