I started to transfer all the components into their respective homes. I replaced the ATX PSU with Silverstone Tek 450 (Amazon) and 300 (Amazon) watt SFX PSUs.
I cut and drilled some acrylic to house the HDDs. Not super pretty but it works.
|Right Side NAS HDDs|
|Left Side SSD|
I bought these 120mm Dust Covers (Amazon) so that it wouldn't get too dust inside the "case". I have to take the glass top off every time I need to mess with the components.
|Installed the cover under the desk.|
I used a leftover piece of MDF to temporarily hold up the monitor and keyboard. I didn't want to put the glass top on knowing I will still be working on the components and cables.
For the gaming PC, I replaced the Corsair H50 (Amazon) with a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 (Amazon). I have maybe 2 mm clearance between the glass top and the CPU fan.
I used a PCIE 16x Cable Riser (Digikey) to remote the graphics card. Additionally, I used the HDMI extender from a Firestick TV (Amazon) to get a decent bend on the HDMI cable without putting stress on the cable or the graphics card.
NAS side all complete. Note the IO panel. Eventually I plan on sealing the backs of the desk and use the IO panels.
Current status as of now. Things I need to work on: Cable Management and selling all the old components (Lian Li PC-Q25, Fractal Node 304, Corsair 450 and 500 ATX PSU, Corsair H50)
Purchased a few Cord Away Wire Clips (Amazon) and tidied up the wires in the back.