PC Gaming Desk Build

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About: PC enthusiast, Laser builder, i literally suck at programming but hopefully i learn from you guys. . if anyone wanna buy me a 3d printer for more projects inbox me ill send my skybox address.

Hey guys, i wanted to build a gaming desk for my man cave, any ordinary desk isn't gonna cut it

This desk was mainly built for the purpose of storage, i don't like having shelves everywhere so everything is stored in compartments. This is part 1 of the 2 parts to my build.

This build was inspired by Project Alternate by De Blow . link to Build here

https://www.pcgamer.com/build-of-the-week

Just a heads up: my pc wasnt supposed to be a copy/ replica. and is by no way completed how i want it. I just use him as inspiration.

Step 1: Material List

2 sheets Ply-board or Melamine

Circular/ Table/ Jig saw (anyone would work)

Drill

1 pk 1.5" gypsum Screws

1 pk 2" gypsum Screws

4 lenghts .75" x 3.5" White pine

EXTRAS (just for accessorizing)

7pcs 2" Hinges

Black paint

Carbon fiber vinyl wrap

1 strip of RGB Leds

Staple gun

Step 2: THE BUILD (main Compartment)

Start by Measuring the space you want to build your desk mine was 8ft x 2ft

Pc Dept must be minimum 8" to store all components inside

Materials cut 8ft x 8" (2pcs) . . 2ft x 8" (2pcs).

Step 3: BASE

For the base i made 2 shelves as legs, this can be cut to any desired shape but serve the same purpose.

Desks should not be more than 30" tall for standard height chairs

Materials cut:

2ft x 28" (2 pcs)

12" x 28" (2pcs)

center piece can be cut to any width as long as its 24" and 12" on either side to match the lenghts

See Images for referance.

Step 4: BASE Part 2

Next youll want a piece in the center for more support and also works as a shelf for your stuff.

Materials cut

4ft x 12"

And added a extra piece of white pine for more support

See images for referance.

Step 5: FINISHING THE FRAME

For the final part of the frame youll wanna make a base for the top component area.
Material cut:

8ft x 2ft.
See images above

Next you screw the top console to the base and screw everything together.

Step 6: ADDING THE PARTS

Some Knowledge of computers required

You'll need to disassemble an old PC frame for the motherboard holder.
Carefullly Screw out the rivets in the casing and everything will pop out.

Once everything is removed add some spray paint of your choice.

My theme was black and white.

Step 7: ADDING COMPONENTS

For this part youll need to figure out the layout of your build

HINT: know exactly how much things you wanna add before making any permanent decisions.

i chose 3 HDD's a 2 CD drives, 1 Memory card slot

NEXT youll wanna lineup everything and draw where your cutting
remove the front panel to make the cuts easier.

See images above.

Step 8: FITTING THE MOTHERBOARD

A Drill and Jigsaw is needed for this part

Lineup your motherboard on the base and place it exactly where you want it
Draw spaces for your wires to pass through (wire management is key to this build)

See images above.

Step 9: MORE COMPARTMENTS!!

whats a desk without hiding places.

This part is entirely up to you, i added a space for my watercooling HDD wires. PSU

And other LED wires i wanted to hide.

See images above.

Step 10: ELECTRICAL

Please have someone nearby who is experienced in building computers.

Im not reliable for anything that happens next.

For this part i built a custom power/ reset switch

you'll need one as your no longer using a case

I took an existing switch off the same case i destroyed and made it fancy.

See images above.

Step 11: BASIC WIREING & WATERCOOLING

Some basic knowledge of PC water-cooling is needed for this part

i wont go into details but you can find guides online.

Fit all your wires from the Power supply exactly where it should go

NOTE: the further your power supply the longer the cables needed.


Added 2 fans for airflow. and also slide those wires thru the holes

Step 12: FINISHING UP

Connect everything to your motherboard and do a test run for leaks

Let the water cooling run for at least 10 minutes and keep napkins nearby.

NEXT install operating system.

Step 13: ACCESSORIZING (optional)

you can now add your LEDS and Carbon fiber wrap.

this part is optional and only for show.

Step 14: CLEANING UP

Whats a desk build without a wall mounted monitor
Drill the wall mount to the desired height and add the hooks to the back of your monitor/ TV

Add Leds behind the TV as shown in the image for more Aesthetics.

YOU ARE NOW COMPLETED!!!!!

Do some test runs and add your speakers and other externals you want

this build can be customized to any person and isnt limited to the guide.

Thank youu and please Vote !

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    StefonWMini onion

    Reply 5 months ago

    send pics when your done. . and feel free to ask for any advice i made alot of mistakes inbetween this build and learned the hard way.

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    Mini onionMini onion

    Reply 4 months ago

    ok i voted btw but did u use ply board or melamine

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    Mini onionMini onion

    Reply 4 months ago

    and second did u put a glass cover over your pc stuff

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    ForrestW

    5 months ago

    Now all your missing is a ultra wide monitor

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    stefonw1

    5 months ago

    Hey can you inbox me some more of the build, im really interested in seeing it from another angle

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    SteveR313

    5 months ago

    Absoutely love this!!!, i couldnt find a guide to know where to start from but this helped alot.

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    seamster

    5 months ago

    This looks really good! I especially like the fully custom desk, built to maximize the space where it was going. Very nice work : )

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    StefonWseamster

    Reply 5 months ago

    its not even completed. . theres so much more i want to do with it. ill post a part 2 to this build later on.