For the computer itself, I own a desktop computer composed of :
- a motherboard (atx format)
- a CPU
- some RAM
- a (way to massive) ventirad
- GTX 970 graphic card
- an SSD
- 3 HDD
- some fans
- a power supply unit
Finally, the pc parts I bought was :
a new cooling system (NZXT Kraken x62)
a PCIe riser to maneuver my graphic card away
6 fresh 80mm fans (BeQuiet 2 Pure wings 2)
a rheobus to regulate all of these fans (NZXT Grid+ V3)
and last but not least, I had to go away my power turn on the first case so I bought an impact panel
For the desk, I had nothing so I bought every parts :
2 pieces of beech kitchen worktop (2500mm long, 650mm wide, 26mm depth)
9 table feet from IKEA (they are often adjusted from 600mm to 900mm)
a kitchen drawer without face
those special hinges for the spare the glass
The glass itself
those special hinges for the laptop support
To fix the pc parts to the desk, I used L shaped, aluminium parts (20x20x2) and pop rivets
This mesh for rock bottom of the desk
This mesh to line within the front of the fans
Step 1: Building the Frame
- Two large pieces (~1250mm x 650mm) one for the table, the other one for the main part of the desk.
- A smaller piece (~550mm x 650mm) for the other part of the desk
- 6 long planks (100mm x ~1250mm)
- 4 short planks (100mm x 650mm)
I had to adjust the length of the planks to fit with the exact dimensions of top pieces. Planks are glued and screwed between them. The desk top will be fixed with angle brackets.
For the desk part I used 4 long planks and 2 short ones (one of the long will be cut in half).
For the table part I used 1 long plank and 2 short ones. The remaining long plank will be used for the drawer face.
Step 2: Cutting the Hood
I brought a very special attention thereto part for 2 reasons. I wanted to order the glass only after the cut is finished to make certain it’ll fit perfectly. The cut should are clean enough to permit me to stay the surplus part and reuse it because the height represent the laptop.
Unfortunately, during this step, my jigsaw broked down and damaged the piece of wood. the sole solution from here was to create a wooden frame to host the glass. I cut 4 pieces of wood to create it and that i adjusted them to suit perfectly with the desk frame.
I used a router to dig the glass shape. 8mm thorough and 10mm round the initial shape. My idea was to repair the glass with transparent silicone so I dived to 2mm more at sides center. Like this, my 8mm thick glass fit and lies on corners and between corners there’s 2mm of transparent silicone to attach it.
Step 3: Buidling the Computer
The first step was to completely disassemble my original computer. Then I used 4 L shaped aluminium bar and rivets to make a frame. On this frame, from back to front, I created 3 rack/row :
The first one to carry the HDDs and therefore the PSU
The middle one for the watercooling radiator and therefore the tiny rheobus
The last one to carry the motherboard and therefore the graphic card.
Fans are going to be included within the thickness of the side wooden parts.
Rear row :
I set the PSU at the rear left corner. it’ll supply every other components from here. to carry it, I just attached two small L shaped aluminium bar to the most frame to stop the PSU from sliding to the proper or the left. Just next to the PSU, I wanted to mount my HDDs. I wanted the 4 of them to be easily reachable. So, I build a rack-like support to permit me to store two rows of two HDDs. I cut two pieces of L-shaped aluminium bar, then I cut two 90° angle on one side so as to bend them during a shape of a ‘U’. I drilled holes to repair 3.5″ drives and a couple of .5″ also (in case of an evolution of my configuration). I added 4 feet to put those U shaped rack one on top of the opposite and to repair is on the most frame.
Middle row :
In front of my PSU, I put the watercooling system radiator and fans. so as to try to to some further cable management, I raised the radiator by few centimeters. With this configuration, power cables are going to be under the radiator and can not be visible anymore. On this middle row, I also added two small L shaped aluminium bar to carry alittle piece of steel. It allowed me to repair rheobus on its magnetic feet .
Front row :
To raise the motherboard of two cm, I cut 5 pieces of aluminium pipes to make spacers. With those spacers, I/O ports all round the motherboard are reachable. Next to the motherboard, I built alittle support to repair the PCIe raiser with 3 parts of L shaped aluminium. Once done, I added another part at the front to repair the graphic card using the quality hole and a small other one at the rear , to stop the cardboard weight’s to wreck itself.
Then I added a mesh sheet for rock bottom of my frame. This piece is fixed with screws. I can remove them easily to try to to some maintenance.
Step 4: Cooling System and IO Installation
Step 5: Laptop Height Stand
Step 6: Happy Feet
Step 7: Table With Drawer
Step 8: Computer Setup
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