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Put the top back on
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and some more coats of paint.
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Left drawer is sticking a little so i need to mess with that today before i continue painting. I'm a little behind my schedule. but paint is on and that was plan for the week.

Now time for sanding and painting cycle.
 

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yah the inside of the drawers :)
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I was thinking stain the top and half two tone black and stain? but i just said screw decisions. PAINT!
 

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Yah it would have. like a nice dark stain maybe.

Oh well BLACK it is :)
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I think one more sand and poly coat on the top and painting is done? then maybe a buff n polish.

Then i need to let it sit for a day to dry/cure before trying to move it into the house.
 

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Tested the glass fit and it was super tight. So i had to sand it back down and touchup the paint.

Everything fits now.

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Finally i moved the desk inside the house. Now the fun part. Assembling all the PC parts and RGB
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I recorded this a week ago. But maybe it's a nice relaxing change of pace for you.
 

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Fired everything up. Tested out fan hub and ARGB hub. Even connected an RGB strip to the hub and everything worked.20220701_145555.jpg
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Had to extend a cable by 30" to power Fan hub, Lift controls and front IO (USB panel)
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Installed lift wiring with a quick connect so i can take the top off for moving.
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Front panel is secured in place along with lift and power switch
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wired up on the inside
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cant even see it from in front of desk
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Now working on wire management. longer cables and these nice 3D printed wire guides,
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So, maybe I missed it but, why are you making such a sophisticated/fancy desk? :popcorn:

* It's really kool, by the way :cool:

Do you do that much computin'? :unsure:
...or is it like top secret & goin' on the next Mars mission? :roflol:

Well, I guess it can't be top secret, 'cause you told us all about it ;)
 

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haha, Computer Science Major. Software Engineer by trade. Game design on the side. But i just like to build things. go karts mini bikes, robots (at least try) i spend 80% of my life in front of a pc so might as well have an awesome desk. I've been thinking about making one for years. And my current motherboard cpu are like 7 years old. So when it was time for upgrade I started looking at cases for about a month or so. then decided $100 case? or a $3000 desk that is a case :)

Actually i have no idea how much i've spent so far. Amazon is loving me this year. PC upgrade parts ~1k, wood for desk...soo expensive. about $180, lift was $50, glass was $25. then a ton of misc wires. left over plexiglass and a ton of fasteners that i didn't have....i'm thinking all the parts combined is about 3k? give or take a hundred or so. But thats mostly because i purchased a 3080 ti end of last year. that was expensive. half the total cost of this thing.
 

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Okay i think for the most part it's done. Had the AC desk power short open. had to run power cable over side of desk to continue testing. Will order another one and replace this week. But here you go. mostly done. Image without glass installed. I will clean up new location and take another final image this week. Maybe a showcase video if i have time.

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Thanks for viewing guys.

p.s. this thing screams, like a jet taking off. And it's a fast pc too. RGB does make a pc fast :)
 

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So I take it you are happy with the performance! GAB on something is not all bad. Looks cool as all h311 though. Now down load some software so you can design and finish your crazy kart.
 

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Oh yah super happy. Not as happy as i was making it though? the thrill of the build i guess. Or knowing i have something to build. Maybe I sell this and make another? I do have plans for a small touch screen game box for my kid. I have left over wood and my old pc

Crazy kart would benefit from a lathe and a mill ;) I think if i did finish, it would explode in my lap. But my garage has tons of spare room now that i'm done with this desk! So you never know
 
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