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Old 10-03-15, 08:44 PM
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Project - Alternate (Custom PC Desk Build)



Project Alternate: PC in a desk scratch build & MODs

Hi all,
After what feels like a very long year I have decided to start work on my new desk build.
The idea for this desk came to me when i was working on my last desk & at one point I almost started the project
again, but I'm glad i didn't

Most people liked the desk & I learned a great deal during the build.

The Project Alternate design slightly changed month by month & I will show some of the other plans & explain why the changes was made.
This time I'm hoping to outdo my last desk & hopefully help others in the process.

The desk work is about to start, using mostly MDF, Perspex, clay, metal & glass I plan to build the desk in 3 parts,
starting from the bottom, then middle followed by the top section.
the tricky parts will be the sharp corners & angles on the edges.

In making the desk in 3 parts it will allow for easy transport from my garden shed to my
very small room/office.

I plan to have the 2 reservoirs just under the top shelf so i can see the water flowing by

have a couple of different layouts for the internal components,
but want to wait until the top compartment is built so I can see IRL what looks & works best.

For the specs, I'm upgrading from my trusty i5-2500k to a i7-5820K, due to the CPU upgread I will also be using the new ASUS X99 TUF
motherboard & DDR4

This time I will also go with 3 screens at 1440p if possible, or 1X 4K screen, so my HD7970s will also need upgrading to a R9-295x2.

The desk is going to take months to complete, so rushing out for parts now is not necessary unless it's something on sale I can't pass on

**UPDATE 25/4/15: some Specs**

CPU - i7-5820k
MB - ASUS Sabertooth X99
RAM - 32GB Avexir Blitz 1.1 (DDR4)
GPU - ASUS R9-295x2
PSU - Cooler Master: V1200 Platinum
Desk fans - Cooler Master: Jet flow 120's (red)

"Will update this again later in the build"


Thanks to the sponsors.
Cooler Master UK, CM Storm, ASUS ROG, Phobya, OCOOL/Alphacool Mayhems GT Omega Racing & Avexir







For past & present MODs/Builds please check my Facebook & Youtube pages.
"MegaDeblow"

Thanks!

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Old 11-03-15, 12:32 AM
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Looks pretty sick in my opinion, will be quite interesting to see how it turns out!
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Old 11-03-15, 12:37 AM
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Looks pretty sick in my opinion, will be quite interesting to see how it turns out!
thanks Cheazey, I'm interested in how this will turn out also
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Old 11-03-15, 02:17 AM
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Looks like the angry child spawn of an Ikea desk and a Lambo reventon I'm subbed!
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Looks like the angry child spawn of an Ikea desk and a Lambo reventon I'm subbed!
Thats a good way to describe it

When I have the new photos up you will see how it came to look like a Angry Ikea Lambo lol
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Old 12-03-15, 02:20 AM
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look like a Angry Ikea Lambo lol
Haha, now that will something to watch out for hehe!
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Old 13-03-15, 09:56 AM
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I guess someone just had to come in and trump my desk mod

Welcome Deblow and good luck, we're pretty excited about this one!
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Old 13-03-15, 10:53 AM
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Very interesting concept. Will watch this one with great interest.
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Old 13-03-15, 11:00 AM
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Once summer hits I will be redoing my desk. This design makes me want to get real creative too. Maybe ill do an Angry Ferrari haha
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Old 13-03-15, 04:49 PM
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here is one of the many 1st designs i did, had to change it due to the size



After the wife told me to move all my model cars from the living room, this cabinet ended up in the garden, I was planing to use the glass from this
on the next build & was one of the main reasons the desk is so angled, I also love the Honda CBR600RR due to its sharp looking design & ofc Lambos have the same sharp designs that i love,
now due to the design changes I cant use the glass so will be using fresh cut glass or thick perspex.




The MDF for the 2 bottom sections along with most of the MDF for the middle have now been cut to size & I have started to assemble.




I was told to kit myself out with a face-mask & glasses when cutting MDF,
but the normal size face-mask was causing my glasses to steam up lol
So had to dig out my airsoft mask to use in conjunction with the small face-mask




Some of the bolts/screws I will be using to fasten the main parts together, they will make it more easy to remove with standard alan keys & should last longer.









Sides ready to be fasten to the bottom & back, soon as the miter edges are done



The hardest part so far, miter edges, very tricky & most the time i have to use scrap wood before doing the final peace or risk wasting some MDF



My 1st set of angled corners cut ready to use as shelf's/frame



Bottom left assembled

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