[Project] L3p D3sk

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by l3p, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. wra18th

    wra18th [H]ardness Supreme

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    Great lap job!! Yes, you posted plenty of pictures. But we want to see more!!
     
  2. H@RD5

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  4. Grenst

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    Very nice work l3p!
     
  5. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Thanks man !

    I made an how-to lap your cpu at www.l3p.nl

    I was curious about the temperatures @ stock speeds.
    Can't wait till it starts to freeze in Holland ;)

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  6. bdavis24

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  7. JessAlba452

    JessAlba452 Gawd

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    Great desk / comp mod! I would love to have one of these myself lol. :)
     
  8. cj3waker

    cj3waker 2[H]4U

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    those temps are amazing!
     
  9. Archmage

    Archmage 2[H]4U

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    Excellent build:

    - Bitspower madness
    - Aluminum, plexi, and tasteful lighting - aesthetically pleasing layout and construction
    - A real storage setup - not just one drive...
    - Shiny lapping job
    - Haribo Gummy Bears (I used to eat these all the time - they're a bit tougher than American gummy varieties)

    Definitely worth the time to admire :)
     
  10. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Thanks alot for the comments, they make my day :)
     
  11. Zurginator

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  12. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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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.

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

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    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.

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    Also tested again with some mirrorfoil.

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    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.

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

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

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

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  13. brainstew0

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    You are a mod god. XD
     
  14. Yaka

    Yaka Gawd

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    seriously cool work

    well done mate
     
  15. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Small update :)


    My Corsair HX1000 probably died :(

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    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.

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

    Bitspower Shiny Silver Hinge.

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

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    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 ...

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    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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  16. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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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.



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

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    Cool down your PC and Get Low Temps with HighFlow!
     
  17. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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  18. silent-circuit

    silent-circuit [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What is your job that you get to do all this stuff, L3p?
     
  19. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    I don't exactly understand what you mean.
    You mean the hardware or the tools ?

    You can find some info here about me :)
     
  20. silent-circuit

    silent-circuit [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I mean what is your day to day career / job. Are you a full-time modder? Something else computer related? Or something completely unrelated, and this is just a hobby you are really good at?
     
  21. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Well i’m 30 years old and I’m an electrician, and mostly active on trawlers, vessels,
    onshore installations in industry, utilities and residential buildings.
    My hobby is everything that has to do with computers, hardware, software, and modding/tweaking it.
    So yes it's just my hobby, it's my second build :)
     
  22. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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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 :)

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    Too small holes for those cables.

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    couldn't find those cables in another color :(

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    Removed the hdd stickers.

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    Ready to take off.

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    Like a bomb exploded.

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    measuring and drilling.

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    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.

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    Pff it still works :)

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    Aluminium rain.

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

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    Cutouts for the dvd-r drives.

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    BP bucket.

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    Done.

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    Further on with the loop.

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    Tempsensors mounted, just a tiny piece of barb.

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    Sleeved cables sleeved again :)

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

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    Also done.

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    Custom made molex of 1.30m for the Asus Xense.

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    piece by piece ....

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    New molex for the "underground fans cable".

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    lol :)

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    Ready to fill it up.

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    Almost done filling the new loop.

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    wtf, ghosts in my res ...

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    Loop running, all thats left getting the pc running.

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

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

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    First temporary, later with sleeve.

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

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    Works like a charm.

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    Hdd temps lowered 17-20 degrees.

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    Still in love :)

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    It fits :)
    You can also see the Xense molex

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    Pc heats up the water with 1.7 degrees.

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    Hmm needs some polishing.

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    Perfect spot for the Sennheiser Xense :)

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    Ready to type this update !

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

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  23. compslckr

    compslckr [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Pretty cool desk. I like the lighting too :)
     
  24. wra18th

    wra18th [H]ardness Supreme

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    This is a work of art!
     
  25. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Maybe ill upload a second fill-up movie today for u guys
     
  26. wra18th

    wra18th [H]ardness Supreme

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  27. Rossi~

    Rossi~ 2[H]4U

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    Legendary build. Nice one mate.
     
  28. cj3waker

    cj3waker 2[H]4U

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    do you have any pictures with the screen blacked out hiding the components? I wanted to see the difference. Great build though. Consider it finished yet?
     
  29. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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  31. cj3waker

    cj3waker 2[H]4U

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    I thought you had mentioned that the clear screen on top of the components (the literal "desk top") would be a screen that you could change from clear to dark to hide the pc and make it appear as a normal desk
     
  32. Hizzo

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    Truly amazing dude, seriously.
     
  33. silent-circuit

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    He was using various kinds of tinting film, one of which was supposed to be almost black without light behind it but transparent with the lights on. It did not work how he liked, even after several attempts with different kinds of tinting film, and it was a pain to clean up all the adhesive after each attempt, so he decided against using it.
     
  34. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Came online to explain it, but Silent-circuit already did.
    Thanks bro :)

    The foil isn't what i want, so i wiped that idea.
    I did see this, maybe i should mail them :)

    http://www.quantumglass.com/index2.php
     
  35. fullvietFX

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    You are fucking [H].
     
  36. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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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 !




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  37. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Again, thanks Calimero :)


    Such a mess for a tiny plate :)

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    1 relay free for future components

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    Done

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    Testsetup

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    Happy New Year ALL !!!
     
  38. turbogeek

    turbogeek Limp Gawd

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    wonderful work!
    one day i'll have the space to build something so ambitious.
     
  39. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Can't wait to see your buildlog :)
     
  40. l3p

    l3p Limp Gawd

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    Finally a little dream comes true :)

    After 5 years joyfully using the Samsung 245B it's time for a change.

    Thought about 3 screens for over a year cause of Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround.

    I could choose from:

    3 x 23" Samsung 1920x1080 (3 x 24" doesn't fit)

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    1 x 27" Dell 2560x1440 + 1 x 17" Dell 1280x1024 (portrait)

    Came to the conclusion 1 big screen with a higher pixel density works better for me.
    Also cause of the viewing distance.
    What i do most is surfing the internet and gaming.
    So i think a 2560x1440 resolution would be great!

    Really can't wait :)

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    (Dell U2711)