What’s up YouTube. I want to show you my most
recent project. My wall-mounted, water-cooled, super powerful rendering computer. I had a
ton of fun making this video so I hope you enjoy it. Go ahead and click the link in the
bottom left-hand corner if you want to see the list of parts that I used to build this
computer. So what I’ve done up to this point is I’ve kind of figured out how much space
all the components take up on the board, and then measured my board accordingly, and now
I’m kind of just drawing all of the outlines. The power supply goes here, the SSD goes here,
hard drives go here, sound card, video card. And when I sketch out kind of the basic placement
of it, I also sketch out where the wires are going to bend down into the holes as they
go underneath to kind of keep it more clean. Because with each of the wires, I’ll take
kind of the biggest example, when this plugs into the motherboard, it takes a second before
it can bend again, and so I have to compensate for that bend so that it’ll go down in this
hole. So I kind of spread it out just a little bit so it’ll allow for a fold in the wire.
Same thing with all of the different power cords here. You have to space the hole out
far enough so that you don’t kink the cable too drastically as you can see like that.
Anyway, relatively simple. Just kind of lining everything out right now. Fabricating and
figuring out how the acrylic is going to work. I took this board and cut the sides at 45
degree angles so that the light from the LEDs would shine through better on the sides. So
that’s kind of like my rough cut. And then the SSD will sit just right on top of that.
And so when the LEDs turn on with the acrylic underneath, it’s going to shine through the
edges. And so now that I’ve kind of made that I can start with the acrylic and make the
real mounts. And so the base is going to be here, the LEDs are going to sit there, acrylic’s
going to sit on top of that, and that’s kind of how it works. All right, so I started with
the biggest piece of acrylic first, the one that goes for the motherboard, and you can
see the rough cut on the edge there that the table saw left as I was cutting it. And then
as I set the motherboard on top of it, you can see that it just comes out a little bit
on every side so that the LED lights can shine through it. Pretty sweet. Now to make the
rest of them. Here I have the LEDs. And I started off, I cut a bunch of them up, and
I was planning on soldering them all together but that is actually an extraordinary amount
of work, especially because each of these little strips has five solder points on it.
So I’m going to avoid soldering that much by taking that roll and rolling it here underneath
the wood, just kind of doing one big long continuous strip all the way through the whole
box and that’ll save me a whole lot of time I think. Drilled myself some pilot holes with
the drill. And now I’m going to cut them all out with the jigsaw. Then I’m going to build
a frame around the backside of it. So I’ve already put on the two sides as you can see
here. Basically I just put a thin strip of glue along the top, and then drilled holes
for the sides. And I’m being super careful with this hard board right here, to not split
it, so what I’m doing is I’m taking a large bit, pre-drilling just a small little hole
on the top, and then taking smaller bit for the shaft and drilling that down inside where
the top hole has already been sunk. Just so you can see how the frame is put together
this is the back of it, and I have wood glue in the seam there, as well as screws along
the top. So this is all the acrylics in place, they’ve all been mounted, I’m just going to
kind of go through a little bit and tell you how I did things. This is for the graphics
card. So I have these two screws going down into the plexiglass and then this one and
this one kind of coming out to hold it in place. Then this line in the center is actually
a groove, it’s a v-shaped groove so that LEDs come up into the groove and then shine out
onto the edges which allow the light to shine around all the sides like you’ve seen before.
This is for the audio card. Same thing. These go into the card. This holds it down. This
is for the hard drives. These four screws come up into the hard drives into the pre-mounted
holes that come with the hard drives. And then for the SSD, there was no really good
way to hold that on so I just used some industrial velcro, which is good for 20 pounds, and the
SSD weighs like a third of a pound, I don’t know. Super small. Power supply. I have some
pretty hefty brackets on the back that come in and screw onto the power supply and then
this piece of velcro just kind of help hold it so it doesn’t twist downward at all which
is kind of nice. And this is for the fan. Comes up and then these keep it elevated so
there’s enough circulation underneath for it to allow–and I can always change the elevation
depending on how big a screw I put in there. This is for the motherboard. I have one-inch
standoffs. Lifting the motherboard up and away from the plexiglass. And then these screws
hold the plexiglass down into the board. And then I’m also going to have three screws coming
from the motherboard underneath the wood as well so that’s how that’s going to be mounted.
Anyway, pretty straightforward. I’m just going to go through and kind of clean up these holes
right now before I put the sticker over the top, the carbon fiber sticker. And we’ll go
from there. So now that the sticker’s all on, I can go ahead and mount the acrylic pieces
and all of the components back where they belong. So the six terabytes of hard drive
are actually pretty uniquely mounted. I put the screws in first, and then I screwed the
acrylic onto the bottom of the hard drives afterward. That way my screws are all ready
to be slid down inside of those holes. I put a piece of electrical tape over the top of
the screws to that the PCD boards don’t ground out having a piece of metal so close to them.
So hopefully that electrical tape will keep enough insulation between the hard drives
and the screws themselves. It still has that same little line right there to help guide
the light into the outside edges. Mounting the power supply is a little bit trickier.
What I ended up taking is some of these framing brackets and just put some screws through
the frame of my case here and then screwed it into three of the four power supply slots.
And I think honestly it’s pretty sturdy. I’m not worried at all about it coming off. This
is the motherboard now. You can see I have the one-inch standoffs kind of sticking up.
Three of them are replaced by just normal screws, they’re going to go and hold the motherboard
to the mount itself. So all the standoffs are going to have their own little screws
as you can see like in that corner and stuff. And then the other two screws will just come
all the way through and there will be a little bit of a gap right there where you can kind
of see that light shining through. The CPU fan is a little bit different. It’s kind of
mounted the same way that the hard drives were. I have these screws coming up from the
bottom of the plastic piece. And then I have three more screws coming through the back
of it as you can see right there. And then we have the same little v-shaped slit in the
plastic to help disperse the light. I did it a little bit different on this one though,
I cut a hole out in the center, and I also put the same carbon fiber stuff over the top
of this, and I put a hole in the center so that when it’s lit up, you won’t be able to
see the LEDs from straight down, but the light will kind of emanate from around the edge
of the fan. Hopefully. So that should be pretty cool. So here’s my workstation where I’ve
been the last couple weeks. I’ve been waiting on a shielded PCI cable which is this guy
right here going down to my graphics card. The daisy chain one that I had before wasn’t
really working out. Sometimes the error code on the motherboard would pop up that the display
wasn’t reading. So I figured I was getting some kind of interference. Probably where
the PCI cord comes down close to the motherboard. Getting some kind of signal interference there.
Anyway, it’s mostly all put together right now. Here’s a view of the back of it, I still
need to do some wire maintenance back there and then make sure that the LEDs are in the
right spots. Basically I’m just going to tape those in, probably with duct tape and electrical
tape. I’ll do another shot as soon as I’m finished with that. I was going to mount it
right between my 4K TV and the shelf that I built last year, just sitting right there
on the wall, next to my monitors. Should turn out pretty well I think. So here’s the back
of the computer. I have a lot of duct tape covering up the LEDs as they loop around underneath
the acrylic so that the light doesn’t bleed out and then come out through the cable slots.
I want those to kind of be darker than everything else to not take away from the LED effect.
All right, we’re making progress. I moved the shelf over a stud, that way I had room
for the cables, obviously we need a little more cable management going on. Need a new
power cable for the power supply, that one’s not quite long enough. So those are ordered,
they’ll be here in a couple days and then I can finish up my videos. So one thing about
this setup that I’m not super fond of is that the heat from the motherboard is rising up
underneath the fan, and so it’s heating it up and it’s running about ten degrees Celsius
hotter than than it was before. Well, more like seven degrees Celsius hotter. So what
I’m going to do is I’m going to pull it back off the wall and extend this out about another
inch and that should give me a little more airflow. And then hopefully it’ll just run
quiet the whole time. Thanks a ton for watching, if you have any questions, make sure to leave
them down in the comments below, don’t forget to like if this video helped you or if you
found it interesting and don’t forget to subscribe. It does mean a lot to me. Thanks for watching!

JerryRigs’ Rig – How the Epic LED Wall Mounted PC was Made
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100 thoughts on “JerryRigs’ Rig – How the Epic LED Wall Mounted PC was Made

  • November 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm
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    I am building a briefcase PC for my brother. It will have an acrylic ceiling above the parts. I want to mount the graphics card to the acrylic ceiling and attach to the MOBO via PCI riser extension cable. Any suggestions to mount the GPU? I want to avoid anything metal touching the GPU. Right now I am thinking plastic brackets screwed into the acrylic.

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  • November 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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    A great project. I was looking for a flat PC build and found you

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  • November 11, 2016 at 3:42 am
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    How is the gpu mounted?

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  • November 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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    by watching this i remember All These mistakes i made while building my pc which is actually pretty similar to this one i first jot 2 super cheap pcie Riser then 2 for 20€ and then finally the Big One from digikey

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  • November 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    Thanks for the video, very helpful.
    How did you attach the standoffs for the motherboard to the acrylic? Were they glued into the holes or did you somehow make threaded holes?

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  • November 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm
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    beautiful your pc boy , gift me your pc

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  • December 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm
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    cool job, crazy look i like it 😉

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  • December 11, 2016 at 2:35 am
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    First of all, great video man, I've got some spare acrylic pieces lying around that I'm going to sand down for some illumination as well, but my construction will initially be really basic with cables all over the front…

    Anyway, just one thing I'd do differently — @ 7:30 the power supply mount… I'm assuming this is a new PSU under warranty, but in my case I'm reusing an old 500W and my approach will be to take it apart and screw appropriate mounting holes so that it fits flush against the board or acrylic… still I like how sturdy it turned out even if it doesn't look as ideal

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  • January 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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    how much do you charge for this?

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  • February 25, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    So I am getting interested in this. Would it be possible to run a wall mounted piece to a tower so I can increase my video card ability? My video card is so big it covers up two additional slots.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    nice video man

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  • March 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    how is the GPU connected to the motherboard ??

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  • March 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    Hide the wires and do more heap!!!

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  • March 29, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Pretty epic duct tapping indeed

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  • March 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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    how did u mound the GPU ?

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  • April 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm
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    You have a FX 9590? YOU HAVE A FURNACE ON THE WALL

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  • July 10, 2017 at 11:44 am
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    What a amazing work. Congrats!

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  • August 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    New subscriber here from the Philippines. Your wall mount PC is pretty impressive. Nice Job over there. Keep inspiring!

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  • August 8, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    Were you able to have your power supply reach all the components with the stock psu or did you have to buy extension cords? That's my main concern that the PSU lines won't be long enough when I build mine

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  • August 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm
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    What is the thickness of the acrylic that you are using?

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  • August 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    Also what did you use to cut the grove in the acrylic?

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  • August 17, 2017 at 8:16 am
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    is there a way to make non-plexi glass version? i just want it wall mounted and I'm not too confident about the screws.

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  • August 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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    what pci extention riser did you use for your gpu?

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  • September 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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    Hi Jerry, sorry for the noob question but would the graphics card and had drive overheat if you install it directly to a piece of wood? Should I use acrylic plastic for safety on top of wood? I am making a custom PC case out of wood so I wanted to avoid using plastic since it is easy to break but I might try drilling it myself. I have access to a drill but not the tools you do like the saw and stuff. I have to do everything by hand. How did you fasten the graphics card to the board? Does anyone else know how to do this? Many thanks in advance!

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  • September 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    Why you have used all amd products?

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  • September 28, 2017 at 2:04 am
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    How did you mount your GPU 😛 I am planting to do a project like this, but unsure how to mount the GPU

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  • September 29, 2017 at 4:14 am
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    HDDs in 2017?!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    He's not grounded, no anti-static mat is not there and neither is anti-static bags…. ugg…

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  • October 5, 2017 at 1:16 am
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    Turn your wall mount 90o degrees to left and you will can hide your cables better. Good work!

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  • October 31, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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    Noob question…but, how do you turn the darn thing on and off🤔😁

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  • January 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    This is Insane!!!!!!! I love it!!!!

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  • February 20, 2018 at 11:28 am
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    Nice work man..
    question: how did you do the V shape groove?

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  • March 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm
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    Amazing man…i m thinking to build one in the same way

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  • May 23, 2018 at 11:08 am
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    He sound more manly on this video
    He usually sounds like an AI

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  • July 13, 2018 at 1:43 am
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    yikes – plastic under your electronics is begging for static charge.

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  • July 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm
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    bro you should do a new version of this

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  • August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm
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    just google woodprix :))

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  • August 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    k u lazy gizmo ? ERIC PRYDZ TheJohnDenim d H

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  • September 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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    Great video. I have ordered a bunch of stuff because I intend to do this to my rig. I have a traditional computer desk (door for the tower, opening for my monitor) .. I decided to use the empty space behind my monitor. Once I have it boarded up and mounted back there I am going to use finger screws to mount a sheet of plexiglass enclosing the entire thing. Should keep the dust down and the noise down.

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  • September 25, 2018 at 4:31 am
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    Duct tape is LIFE!!! hahah

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  • September 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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    Do you still have this computer up and running?

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  • October 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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    So zack is a PCMR nut? count me the fuck in! durability test computers!

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  • October 31, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    I'm here for the asmr

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  • November 6, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    парни 7:29, ДИКИЙ КОЛХОЗ! не смотреть, глаза колите сразу

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  • December 19, 2018 at 8:24 am
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    can you tell ne how did you conceted the graphic card to the pvc?did you put it apart and put it back after?

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  • December 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm
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    ROG phone anyone ?

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  • December 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    rog phone

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  • December 28, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    I really like this idea

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  • December 30, 2018 at 10:08 am
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    Saw one of you Amazon reviews for a Crucial SSD from 2014. Came to see.

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  • December 31, 2018 at 5:38 am
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    If you ever have to cut acrylic with a table saw again , then put the blade on backwards and it will give you a cleaner cut.

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  • January 2, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    ROG?

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  • March 6, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    Same project I am working on

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  • March 17, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    So coooool

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    remember G+ was a thing back then

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  • March 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Jerry, I really enjoy your videos – it's clear you invest a fair bit of time making them. I'm getting ready to build a computer and came across this video while contemplating building it without a case. 4.5 years later, how did that rig work out for you? One of my main considerations is that I connect and disconnect many SATA drives a week and I want to use the hot swap sata ports directly instead of USB docks.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    Hİ HAVE A NİCE EVENİNG İS THERE ANY BODY SELLİNG SOMETHİNG LİKE YOUR'S

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    june 2019 anyone?

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  • August 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Time for the bend test !

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    Who came from K20 pro teardown video? 😂

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:26 am
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    Anyone in 2019

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    hey…u r also from the k20 teardown….😂😂
    welcome….😂😂

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:52 am
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    One question. Which CPU and Gpu you used?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    You have been genius from long time ago 👍👌👌

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  • September 16, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    anyone else from the Redmi k20 pro teardown video???

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    K20 Pro vid anyone?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    Zack with hair lol

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    Anyone here after Redmi K20 Pro Teardown Video??

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Who is here after watching redmi k20 pro teardown

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Who came from the redmi k20 video??

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    Damn! 👏👏

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Redmi stole Zack's idea about cloudy plastic

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:46 am
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    Greetings from the Redmi k20 teardown video ✌

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:53 am
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    Nice job, your camera work has definitely improved since then.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Yes I came here from K20 Pro Teardown video.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    2019

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    who comes after the redmi K20 pro video?😂

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    We expect more videos like this!! Rather than looping on same content!

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    Hi guys, so from what future teardown video are you?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    I came from k20 and its weird to see him wiith hair.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Heheheh just checking from Redmi k20

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  • September 16, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    this is not me being lazy or anything like i dont see the point i got a family that dont give a fuck like ohh you got fucked get over it cause my dad has always worked in life and hasnt had shit happen to him minus his brother dieing from a tumor and that was natural right sooo he cant relate hes just like welll ljdlkajsdlkga9s8ue5oj23olkjsd f same with my mom and my mom comes from brokedom soo she supports fuckery and shit hence my sister have 4 kids all of which she pawned off

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  • September 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    streaming streaming cant fuck with me streaming streaming fuck you all right nwo

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  • September 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    arrrest the fucked off peopel who fucking conspire to do fuckery

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Zack is awesome.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    You need to build a new version of this!
    MORE RGB!!!

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    who is here after clicking a link……. pah….

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    wow, impressive

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Good old times when PCs do not have RGB…

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    Well overheating isn't a issue now is it since it's open so you have plenty of cool air to provide it to breathe

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    Someone want to post the build? The link is down.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    K20?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Redmi K20 pro teardown 🎥📸📹

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  • September 17, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    He has some hair dude!!! WHAT THE HECK

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  • September 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    K20 Pro teardown brought me here. This RGB wall-mounted PC is glorious!

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    AMD Bulldozer lives forever

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    k20 pro

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  • September 18, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    You have gone so far man 🔥 blessed!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Redmi K20 teardown

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