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AMD Wall Mount Build

by slag82

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Date Published

Sept. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.25GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.89GHz

Description

I've been excited about the recent rise of AMD, with their Ryzen line of CPUs. I wanted to do a Ryzen build to replace my 5 year old Intel build; but, having done a lot of traditional case builds, I wanted to try something different.

This is my attempt at a custom wall mount PC. My wood working and painting skills are lacking, to say the least, but I think the end result is decent looking. Especially in a dark room. I have a plan to add an overlay to the build, but I don't know if that will happen. So, for now, here is my AMD Red vs. Blue wall mount build.

Having never done something like this before, I decided to go as simple as I could. I picked up a 24" x 48" project board from Home Depot as the base. Cut it down to 24" x 36", and planned the layout in Excel. Once I had the layout plotted, I gridded out the board, and planned for all the necessary wire feed cut outs. In hindsight, I could have placed the parts and some of the cuts better, but it worked out.

I made a mess of the paint. It took a round of sanding, 3 coats of primer, another round of sanding, 3 coats of paint, another (heavier) round of dry and wet sanding, and then another 3 coats of paint, before the board looked decent. I understand now why so many other wall builds use carbon fiber wrap.

For mounting the components, I ended up using a lot of L-Braces from Home Depot. They were used to mount the PSU, power switch, coolant pump\reservoir, brace the cooling tubes, and to help route wires in the back. Handy little things.

I mounted the PC to the wall using a French Cleat. Simple, effective, and much cheaper than a purpose made mount.

The parts are mostly new, though I did reuse my existing 1TB HDD, and Soundblaster Z soundcard. So far, I am impressed with the Ryzen CPU, and Samsung EVO PCIE SSD. I have to admit, while the Vega 64 GPU does handle any game I have at Ultra, it is still slightly disappointing, having recently built a Ryzen PC with a GTX 1080 for a friend. But, it looks great. As soon as EK releases their Aluminum waterblock for the Vega cards, I will be adding that to the cooling loop as well. The Vega runs really hot.

Thank you for checking out my build. Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions for improvement in future projects!

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ultimate_tech 3 points 2 months ago

Not bad...not bad at all +1

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

bloodroses75 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Very cool and unique. Call it 'modern art'. :) The only suggestion I can possibly give is to put a tempered glass or plexiglass front on it; which you can then mod even more.

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I actually have a piece of polycarbonate that is supposed to go over the top, but I am waiting for an artist friend who is painting it. It may take awhile to get that piece on though, haha.

iwalkwithedead 12 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Cannot hate on a custom :)

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Nice PC dude! +1

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

Jmurphsx 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Love the PC! That last picture is giving me anxiety though ... IT'S CROOKED haha! All jokes aside, solid build man.

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Haha. Thank you! My camera skills are even worse than my wood working skills.

Nuclear_Physicist_Thats_A_Birb 2 points 2 months ago

I can teach you wood work xd, I get 9/10 for wood work

freindlybuild 2 points 2 months ago

so cool +1

KevinMoondust 6 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I love it when people take it upon themselves to build something unique. Those pictures are truly a testament of the devotion put into this. Take my +1 and by Golly this should be featured.

jamesHDsandy 2 points 2 months ago

Good Effort Lad, Rate the spacing of the parts on the back board, it looks clean

Sensible_Systems 28 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Amazing, and inspirational. Such a great project.

Blazefire96 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

******' awesome

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Cool custom build!

KingOneF 2 points 2 months ago

Really, Really Cool!

Talliu 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

What did you get your 1700 Oc to? Is it stable at 4.0 GHz?

you8myrice 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

not OP but i got my 1700 stable at 4.0, mines not even the X

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I haven't gotten around to OCing it yet. Just got it hung last weekend, and I've barely had time to use it, TBH. I will start OCing soon though and let you know.

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I finally got around to OCing, and I was able to get it running at 4Ghz stable, maintaining a running temp below 70º. Ultimately, though, I reverted it to stock. I only use the PC for gaming, and light productivity work, and the gains from the OC in those realms weren't worth it for me. The 1700X base clock and boost are more than enough.

Talliu 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Ah thanks for the reply! Wow the temperatures are quite high even when you're using water. Well. Glad to know about the overclocking potential of msi motherboards, I'm planning to get the x370 version so this helped a lot!

kudzuinc 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Damn great idea ! ! ! +1

Slash8675 2 points 1 month ago

I have the same GPU and it immediately goes to 85 c like as soon as I start a game. It runs fine but I just find it weird that its 35 or so idle then any load at all its straight to 85. Sometimes hovers around 70 to 75 but usually straight to 85. Have you had similar experience?

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Just about. It's not consistently 85º, but it gets up into the 75-85 range consistently when in use. From what I understand, this is normal for the Vega cards.

EKWB is supposed to be releasing an aluminum waterblock for Vega next month. I plan on getting one of those and expanding my cooling loop. I've read that Vega does well with liquid cooling, so hopefully that will help. At the very least, it will quiet it down. It is obnoxiously loud in my build, being out in the open. I'll be sad to lose the Special Edition shroud (one of the main reasons I wanted it). But the noise and heat are a problem for me.

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 2 points 5 days ago

That Vega 64 looks sick when you put it in a wall PC like this

slag82 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

I love the way the card looks. I'm not a fan of the busy, plastic shrouds on so many aftermarket cards. This thing is simple, sleek, and solid aluminum.

ugapeyton 1 point 21 hours ago

How hot does the HDD run. You can use a bunch of software to test this. Just in case I would use Open HW monitor or Crystal Disk Info.