Desk-PC 2.0 – Work log

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Front cover finally painted

I finally managed to spray paint the cover of the left drawer. Used some aluminum primer first, then three layers of white paint and two layers of coating. The installed front cover: Still to-do: Re-print the left cover Spray paint the left cover Sand and spray paint the mount for the aquaero computer (middle section)…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Wall-mounted subwoofer

I am currently updating my room. As a result I moved quite some furniture around in order to have the Desk-PC presented nicely. While moving all the things around in my room I realized: “Oh dear, I have this subwoofer of my sound system. How can I integrate that into the setup …?” So I…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Another iteration on door handles

It’s the tiny details which are sometimes annoying… So another iteration of design took place. This time for the door handles which are visible on the left side of the desk. I simply didn’t like the chamfers which I designed. Somehow they didn’t fit into the entire rest of the design (at least that’s my…

Desk-PC 2.0: Sneak Peek

Finally had some time to clean my working space and assemble the Desk-PC. Here’s a sneak peek. Note: the monitor will be changed (I am currently using the ultra wide screen on my old PC). The RGB unicorn rainbow puke might stay 😛

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: New 3D-Printed Front Cover

After receiving the aluminum parts I started to finalize and print the new front cover and mount for the Aquacomputer Aquaero. Here’s a preview of the 3D-Design: Here is some comparison between old and new design: And here’s is the final 3D-printed result (not yet sanded and painted): So why the entire rework? Basically I…

Desk-PC 2.0: How to slide out a water cooled PC from your Desk

One of the major challenges in my project is the PC bench which can be slid out of the main frame. It wouldn’t be such a big deal with air cooling. But how can it be done with water cooling? Well there are at least quick disconnectors available on the market. However, I had to…

Desk-PC 2.0: Parts for improved drawer arrived

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”.…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: New Handle for right drawer

I finally had an idea how to fill the gap on the right drawer (initially the gap was planned to hold the display and buttons for the table lift. However I cancelled that approach as the routing of the cable for the lift would have been a nightmare and very clumsy. But then I had…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Tempered Glass arrived

I finally received the tempered glass tops for the Desk PC. It took me quite some time to figure out the correct type of glass, required thickness and how to measure the dimensions in order to have it all understandable for the glass supplier. In addition I had to order some dampeners in order to…

Desk PC 2.0 Update: Stickers for fans 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…

Desk PC 2.0 Update: Gluing the magnetic sheets for cover installation

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…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: New high density strips installed

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…

Soldering RGB’s strips

I ordered some high density RGB stripes from Aliexpress and started again with some soldering work…

Desk-PC 2.0 Update: Playing with RGB

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…

Desk PC 2.0 Update: MDF top(s) paintjob done!

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…

Desk PC 2.0 Update: Middle Channel and water pump installation

I designed a special channel/bracket in order to install the water pumps with as less vibration as possible. I therefore used some “shoggi sandwiches”. Here some pictures of the process: Please note that I will upload pictures of the entire channel later

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