Well, it’s official: The Bedside Cabinet PC is complete! Learn about what’s inside from it’s entry on the Muh Regs Page. Before we get to the close-ups, here’s some interesting facts about this rough-and-ready machine:
- The motherboard tray is secured by two bolts which don’t need nuts to secure them; they are held in place by friction against the sides of the PC compartment!
- The bizarre combination of construction methods is the result of me not really planning them; I essentially used this project to test ideas for construction work in future projects, for instance, the front panel is made up of 12 separate cuts of 6mm plywood, in order to test the idea of constructing complex 12mm panels by doubling the 6mm parts up.
- I was considering building an AMD APU machine originally, using the A10-7850k as the central component. This machine would have probably had an entirely 3D-Printed case (another experiment I ought to get around to), and would have simply resided on top of the bedside cabinet. This idea was scrapped mostly because the parts I had lying around (from my old Serious Rig) would serve just as well once underclocked.
As is appropriate for such a victory, a parade of photos is in order:
To end on a scientific note, I’ll show you a couple of tests I did to gauge the effectiveness of the underclocking. Both GPU and CPU under full-load would have originally overwhelmed the PSU, thus I had to be sure that I could get them in a state where both could be under duress without any risk of freezing mid-game.