[Project] L3p D3sk

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Hi there:)

I'm quite new to this forum, but since they liked my build at some dutch hardware sites, i wanted to post it here too.
(Already come here now and then for like 10 years, but never created account sorry :) )

My other build came to an end and didn't know what to improve, but my old desk almost fell apart.



Really want to thank Pascal for his pc-in-a-desk idea. After seeing it I couldn't even sleep that night :)

I started sketching it with Google Sketchup
After 9 hours of non-stop drawing it finally had some shape.
















Hardware to be used:
(Most of it comes out of my old build)




Intel Core i7 980X @ 4.5 Ghz
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB DDR3-2000 CL7 (Elpida) @ 2000 7-7-7-20-1T
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
2 x ASUS GTX580
ASUS Xense
Sennheiser Xense
Highpoint RocketRAID 3560 24x SATA-300 2 GB
Bigfoot Networks™ Killer™ 2100 Gaming Network Card
1x Intel 510 120GB
3x Corsair F60 raid0
6x Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB raid5
2x Optiarc AD-7241S-0B
2 x Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
Dell U2711 27″ IPS
2x Dell 1703 FPt 17″ portrait

Blocks
1 x EK Supreme HF Nickel CPU Block
2 x EK-FC580 GTX – Nickel
2 x EK-FC580 GTX Backplate – Nickel plated
1 x EK RAM Dominator Nickel
1 x EK-FB RE3 – Nickel
1 x EK-FB RE3 – TOP Acetal – Level 2
2 x Bitspower HDD Acetal Liquid Cooling Block – Silver

Pumps
2 x Laing D5-MCP655
2 x Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Pump Top V2
2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle D5/MCP655 Mod Kit

Reservoir
1 x Aquacomputer Aquatube G1/4 brass

Radiator
1 x Aquacomputer evo 1080

Fans

6 x Nanoxia DX Series 120MM DX12 - 1200RPM @ 5V
11 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120MM 1450RPM @ 12V

Fittings etc

24 x Bitspower Black Sparkle Multi-Link (SLI/CF) Adapter
16 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
12 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk
10 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Stop Fitting
8 x Bitspower Black Sparkle 13MM (1/2) Schroeffitting – G1/4
6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 90 Degree ID 1/4 Adapter
6 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 IG1/4 Extender
4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Five Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
4 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary 45 Degree IG1/4 Adapter
2 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Mini Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Triple Rotary Snake-Style Dual IG1/4 Adapter
1 x Bitspower Black Sparkle G1/4 Rotary IG1/4 Extender
5 x Bitspower Crystal Link Tube For 5-Slots (SLI/CF)
8 x Bitspower Silver Shining 2xG1/4″ Fillport
2 x Bitspower Silver Shining G1/4 naar G1/4 (2x OD) Verbindingsstuk Mini
2 x Bitspower Matt Black 2xG1/4″ Fillport
2 x Bitspower Matt Black 13MM (1/2)Schroeffitting – G1/4
1 x Koolance INS-FM17 Coolant Flow Meter & Adapter Board INS-FM17
2 x Thermosensor G1/4 2x ID In-Line met Display (blue)
2 x Colder 13MM (1/2) Snelkoppeling Set
2 m Tygon R3400 1/2 ID Black
2 m Tygon R3603 1/2 ID Clear
3 L Feser One Cooling Fluid – UV Acid Green


I'm also gonna use my old cooling again since it works superb.
It's a 1080 radiator under my floor from my house, right in the corner where my pc is.
My water temperature in wintertime is around 18 degrees, in the summer it's around 23 degrees.











Here some Youtube movies:

Underground radiator


The Final Fill-up


Silence of the L3p D3sk



Click here for the post with the high resolution photo's from the almost finished desk.


http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/05/16/this_desk_kicks_your_desks_ass

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l3p

Limp Gawd
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Since im already busy with this project for 3 months now, here are all the pics in one post.

Started with an Aluminium plate of 1850x990x3





Plates for the mainboard tray, hdd tray, pump/res tray and cable plate







The bearer ring to hold my desk




Been to an other company to make a logo




And back to welding :)








Plasmacutter to make some cable holes




End of the first long day :)


Creating a logo (was just a try, worked out well)





Made some holes for the lcd's for the in and outgoing water temperature, and for the logo



Had to make some changes to let my knees fit :)



Fitting the trays with sound isolation under it.





I love packages !



Thought the buttons would the same, gonna change for 2 big one's now.



Sound isolating for under my trays.



My best friend welding



Holes for the Bitspower fanguards
Both sides will have 3x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 5V
Underground will be 9x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoons 1450 rpm op 12V @ the 1080 radiator





Thats me !









"Rough" work is done







A Bitspower Black Sparkle Ashtray :)





So brought the d3sk back home

















Gonna use the backplate of an old lianli. (Thanks brother in law !)





Fitting, measuring and hanging





The battlefield.













Just playing around ;)







New toy arrived



Fitting and measuring, pff



Forgot a hole :)



So made it bigger



Mess outside



Made 2 extra 120mm fan holes in the cable-space, cause i decided my psu will come there too.
And made the hole for the lianli backplate.





Bitspower !





And building everything back for the hole picture

 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Some more pictures :)

Shopping time



Measuring the last holes.



And more measuring



Muscle pain !



Rear = ready



And the front !





Hiding cables, what a nasty job.



Scythe fanguards, maybe temporary



Need sata ? :)



Topview





Getting tired when i see this again



Filled up !





Youtube - Filling it up :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfRiu3UnKTA

Hiding Sata(n) ! ;)









And lift of



Testrun 1





Temperatures are better then in my Corsair 800D ;)



Now first some rest behind my d3sk, before it goes to the powdercoater :)









Found a nice connector for the Bulgin power and reset button to be disconnected easily.







Now that they will be above my desk, i wont be to lazy to start working again on the inside of the desk :)













That's me !





Done for today :p



 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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l3p

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And this is today's update :)

Package came in this morning
Found a Corsair Dominator GT 2000mhz CL7 elpida set.







Looks easy, but isn't :)



Old and new set






Also added an UV Led strip behind the logo to lighten it up some more.

Without UV Led


With UV LED


Without UV Led


With UV LED
 

Crispy002

[H]ard|Gawd
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Awesome workmanship. UV green wouldn't be my first choice of color but everything else is wicked awesome.

My only other mention is that you should really be wearing some #8 or 9 lenses with that plasma cutter. They are fun toys though :)

Edit: Is it normal for a 980 to have such a wide temp range? Might want to check the seating on that block. And what are the load temps?
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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It wasn't me cutting those holes ;)
For all i know those temps are pretty normal.
And if not im going to lap it anyway in a few weeks.
Load temps are below 60 degrees
Load temps of the 5970 are below 30 degrees
 

ThumperSD

Limp Gawd
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Epic... now all you need are two more 24" monitors and get rid of the 19"

How much time did you spend on this project?
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Personally i was thinking of 19" - 30" - 19" ;)

I started drawing exactly 3 months ago
 

crazybee

Weaksauce
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all i can say is "DANG!"

you still going to powercoat it black? or have done already?
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Thanks all !

It still need to be powdercoated in black, it looks better in my livingroom. :)
And i chose for UV Acid green cause it lightens up the best, and it fits well with blue.
 

munkle

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That's pretty sweet! Great Job! But might I ask why there is sand under your floor?
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Thanks :)

The 1080 Rad is beneath my house in the crawlspace, it's pretty normal in the netherlands to build on sand i guess :)
 

firas

2[H]4U
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like King Icewind, the idea crossed my mind and I’m sure others thought of it. but you sir made it real in an amazing way. great work.
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Forgot to add these pictures.
Also a lil mod

Forgot to add the pictures :)

How it was



How it looks now :)



 

pontiac6000

Limp Gawd
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Awesome setup! No more worrying about hitting your knee on a computer tower underneath the desk ;-)
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Got something nice from a friend @ Highflow.nl forum.
Hope it'll fit :)

 

Nickbaldwin86

2[H]4U
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That/this is amazing.... great work

I have had dreams about doing something like this, but not that extreme.

again amazing build and completely bad a$$

personally would be to hard to take to a LAN party though :p
 

TheWeazmeister

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That's awesome. I actually showed it to my non-techie wife and she even was sitting here with mouth open :D
 

l3p

Limp Gawd
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Hehe makes me feel good to hear that :)
Never thought my wife would like it either ;)
 
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