A gaming PC enthusiast has a dinky custom rig made of wood, with just enough room for the hardware inside. As impressively compact as the build is, you can imagine it would look even smaller if placed next to an Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card.
Reddit user mattzzz199 put this “ultra-compact” gaming PC together with Australian Ironbark wood, with a video posted to their MXC Builds YouTube channel showing the step-by-step process. With an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, an Intel Core i3 8100 CPU and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it’s more of a modest system than the best gaming PC out there, but it’s the fact that it’s all in this mini wooden box. that makes it shine.
The video itself goes into detail about how they built the custom gaming PC, showing that a number of components – such as fake heat sinks – have been 3D printed. The IO cover has a black matte layer with a brushed copper finish, which is also applied to the graphics card for a sort of rustic effect.
While the case is built with Australian Ironbark, the motherboard tray is made of plywood. Looking at how the MB sits on it, you can see how little space was wasted to get a fully working PC in such a small case.
Of course, it would absolutely cringe at the sight of an Nvidia RTX 4090, which is 336mm tall. However, it’s not entirely fair to compare the GTX 1050 Ti, which is 144.78mm, with one of the best graphics card options out there. This custom gaming PC would certainly shudder at the sight of Team Green’s latest hardware offerings, but then again, the pixel pusher also leaves some full-sized cases trembling with fear.