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Hey Guys! Here's my very basic 'soon to be' dual pc desk build which will consist of my budget 'ish gaming rig and wife's workstation!

There are so many awesome builds here and people have all kinds of tools, complete workshops at their disposal at home that I'm almost embarrassed of showing it here but anyway.

I'm trying to make the most out of our money, trying my best to research and choose pc parts that fall into 'best bang for your buck". So this is not a SUPER build with fancy stuff and awesome little details and honestly I am very very happy with the result so far.

I have extra cost with shipping which limits my decisions, spent almost 200$ with shipping which would allow me certainly jump a category in CPU or GPU. Only reason I'm saying this is to share how difficult it's been to achieve this.

The desk has numerous designs flaws.

It turned out to be a little bit to tall (adjusting chair height almost elevates my feet off the ground);

It is maybe 10cm narrow than it should be (I feel that I'm to close to the monitor, maybe mounting to the wall will help)

The height clearance miscalculations for the GPU didn't allow me to use the intended layout creating a big puzzle to solve room issues;

The GPU stays very close to the glass which makes it very warm and make my arms sweat lol.

The acrylic turned out to be harder to work with than what I thought it would be, so It still needs a lot of work to create something decent and that actually allows avirflow to the case.

It's been only a couple of days that I assembled it and there's tons of tweaking to do like actually building the second PC, work on cable management, functionality, airflow etc.

Final setup will hopefully consist of:

Value$ Gaming Rig:

Ryzen 3000 (R5 3600 or R7 3700 depending on reviews after launch) GTX 1080 FTW (bought used) G.skill tridentZ RGB 3200mhz Asrock B450M steel legend MSI MAG241C 144hz Monitor

Budget Workstation: Ryzen 5 1600 (already bought) GTX 1060 / RX 580 16gb ddr4 ram (still deciding) Asrock B450M steel legend Asus 24" Monitor

So that's it, I'll update it as I make progress and as money allows.

So come on, feel free to rate it, give ideas and criticize!

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

That's actually pretty cool. Unique idea.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro, there's still a long way to go

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this set up, but I would be concern with sagging over time with the acrylic top. Looking at the weight distribution.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The table top is 8mm tampered glass and for now it seems steady.

We'll see how it holds up when both of us actually begin using it daily.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

If you consider adding legs; look around ikea i.e. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40237840/

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I am capable of drilling a hole on glass lol but thanks anyway they look cool

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking more along the lines of using glue or an epoxy

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not the idea, since there are two heavy duty supports in each size but I'll keep that in mind!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

BadVolf would like to know your address

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure I understand lol But I'm at Panama City, Panama feel free to come visit.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

BadVolf is a company that makes desk PC and desk cases which look super cool, like yours. Hence, the comment. You can Google it up if you like

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow! Appreciate it man, thanks.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I love it, looks awesome. What progress are you hoping to make?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, glad u like it!

The progress I meant was actually finish building the second PC so that the idea can be seen as a whole. It shouldn't look much different from what you can see now but once both PC's are finished I"ll work on the cable management to make it look clean enough, try to finish the decoration of what is meant to be a home office/game room and so on.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, great

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The desk build looks awesome. Good stuff my friend.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a really cool build for you doing it yourself. Only thing I see is if the weight of the glass to being rested on the case itself? I would recommend adding some sort of support so the case isn't under any kind of pressure. I like your ideas though of the dual pc setup though. Good luck!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

By building it inside an apartment with no tools I guess it turned out quite decent. Thank you! The case is made out of 18mm plywood reinforced from the inside and there are also one heavy duty shelf bracket each side of the table. I really hope it handles it but will keep an eye out for any signs of sagging.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the monitor? Recommend?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately have nothing else to compare it to. I come from a AOC LCD 18" which cost me 50$ and was 8 years old.

It was a huge upgrade and for the price I'd recommend it 100%. Very satisfied with it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

not a fan of the ragged rgb mousepad but apart from that looks really good : )

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had to venture a guess, I would say that mousepad pictured, was freshly out of the packaging, and has not settled yet.

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