Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!)

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby DJ Tucker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:20 am

this desk is coming along nice from what i see. and as major has said you will need to get crossflow as that wood as it warms up will cause the whole system to heat up. maybe not much but then let find out once it's done and ready :)
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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby ultimatedesk » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:49 pm

Major_A wrote:Looks like you need to get crossflow in there. That wood is going to insulate a lot of heat.

DJ Tucker wrote:this desk is coming along nice from what i see. and as major has said you will need to get crossflow as that wood as it warms up will cause the whole system to heat up. maybe not much but then let find out once it's done and ready :)
Oh, you two - don't you two get all twisted up about this ;) ;) Got it resolved - check it out below!

So, now that the hardware has been installed, I can proceed to managing those cables a little. I first cut a quick piece out of 1/4" hardboard with a few strategic holes

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Already much more to my liking. Time to place the new fans with their new mounting system

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Ok - with both "plates" in place, I can cut the appropriate holes in the door and go ahead and install!

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Woohoo, that blue furnace filter sure looks out of place eh? Everything fits, it's nice, snug, and square, so I went ahead and added a bunch of closed cell foam

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Another view of the almost finished right-hand cabinet old i5 system

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*Testing*

I've been using this cabinet setup for a little while now, and I'm happy to report that the temperatures are really quite nice. Because I've "sealed" the air intake portion, all of the intake air is coming through the blue furnace filter. You can literally feel suction if you place your hand in front of the filter. There is a massive amount of air coming out of the CPU hole, as well as the open PCI slots, power supply exhaust, and the half inch of space between the door and the "non-intake-area". (You can see in the previous photos, I did not put foam around the entire door perimeter).

So far it has been idling at ambient (23-25) and at maximum, just under 50 degrees Celcius.

I can hear the fans running - they are louder than all of the hard drives spinning up. I am going to get a small fan controller and get them down to the minimum speed while maintaining these current temperatures (There is a very large amount of air running through the case).

*To Do*

I have clearly got to find something to either replace the blue furnace filter, or cover it up with something a little more visually appealing.

Also, I need something to cover the CPU exhaust area. It will need to match whatever I do for the furnace filter area.

'Til next time!

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby Major_A » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:46 pm

You could always pickup some window screen mesh. Install it into a frame that fits in the opening on the side of the desk. That way when you need to knock the dust off the frame comes out in one piece. Just a thought.

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby ultimatedesk » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:29 pm

Major_A wrote:You could always pickup some window screen mesh. Install it into a frame that fits in the opening on the side of the desk. That way when you need to knock the dust off the frame comes out in one piece. Just a thought.
Thanks Major_A - that's a great idea. Even just the way screen doors are made is giving me a good idea as well. Thanks for that again


On the other end of the desk, things have been progressing along nicely as well - had this beauty cut for me

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Placing it in the hole, it sits just a little bit too large. The original square I cut out was about a millimetre smaller on one end than the other

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So I took out the trusty chisel and did a bit of shaving!

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There we go!

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Mm, starting to look so awesome!

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The foam fan-holder will have to say bye-bye on this side, just like the one in the right-hand cabinet. Doesn't quite look right.

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby Major_A » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Holy crap! Are you going to have two computers and the server board mounted in the desk?

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby DJ Tucker » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:22 am

seriously i want that desk please [-o< but then if you was to sell it how much would it cost haha :roll: also what is the power/wattage reading when all is up and running together :)
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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby vbironchef » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:06 am

shouldn't the power supply fan be a intake fan? I really don't know how your circuit breaker is going to handle all that power. I am also concerned that your desk/rig is going to run very hot... Looks really good! I would hate to have to clean the desk/rig. Good luck with that! :lol:

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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby smack323 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:55 am

looks fantastic- hopefully your not moving anytime soon.
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Re: Scratch Build: The Ultimate Computer Desk (56k Warning!!

Postby Darkstar » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:58 pm

that is for sure the "ultimate computer desk"!

Pro job all around....

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