Introduction: PC IN a DESK!!!

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after 6 months of hard graft between January 2012 and June 2012 the desk was finally born.
on the 16th of august the desk reached the local paper. 
the desk is made almost all from recycled materials.

the screen will eventually rise up out of the desk(once i have sourced some lead weights)
the computer witch is on the right  of the desk is under a glass screen and iv put some old PCB's on the left side.

the computer is built on top of a aluminium plate for grounding

on the left and right of the desk are 4 plugs and 4 USB ports  2 on each side 


SPEC 
intel core  i5 -3470 3.2GHz
gigabyte z77-ds3h motherboard
8gb of ram
60gb ssd sata iii
500w psu
netgear wg311t wifi card

enjoy looking at this instructable and please leave a comment 

Comments

0_h3xx_0 (author)2015-02-01

You don't need lead weights. Go down to your local auto parts store (autozone, oreilies, pepboys, etc.) and ask them about the actuators used to hold the rear doors of SUVs up. These have a nice solid and smooth action, and are more than capable of holding your monitor up.

Kurt E. Clothier (author)2012-12-22

OK, thanks for the information. I was trying to picture that in my head, but didn't know what you were aiming for. Good luck with the rest of it!

Kurt E. Clothier (author)2012-12-21

This is really cool. What an awesome project to do at school! The only potential issue I can think of with enclosing the computer in a desk like this is ventilation and heat dissipation. Some (but definitely not all) computer cases are designed with a specific path for airflow in mind. That's why many computers actually perform much worse when people take the side panel off. The air is not getting pulled across the boards as designed.

I hope you accounted for this in some way by putting in a few extra fans and ventilation holes in the sides of the desk. The computer would still work without it, but not for very long if used under heavy processing loads. I couldn't tell from the pictures if you had done this or not.

You mentioned getting some weights for your screen to rise from the desk. Two questions about that:

1) Do you mean the computer monitor or the glass screen covering the computer.

2) Does this mean you are using a non-motorized mechanical weight and pulley system to accomplish this, or are you planning to use motors and need the weights as a counter balance?

Again, great job. This looks really nice.

Polyhistor (author)2012-12-21

Everything old is new again - I remember walnut desks with PCs built-in in the early days of personal computers ...

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