Cross Desk for client

PcJunkie209

Limp Gawd
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Alright so I'm about to spam the crap out of this first post with pictures! :) Sorry for that. I have been crazy busy building and laying it out that I haven't had time to post a log about it. This desk is for a client of mine and I'd like to give a little info for the purpose of the build to give everyone an idea why it is going to be the way it is.

First off Phil does web traffic among other things. So he needs a pc that can be on all the time that he doesn't have to worry about the liquid setup. This part of the desk will be a 24/7 system that he can remote into from anywhere. The other setup is more extreme and his daily driver. He will work from it and game from it. He will be running 4 x 144hz Asus monitors on this setup where as the other system will only have power and a nic hooked up. So lets try and do some specs. I'm gonna wing this part and I'll come back and try and fill anything I miss.

Work side -

Asus Sabertooth X79
Intel i7 4820K
Crucial Ballistic low pro 64gb 2133mhz
Samsung Evo 500gb SSD
Evga GT610
Adaptec 6805 Raid card
Western Digital 4TB Black x 6 in Raid 10
LG DVD burner
Corsair H105 AIO cooler
Cooler Master Hybrid 1050watt PSU

Main system-

Asus Rampage IV Black
Intel i7 4930K
Corsair Vengance Pro 64gb 2133mhz
Samsung 840 Pro x 2 in Raid 0 for OS
Evga GTX Titan x 3
Adaptec 6805 Raid card
Western Digital 4TB Black x 6 in Raid 10
LG Bluray burner
Cooler Master Hybrid 1050watt PSU

Cooling and Misc.-

Aquaero 6 XT
Aquacomputer high flow USB
Aquacomputer temp sensors x 3
Aquacomputer Kryographics for GTX TITAN - Acrylic Glass, back plates and bridge
EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ cpu block
Redharbinger FMJ Series Stainless Steel Reservoir Cover - Classic - 250e Black w/ EK-MultiOption RES X3 250 x 3
Bitspower fittings up the wazoo!
Hardware Labs 360mm and 480mm radiators
Bitspower dual D5 pump mod and covers
Koolance PMP450 pumps
Mayhems Sunshine Yellow Pastel

Cooler Master 120mm JetFlows x 16 Red LED
RGB kit from here

Ok I think that about covers it. I may have missed something so I may add later. So lets start with the Red Harbinger Cross Desk

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Next up some Titan blocks. :)

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I didn't get a lot of picks in progress but I think you'll like what I did take pics of. :) Here's that moment where you figure out that the board is bigger than the board that was used for grommet layout. OOPS!

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So I made my own :)

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So lets move on to some water layout.

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And here's a better look at the back area.

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A look at Res setup

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And a little teaser for now....... :)

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Thats it for now. I hope you enjoyed my madness. :) Thanks for looking.............
 

Chris_Lonardo

[H]ard|OCP Storage Engineer & Editor
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Pretty slick desk, and a serious setup. I could really use something like this for my office. Nicely done!
 

PcJunkie209

Limp Gawd
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Alright so over due for an update here! How about some more pics? Here we go!!

Lets start with a crap load of fittings and some Performance-PCs love....

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And now some of those fittings finding a home and the copper test.... :)

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All pulled back out for powder coating.

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Close up off Ek, Bitspower and AquaComputer parts....

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Alright lets get down to business! Time for the color to move in. This will give you an idea of the color scheme.......

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How about installed!!!!!!!!! :jawdrop:

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Well I don't think I can spam anymore pics today! lol Thats a lot of pics and I'm trying to make up for all the lack of posting. So next up will be the HD's, leg lighting and hopefully filling system. But that is for another day. Thanks for checking out my log. Until the next spam!!!!!!!!!!! :D
 

PcJunkie209

Limp Gawd
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Sorry for delay! Here we go......

Lets start with the custom made monitor bracket for muti-monitor setup. Thanks to Larry AKA LazyMan from WCM we are in business!

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I installed a lock screw for the pole so it doesn't spin. Ready for powder coating.....

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Next test fitting the desk in the crate for travel.....

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Couple close ups of some parts....

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Got the sleeving finished...

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Last minute change. I added the Hybrid controller to the top of the drives to control the back fans....

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Now the legs. Thomas from White Light Laser did the acrylic piece for the legs......

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Now installed....

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It may look a little pink in pic, well my camera sucks. Here it is RED. :)

Here's another look at the sleeving and prepping for a dry fire (no liquid). I ended up changing the cable combs to Lutro)'s newer ones.

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So i'm sure you can guess whats next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Until then.....................
 
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JoeOnePack

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WHAT THE EF MAN...

No one warned me to acquire some tissues while reading this thread...

Now I wish Billy Mays were still alive. He would know what to do with my pants... :(
 

Grimlaking

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His site has the completed build video with some tests of the system/systems. I am very impressed sir! I have to wonder at the price you charged for this amazing piece of work!
 

Mike89

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You are a true craftsman. The work involved and the detail is pure elegance. I can only imagine what the dude is going to be paying for this. Can't wait to see more.
 

player-x

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So you went with a German Theme, for cable slaving, still, overall its looking pretty cool. :cool:

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IdiotInCharge

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Stopping by to say two things:

1. This shit is awesome.

2. You should really give a photography buddy a call (or find one!)- you'd be surprised at what they can do. This is something that I'd love to do personally, as it's a unique and challenging subject that I could put in my portfolio, that the builder could also put in theirs. I'm willing to travel within DFW...
 

babochee

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Just when I thought pc modding couldn't reach another level of awesomeness... Truly inspiring.
 

player-x

Limp Gawd
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Belgian... Look at the modded trident sign.
Nope, on the Belgium flag are the color's in a other order!

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Small but important difference, its like saying the American flag is the same as the French as they both got red white and blue in them.
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Rubycon

Weaksauce
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How does the relatively high restriction of the flowmeter on the suction side of the pump affect performance?

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The suction side of these pumps should be restricted as little as possible!
 

player-x

Limp Gawd
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How does the relatively high restriction of the flowmeter on the suction side of the pump affect performance?

The suction side of these pumps should be restricted as little as possible!
That only counts for if you pumping from a source to a other location.

But in a closed loop it dose not mater that much, as the inlet of the flowmeter is also on the pressure side.

Tho purely technical speaking before the res would have bin a better place, as they have air in them and can act like a buffer, creating lower pressure after the flowmeter.

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That would have bin a better place for thee flowmeter.

But its really not suds a great deal as the flowmeter real dose not have a high restriction.
martinsliquidlab.org said:
Flow path is fairly unrestricted, obstructed only by impeller paddles.
 

IdiotInCharge

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Dat engrish soh phick!

(just kidding, we get what you're saying, and you're better at distorting the language yet still coming of as comprehensible than I ever will be :D)
 

darme

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great build, I would love to purchase a desk but haven't been able to see anyone do a build with just 1 pc. I only game at my pc, all other web related tasks are done on my surface.
 

AVT

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Holy shit, I haven't been to the Worklogs forum in 3-4 years, and I'm blown away at the level that people who are doing case mods have gotten to. The craftsmanship here is so fucking impressive I can't even begin to describe it.

It used to be all you'd see done is a few fans, wiring, maybe some paint, simple stuff. At most, someone who soldered their PSU to their motherboard rather than using the 24pin plug for aesthetic reasons. Copper pipe was not used in computers back then.

My goodness, how things have changed. Or maybe I'm just getting old. :)
 
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