Customized desktops are inclined to go for outrageous aesthetics, with RGB lighting, large arrays of followers and liquid cooling, and just about anything the builder can dream up. However this undertaking from prolific builder Jeffrey Stephenson turns again the clock, utilizing wooden and fake brushed steel to evoke the look of vacuum tube amplifiers from the Nineteen Sixties. He calls the undertaking the “Clean Slate.”
Housed throughout the major wooden block is a Micro-ATX motherboard, with the I/O panel dealing with rear. The varied connections and cables are all routed via the bottom, with the GPU, CPU cooler, and energy provide all mounted vertically. Each is hidden behind a secondary protect with built-in mesh grilles for airflow. Be aware how the GPU and energy provide sit on both aspect of the central CPU cooler for a balanced look.
Regardless of the superb outcomes, the undertaking didn’t require any large feats of engineering, just a few extraordinarily exact woodworking expertise with plenty of planning and ending. You’ll be able to undergo Mr. Stephenson’s construct course of on his private website (by way of Hackaday), or try his YouTube channel for much more classically-inspired customized PC builds. If you happen to dig the aesthetic, however don’t have dozens of free hours and a woodworking store, try the brand new North case from Fractal Design.