Your post is very useful can you please help me with the driver download link, the patch related to printer installation is missing in my system.
I've had a number of interesting builds over the years (1, 2, 3 ) I got excited last night after I found an old beige box down at my shed and decided to clean up my desk and create an open air, suspended, under-desk PC. I've always wanted to overclock my old i5-4670k , but have never been able to due to it being mounted in my old*Cardboard-PC.*I also recently picked up a GTX-690 for cheap, so it was time for a new 'case' for my daily driver. Specs as follows:
- -i5-4670k @4.3GHz (Can boot at 4.4 and 4.5, but just can't get it stable , still happy with the 900MHz overclock on the basic -M-ITX board however.)
-500 GB + 2TB HDD's
-Gigabyte ODIN Pro 800W PSU
-Intel 2x2 Wireless AC adaptor
-Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler
-HP $24 wireless keyboard and mouse combo (don't judge me, it works and it's cheap )
-Energy C5 floor standing front speakers, Bose Satellite Surround
-Denon AVR-2870 AV receiver using hacked realtek drivers for DTS-Live
The build came together like this: Step1
Find an old beige box and hack out the important mounting hardware and on button
Start the layout process on the underside of the desk. Make sure to have marked where the underside table supports go to you don't have clearance issues.
Affix the mounting hardware to the table using flat head screws so that you don't have interference issues.
Nout your CPU cooler before checking for graphics card clearance (turns out there is about a cigarette papers clearance in this case *between the graphics card, and jusssst enough room to get the cpu power plug in.)
Get everything else mounted up and star running cables
Remember that everything is going to be hanging from the under side of a desk, so it is important to secure all your cables. Zip-ties and screw-in hooks are your friends here.
Very carfully with your mate, turn the desktop over and start hooking up all the power cables and doing your best to manage them
Enjoy your cable free desktop and infinitely*expandable hidden PC. Plans in the future are to change out the M-ITX Haswell system for something more modern (probably the next intel revision.) But for now it runs the games I play perfectly well and gives me a large and clean workspace for study and the mining engineering work I do.
Total cost of the build was $12AUD at the hardware store for the screws, hooks and a 4" cutoff angle grinder wheel.
The PC collects no dust as it's suspended under a desk, nowhere near the floor. Since it's effectively an open air bench, cooling is fantastic. Thus it's extremely quiet during office duties and not bad at all when playing AAA games as the heat just blows away. Thee best bit however is the complete lack of cable clutter on the desk. Both screens have USB hubs in them and you can see the stylish 4-port USB3 port mounted on the right monitor stand.
In the future I have plans for a more 'integrated solution' which will have:
- -The USB hub mounted flush with the desk.
-Optical drive mounted vertically with the top flush to the desk
-Audio jacks for headphones on the front of the desk
-Power button mounted flush in the desk
Lastly when I get back from my tour at the mine I'll be investing in a Gigabyte G1 Gaming OC GTX1080-Ti
Thanks for reading and enjoy your builds
Last edited by JFAllen; 16-04-17 at 10:57 AM.
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