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Desk PC's a thing?

JulianvdM

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Have any of you built a custom desk PC? I'm an Industrial Design student and we're looking into the commercial viability of building semi-custom desk PC's and chassis. I have a few questions if you guys don't mind giving me some feedback please? Feel free to answer only one of the questions, or all of them. Any amount of your time is valued.

1. Would you be interested in a desk PC?
2. Have you ever built a custom desk PC or converted a desk to a desk PC?
3. Water or air cooling?
4. How big would you want a desk PC if you wanted one?
5. How much money would you usually spend on a desk?
6. How much money did you spend on your last case / will you be spending on your next case?
7. Would you be willing to pay more for a desk PC chassis than a normal desk or PC chassis?
8. What's more important to you? (looks, silence, sweet sweet RGB action?)

I'd really appreciate any input or assistance you guys can offer on this. At the end of the day, I'd like to be able to produce at least a few of these, and hopefully make the lives of a few techies a bit sexier.
 
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1. Yes
2. Always wanted to, but haven't.
3. As long as it runs cool, don't care.
4. Big enough for my PC, all my peripherals and a 5.1 speaker set packed around 2 monitors.
5. Bought a desk 5/6 years ago, haven't spent money on one yet. Guessing around 2k.
6. About R1500.
7. Yes, if it appeals to me.
8. Silence and coolness. If it has white led strips near the glass panel, it could look kinda sweet.
 

equilibrium3663

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1. Would you be interested in a desk PC?
Yes, always have been and actually wanted to build one myself but never have the time.
2. Have you ever built a custom desk PC or converted a desk to a desk PC?
No
3. Water or air cooling?
Both, support for at least a 240M AIO is a must
4. How big would you want a desk PC if you wanted one?
Not more than 1.2m in length
5. How much money would you usually spend on a desk?
My current desk was R1200, it's a corner L shape desk
6. How much money did you spend on your last case / will you be spending on your next case?
R999, nothing fancy, just wanted a tempered glass side panel to look at my beautiful components, If I had the money I'd have a V8 with a tempered glass hood
7. Would you be willing to pay more for a desk PC chassis than a normal desk or PC chassis?
Yes, if it can include a tempered glass top panel and some fan cutouts as well as dust filters I'd go up to R2000.
Full aluminium would obviously cost more but I'm happy with the solid wood construction with aluminium/stainless steel mountings for internal components

8. What's more important to you? (looks, silence, sweet sweet RGB action?)
Functionality, must be a comfortable height, maybe even adjustable.
Definitely must have tempered and scratch resistant glass top.
Dust filters would help keeps things clean and make maintenance easy and will help with noise.
No RGB whatsoever in the barebone version, to reduce production costs for you and selling price for us.