Chassis are Boring: Build Your PC Inside of a Desk, Instead
Posted on August 26, 2013 12:17 PM by Rob Williams
Are you tired of that computer chassis taking up so much room, but refuse to whittle down your beefy hardware? Are you tired of no one ever being “wowed” by your rig, and are looking for a chassis that actually stands-out? The Cross Desk might be a worthy consideration – if you happen to have $2,000 kicking around. And yes – we’re talking about a desk that you install your PC’s components into.
The Cross Desk, designed by the folks at Red Harbinger, is in some ways a piece of art. It’s “built exceptionally strong”, forged from steel and aluminium and finished with an industrial powder coat. Given its size, it should come as no surprise that the Cross Desk supports virtually every motherboard form-factor. Water-cooling? You bet it has support for that, too.
The Cross Desk isn’t designed to simply hold your PC’s components, but also show them off. For that duty, the top of the desk features thick tempered glass, with frosted, bevelled edges. Because SATA and fan cables are rather boring in aesthetics, sleeving is provided. Overall, the goal is to make your PC look gorgeous.
If you’re not quite sold yet, here’s what a finished product can look like:
I am sure I’m not alone in thinking that looks amazing, even cooler than I would have anticipated. For more glamour shots, check out the designer’s portfolio page.