Description

Well its a desk and there is a computer in it. I originally had a simple flat pack desk with my computer sat on top however the desk was not the most convenient and it didn't show of the pc as much as i would have liked. Fortunately for me my room has a space that is perfect for a custom made desk. The build was fun but there was the odd challenge thought the build but i will go into more detail later. The computer is also undoubtedly named after the best character from all games let alone bioware games ( Duncan isnt even as good, at least one person will get this).

COMPONENTS

CPU: Yes ok ZEN is just around the corner and i know it will be amazing but i had the parts for this build a few mouths back so i wasnt going to wait for zen. I will more than likely upgrade to zen when it comes out. Yet this will quad core is pretty good. Play all games that i need it to and i have been able to over clock it to 4.5GHz which gives the PC a nice little boost.

CPU COOLING: Nice little budget AIO cooler. It does a good job of cooling the CPU. I would quite like to swap to the new kraken cooler for both the cpu and gpu but i cant quite justify spending that money at the moment. The Cooler has a nice white led on the cpu block that matches the rest of build which is nice. As well as this the thermaltake fans give the radiator a nice look and perform pretty well. Originally i used the corsair SP fans which performed slightly better but i prefer how these look so went this them

MEMORY: 16GB of ddr3 at the not massively fast speed of 1600. The HyperX ram is pretty damn nice and does the job well but when zen comes out i will more than likely swap to ddr4 which could be expensive. Also i went for 4 sticks of ram as i didnt want to have gaps in between the sticks. It mostly just personal preference i guess.

HDD: couple of reasonably large capacity drives mostly just for games and stuff. I do really need to stick an SSD in it but windows 10 comes up so quickly i will put it off for a bit longer i think.

GPU: Last gen AMD GPU. It preforms pretty darn well however the stock cooler on it really was not much good. But the kraken paired with a 240mm AIO keeps the GPU cold and silent. The Highest temp i have ever seen after a few hours of gaming is 42C. Over clocking on this card isnt great at all. I just about managed a 1100Mhz core clock but even that can be ify sometimes so i normally leave it around 1050. I dont even touch the memory on it as that just seems to crash instantly most times.

PSU: One of the cheapest fully modular PSU and is near enough silent. I should have got some white sleeved cables for it but i never got around to it so i just use cable extensions instead.

Monitor: I use two monitors with one turned side ways which may look a bit odd but it works well. I use the ASUS monitor as my main screen which i used for gaming and other stuff and then use the HP monitor when i am coding. It is very helpful indeed.

Keyboard: absolutely fantastic rgb mechanical keyboard. I have it set to white which isnt a brilliant bright ice white or anything but it is pretty nice. I also have it with the cherry mx browns just for you perople that care.

Mouse: cheap mouse but it does the job and has 3 different dpi settings which is useful.

Mouse mat: I really like the size of this mouse mat. The design is cool as well and the quality is great.

Baby Winston: Yes i have a Baby Winston. He cool!!!

Now on to the desk.

The desk was made from a single piece sized 2440x1220. I got all the main cuts done at my local hardware store where they did it with a large tables saw. Apart from that the only tools used were a Drill with a few diffrent bits and a dreamal. Unfortunately i didnt manage to get many pics while i was building so if you have any questions please feel free to ask. The desk is supported by 4 wall mounted brackets which means i dont have to have any legs supporting it which is nice.

To sort out the cables i took strips of wood and drilled holes in them and then glued them to the bottom of the desk. This allowed me to zip tire all the cables out of the way. As well as this i have used double sided tape to stick a power brick to the bottom of the desk.

Hope you like the desk!! If i missed out anything you want to know just ask.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

proof that high end hardware isn't necessary for a beautiful PC

+1000

pls feature this

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Soon zen will give it the high end kick hopefuly

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a pretty clever way to make and mount a PC up. :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get your white cables?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Think i got the from ebay. Think phanteks make some as well. They are just cable extentions

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Very VERY cool deal. Nice and tidey cables (something I utterly fail at!). Good craftsmanship and the glass top is a super nice touch!!!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The glass looks cool but is a gaint pain to keep clean

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Think Duncan is a much better name. But it's one dank pc

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

"dank"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

DANK

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

"dank"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that turned out great, nice job!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great DYI desk PC.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Dope, +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

this very cool, great job

  • 33 months ago
  • 0 points

TFW the processor's the only thing standing between the build and a feature.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Umfortunaly its not worth upgrading it till i know More about zen

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I get ya

I know there's supposed to be a beast octo-core that supposedly will perform like an i7 6900k by rumor, and some new APU's but I haven't heard of anything else. Hopefully AMD will work on making quad-cores similar to i5's tho

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

it would be great if they did.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at the moment. If you can wait for zen to be released then do. It would mean a new mobo and ram but could potentially be a massive improvement

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

the 880k is pretty good but i do get some bottle necking however at 1080p for most games it is pretty good. If you can wait till zen then i would though

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Think Winston did the hard work