My idea was to build a desk from scratch that would also act as the computer case. The CPU would sit under a thick piece of Plexiglas. I would substitute the monitor stands with custom arms that extended from the very back of the desk, freeing up even more space. It would even have a large drawer like any other desk. This is my solution to a problem.
Shortly after I completed the desk I found out there was a large community of people who build custom computer cases called "Case Modders." The Desk has since won quite a few awards in Case Mod competitions. When people walk into the room and see the desk they are usually blown away when they find out that it is also a computer.
But what I think probably the coolest thing about it is that unlike some of the other amazing Case Mods out there I use this thing all the time. It's the computer that I use to check my e-mail, watch movies, surf the net, edit videos. When I design computers I like to design them with a specific function in mind, and The Desk's function is to just get things done.
In addition to the internal Hard drive The desk features a special mount with a separate, detachable hard drive cluster called “The Tower!!!” This was done to allow the hard disks to be shut off individually and only used when needed. Across 5 disks (with room for 1 more) this gives The Desk an extra 1.9 Terabytes, making the grand total 3.62TB. [Link]
- Intel Core i7 920
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- 6x 2gb OCZ Platinum DDR3-10666
- 2x Zotac ECO GeForce 9800 GT 1gb
- Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Elite Pro
- Black Magic Intensity Pro HDMI Capture card
- 2x Ultra 550w psu
- 2x 60GB OCZ Agility Series SSD
- 4x 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 in Raid10
- 2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm
- 750gb Western Digital Caviar Green
- 250gb Western Digital Caviar Blue
- 320gb Maxtor PATA
- LG Blu-Ray Drive