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This is going to be one of the bigger updates, mainly because i forgot to add some bits earlier in the log

& iv also decided to cover my desktop lifting mechanism that i filmed some months ago.

 

 

So to kick it if I will start with the hinges that had been covered in wrap, decided to cover them as

they didn't look to match the desk in plan silver, for now there carbon but this could be changed to red

as the build progresses.

 

your thoughts on the carbon vs red for the hinges & speakers would be appreciated, but i think its best

to wait until the internals are completed.

 

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Im using some motobike bolts from my old Honda, made from titanium like my leg, they should help reduce the weight lol

 

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My friends was kind enough to move my desk inside the house for me, turned out to be more easy that expected with no damage

to report or broken bones :)

the heaviest parts was the 2 bottom sections, but after about 30mins they was all setup in my room & fit perfect

 

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1st things on the list to do was adding the fans, RADs, RES & some wiring 

Jet Flow 120s

 

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used some mesh & tights as the filters again, this method work so well for me over the last 5 years I cant see me changing anytime soon,

& its a good reason to have some ladys stockings in my room ;)

 

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Quick test of the side lighting & some fans, the light bleed on the side lights has now been corrected

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Fan controler I will be using, removed the white parts & now the LEDs on the front lightup red instead of blue.

just waiting for some Phobya logos that i will stick on the front

 

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forgot to give this a clean, but this is one of the side compartments, covered in carpet, this will hold cables, gamepags & other bits that would

normally clutter the desktop

 

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as I said before, the hinges & speakers are getting wrapped, im still unsure what wrap i will go for,

 

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One major part of the desk thats not been mentioned before is the lifting mechanism im planing to use. 

via remote the motor will lift the glass top high enough for me to work on the inside of the desk,

but the glass can also be pushed together back if needed & rest on the speakers & top shelf nicely due to the 

carefully planed angles

 

for the motor demo & to see the desk live please checkout the video...

 


 

 

More updates next week hopefully :)

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Going to be a busy week, wife due to pop any day now, more packages have arrived that i've been eagerly awaiting 

so I can get to work on the internal panels & logos.

 

during the past week I started painting my nutz & remote for the desk lifting motor, painted now so there nice 

& hard ready for when i pick the speaker housing finish & fit the glass top.

 

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Same finish as the desk, matte black

 

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also did the top shelf lighting, using strips & 2 other types of single LEDs on the desk.

on the shelf I now have chaser lights 10 pin & standard 5050 4 pin LEDs,

this gives me hundreds of lighting options & also means I'm able to have chasing lights 

set to any shade I want while also having a second light pulsing or one of the other options.

 

 

The only downside is, I needed to solder 54 points just for the shelf :(

 

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Fenix has helped me out by getting most the logos laser cut for me along with 

2 360 RAD covers that I plan to wrap & add some bits too later in the build

 

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Plan to add some lighting to the RADs that can be changed to any colour should I fancy a change from the current red & black theme

 

 

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Final update for today & im happy to report Iv bent my 1st hard tube with success :D

 

Using 16mm Alphacool hard tubing with the 16mm Alpha fittings in black for this build, not as easy has the rubber im use to

but should look a lot cleaner 

 

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heres my 1st bend, used my motorbike internal gloves as i forgot to buy some

heat gloves

 

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and heres a quick look at the internal setup work thats started, going to be wrapped with leather & carbon for sure.

 

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Now i have the fan covers & logos I started to add the CM Silencio FP 120 fans to the RADs

 

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also been working on covering the side compartment with the leather

 

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most of the above is still work in progress, should be able to show more detail when i get hold of a better camera 

thats all for today, hope you like it so far? :)

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Cooler Master found me to be using an older CM PSU as the power source for my LEDs, 

Motor & other none main PSU dependant parts, so kindly offered me a nice new G750M

 

This will be more than enough for my setup & can even act as a power source for a 3nd/4th GPU 

should I add them later down the road.

 

so the main PC parts are running on the V1200 & extras run from the G750M.

I also got my hands on some other CM parts that I plan to breakdown & use on the desk

 

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Fitted the RAD covers & added some independent RGB lighting to them

 

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Both the PSU's are going under the right side of the desk on the top shelf, 

this is so they have some fresh air & dont add to the temps inside the main part

of the desk,

I can also get to them more easily should I need.

 

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Installed the main power on the back wall under the desk in the center, this is also so I can get to it easily.

 

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Breaking down some of the PSU housings so I can use the badges on the RAD covers

 

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just a quick test fit to see how they looked so not stuck on 100% correct, decided to blackout the outer circles   

 

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Think they look better now

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in this pic you can see some of the internal panels have been covered with black leather (flux)

have never seen anyone do this before so thought it would make a nice change :)

still lots more to be done to the panels though.

 

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Started to mod the 2nd Phobya Fan Controller, removing the white print, changing from blue to red LED & adding a new logo.

 

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Still loads more to do, but with some luck I hope to have this completed within the next 4 to 5 weeks or maybe sooner :)

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Things are calming down a bit here now so im continuing with the lighting, 

I've now moved on to the logos & some internal lighting..

 

Also now covered all the internal panels with leather, the leather is in keeping with the overall look of the desk, 

not too shiny (glossy) yet still able to reflect some light in the places I want.

 

 

This is the main right side cover, hole for the lift & square cut for the pump

 

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Having 2X ASUS ROG logos, 1 per side that will be RGB lighted, Red & white main, & then the full RGB options should I fancy a change :)

 

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This is one of the HD covers, will also be RGB lit

going at the back of the desk above the MB.

 

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This is one of the bigger logos, my own, will also be RGB controlled & im going to trey blend it in best I can.

 

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Thats all for today as im needed for daddy duties :D

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Reworked the Sabertooth a bit more, decided after seeing it inside the desk that the silver 

would look better black to match the other parts.

 

I left some brown bits but if there still seen when the components are added then I  will most

likely also paint them Red or black.

 

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Almost done with the 3.5 HD racks, they will each hold 2 drives for now, but can be adjusted to fit 3 if needed.

 

Made from wood like almost everything.

 

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Made some grills that match the ones I did for the sides of the desk a couple of months back.

 

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Painted in flat black to match the other components & desk.

 

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Added some RGB lighting, so they will have independent options as do all the other parts of the desk, this will give endless lighting/colour

options & modes.

 

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once the HD racks are completed I can then move back on to the hard tubes :)

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