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[Build Log] Project Abyss

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This is my first massive build, I am constructing a new desk to house 2 separate computers, one for Gaming and the other as a small home server. the desk itself will house 2 computers one on either side of the desk and in the middle all the HDD's from both computers. On display will also feature water-cooling reservoirs and multiple temperature LCD's. The Water cooling of the rig will Chanel down under the desk into 2 large radiators that will be housed inside a tiny fridge to keep the water temps down around 0-10 degrees Celsius.

Rig 1 (gaming)
Mobo: ASUS Rampage IV
CPU: Intel Core i7 3820
Ram: undecided will be either corsair or g.skill
PSU: OCZ fatal1ty 750W
GPU: 1x Gainward GTX680
HDD: 2x Samsung 840pro 256gb SSD running of a raid card
HDD: WD 2tb Green

Rig 2 (Media Server)
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth x58

CPU: Intel Core i7 930
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 12gb @1600mhz
PSU: Thermaltake 450W
GPU: EVGA GTX 550ti
HDD: Corsair Force 60GB SSD
HDD: 2x WD 3TB Green
HDD: 1x Hitachi 2TB
HDD: 1x WD 1TB Green

so here is the start of the desk and some of the parts that have arrived will keep you updated as i work on it.

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And the Desk Progress
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Will post more as i work on it this weekend.

 

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Quick update, have been without internet for last week someone thought it would be funny to take the modem...

anyway will be painting the top this weekend and hopefully some more parts will be coming in the coming weeks

will have photos up sunday night

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ok so paint came and so did most of the power cables
will be building base this week hoping to have it done befor my work roster changes to 12hr shifts
than will be wating on motherboard processor and ram also anyone have any advice on water pumps
should i use 1 or 2 and which ones would be best?

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First layer of undercoat done only 16hrs till the next
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painting should be done next week and legs will be here friday i hope

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Quick little update

Finally found some time to get into the city to pick up the rest of the parts on order.
I have decided that since i wont be going all out with 3 or 4 GPU's in sli that there was no real
need to get a the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme so i have chosen the Formula motherboard. I'm hoping
over the next week or so i will have the rest of the motherboard slots cut and ready to put the
top coats of paint on.

few quick photos bellow

One of the last parcels to arive
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The 2nd layer of Undercoat on finally
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and the rest of the hardware still need to get in another Samsung 840Pro 256Gb Drive
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And this is just about everything i need just have to get my arse into gear and get some
glass cut and finish the desk
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Hopefully end of the work week will post some more

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Finished moving into new place and unpacked only thing left is to finishthe Build.
First Coat of paint done 2nd coat will be done tomorrow. And will be putting the base together
thinking of doing a carbon vinyl on the centre slope and the false floors so hopefully that will
Come this week

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