Edit* Thanks PCPP for the feature!
I also have a video of the build that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVBoMU_Ix0Q
I started this system over a year and a half ago, though it still isn't the build that took me the longest. The goal I wanted to accomplish was to prove that workstations can also be sexy, they don't have to be black or beige boxes. On top of that, I've always wanted to do a Steampunk build and so I figured, why not, lets do them altogether.
Pretty much every single component at this point has been modded/painted in some way. Every single piece of the case was modded in some way and painted. Every single screw for every single component was painted. The blocks/backplates were custom copper plated by my previous employer, EK Water Blocks.
Other details include:
The 2 gauges on the side are fully functional and show CPU/RAM usage
The nixie tubes up top are functional and show display water temperature via in line temp sensors
Genuine 100% real leather and brass, all cut by hand
All rivets were done by hand
This build uses over 200 fittings, every single one of them was either painted or sanded down to the brass
I'm really happy with the results and I hope everyone here enjoys it as well. I'll be posting an entire build log soon!
This build will be used for my new business venture to edit and create 4k content.