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Custom Acrylic Cylinder PC

by BjK

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Date Published

Jan. 18, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.62GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.21GHz

Description

I wanted to create something different. I was tired of the standard cube shaped cases so i decided to create my own. The result is a Clear Acrylic Cylinder Shape case with custom water cooling. The dimensions are 250mm ( 9.8in ) diameter and 455mm ( 17.9in ) in height. It fitts an mITX board and a full size GPU.

Edit:

My first idea was to make it 200mm (aprox 7.8in)in diameter but then i wouldnt be able to use water cooling soi decided to add a bit to the size.

I have mounted a fan at the bottom for cold air intake and one at the top under the radiator that is blowing out. The PSU is placed ontop/beside the fan så it doesnt stand in the way for the airflow, it takes the air from inside the case and out at the bottom. I had some concerns that the hot air from the PSU would get in to the case because of the intake fan but i decided to it that way in the end and havent noticed anything on the temps.

the motherboard is placed ontop of the PSU with the connectors up, i first wanted to have all the connections down but then it would collide with the PSU, an alternative was to put the mobo more to the center but then it wouldnt fit with custom water cooling.

The gpu is mounted at the ''front'', and with the connection up. I thought that it would light up more but it is darker than i imagened so i have to come up with something for the GPU.

The SSD and the HDD (from a laptop) is mounted behind the motherboard/ontop of the PSU, blended with all the cables....

The only thing that im not so pleased with is the cables at the back, i started making sleeved cables but it got to bulky so i scrapped that idea, the cables and the led remote is making it really hard to hid cables so it is what it is.. turned to the wall!. in the future my plan is to mold a piece of plastic and cover it..

I designed everything in a CAD program then milled it in different thickness of Clear acrylic.

I think thats all, i hope it will inspire people to make different things

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Rhizomorphic 7 points 9 months ago

Looks awesome! More pics would be nice , this is something people will want to try and replicate.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

then maybe i shouldnt post more photos xD.. there is a few more added now

_Unphazed_ 5 Builds 6 points 9 months ago

Looks quite unique. Wouldn't be surprised to see this featured. Is that the psu mounted on top?

BjK submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

No thats the rad, the psu is at the bottom under the mobo

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Wolf88 4 Builds 5 points 9 months ago

reminds me of a jolly rancher ;p

StarBlazer457 11 points 9 months ago

What kind of "jolly ranchers" are you eating?

Brooklyn_T0n198 3 Builds 10 points 9 months ago

weird, RGB, acrylic, GTX 1080 Ti and i5 variety I guess.

StarBlazer457 1 point 8 months ago

I guess so... I wanna try some!

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Me too!

rbassett15 3 Builds -2 points 9 months ago

1060 you mean. if he did put a 1080 Ti lightening on this then i could 100 percent for sure seeing this being featured.

Jeuloth 1 Build 6 points 8 months ago

Its not all about the latest and greatest hardware.

LIVE_AMMO 6 points 8 months ago

Dude if this was running a low profile GT 710 i would still want it featured. It's the build that counts for me, not necessarily the price of top notch parts.

Brooklyn_T0n198 3 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

oops. yeah, 1060.

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

It's featured now.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I don't eat jolly ranchers, but I'm seeing a clear cylinder (wrapper) filled with translucent colors (candy), sorta like a jolly rancher ;p

StarBlazer457 0 points 8 months ago

But still. The frame kills it. I don't understand, I just don't understand.

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DragionTech 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

me too

auldae 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Very cool idea. Looks like a neon side table, maybe lava lamp.

Is there any ventilation on the bottom? Sides? Or just top?

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

There is one fan at the bottom for cold air intake and one at top under the rad to blow out the air

L4zr_ 4 points 9 months ago

Nice Mountain Dew coolant. +1

mmmhmmmm 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Wow, amazing idea and execution from what i can see. Some additional photos would be nice.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

More photos added today

Gabiche 5 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Please post more pictures !

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

more photos added

Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

More pictures please

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

more photos added now

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

That think looks fantastic. Great build I can see it featured.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Holy cow. Now featured congratulations!

the_gaw 3 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

Make all the lights green and call it "The Pickle Jar"

BjK submitter 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

here is your pickle jar https://i.imgur.com/96qfLay.jpg

jdukes96 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Come to Besiktas

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Come whoever you are

vibetribe 3 points 8 months ago

Inspirational to say the least, Bro!! Never underestimate the human spirit, folks. I appreciate and respect this man to the fullest. Most of us knew EXACTLY how our components were going to fit BEFORE we actually committed to purchasing them for our builds. I've been sitting here trying to imagine the BRASS BALLS it takes to purchase $1300.00 worth of components that AREN'T pre-configured, yet still KNOWING that one way or another, you are going to put this **** together! Now add on the artistic value on top of the courage and resolve displayed by this guy, and you just HAVE to take off your hat to him. BRAVO!!! Well done, BjK.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you. Everyone can do it, everyone that has a computer can learn to be more creative or use their creativity. We have 3D programs that allows us to build and shape stuff, we have videos that show how to, sites that we can learn from etc. everyone should at least try to use their creativity

RoyalSovereign 3 points 8 months ago

Most expensive night lamp i ever saw. Jk... Its like a piece of art. :)

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Very, very neat and unique I hope it gets featured

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

Brooklyn_T0n198 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Awesome build! Brilliant design and awesome packaging. If you could build cases like this to sell, it would generate so much money. +1

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

how much would you pay for one? =D

Brooklyn_T0n198 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

umm, if my budget wasn't so tight, i think you could sell just the case for... $500? Fully built, nearly $2k.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Too bad I don't live in USA then, I'm from Sweden and i think the market here isn't big enough to making any real money on it sadly, in the future when more people sees it maybe I can sell a few

whostolemybagel 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Very unique, this should be featured +1

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I'm calling a feature! This is really unique and cool.

Uniko585 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Cool build !!! ....wonder how are the thermals ?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It's quite good, I have ambient temp around 20c and the CPU is oc to 4.7ghz and reached max 65c degrees in prime95

Uniko585 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

that is pretty good

Scurfield 1 point 2 months ago

Considering how close all the parts are together, i was concerned that airflow and cooling was gonna be a big issue. good to hear thats not the case!

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

the two main parts that causes heat is the mainboard with cpu and the gpu, there is good space between them, there is more space between them than a regular case, where the gpu is mounted on the motherboard.

esat 2 points 8 months ago

nice

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I dont get it, sorry.

But you dont have to please everyone :)

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Very very cool build bud! Very different and end result is fantastic. Really love it.

+1

Splatterlord 2 points 8 months ago

I really do envy all you guys with your creativity, patience and money to come up with builds like that. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't look at prices that much.

Cool job

dominicc_02 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I would buy this case

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

How much would you consider paying for one? I'm thinking about maybe create a few to sell

dominicc_02 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

well with the case and a couple fans, i'd say £400/£500

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Alright, good to know what it's valued if I proceed to make a couple of more. Thanks

DagothUrdnotWrex 2 points 8 months ago

Nice looking PC man, I think you may have the beginnings of a lucrative business here.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks. unfortenetly i live in sweden and the market isnt so big here, i wish i were in USA sometimes

DagothUrdnotWrex 2 points 8 months ago

Never know what could happen if you can just get the ball rolling.

Breescorner 2 points 8 months ago

<3! It's a piece of art:)

aighamdi 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Hello OP. Great build.

Btw I visited Istanbul in April 2011. I was walking by Inonu Stadium and saw people buying tickets and decided to attend that match whatever teams are playing. So I was really lucky that day to watch Simao & Quarezma play together against Galata sarai. It was also a win by 2 goals if I remember it correctly. Also, greatest supporters & atmosphere I've ever seen. I love the gesture when you mimic falcon wings with your hands and do these terrifying sounds haha. Bisiktas is my favorite Turkish team since that day.

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Hello, lucky you. There is a new stadium there now that's even better then the old one, Simao is gone but quaresma still play :)

Waiser 2 points 8 months ago

Fill it up with water and put fish in it?

0bscuridad 2 points 8 months ago

Nice setup, never thought RGB would make me feel nauseous. Well done.

ApocPony 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

That's very creative and an excellent concept, tip my hat to you sir well done. If you do decide to produce more I would also be interested. You could always go the crowd funding route. Good luck and awesome build.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks, I'm having plans to make a few but there is some issues such as transport costs, it would cost around 100usd to send the package to USA.

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

No worries I'm in Austria ;)

Kemal_Satir 2 points 8 months ago

KARDEŞ TÜRKMÜYÜZ

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

EVET

DeadCarrot 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

No other computer is par with this PC in a jar. Hehe, I have no friends. Truly a unique and beautiful work of art you have built. Thanks for sharing on PCPP!

+1

customgtp 20 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

That is the COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!

fletcherhub3 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I love the Besiktas top you did a great job!

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Points for the most unique build I have every seen on this website. Well done my friend

bsmods 16 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Crazy build. really cool work and some nice tight bends!

Balex 2 points 8 months ago

How difficult was it to make the custom reservoir? I'm thinking about doing an ultra small form factor fully water-cooled system. The reservoir is what I am having trouble figuring out how to fit. Are there any other tiny reservoirs that you know of?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

it wasnt hard at all, probably the easiest part. its just straight pieces glued togheter with a special glue

LatiosGaming 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Different? No kidding. That's quite a cool and unique PC you have there, +1

nfogray 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Neat. +1

j_8579 1 point 9 months ago
onurshin 1 point 8 months ago

One question, does it spin?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

No, but the fans does

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Are you going to fill up the jar with mineral oil? : )

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

it's not air tight so it wouldn't be possible.. I don't have any experience with oil either so no

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

You're breaking my heart. : (
Still an amazing build tho. ; )

zpointstrx 1 point 8 months ago

Didn't know what to expect before clicking on the image ... but an oil cooled set up came to mind.

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

it is possible, i have the design in my mind but all the cables would have to come out from the top then

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 8 months ago

I totally get what you mean with the cables but regardless, I love it.

That fan set up looks interesting!! Straight up airflow like it should be!

My only recommendation: change to ''PC IN A JAR" lol, sounds wicked!!!

+1

poINtblank213 1 point 8 months ago

Do you have any pics of the build and or design process?

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

i will reveal them later maybe after i decide what im going to do with the design

MunchyHippoz 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

what are your temps in there?

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

65c @ 4.7ghz in prime95

osmomysl 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Small FFTs?

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

i did a 'blend' test on prime95. i have used the pc for a while now and its stille going strong without any issues with good temps

osmomysl 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Very nice! Did you set the AVX offset?

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

i think i put it on 3

Wi1dCard 1 point 8 months ago

This guy making trash can pcs look good in 2018 lol

wirclickwir 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

What a unique and creative build! I'm curious about the "BJK 1903" crest at the top; what is the personal significance of that? I'm guessing the letters are your initials; what about the date?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Beşiktaş jimnastik kulübü, founded 1903. Its sports club I'm supporting

Blue51 1 point 8 months ago

What do u call it? "Pc In a Jar?" also you should put a fish in it

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I can't tell by the pictures. Is this one of those 'mineral oil' submerged computers? If so, that's an amazing idea. Looks great, and congratulations on being featured!

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks. No its not with oil, it's not sealed everywhere so it's not possible to put oil in this one.

silverwolf549 1 point 8 months ago

Very unique, but so different. Sooooo different. I am kinda not even interested in the specs, just the shape. Where did you find that case? It sounds like you put way too much effort on this.

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I milled the structure and bottom and so, the cylinder is molded in a oven in two pieces.. The project took its time because i did everything after work

TableTerrorMatt 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Very cool idea! You've given me much influence on my next build.

Wolklung 1 point 8 months ago

Oh man I just love this. Great work. I love the whole 360 degree viewing of the cylinder.

Is it a little tricky to get to all your ports on IO panel?

I take your point about hiding the cables & bits around the back. Could you create an 'insert' out of a flexible plastic material (like the stuff used on the cover of a display folder) to fashion the equivalent of a 'semi-cylindrical' PSU shroud? Slide in and cut holes where required? Meh, sure your creative mind could come up with better.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks. We are thinking about same thing, a cover in the same shape that you just put over the bunch of cables. I made a mistak doing the hole where the cables go out too small so I couldn't fit all the cables, I have hdmi, and 2 USB extender cables coming out with one of them connected to a USB hub where I connect everything.

I'm working on my design so there won't be a problem to fit more cables through the hole with the ones I will make

Sammy1848 1 point 8 months ago

What about ur cpu cooler

Also Can I Give U My Balls For That

TotalInsanity4 1 point 8 months ago

That's a really tall Mac Pro you got there

UnsweetIceTea 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Could you post the CAD files to Grabcad or something? This looks really cool!

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi, for now I'm going to keep it for myself, I'm working on mass production.

Drokovian 1 point 8 months ago

Are you considering to release the files for this somewhere? If not, would you be so kind to tell me the varying thickness of each acrylic panel/piece and how you mounted the motherboard standoffs to the acrylic without snapping or cracking the acrylic pieces?

Additional Questions: -If you could redesign how the cable management and storage was done, what would you have done in hindsight after building this?

-Could we get benchmarks and temperatures? (Cinebench, Firestrike, Aida64, Unigine Heaven/Superposition for benchmarks & HW Monitor for Temps)

-How did you get the acrylic to bend in a practically perfect cylinder?

-How did you secure the PSU to the case?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

There will be cases for sale

Drokovian 1 point 8 months ago

Can you at least tell me how you installed the motherboard standoffs into the acrylic?

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

you got pm

willmaa 1 point 8 months ago

hello fingerprints

PopnOffAtTheF 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I see you haven't mentioned GPU temps...and I know why. I doubt this thing can even run a game longer than a few minutes. Silly & impractical case.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

what? why shouldnt it be? i didnt think of the GPU temp but its 65-70 when im playing games. im using it every day playing games. when im not playing games it runs nicehash so the GPU is loaded almost 24/7...

PopnOffAtTheF 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I said that because from the photos it looks like there's almost no airflow/fresh air in the case for the gpu to use. So I concluded the temps must get pretty high, rather quick when under load. These temps are, frankly, unbelievable.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

there is a fan at the bottom for cold air intake and a fan on top for hot air to go out, there is no less space between the fans and the cover than a regular ATX case. the airflow is pretty good so it doesnt go so hot =)

ChopperTom 1 point 4 months ago

This build is very inspiring. Makes my imagination literally think outside the box, the PC box that is. I'm now having buyer's remorse after buying a Cooler master case just today. I'm starting a new build and I believe I now want to build a case. Your PC is a work of Art, its beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Nice build.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

thank you for your kind words. im glad that my build can be and inspiration for others. good luck with your build =)

yousha 1 point 3 months ago

damn. +1

aboud33 1 point 1 month ago

i did a build for 1300$ and the graphic card 1080 :/ i dont think its worth it

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

well, your saved parts list say Total: $1448.87 and you dont have any SSD, no custom liquid cooling, standard 120mm case fan. But as far as you are happy with it its cool. Its okay not to like my build.

jhubei 0 points 8 months ago

Can you send me CAD layout for this? sayson.jhen@gmail.com

MaximilianZ -6 points 8 months ago

tbh i really dont like it. i mean the effort is nice, but the result isnt that great. especially the colors. EVERYTHING IS MIXED. no theme... nothing! Still nice components and stuff, but i feel like its a cool idea but was not that well acomplished.

vibetribe 2 points 8 months ago

Dude, you can't even use spell check to correctly spell "accomplished" and you have the nerve, the unmitigated gall, to give us your negative opinion about this man's build?...... UNSOLICITED? Your mother should have taught you that in circumstances like this one, it's better to say NOTHING if you don't have anything nice to say. What does another human being TRULY seek to accomplish by saying something negative about the WORK and CREATIVE product of another human being? What does your OPINION even mean on a forum that's rooted in science and technology where FACTS are primarily valued OVER opinions? You write, "i mean the effort is nice, but the result isnt that great.". Is that a FACT or just the opinion of a ninth-grader whose grammar, punctuation, and spelling should make him a MUTE instead of an outspoken, blithering fool? Then you go on to say, in your sophomoric manner, that all of the colors are mixed and that there isn't a theme. MAYBE all of the colors being mixed IS the theme? Yeah, I'm gonna have to call "JerkAlert" on this one because I believe that you just wanted to hurt the builder's feelings to make him feel "less-than" simply because his wonderful build and design, in the dreary place that your insecure mind lives, stimulated that insecurity and made YOU feel "less-than". In other words, people that hate on other people who are CREATIVE and INDUSTRIOUS, are RARELY ever creating or producing much themselves, hence why they even have the TIME to waste on hating others and/or their accomplishments.. I'm gonna pray to the Divine Creator to send you some love, Max.

Now that I think about it, I'll ask for us ALL to receive some love. I think we could all use some right now. ESPECIALLY those of us that are here in America.

Let this be a lesson to ALL of us about exercising some SELF-AWARENESS so that when our base, fear-filled sub-conscious motivations seek to come to the surface of our consciousness, we can STOP them BEFORE they come out of our mouths.

BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thank you for your support

MaximilianZ 1 point 8 months ago

well 1st of all you probably have some mental issues if you cant accept others oppinion. 2nd: not everybodys main language is english and maybe my english sucks, but i bet you arent fluent in german, spanish and french, like i am. it wasnt even hate speech or anything and if you cant accept other oppinions maybe YOU should say nothing

TableTerrorMatt 1 Build 0 points 8 months ago

You are the hero the internet needs but doesn't deserve.

BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Well everyone doesn't have to like it, when it comes to the color, I can change it to whatever I want with a push on a button, so I don't see that as Ann issue. Here is one example https://i.imgur.com/w76Vysf.jpg

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BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

No i havent noticed any problems, i had that experience with 6600k with the same GPU

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BjK submitter 1 Build 16 points 9 months ago

No. Custom acrylic cylinder pc

CThig 3 points 8 months ago

LMAO

kemosabe940 1 Build 0 points 8 months ago

LMFAO!

EagleByte 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I like that name.

Ahsen 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

i like that you like that name

MrHyperTypical 3 points 8 months ago

I like that you like him liking that name.

MikeRadioZ 2 points 8 months ago

I like that you like that he likes him liking that name.

EagleByte 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I like that you like that he likes him liking that he likes that name.

calebdude1 1 point 8 months ago

lol

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BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

more photos added now =)

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BjK submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I thought about two cylinders and have liquid between as an reservoir but ididnt do anything like that because of the condensation risk, I have the case in an cold environment

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BjK submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

a guy replyed to me on reddit with your dream case xD

its pretty cool

http://community.coolermaster.com/topic/22124-sea-drive/

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