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 Post subject: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:12 pm 
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I have just completed my project of building a computer that is inside of, what is basically, a custom made shadow box/ picture frame. I like the idea of letting the computer components speak for themselves. From the motherboard's complex circuits, to the simple exterior of a HDD, I have always felt it is such a shame to tuck these beautiful parts away into a computer case or worse, ruin them in a gaudy case that still just ends up under a desk. Art is meant to be hung on a wall for display. And that is exactly the idea that I'm trying to bring to life. I have installed Battlefield 4 to check out how well it could handle it and to keep an eye on temps. After playing with all but a couple of settings all the way up for about an hour or so the CPU's highest recorded temp was 39.5C, GPU max was 53C. The motherboard has 3 sensors, highest was was 47C.

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This computer was built for mid-high performance. I wanted this computer to have a least some bite to live up to its bark.

Video Card:
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750
Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 7750
Video Memory: 1GB GDDR5
Memory Interface: 128-bit
Bus: PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
Connectors: DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort

CPU:
FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
Frequency: 3.5/4.0GHZ (Base/Overdrive)
Cores: 8
Cache: 8/8MB (L2/L3)
Socket Type: AM3+
Power Wattage: 125W

RAM:
G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 RipjawsX Series
8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Dual channel kit 2x4GB
1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24)

Hard drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200
1.5 TB
7200RPM
SATA 6 Gb/s
64MB


Power Supply:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply



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And here is a video of one of the LED light strips' settings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAxg8qdXyZU&feature=c4-overview&list=UU7wCgE7Vh0aMRps6s3jZuXw

Let me know what you think.

Thank you,
Scott Y.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:20 am 
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It's nice. How big is it? Is that a micro-atx size mobo? Maybe you should try arranging the wiring also and make it stand out also.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Well thanks. It's a full sized atx mobo and power supply. The whole thing is about 25" wide. I'll have to think about playing with the wires.

Thank you,
Scott Y.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:35 pm 
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looks great.
good job.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:38 am 
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Looks great!

It also looks heavy as shit!!!! Estimates on how heavy she is?? My aluminum full size is heavy I can only imagine how heavy that wood cabinet is.

Mount that bitch on the wall or something!


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Framed Computer Art.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:38 pm 
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I like it, especially the color changing LED's!!!

Looks like poplar for the back piece & oak for the rest?


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