I was quite unhappy with the initial design of the drawer holding the PC components. After some brainstorming, designing and tweaking I came up with a more rigid design. The new design considers that the drawer can be used as a standalone test bench. One of my goals still is to get my PC “portable”.… Continue reading Desk-PC 2.0: Parts for improved drawer arrived
I decided to customize the fans on my Desk PC a little bit. Basically, because I don’t like the “technical” labels which are put on by factory. Therefore, I decided to print some stickers with my logo. Think it looks cleaner this way. The fans are Noiseblocker NB eLoop X B14p 140mm PWM controlled. The… Continue reading Desk PC 2.0 Update: Stickers for fans arrived
I initially thought of installing the vertical covers of the desk using some thumbscrews. However, I was not happy with the look at it. So I thought about a “screw less” version. And found some nice magnets and small metallic pieces which would serve such a purpose. Unfortunately it turned out that the adhesive part… Continue reading Desk PC 2.0 Update: Gluing the magnetic sheets for cover installation
I finally received the strips I ordered via Aliexpress. Now it was up to soldering these strips you can find more about this here. After everything had been soldered I started to install the strips. At this occasion I also documented a bit how I installed the delta profile and LED diffuser on the top… Continue reading Desk-PC 2.0 Update: New high density strips installed
I ordered some high density RGB stripes from Aliexpress and started again with some soldering work…
All the bigger parts of the desk are now more or less ready (only the top glass is missing. So I decided to play a bit around with the Aquacomputer RGB Controllers. I am almost happy with the result. The main bar in the middle will be replaced as I don’t like the gaps in… Continue reading Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Playing with RGB
While installing all the wires and cables I decided to give the initial version of my drag chain a slight re-design. This in order to have the I/O cables guided more properly.
The paintjob on the desk top was done. I decided to go with a structural white painting in color code RAL9010 (standard white). The cool thing about the paint is that it has a powder-coated-like-look. Really happy how this turned out! Big thanks to the company supporting me there; Aeschbach & Co AG – they… Continue reading Desk PC 2.0 Update: MDF top(s) paintjob done!
The woodworker completed the CNC-Work on the table top. I was blown away when I first saw the parts at his workshop!