[WORKLOG] Huge Lian Li DK-02 Desk - Asus PAX AU booth build, inc Ares III - woo

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  1. STUdog

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    Hi guys

    So I'm in charge of building 3 kinda unique builds for the Asus/ROG booth for the upcoming PAX AU in a bit over a month.

    I'll be doing a bit of a build log on this build and the other 2 builds I'm doing. (other 2 builds are in In Win D-Frames)


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    The main feature of this build being the brand new Lian Li DK-02 Desk. This case should be arriving in a week or two and am very keen to check it out.

    Some of you may know and some of you may not but this case can take 2 full systems. A E-ATX or smaller on the right side and a m-ITX on the left side.

    All of this gear is sponsored and I'll be supplying WC gear along with a good mate of mine as well. (I could only get Bitspower sponsorship for one of the D-Frame Builds)

    Now some of the gear might seem a bit strange or bit out of proportion. But just remember this is a Asus booth demo build and parts have been chosen by them. Also some of the gear will be returned afterwards.

    Specs for this build include

    Right side

    Motherboard - Asus Crossblade Ranger
    CPU - AMD A10-7850k or AMD A10 6800k (depends which one I put in)
    Memory - HyperX Fury 1866MHZ - 8GB
    GPU - Asus ARES 3
    Case - Lian Li DK-02
    SSD - HyperX Fury 120GB x3
    PSU - Cooler Master V1000 Gold

    Left side

    Motherboard - Asus Z87i-Pro
    CPU - Intel i5-4440
    Memory - HyperX Predator 2133MHZ 16GB
    GPU - Asus R9-290
    Case - Lian Li DK-02
    SSD - Kingston HyperX 5k - 120GB
    PSU - Cooler Master V850 Gold

    Sponsors for this build and I cannot thank them enough are.


    Of course Asus and ROG as it's for their booth :p
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    Cooler Master for supplying a ton of fans and 2 epic PSUs
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    Lian Li for supplying the desk/case, woooo
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    HyperX for supplying SSDs and Memory
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    I guess that's it for not. I have some gear already but not too much yet. Will start posting pics up once the desk/case arrives
     
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    hey stu, a n00b question
    what's ? PAX AU & where's its at ?
     
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    Dude what a job will.be killer cant wait to see the results
     
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    Penny Arcade's gaming show, Melbourne Oct31-Nov2

    http://aus.paxsite.com/
     
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    STUdog

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    Yep :)

    Essentially EB Games but much bigger
     
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    Loving the look of these new HyperX SSDs. Great value as well. I already had the Predator ram :) Shame about the green PCB but I think with everything else in the desk you wont notice it.

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    So there is some good news and bad news.

    Good news is the desk should be here tomorrow. I have all weekend to get this build done.

    Bad news is that the Ares 3 is broken :(. Not by me but broke in HQ. So not sure what's happening now.

    While I've been waiting I've made some SSD plates that will glow white around the sides.

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    Looking forward to build as considering one of the desks for a build in a month or two.
     
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    Alright guys, but of a jump in progress

    Here's some shots after 2 full days of modding.

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    First off, great job as always Stu. Nice clean job and amazing you've done that in 2 days. Hats off to you.

    But.... I've got to say I'm a bit let down by the layout, obviously not your problem as your working with what you have.

    The main thing I'm not impressed with is the PSU location. Is this the standard mount position? I understand it works from the mounting of rads at the ends, but to me 2 nice big reservoirs like the one you have mounted in the centre would have been a better spot, and the psu's tucked under or hidden out of the way. Can't stand looking at PSU's, they never look any good.

    My 2 cents anyway, great job none the less. :thumbup:
     
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    Here's a shot of stock layout of the case at Computex 2014

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    Needs more HDD's. :lol:

    What's the idea behind being able to fit 2 x PC's inside it?
    One for gaming etc and one as a server?

    Also agree with headin2001 above re: PSU's. Could they be rotated 90 degrees so they have a wider, flatter profile and covered with some kind of shroud?

    Nice build none the less. :thumbup:
     
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    I could do anything with the PSUs. But I was given the desk by Lian Li and feel I should leave the desk as original as possible. As it is a display system. I really don't like modders that get sponsored a case, tear it all down to nothing and rebuild it to how they want it to be done :p
     
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    USA Only and postage would be a killer.
     
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    From Bitech last year. Might be some option to buy here ? You're probably right though.
     
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    I talk to peter brand from time to time and there is no australia retail and there will not be in the near future.
     
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    I don't mind the PSU location.... I guess CM will be happy their branding is visible :p

    what strikes me as "off" is the dead space drain hole to the left of the SSDs..... can't help but thinking some crazy straw tube artwork is needed :weirdo:
     
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    I am so confused, what drain hole are you talking about.
     
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    the hole for the GPU PCIe power cables
     

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