L3p D3sk Case Mod: Not Your Average Computer Desk

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used_to_be_the7...

Hard to see everything in the pictures shown, but I am pretty sure a 6 disk raid 5 would make ~10Tb worth of usable drive space, not 12. 

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ChatterboxChuck

It never fails to amaze me why some people would rather crack at someone than admit they did something pretty cool. Last I checked this concept of a PC inside a table with pretty cool lights is not a registered tradmark or patent so anyone can do this and those who do i consider pretty cool as I would love to have something like this but I don't think i could ever build one myself.

When any of you have the time, the money and the skills to build this or something better, do it and then come on here and criticize other peoples mods. in the mean time, get a life. This mod is cool regardless if it was done before.

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GPhorce

It was cool the first time around. If I built a computer using only the parts available 2 years ago and submitted my rig it would get poor reviews by today's standards. This guy submitted a design that is at least 2 years old. This is technology driven publication and so I'd expect to see cutting edge ideas and designs. I can promise you that there are newer ideas than this. Stamp metal and box frames aren't Maximum. I have plenty of designs that are far superior to this and appropriate for the components and settings that would be used. I have seen at least 20 designs made through Google Sketch-Up that should be featured if this made it even though they haven't been built yet. I'm impressed with precision machining, exotic materials, and first and foremost IMAGINATION. I speak for myself and no one else and I find cheap over-priced flimsy computer cases with gates and doors and any other obstruction that is put between me and my optical drive to be total garbage. It isn't just this guy that has failed. 95% of the cases that you can buy today fit that description. To be fair I believe he did an exceptional job of polishing the PM featured rig. You also have to be honest and point out that this is rig PM featured...with lipstick on. This article should be called 'Putting Lipstick on a Rig'. It's kinda catchy. It's just an opinion that has no sugar coating...not a fact.   

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ChatterboxChuck

I get your point but I figure criticize Maximum PC for posting this if it really isn't Maximum PC quality, but don't bust on the guy just because he didn't put state of the art glass and metal, the latest in hardware and some kind of freaky artwork that looks like it's 3D or something. You work with what you have and when I see more people doing this then maybe I can agree with the quality. But in the mean time, this is cool and I want something similar.

To be honest even I noticed it lacked most design and detail. It is very plain but still cool. I have several ideas of my own. If I could afford it I would do it too.

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GPhorce

Well, we know this guy reads Popular Mechanic or Maximum PC. He polished and old idea. That isn't Maximum. What is maximum is the amount of space this thing takes up and the cooling system over-kill. 8 months for this is a maximum waste of time also. I'd rather see a lot of imagination and a little money than a lot of money and little imagination. It looks like Librace on the inside and a tank on the outside. Guady amounts of bling that look more Fast and the Furious instead of Bugatti Veyron. This isn't refined or mind blowingly fast. 4.5 gigahertz!?!? ALL that cooling and you get 4.5 gigahertz. It's like slapping an intercooler on a moped. Corsair H70 and your done.

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GPhorce

Well, we know this guy reads Popular Mechanic or Maximum PC. He polished and old idea. That isn't Maximum. What is maximum is the amount of space this thing takes up and the cooling system over-kill. 8 months for this is a maximum waste of time also. I'd rather see a lot of imagination and a little money than a lot of money and little imagination. It looks like Librace on the inside and a tank on the outside. Guady amounts of bling that look more Fast and the Furious instead of Bugatti Veyron. This isn't refined or mind blowingly fast. 4.5 gigahertz!?!? ALL that cooling and you get 4.5 gigahertz. It's like slapping an intercooler on a moped. Corsair H70 and your done.

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Fragtastic28

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133193

heres the fourm thats has step by step pics of the computer desk being put together....enjoy!!!

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matthewrhoden1

Thanks for posting that link. I spent an hour looking at that haha

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Fragtastic28

no problem man...hell i saw this thing months ago. creamed my shorts when i saw it. gives me some sick ideas for my gaming rig...

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Wingzero_x

Nice, but do you take the wall with you to lan parties as well?

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uknowit90

Too bad he's just copying something Popular Science did a year or two ago...

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elo231

That was Popular Mechanics and not sure why this mod is even featured. It's cool, but it's not original. There was a Batman mod which as also published in the MaximumPC magazine. Now that's original.

Here is the link to the Pop Mech desk mod, published back on 2009

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/build-pc/4318067?page=1

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iceman08

I'm having a problem looking at it on the forums. could it be my browser? I have Chrome

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Baer

IE9 and I can see it fine. I did not like some of what Chrome did and added so I have deleted it.

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Baer

I think this is the most impressive and useful case mod I have seen. Excellent!

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ocnier

Hi Pulkit, not too complain, but if you can, try to post some more pics up a little closer.  Its harder to make out the coolness of the desk.  I think it would definitely help your articles impact a little more.  Thanks

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TommM

Ditto - that is one damn cool looking desk from that distance.  Would like to see some close-up shots.

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opulent_rigs

@ocnier Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

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Joji

Oh I thought... nvm. In some point of time, you'd had to change the glass (if too many scratches)... I wonder how he would do that. :/

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Gezzer

Since for some reason I can't edit my previous post. I should of added that I'm thinking of using the 3 monitor setup like he has for gaming. I've found a couple of 17" 5:4 monitors that are about as wide as my current one is tall. My idea is that it will add some surround to my gaming without actually having too much. Plus at $150x2 it's much more within my budget.

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Gezzer

Looks great. I remember a mod like this someone did with an old wooden desk. The type teachers used to have in school. He replaced the top with plexi and had his parts underneath it. Not nearly the level of detail this one has though.

The one thing that has my interest peeked is the monitor setup. How whould you go about setting that up. I have a great 24" the HP LP2475W, but I'm pretty sure I don't want 2 more at $700m a shot. 2 monitors on the side like he has would work perfect.

Any help out there? 

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