A computer gaming enthusiast made an old-fashioned custom platform out of wood, with enough space for the hardware inside. As impressively compact as the build is, you can imagine it would look even tinier when placed next to an Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card.
Reddit user mattzzz199 put together this ‘ultra-compact’ gaming PC using Australian Ironbark wood, with a video posted to their MXC Builds YouTube channel showing the step-by-step process. Packing an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, Intel Core i3 8100 CPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, it’s a more modest system than the best gaming PC around, but it’s the fact that it all sits inside this mini wooden case that makes it . stand out
The video itself goes into detail about how they built the custom gaming PC, showing that some components – like fake heat sinks – were 3D printed. The IO cover has a black matte coat with a brushed copper finish, which has also been applied to the graphics card for a sort of rustic effect.
While the case was built with Australian Ironbark, the baseplate tray is made from plywood. Looking at how the MB sits on top of it, you can see how little space was wasted to get a fully functional computer into such a small case.
Of course, it would absolutely falter before the sight of Nvidia RTX 4090, which measures 336 mm in length. However, comparing the GTX 1050 Ti, which is 144.78mm, to one of the best graphics options around, isn’t exactly fair, of course. This regular gaming PC would surely shudder at the sight of team green’s latest hardware, but then again, the pixel pusher also makes some full-sized cases tremble in fear.