Custom bench desk table - 7 & 10 PCI slot versions

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  1. eva2000

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    Thanks to SYF_Karma's thread, I got hooked on Google SketchUp to design my dream bench desk tables and came up with my first design (thread here) and it's evolution from standard 7 PCI slot version to a 10 PCI slot version.

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    Evolution to 7 PCI slot version

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    10 PCI slot version

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    10 PCI slot version for those that aren't 4 feet tall. Added cabinet below for storage i.e. memory modules, video cards etc tec.

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    Looks fantastic, you need to start on this immediately!
     
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    you will need a tail gate loader to move that... Nice work..
     
  5. EvilGenius

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    I'll take two. When will they be available for sale?




    :p
     
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    eva2000

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    haha design is as far as my skills go, don't have the tools to build one hehe

    Tried Indigo Renderer free version and this is what it came out like near default settings. Colours are off heh

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  8. EvilGenius

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    Surely you have contacts within some of the manufacturers who might be interested in running with something like this?
     
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    surely there'd be a market for an item like this for hardcore benchers, it looks spectacular.
     
  10. Sundarjee77

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    Not when just a bare table w/ motherboard box will easily suffice.

    Also, there is nowhere to put your legs?
     
  11. EvilGenius

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    You're kidding right? This setup offers cable management, watercooling mounts, easy access to all the important bits without the clutter of everything else... No bare table and mobo box setup gives you that.


    I don't really see a need for a normal under desk leg area for this sort of setup. It's not like you're going to be sitting back relaxing whilst using a setup like this...
     
  12. flinchy

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    oh shit

    why did i ever bother buying a fancy computer case
    *goes and buys an icute (or something*
    (heck, that mobo box now sounds kinda tempting ;P)

    there's a difference between adequate, and optimal
     
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    yeah might ask around.. anyway already know one forum member here going to try and build one of my designs for himself :cool:

    yeah there's a growing market :)

    that's what i've been doing but lack of horizontal room space, has been going vertical :D

    Still using Indigo Renderer free version limited to 0.7 Megapixel resolution.

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  14. fatguy1992

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    Looks very nice eva, but why weren't benching with cascade in your free time :lol:
     
  15. kill_a_wat

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    Maybe for the drawer, make it come out sideways instead of face on so you dont have to roll the chair out when taking and putting stuff back in it

    But it looks nice, the design mixes elements of practicality whilst helping to keep gear neat :thumbup:

    Also the wheels on the benchdesk are a nice touch so you can move it to cooler areas if you want to :D
     
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    Looking good, alot of work for a test bench but still, love it.

    Thanks for the tip on SketchUp also.
     
  17. AfterBurner1

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    Bloody hell that's a nice twist on the old bench table. although mind you I'm not sure I'd want to trust it to handle my brand spanking $960 EVGA Classy SR-2. CPU's about $1400 a pop. (nice way to kill any inheritence)

    looks like I'm going to have to pull my head in though, my dad has been retrenched in the last couple of days so hopefully it'll be an amicable package they give him (he had enough Long service leave to go for 3year 9month holiday)
     
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    Pretty much any cabinet maker should be able to knock one out for you.

    I'd make the top a little bigger, with additional trays/something to hold the most common tools at hand. I'd also go for a smaller access hole and add more around the circumference of the board.

    Seven castors is probably 3 too many, unless you're planning a 100+ litre res in there somewhere.

    Use the appropriate materials and construction methods and I'd trust it to handle both of us using it as a scaffold.
     
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    Whats with all the Castors?

    Surely 4 reasonable quality ones would be more than sufficent.
     
  20. Alba

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    In a combined effort with eva2000 doing the design and me doing the build.

    Went to bunnings after work today and bought 2x 1800x450x16mm sheets of black melamine, they had no MDF in black :mad:, but this will do, it's not like it will need to support a lot of weight.

    Only 4 casters for me, eva got wheel happy :p

    Eva done some great work in the design and gave me all the specs and measurements to make it come alive.

    Didn't take any pics of the before and after cutting to size, and like anyone really wants to see that anyway:tongue:

    Progress pics so far.

    still a long way to go.

    camera phone meh

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    Doing the edging now to make it all black

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    4 hours work so far.

    All edging done
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    Standoffs done extra high to allow room for the long bolts and nuts for phase and LN2
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    Mobo test fit
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