After what seemed like a lifetime of building in this house, I finally got to renovate an old chicken shed into an office for ME !
I’ve worked in IT now for almost 30 years and have built all sorts of mad PC based projects, but I decided that I wanted something different as my day to day PC.
After a few designs I came up with the corner PC unit which solved a few issues I had with the location and access to the front panel which I used a lot at the time.
I’m currently on V2 of the unit, after upgrading the guts last year to something more beefy, I had to add additional forced ventilation, replace the PSU and upgrade the storage to a larger caged solution which is slung under the main box.
I hope you like it, its served me well over the years.
Step 1: Making the box
Length of nice wood approx 48"x5"
MDF or similar 25" square cut in half across the diagonal for top
Off cuts of MDF or ply for base and supports
Scrap PC chassis
Donor PC (cables, backplane etc)
3 "L" brackets
The dimensions were decided by the size of the motherboard and chassis bits robbed from an old case, mine is 14” square 6” deep.
I built a basic box frame round it using scrap ply and MDF, mounting the salvaged back plane etc and giving the inside a good decent coat of whatever I had lying about.
I built it all up and mounted the PSU right behind it in the corner void.
Once the box was made and the rig tested, I measured and cut the opening in the desk.
The internal pictures here are all from V1 but very similar to V2 apart from the the back which changed dramatically when the video moved to PCI-e, I had to rework it to suit the slot change.