Design Studio Console/Desk

Never thought it might become a challenge to even get this finished before the end of the year. But I'm again one step closer to the final result. Read all about it in part 15.

We got power people! I finished the power in the racks and the PowerCon connectors.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Also I decided on the hardware for the PC workstation and went for a proven value for money configuration.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

I already have experience with this motherboard as it is currently running in my main computer. This new version is only a revision of the previous design but still uses the same components.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Because the computer case has less room then a normal case I went for a low profile cooler that has enough cooling capacity while remaining as quiet as possible.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Also the power supply is a low noise piece from the correctly named brand Be Quiet!.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

The 19 inch computer case is a very cheap piece with great value. It comes with everything you need and actually has all the futures you find in more expensive cases.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

First the default front fan needs to make place for a quiet model.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

In order to mount the the DVD drive I needed to remove the entire external bracket case. Once removed it is easy mounting DVD and HD drives.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

To my suprise the case even uses an anti vibration construction for mounting the drive case.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Time to mount it all together.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Then there is always the magical moment, will it work or not. Thankfully it worked out of the box, or actually boxes. After some tuning the system remained cool and quiet.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

Time for installing Windows, I've gotten used to installing this from a USB stick which is fast too.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

And almost done...

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

I must say that the SSD disk is incredible fast, system boots like a rocket. One suprise was by the way the UEFI I got when powering on the first time..

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

I also got the remaining switches and decided to order a yellow/orange switch that will function as master switch.

DIY Design Studio Console/Desk
DIY Design Studio Console/Desk

One of the lasting this I got to was a part of the cable from the PSU to the switches.

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