Computer Desk LED Plexiglass Case Mod

Published at: 12/17/2012 Category:
The Desk was my first computer case build. On one hand I wanted to have a really cool computer like some that I had seen with lights, Plexiglas windows, and that sort of thing. On the other hand I realized that my current computer sat on the floor by my table, usually acting as an ottoman, and was covered with scrapes and scuffs. I could set the case on my desk, but then with my keyboard and monitors there would be no room for anything else.

Computer Desk LED Plexiglass Case Mod

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.

Computer Desk LED Plexiglass Case Mod

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.

Computer Desk LED Plexiglass Case Mod

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.

Computer Desk LED Plexiglass Case Mod

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
 

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