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Good morning everyone,

I'm Taz. Have been very much into the Laptop gaming scene and as I am growing older and money has started coming in, I am hoping to enter into the realm of desktop gaming. I am very handy with machines and trained as a CNC programmer. My current project is to make a wall mounted desktop PC and I am looking for older Desktops to keep costs down. Would love to meet some fellow modders to know how they did it.
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Hello and welcome OCN.
There are several wall mounted PC topics floating around. Just use the search bar and I'm sure you'll find what you need. And good luck on your wall build.
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ahh more Canucks, welcome welcome. You want to make a wall-mounted case out of old cases? Check by dumpsters, someone is always throwing out an old case. But don't come around my turf! Kidding... sortofnotreally. Anyway, if you cut the backplate out you'll have something to mount a motherboard on the wall with.
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@MrBall & @Petrol.

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I dare say with the snow coming along I need all the warmth y'all gon offer tongue.gif

I was thinking of creating one in which the components are mounted to a wooden board and then pinned onto a wall. My target specs would be as follows:

- ANY Old X58 motherboard
- GTX Titan 2013 (These things are so cheap now!!!!)
- Intel Core i7 980x
- 12GB DDR3
- 600W PSU
- 1 TB HDD
- 512GB SSD
- Wireless Keyboard and mouse (nothing fancy)

As you can see, it's not meant to be a top of the line rig but I am struggling to find a decent X58 Mobo. I am looking on kijiji and ebay but ebay isn't the best due to exorbitant taxes and fees for canadian buyers. It's why I resort to forums like OCN as you guys are more passionate and honest about your hardware.

Although I have been discouraged against it due to dust settling on my components I am more worried about keeping my motherboard and RAM cool. I know the CPU, GPU & PSU has Active cooling but the motherboard does not frown.gif
Edited by tasnikkhan - 9/29/16 at 7:27am
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Yeah I'm not sure where you'd find a board like that, you can get coolers that strap right onto the RAM though or use a spot cooler like this one.

But why the 980x? You'd have an easier time building a 2600k system and it has better single-threaded performance than the 980x. Or for more cores there's also the AMD FX line, it's not as great as the 980x stock but paired with a performance mobo and OC'd it should be comparable performance for probably half the price (at most, IMHO) and it's all stuff you could pick up new at a brick n mortar shop
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I just got a Mobo and CPU combo for 170 CAD. Its an Intel Core i7 920 on that. Granted it's not the most powerful system out there but I am gaming on 1080p after all.

So far, here's my cost breakdown.

Mobo: MSI SLi X58 Pro - 75 CAD
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 - 35 CAD
Memory: 12 GB DDR3 RAM G Skill Ripjaws - 50 CAD
Storage: 800GB SSD- Dell server class SSD - 100 CAD
GPU: Nvidia GTX Titan Black - 320 CAD
PSU: TBA

Cost so far 580 CAD

Any suggestions so far?
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