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    Ok guys I shot a video update but I am having issues with it unfortunately so here is a regular old update.

    Ok so I have been on a backup rig for over 2 months now and it has been killing me. So I now have most of the components I am planning on using in the desk build, so I threw all of them into a Bitfenix Shinobi XL case to test all of the components and make sure I am happy with the performance and everything works before I go through the trouble of mounting it up. This is just a temp build so its not my prettiest work.











    Also I managed to snag a Dell 30 inch 2560x1600 to replace my triple monitor setup. I freaking love it! I may go up to three of them but at the moment 1 is enough. Specs for the system are as follows

    Intel 2011 8320 w/ XSPC Raystorm waterblock

    MSI Big Bang II Mobo

    Gigabyte 7970 with EK Acrylic waterblock and backplate

    G-Skill 16gb 1866 ram

    Swiftech 360mm rad with gentle typhoons in a push configuration

    Swiftech 240mm rad with Noctua fans in a pull configuration

    Swiftech Pump with XSPC res.

    Koolance 3/8 ID and 5/8 OD compression fittings

    Corsair 1000w PSU

    Asus Blu Ray drive

    Crucial M4 256 SSD

    WD Green 2TB Media Drive


    Ok Guys I am ordering more parts for the build however I will not be posting much till the beginning of September as I have a huge workload to get done before I head to PAX Prime I will be going full steam ahead on the project when I get back. Thanks again for everyone following the build I will try to get the video update redone and working in the next few days though.

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    16 GB of 1866 RAM, 1kW PSU, water-cooling and a 7970 will simply have to do...lol . Not my prettiest work and it's water-cooled. Looks cleaner than some stuff I've seen! Keep up the good work!
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    This Build still lives but there have been some changes, including a second PC. Here are some screenshots for what I have planned


















    More to come soon.

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    Ok, sorry for not posting more details with the design updates guys, it was late and I had just gotten them done. Anywho So its been a couple months since my last update, between PAX, work and a unexpected medical issue I haven't been able to post much. However I have been making headway on the build so here is a list of some of the changes.

    First off obviously is the monitor setup I have added 2 Dell 2007 1600x1200 monitors to my Dell 30 for a PLP setup, I have to say that out of all monitor configurations I have tried this is by far the one I prefer most it allows for crazy high levels of productivity without being crazy wide or narrow.

    I also have a 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor to the left, that is for the next phase of my project. I am mounting a PC in the wall behind the Desk as the designs above illustrate. The room behind my office us unfinished as its where the HVAC is located in the house, so I decided to do something fun and interesting with this area as its basically used for just storage. The PC will be mounted on a hinged board with dual triple rads bellow. The reasons I did this are threefold

    1. As some people have brought out there may be issues running a liquid cooled rig in this horizantal configuration and before I go through the trouble of modifying my desk this way (I have a backup configuration) This will serve as a proof of concept build for the liquid cooling layout and help me work the bugs out in a more forgiving setup with cheaper components. And should it not work I will put it in the up position and be no worse off.

    2. I will need another PC up and running ans I am modifying and building the desk rig so this will serve as my backup and interim rig.

    3. It s a chance to do something cool and different with PC components, duh!

    So the specs for this rig are

    i5 2500K processor
    EVGA FTW mATX Mobo
    Koolance 360WB
    655 Pump
    AMD 6970 Video Card with Heatkiller waterblock
    2x 360mm slim rads
    8gb of G-skill 1866Mhz ram
    SeasonicX 750w psu

    More coming soon, I am waiting for parts today and tomorrow, thanks for reading!

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    @dieseldog49, those are some really nice renderings of what your computer system will look like. That monitor setup you have would be really nice, I must admit (don't have ). That is a weak CPU for the rest of the hardware, though a 2500K isn't slow by any means. If you don't use a lot of RAM, I'd guess that 8 GB would be enough.
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    Well this is just my backup rig my main setup will still be a 2011 socket setup with a couple 7970's and 32gb of ram.

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    Ok guys, small update today but I can say that I will be posting more regularly as all of the parts I need for the next stage of the build are either here or in the mail. Anywho today was all not tech work on the desk. First off as this coffee stain will show you I need a better way to have beverages on my desk.



    Enter the stainless steel 3 3/4 inch cupholders





    They have a drain at the bottom that I will have a plug for, so should I spill a drink in the holder I simply put the trash bag bellow in and drain it.



    I will be using my 3 and 3/4 inch hole saw for these. Costs alot of money but work every penny, remember modders, the right tool for the right task :thumb:



    First one cut and mounted (sorry forgot to snap a pic before I put it in)



    Then number 2



    And Bam! 2 sexy additions to my already awesome desk



    Ok, next up in anticipation of the 6970 and motherboard tray arriving for the wall PC part of the build I decided to mount the power and reset buttons for the wall PC. First off a strait edge to make sure my marks are right.



    Then a couple of pilot holes.



    Now the trick with these is to drill with 2 different size paddle bits from each side so I can get the mounting ring for the switches in the hole. So 3/4 inch in the front.



    Then 1 inch in the back



    Getting the rings to stay in place was a pain in the butt however my trusty leatherman came through for me on this one.



    These were a bit of a hassle but I am really happy with how they turned out.




    But now I have this awesome place to put my beer but I have to keep a tacky bottle opener lying around, cluttering up the top of my desk. Well I solved that problem today as well




    One last piece of advice guys, when ever I mod I test, test, test :drink:






    Expect another update in a week guys and as always thanks for reading!

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    Ok guys, small update, today I am back over at Bryans shop to get some parts fabbed up. Here we have the Plasma Cutter we will be cutting the parts out with.



    And these are the items the parts are being made for.



    Templates made up, its time to cut.







    Smooth em out, and drill out the holes for attaching to the 2x4





    Bend them to shape and I have some sweet purpose built Brackets to hang my Rad from.



    Next up is a new triple rad template, as the compessed paper one I have is just not going to last. 16 Gauge steel, should last me the rest of my modding career



    Went outside, and who do I see? Gerry! Man he has gotten big!



    Ok so I will be having Brandon make alot more parts for me after the first of the year. But now onto the actual area I will be installing the wall PC into. Now, to be clear everything I am doing is just test fitting. I will be cleaning up the area and paint it as well.






    Next up my 6970 came in and I got to slap my Heatkiller WB on it (Man I love the way these look)






    Sorry I dont have more to show right now, I hurt my hand, and due to the holiday. I will have more soon and hopefully have the wall mount fabbed up in the beginning of january.
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    Yeah, that steel should last...unless a real bomb comes through...never know.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
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    My new power supply showed up today Seasonic 1000w Platinum





    This will be the PSU for the Trapdoor PC with the 750w Seasonic for the wall PC I will be Sleeving both of these PSU's and it will be my first time doing so. Thanks again for reading!
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