How To: The Ultimate Gaming PC

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How To: The Ultimate Gaming PC

With $1500 and a plan, Imgur user ZacksJerryRig built a water-cooled gaming PC that is wall-mounted, and complete with LED lights. After using a laptop for video editing that took two hours to render a ten minute video, he decided it was time for an upgrade. This custom built PC renders a ten minute in 5 minutes. (Here’s the specs.)

The top is made with ¼ hardboard, and the frame is 1 inch thick. Plexiglass is cut and applied where the components would sit, and 1 inch standoffs were applied where the motherboard sits to allow for airflow. Carbon fiber sticker is placed over the hardboard and the components where attached. He states that the power supply was the heaviest piece, so to insure it’s sturdiness, he used 3 inch bolts to secure it and industrial Velcro underneath. To keep the water-cooling reservoir at 39 degrees celsius, he used longer bolts to increase the distance off the plexiglass to 2 inches. Then the hard drive was mounted and the LED lights run throughout. The PC runs two monitors as well as a 50 inch 4k TV.

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0 thoughts on “How To: The Ultimate Gaming PC

  1. fake NPR fun says:

    Seems to defeat the purpose of thousands of human-hours of engineering.

    1. Aaron Hutchinson says:

      Or fulfill the purpose of tens of human-hours of engineering…

  2. Paul says:

    THIS IS GENIUS!!!!!, of course you might end up burning your house down with a big enough processor

  3. Robert Bradbury says:

    Memory upgrades will be a snap.

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