The wall-mounted PC is one of the coolest trends to have emerged in system building over the past few years. I’m not 100% sure who the first person was to mount their PC to the wall, but PC builders everywhere are taking on the challenge of building a badass custom wall-mounted setup.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at 8 different examples of the best wall-mounted PC builds from around the web. So, if you’re looking to build a computer that you can hang on your wall, this post should give you the inspiration you need to achieve your goal.
Tech Power Up forum user modderator put together this sweet-looking black and red wall-mounted PC and posted his build log in the Tech Power Up forums. At the time of building the system (not sure if the build has been updated since), modderator used an Intel Core i5-6600K, an MSI Z170A Gaming 5 motherboard, an MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G graphics card, a Raijintek Triton AIO cooler, and 8GB of Kingston HyperX Fury black memory, among other components. For the mounting plate, moderrator used a wooden board covered in a carbon fiber sticker. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to build a wall-mounted PC, definitely check out the link above as moderrator has one of the more details logs around.
Overclock.net forum user Recoil P built this awesome black and blue mounted computer, which he named ‘TheRecoilMachine’. This is one of the older wall-mounted systems that we came across, as the original post was from 2014. But he used an Intel Core i7-920 and a GTX 590 in unison with a custom liquid cooling setup with parts from Aquacomputer, Alphacool, Monsoon, Phobya, and others. If you want to check out Recoil P’s build log for more inspiration, go here.
While Recoil P’s ‘TheRecoilMachine’ was one of the oldest build logs we could find of a wall-mounted PC, this system was showcased by Show4Pro on the Overclock.net forums all the way back in 2013. Show4Pro used an Intel Core i7 950 dual AMD HD 7970 graphics cards, and ASUS Rampage III extreme motherboard, 4x 120GB Corsair Force SSDs (which, back then cost a fortune), for the core of his system, and an advanced custom liquid cooling setup with parts from EK, Swiftech, FrozenQ, XSPC, and others. If you want to check out Show4Pro’s build log, check it out here on the Overclock forums. Their build log gives a good rundown of how they planned the system out.
This wall-mounted system by Chris Howell was showcased on Bit-Tech.net back in 2015. And, it is probably one of my favorite builds on this list. The system pulls off a steampunk style very well, but it also looks like something you’d find in the power generator room of an old building. The custom copper paint job on the PSU grill, the fan blades, and the hard drive are a nice touch and help the build feel more rustic. If I were to ever wall-mount my system, I think this is the kind of style I’d go for. You can check out the showcase that Bit-Tech.net did on this system by going here.
If you check out this gallery from imgur user FerosRigs, you’ll see that they have posted quite a few different variations of wall-mounted computers. I like how they created the wings on the side of the case to fit in two 360mm radiators and the white and blue liquid coolant also looks cool, too. It also looks like they used carbon fiber tape on the back of the hard drive case and SSD cases, which provides a cool effect—especially how it was applied to the hard drives so that the original case of the HDD stands out around the edges.
This Bumblebee-themed wall-mounted computer by imgur user marksmanguy is probably the most detailed and cleanest-looking system on this list. The black and yellow theme with the blue lights are enough to help this build stand out on its own, but the Bumblebee head and the piece of armor in the top left corner really help push this rig over the top. I also love the steel plate at the top of the build, the tire sticking out of the top left corner, and the Autobot icon projected onto the ceiling (seriously?). Not only is this one of the best wall-mounted PCs out there, but marksmanguy’s build log on imgur is insane as well, with nearly 200 pictures that showcase how much work and detail went into this system. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Reddit user u/Vicoooo’s build is another nice-looking wall-mounted system. This build shows that you don’t have to go insanely crazy and detailed with your setup to create a cool-looking wall-mounted computer. As you can see here, just by choosing black and white components, u/Vicoooo was able to create a good flow with the aesthetics. The wood-planked mounting plate helps give it a minimalistic design as well. And, of course, the RGB lights are another nice touch. If you want to check out more of u/Vicoooo’s build, go to their imgur gallery here.
This carbon-fiber-based wall-mounted PC build is by imgur user JalfreziJeff. This build uses a lot of RGB lights, a plexiglass covering over the motherboard, and nice liquid cooling to achieve an overall awesome-looking system. My favorite part about this build is how the RGB lights reflect off the clear liquid cooling tubes and plexiglass plate. It gives it a nice feel. If you want to check out more photos from this build, go see JalfreziJeff’s imgur gallery here.
Last but not least, we have another rustic-looking wall-mounted PC. This one is by imgur user kdevault813. This one incorporates some rustic-looking hardware to help tie the theme together, including an old condenser meter. The system comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor, an RX 5700 XT graphics card, and 32GB of RAM. You can see kdevault813’s reddit post on his build here.
Show Us Your Wall-Mounted PC!
Ultimately, the goal of this post was to give anyone looking to build a wall-mounted PC some inspiration to help them along. If you want your wall-mounted PC showcased on this post, or you know of another awesome mounted PC that deserves to be listed here, let us know in the comments below!
6 thoughts on “9 Ridiculously Awesome Wall-Mounted PC Builds (from Around the Internet)”
Why the fascination with hi-end, expensive systems?
I’ve been wall mounting systems on and off for over 40 years, starting out with Spectrums & Atari STs.
I think I can safely say that in that time nobody has produced a truly suitable commercial case (although some companies have made half-hearted attempts).
My current system consists of an Intel micro-atx board, an I5 cpu, 8GB memory, stock intel cooler, Crucial on-board 240GB SSD and a 240w pico psu.
It does everyting I need including gaming. It doesn’t make a noise, and it doesn’t get hot.
I don’t need masses of on-board storage, that goes on the NAS boxes.
Never mind the latest trend, just build for your actual needs.
If somebody wanted to start producing suitable small, low profile cases, using standard components, there’s a massive market out there just waiting to be harvested.
Don’t waste time and money trying to force new trends, just produce what people want and need.
How the hell do these folks mount the GPU to the acrylic and/or “wall” fixture? That’s the one missing explanation in ALL of these builds.
They use a pci riser cable, it’s an extension cable. Plug one end in video card slot and other end into video card, then mount video card anywhere you want depending on cable length. 3M pci riser is the best but it’s about $ 80.
That’s not what he was asking… He is asking how the video card is secured to the board.
You use risers on the corners. Look at the 3rd photo down
You guys still answer his question. he was asking how to the mount the GPU to the big backboard. the answer is simple. most new GPUs have a metal backplate. a little modding is required by carefully drill the necessary hole for screws in the backplate. then you either create standoffs extensions spacers or you can purchase some standoff extensions spacers either in metal, acrylic, abs plastic. they are female to female and come in different lengths. then just buy the proper screws to screw them from the back of the board.