65" TV VESA mounted gaming rig

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    ------------End Goal; 4k 60fps Rocket league with the kids---------------
    I recently purchased my first 4k TV, a 65" Samsung.
    I had built a monitor mounted matx build a year ago on the back of a 32inch bargain monitor from office works.
    So when I saw the 400x400mm VESA mount my next projetc srpung to mind.
    I had a 4770k (naked, direct die waterblocked), Asus Z87 Hero and a 780ti kingping (with a universal block) and little pump/res laying around after a recent upgrade. I also planned to change my 360mm rad from my current rig to a 420mm.

    Engineering goals:
    I wanted it to be removable, upgradable and cheap.
    I didn't want to spend a heap on new water cooling fittings and hoses.
    Planned to use as much of what I had at home as posisble.

    So I scretch up these (ugly) designs and drove to bunnings for some makeshift watercooling.

    What I needed to purchase:
    SFX PSU
    PCIE riser and 90 degreee adapter
    Black spray paint
    Fittings
    Bolts

    (I'll put the costings up when I'm done incase someone wants to replicate this and needs to budget to do so)

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    I did need to order a PCIE riser cable and 90 degree adapter. $60 in total.
    I already had some timber board, screws, mounted brakets and random bits and pieces so all I needed was an alternative the overprices watercooling fittings.
    I picked these up at bunnings. They are G1/4 threaded and 13mm OD on the other end. They are air hose fittings, a combo pack was on sale so I got two, more than enough for what I needed plus the packs had other fittings male/female that would help make drain ports and fill ports. While i was figuring out hose options I realised I had 13mm black garden poly at home. I grabbed some 20cent hose clamps, 50cent elbows and headed home.
    So for 30 bucks I had all the water cooling parts I needed.

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    First step was using installing 4x 8mm bolts into the TV to mark up the hole locations on the timber.
    I just used some different drill bits, and files to essentially make a picture hanger style keyholes on the mounting board.
    These holes let me easily hang and remove the board onto the back of the TV. All you need to plug in is the power and HDMI.
    Also added a carry handle from an old draw.
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    Now the build log is up to date!
    I'm currently mounting the hardware, firguring our how to place some extra fans around, particulaly on the PCH and over the heat plate on the GPU.
    I found and old Corsair Dominator DRAM f an, drilled some holes to line up with mobo mounting holes.
    Used a couple little black washers from roofing screws as mobo standoffs.
    Mounted the PSU with some basic L brackets.
    Used and old front I/O from a Corsair 750d case and mounted it on the side.
    I think the hardest part of this will be the cable managment. Nothing some sleeving, heatshrink and zipties can't fix though
    The garden poly will end up looking a little like hardline piping becase its all straight pipe.

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    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot I put this up here. I'll throw up some final picks soon.
    Ended up running getting a few upgrades since these posts.
     
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    Cool little build, I promise we are interested in seeing more :)
     
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