PC Build Breakdown
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CPU & Waterblock
As a case modder, content creator, and PC gamer, AK Mod wanted a workspace that could handle all of his activities. This led him to build the beast you’re looking at here. He built two different PCs that could each be optimized for their own purpose. For example, he could let his 3D designs and videos render on one system while switching to the other to relieve stress on his favorite first-person shooter.
At the core of his build is the Lian Li DK-05F, an adjustable desk that also serves as a dual system PC case. The desk gave him a great starting point, but as you’ll see him describe, this build still required a lot of effort to achieve the final product:
“Most of my time was dedicated to cable management, water cooling routing, and overall aesthetic. Starting with two colors to distinguish the two systems, planning the water cooling took more time, as the desk is so big and the runs are quite long. I decided to trim the desk with walnut wood to give it a nice classic feel and added custom-designed speaker stands (also made of walnut and aluminum). Cable management was the most challenging part because a dual system results in double the cables. With such an open design, figuring out the best order to mount all the components became a crucial part of the cable management. The edge of the top panel helped to hide most of the cable excess, and the removable motherboard trays and various mounting brackets were lifesavers to prevent scratching the frame of the desk when mounting parts and moving things around.”