DIRAC-C

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hkh-knudsen
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Corvallis, OR, United States
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DIRAC-C

This build is a personal project, originally stemming from a desire to keep my computer off the floor, save space, and create a piece of art I can appreciate while I'm sitting at my desk. Thus, "DIRAC-C," my wall mount build was born. Built with standard components, I created the "case" from a large Plexiglas backplane, and laser-cut acrylic panels. The design is industrial, raw, and takes a few design cues from Neon Genesis Evangelion. The goal was to pack all of the components as flat to the wall as possible, while hiding the cable management, maximizing cooling, and leaving the individual components in broad view. It began with a 24"x24" sheet of 1/4" clear Plexiglas, on which I mapped out, and mounted the components with nylon standoffs and screws. The cables were routed in such a way that they could be easily covered by laser-cut black acrylic, to keep things tidy. I'm using the 40W "K40" laser, available on ebay. It's quite capable and inexpensive. The entire project involved a few weeks of work, on and off. The most difficult part was routing the cables, and designing and laser cutting acrylic covers to hide the cable runs. The I/O to my desk is all hidden within a PVC conduit, keeping the extra cables out of sight. The top-right cover, with the title of the build, hides most of the power cables, while the orange etched covers in the mid-right cover the hard disks. I've had a lot of fun with this build, despite the challenges. I'm quite pleased with the result, and love the display piece that my build has become. Thanks for checking out my build!
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Wall
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 159.00
AMD - FX-8350
Cores: 8
Socket: AM3+
Motherboard
$ 198.50
ASUS - M5A97 R2.0
Chipset: 970
CPU Socket: AM3+
Memory Support: DDR3
Memory
G.Skill - Ripjaws
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR3
Storage
Samsung - 840 EVO mSATA
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: mSATA
Type: SSD
Graphics
$ 285.00
PNY - GTX
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU
$ 149.99
Corsair - GS700
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Non-Modular
Cooling
$ 131.99
Corsair - Hydro H100i
Compatibilty: AM4
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
Type: AIO
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