Desk PC V1

by Griffin T Posted on: 11/2/2020

Build Description

I built this computer and case/desk almost two years ago. I wanted to make a gaming rig that could also do some 3-D CAD. It currently has a 2700X and a GTX 1080. I mostly play Destiny 2, Beat Saber, CS:GO and many other VR games. I am also playing through all the Half Life games while I wait for Cyber Punk to come out. Obviously the most interesting part about this computer is the desk. It took about a month to make and is actually awesome. It is a modified desk where the desktop flipped up and had a storage area inside. I cut the top off, added the leg cut out, added fake wood inside, got a piece of tempered glass made for the top and added lots of RGB. It was a really fun project. Over time the desk itself has changed very little other than more RGB. Also, the computer inside has changed very little. It was going to get an upgrade to the 3070 but we all saw how that went down :( . Micro center ran out too quickly for me to get one. What has changed is on top of the desk. The computer now has 3 monitors. Also, I have built two keyboards. One is a Drop CTRL with holy panda’s and the other is an OLKB Planck with zilent 67g and C3 kiwi’s. Both are waiting for keycaps. I also upgraded to Sennheiser HD 6XX and built a Plex Server.

Favorite Feature

The desk is really amazing. One thing that I did do that is really great other than the desk is one of my other monitors. If you use discord and have two monitors try putting the other monitor in portrait. It is amazing.

Parts contained in build

ASUS B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $129.99
It works. Has enough USB ports for a normal person as well.
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $82.99
runs at the right speed and it's RGB.
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $99.99
It has not broken so it is perfect and has enough wattage.
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
storage. It is fast enough for a hard drive and as long as it does not break it is doing its job well.
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G)
Qty: 1 $27.99
I boot off of this and it is fast enough for that.
M.2 drive 256 Gigabytes
Qty: 1 $40.00
Great and fast.
Drop CTRL keyboard
Qty: 1 $300.00
Build quality was great for me but the feet are super annoying.
1080p Asus Monitor
Qty: 1 $100.00
Great second monitor
Cooler master RGB fans
Qty: 1 $90.00
$90 for 9 fans. Once broke immediately but the rest have worked this whole time.
GTX 1080 FE
Qty: 1 $400.00
Logitech G502
Qty: 1 $70.00
I think this mouse is too heavy for gaming. It is a very comfortable mouse for web browsing and that is what it gets used for at this point.
MSI Optix 1440p monitor
Qty: 1 $300.00
Looks great and is great for my gaming
OLKB Plank
Qty: 1 $400.00
Once everything comes for it it will be a 400 dollar keyboard. wow. It is really great to type on QMK is super powerful and makes this keyboard amazing.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Qty: 1 $40.00
Great for gaming. It is light and fits my hand well.
Ryzen 2700x
Qty: 1 $320.00
Sennheiser HD 6XX
Qty: 1 $220.00
Sound great