When it comes to creating custom PCs, trends can come and go almost monthly. However, there is a trend in which we have gained popularity in recent years and which does not seem to be going anywhere quickly. That’s right, we’re talking about the enthusiasm for wall-mounted PCs.
It’s unclear who made the first wall-mounted PC (or when it was made), but in the past few years, these strange and wonderful build modifications have surfaced across the web. Users do without the more conventional PC case and instead choose to mount all of their components on a wall.
While this may sound extremely crazy for some people, the results can be, to say the least, extremely satisfying. The following article introduces some of the best wall-mounted PC builds from around the web. Finally, some tips on building a wall-mounted PC that will serve you well if you want to try it out.
So let’s not waste any more time and jump right in!
Wall PCs and their component list
The first of our incredible wall-mounted PC builds is the custom build by Reddit user TwiiSt3D. This stunning PC has been carefully prioritized for performance and aesthetics. The centerpiece is the well-considered pairing of the Intel i7-7800X CPU and two ASUS Strix 1080Ti. In addition to 64 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB-RAM, 3 x T-Force-RGB-SSDs, 2 x Primochill 360 mm reservoirs and a whole range of RGB lighting, a Rampage VI Extreme motherboard is the basis of this build. It’s not clear if the build has been updated since the post was released, but one thing is certain, we won’t forget this build anytime soon.
Next we have a carbon fiber wall PC that looks flawless. The build designed by Imgur user JalfreziJeff caught our eye thanks to the appearance of the end product. Although this build is now a bit dated and uses an i7-4790K, GTX 1060 and Gigabyte GA-z97X motherboard, it is still just right for wall-mounted PC builds. Equipped with a plexiglass cover, liquid cooling and a carbon fiber background, this construction is one of the most aesthetically pleasing.
Our next build is probably one of the most famous wall-mounted PC builds we’ve seen in recent years. Using the fan-favorite Bumblebee design, the PC designed by Imgur user Marksmanguy is instantly likeable. The PC uses a carbon fiber background and a mostly yellow-on-black theme – obviously. With blue RGB throughout the build and a clean finish, the Bumblebee build, as I like to call it, looks fantastic. It uses an i7-5820k CPU, an ASRock x99 OC Formula motherboard and a 1080 Founders Edition. While the components may be a bit dated at this point, the fantastic style this PC offers is not dated. If you want more detailed instructions on how to create this PC by the Imgur user, go to their account – it offers a very thorough creation process.
Finally, we have the clean, yet rustic wall PC from the Imgur user kdevault813. While this build offers a more rustic design, it is actually one of the newer wall-mounted PC builds we’ve seen, bringing the latest Ryzen 3000 series hardware to the table – or in this case, to the wall. At the heart of it is the Ryzen 3800X alongside the impressive 5700XT from AMD, which not only makes this PC look great, it also delivers high performance. It is a balanced design of old and new, using the new components with old wood and an Allen Electrical Condenser Meter from the 1940s. Overall, a very well-made wall PC that deserves recognition.
Things to consider when building your own wall PC
If you see all of these great wall-mounted PCs, it could make you want to build your own. That being said, building a wall-mounted PC is much more difficult than you might think – certainly more technical than a simple old PC.
That’s why we’ve listed some of the most helpful tips we can find when designing and building your own wall PC.
Always plan ahead
Probably pretty obvious to most people, but planning before you take on a project like a wall-mounted PC build is the first thing you should do. If you have a right plan, it will not only ensure that your build actually works, but you will probably also save a few dollars along the way.
Find inspiration in others
Finding inspiration from other users who have already built fancy custom PCs can be an ideal way to start building your new wall-mounted PC. While there aren’t a ton of wall-mounted PCs, there’s still enough to find inspiration for.
Learn water cooling
As you can see from all of the builds above, you should first learn about water cooling if you want to tackle a wall-mounted PC build project. Water cooling on a regular PC can be a bit difficult, so it’s not easy to transfer this knowledge to a wall-mounted PC. While it’s not impossible, it’s definitely something you should find out before jumping into a wall-mounted PC build.
Always use high quality materials for the mount
The last tip is to always use high quality materials for the actual backboard of your components. The last thing you want is for things to fall off the wall. Most people use quality wood as a base and then build on it. Remember, your PC is only as strong as its foundation. If you start well, you will most likely end up well.
Building PCs can be an extremely entertaining thing. That being said, they can also be difficult if you are not yet familiar with all the PC madness on the wall. Below are some of our best PC building sites. They will not only train you in parts, but also help you with the creation process:
So there you are, folks, a quick look at some of the best wall-mounted custom PCs the Internet has to offer. If you are something like us, you are now undoubtedly driven by inspiration and want to build your own wall PC – it is quite awesome when the truth is told. If you like the content or feel like you’ve missed something, feel free to drop us a comment in the section below. Better yet, visit our Community Hub, where you can discuss everything related to the PC with like-minded people.