Guru3D Rig of the Month - March 2020

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9. What's the best part of your rig?

The case that I designed and made entirely myself.



10. Any dislikes, things you should not have bought?

Nope, but I bought several riser cables before I found the one I'm using now (I guess I should include those in my spending...:P). Besides that, I see that both types of Noctua fans now come in black, so I would have considered buying those instead. In addition, I'm considering pimping it up a bit with some LED-strips, and maybe trying out some dark foil on the inside of the glass doors, but heck!



11. Did you modify anything?  cases/video cards/other? Did you do it yourself? Walk us through it.

As I guess is obvious, the case is custom made. It measures about 26x29x39cm (WxDxH). I cut the sides from one piece of glued beech wood. I used a router to cut out the dovetail joineries as well as details for the cables and I/O panels. Then I glued the pieces together, sanded and painted with wax oil. To mount the mobo and hard drives I cut and bended some steel plates, which I sprayed black afterwards. I used the same procedure to make a cover at the base for the PSU, cables and power switch. I used metal insert treads and M3 machine screws to secure everything, thus I can take it apart without problems.

I also ordered a couple of custom side panels made of hardened glass and mounted them with M3 type thumbscrews. The idea with the design was to make two compartments, one for the CPU+HDD and the other for the GPU, both sides getting exactly half of the airflow from the two large fans. I think it worked out as planned as the system runs cool (and rather quiet, thanks to the large diameter fans as well as using vibration dampening rubber washers/stand-offs).



12. Your 3DMark scores


13. Do you have any future updates planned?

Not with this rig, but I'm completing another build for my wife and I, and here I'll go with Intel/Nvidia again (maybe another RotM contestant?).


14. Does your rig or mod have a name?

I call it (humorously) 'SvigerKuben', which translates to 'the Parent-in-law-Cube' (the inside of the upper compartment measures about 25x25x25cm, thus a cube).

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