Hi, and welcome to my build log for project Unity.
Project Unity is my design & build of a PC within a desk.
My first build was a HTPC System. This was fine for what i wanted at the time but limited my options for upgrading the system.
The original idea was to implement a watercooling system into the HTPC using a Koolance Exos v2 system and then to modify the top of the HTPC case to enclose the whole system then having the tubing go into the back of the case onto the various components.
After a lot of looking around at other builds i decided that i want to show the whole system off as a show piece, something to admire. I decided that an EK Watercooling system was the best route and a new case to suite the system.
After much looking around for something that was unique my partner came across a coffee table implementing a PC.
I was totally amazed by the idea and started to wonder if anyone else had done any other desk or table builds Then i came across Cross by Red Harbinger, I was completely mesmerized. Instantly, i knew that there was an idea worth replicating in my own way.
After a few sleepless nights of dreaming up concepts in my mind i decided i would try my hand at having a go with SketchUp and putting my ideas on the screen. after many many hours the design was beginning to to take some shape.
I had never built anything in my life so the obvious thing was to speak to my step father who has many years joinery experience; he instantly loved the idea and said he has to be involved with project. Which was great news for me!
We threw ideas back and forth for a few weeks until we had something set in stone. and came up with a final design and measurements.
The next step was to head straight to our local B&Q to price up materials, the most feasible option was to go for Plywood it was cheap and sturdy enough to support weight.
The build begins...
Front and Back cut (the back differs from the original design)
My step father doing the Beading to support the bottom panels
Beading front and back done
Attached all sides, waiting for the glue to set
Nailing the bottom panels
More drying time
EK Shipment arrived :-D
CPU Block: EK-Supreme LTX - Nickel CSQ
EK-MOSFET Max IV Gene - Acetal+EN (Nickel)
VGA Block: EK-VGA Supremacy - Acetal+Nickel
2x EK-RES X3 250
Pump: Laing DDC-1T Plus 12V DC Pump (MCP 355)
Radiator: EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)
Coolant: EK-Ekoolant Blood RED (premix 1000mL)
Compression Fittings: EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black Nickel & EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 E-Nickel
Thermal Paste/Grease: Arctic Cooling MX-3 thermal compound (4g)
Tubing: TUBE Masterkleer 12,7/9,5 CLEAR
Inside panels cut and beading to support, the panels are able to lift straight out in case of any future modifications needed
Marked out the rear vents for cutting