When it comes to custom PC building, trends can come and go on an almost monthly basis. However, there’s one trend that we’ve seen grow in popularity over the last couple of years which doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. That’s right, we’re talking about the wall-mounted PC craze.
It’s unclear who made the first wall-mounted PC (or when it was made) but over the last couple of years, we’ve seen these weird and wonderful build modifications crop up all over the web. It sees users ditch the more conventional PC case housing and opt to mount all their components on a wall instead.
Whilst this may sound extremely crazy to some people, the results of doing so can be extremely satisfying, to say the least. In the following article, we’ll be looking at some of the best wall-mounted PC builds from across the web. Finishing with some wall-mounted PC build tips that will serve you well if you plan to give it a go.
So, with all that in mind, let’s waste no further time and jump straight into it!
Wall-Mounted PCs And Their Component List
The first of our incredible wall mounted PC builds comes in the shape of Reddit user TwiiSt3D's custom build. This eye-watering PC has been carefully prioritized around performance and aesthetic appeal. At its heart sits the well-considered pairing of Intel’s i7-7800X CPU and dual ASUS Strix 1080Ti’s. A Rampage VI Extreme motherboard is at the base of this build, alongside 64GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM, 3 x T-Force RGB SSD’s, 2 x Primochill 360mm reservoirs, and a whole host of RGB lighting to boot. It isn’t clear whether the build has been updated since the post was published, but one thing’s for sure, we won’t be forgetting this build anytime soon.
Next up we have a carbon-fiber-based wall-mounted PC that looks flawless. The build designed by Imgur user JalfreziJeff caught our eye thanks to how the final product looked. Despite this build being a little outdated now, utilizing an i7-4790K, GTX 1060, and Gigabyte GA-z97X motherboard, it still ticks a lot of the right boxes when it comes to wall-mounted PC builds. Finished with a plexiglass cover, liquid cooling, and a carbon fiber background, this build is one of the nicest in terms of aesthetics.
Our next build is probably one of the most recognizable wall-mounted PC builds we’ve seen in the last couple of years. Utilizing the fan-favorite Bumblebee design, the custom build PC designed by Imgur user marksmanguy, is instantly likable right off the bat. The PC makes use of a carbon-fiber backdrop and a predominantly 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 makes use of an i7-5820k CPU, ASRock x99 OC Formula motherboard, and 1080 Founders edition. Whilst the components might be a little outdated at this point, what isn’t outdated, is the fantastic style this PC offers. If you want a more in-depth guide on how the Imgur user built this PC, head on over to his account - it offers a very thorough build process.
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Lastly, we have the clean yet rustic wall mounted PC from Imgur user kdevault813. Despite this build offering up a more rustic design, it’s actually one of the newer wall-mounted PC builds we’ve seen, bringing the latest Ryzen 3000 series hardware to the table - or wall in this case. At its heart lies the Ryzen 3800X alongside AMD’s impressive 5700XT making this PC not only look great but perform at a high level too. It is a well-balanced design of old and new, utilizing the new components with old wood and a 1940s Allen Electrical Condenser Meter. Overall, a very nicely done wall-mounted PC that deserves recognition.
Things To Consider When Building Your Own Wall-Mounted PC
Seeing all these great wall-mounted PCs might spark the desire for you to build your own. That being said, building a wall-mounted PC is much more difficult than you might think - certainly more technical than doing a plain old PC build.
For that reason, we’ve outlined some of the most helpful tips we could find when it comes to designing and building your own wall-mounted PC.
Always Plan In Advance
Probably fairly obvious to most individuals, but planning before taking on a project like a wall-mounted PC build is the first thing you should do. Having a proper plan in place will not only ensure that your build is something that can actually work, but it’ll probably save you a few bucks along the way as well.
Find Inspiration In Others
Finding inspiration from other users who have already built extravagant custom PCs can be an ideal way to start your new wall-mounted PC build. Whilst there aren’t a tonne of wall-mounted PCs to go off, there’s still enough out there to find inspiration in.
As you can see from all the builds above, if you are going to tackle a wall-mounted PC build project, you better learn about water cooling first. Water cooling on a normal PC can be a little difficult to figure out, so transferring that knowledge to a wall-mounted PC isn’t going to be easy. Whilst it's not impossible, it’s definitely something you should be figuring out before you jump into a wall-mounted PC build.
Always Use Quality Materials For The Mount
The last tip is to always use quality materials for the actual backboard of your components. The last thing you want to happen is for things to start falling off the wall. Most people use quality wood as a base, then build from that. Just remember, your PC is only as strong as its foundation - starting well means you will most likely end well.
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So, there you have it guys, a quick look at some of the best wall-mounted custom-built PCs the internet has to offer. If you’re anything like us, you’ll no doubt be fueled with inspiration now and want to build your own wall-mounted PC - there pretty awesome if truth be told. If you like the content or feel we’ve missed anything out, feel free to drop us a comment in the section below. Better still, why not head on over to our Community Hub where you can discuss everything PC related with like-minded individuals.