Follow me on my adventure to build the perfect machine. This video might be a bit long but I had a lot of things to show and I tried to significantly upgrade the video production quality compared to my previous PC build videos as you’ll see.
I got the brilliant idea to make Torrens during the 2018 DDR chaos when the price of everything that had DDR in it went +999% because of freaking crypto-mining. As a result I spent several months monitoring all hardware websites in Europe hoping to find “ok” deals. It made it even more complicated that I was, as usual, looking for very specific components.
Because of the nature of my IKEA BESTÅ cabinet integration, I had to work with various constrains such as available space, noise, vibration, airflow, dust, temperatures and of course RGB coolness. The final result is exactly as I imagined it: neat, silent and runs fast, mission accomplished!
I went the extra mile to program an Arduino to manage RGB lighting of the graphics card and to provide integration with my home automation system but I’m still working on it. I also upgraded my screen back-light system with an other Arduino controlled by Prismatik-psieg (which implies that only video source from the computer can be used). It’s not super hard to do but I did make some modifications to adapt it to my configuration. The next step is to find a way to make it work with the PS4 (4k, HDR), I’m thinking with a camera maybe.
|Frame||Aerocool Dream Box|
|Motherboard||Aorus Z370 Gaming 7|
|RAM||GSkill 3200MHz C14 64GB|
|CG||AORUS GTX 1060 Xtreme 6G (rev. 2.0)|
|PCI-E Extender||Thermaltake AC-050-CO1OTN-C1TT 600 mm Premium|
|SSD||Samsung 960 Evo nvme 1TB x 3|
|HDD||HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB x 3|
|Cooler||Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB|
|Fan||Be Quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 14cm 1000RPM x 3|
|Dust filter||Lian Li PT-AF14-2B x 3|