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BadVolf Computer Desk for AMD CG Event

by Dugn8r

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Hello! My desks are really cool... made in Russia by an American (me) and used by some of the best computer companies in the world. They have been used by ASUS, AMD, Samsung, Intel, NVidia, Corsair and other companies in Russia for prestigious events (Pretty soon you will see them in other countries as I have started shipping worldwide). This build was for the largest computer graphics conference in Europe and Russia, and AMD wanted to showcase a computer that was cost effective and blazingly fast. This was an easy task.

Each BadVolf desk is hand made, and I am including the photos of that process. First, the 1.5mm thick metal is laser cut. Then it is precision bent, welded, studs placed, ground and painted in whatever color happens to be requested.

Then, it is all assembled to ensure proper fit, finish and quality. Once it is all done, it is disassembled, packed and sent to its destination... unless I am building the desk up, like this one! The last step is the acrylic and RGB lighting, which syncs flawlessly with the AURA system. Not, the AURA can't run this much light, so I have to use a special RGB amplifier to take the AURA signal, boost it to 144 watts, and send it to all the lights. This one has 7 meters of LEDs.

I have to say, the CG event was absolutely fascinating. I learned more about 3D and special effects than I ever thought I would know. This desk for the show was a complete hit - and people were thrilled by the benchmarks. The processor provided by AMD was the Threadripper. I am not a gamer, so I happen to absolutely LOVE this processor. But even the gamers like it. I left my desk at the CG event with the pasword taped to the monitor, and two days later, someone had put like 10 games from their steam account onto it. Lol.

The video card, sticking with AMD, is the Vega Frontier Edition. I have to say, I love and I hate this card. I love it because it is SO FAST with Solidworks at such a great price. A Quadro 6000 can beat it, but at 5x the price. The 1080 TI is a bit slower, and not supported by Solidworks (though you can still use it). In that respect, I LOVE this card. But Solidworks Visualize... only supports CUDA. Anyways, Cinema 4D is native with the AMD, so it's crazy fast. Really, it boils down to the software you use. I am sticking with this card because I don't render in Visualize much and I am not spending that kind of money on a glorified 1080.

I selected the ASUS Zenith Extreme for a few reasons. 1. I love ASUS. I've been building with them for years because they are just fantastic and well made. 2. I am not a fan of MSI. It's not because the products are good, but because the company employees, frankly, aren't very friendly here in Russia. It seems that MSI gives a personality test and if you have one, you are out.

The ram, 32 gigs of HyperX 2666. It's not the fastest, but it's super stable and a great value. Can't beat them.

The SSDs - I went with two 1TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 drives. Why two? Because a lot of programs work faster with a cache on a separate drive. And one of the things I LOVE about the Threadripper is the awesome 64 PCIe lanes!!! Intel can't touch that for the price. So, even if you wanted to run 2 video cards, you would still have room for several of the M.2 drives (4 lanes each). Really, it's a great thing for creative people.

The cooler is a Corsair H115i. Nothing fancy because it was to showcase making a fast build for a reasonable price. And hey, even doing heavy renders with the CPU, I have never gotten over 59 degrees with it. Not bad! Water cooling would undoubtedly look cooler, but mine still looks cool because I put model tanks inside. Note: World of Tanks is made in Russia and they were at the CG event, so they really appreciated the tank theme.

The monitor - oh my god, the monitor. I am not a fan of 1080, but this thing is sweet! Not being a gamer, I would never use it to its full potential and if they made it, I would kill for a monitor what was dual 4K. Anyway, despite not being a gamer, I really love this monitor and the space it has. Plus, it's the EXACT width of the WarWolf desk, so it's a PERFECT FIT!!!

This BadVolf Desk case is the medium sized one (the WarWolf), measuring 120 cm wide x 78 cm deep. There are three other models. The smallest is the Firefight, measuring 90cm x 58 cm. And then the Volchara (Volchara is a Russian legend about the biggest, baddest wolf that can destroy all others) is 170 cm wide x 78cm deep. It comes with one or two motherboards. It can fit two full-size gaming chairs! I just sold the very first one to a really cool guy, so he will probably post pics here when it's done. Hope you enjoyed!

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Aelar_Nailo 6 points 15 months ago

Every time I see your systems, it makes me weep that I can't afford a desk pc. Beautiful man, just beautiful. Build on!

scwee 2 Builds 5 points 15 months ago

you look like a discount steve jobs.

No offense meant, just making a general statement, that PC is sick beyond anything I could imagine.

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Thanks... I think HAHAHA.

Crazycatman 4 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Oh cool, a op build, that is so op, it requires so many commas, to state how op this build is!

KianB 1 point 2 months ago

It's very op, hmm not op but very op! Not just very op but, very very op!!!!!

Blake312 2 points 15 months ago

If only it wasn't a showcase to making a fast build for a reasonable price, a custom loop in that puppy would look so fancy!

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yes I know.

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Man, I'd be so happy if I could build something like this all by myself, but I suspect I'd need a few machines, a couple of helpers, and a lot of knowledge about welding, bending and cutting.

I suspect the star here is the desk itself, wich is absolutely awesome, but I imagine how absolutely badass a rigid tubing custom liquid loop would've looked... Heh, better not think about it too much.

Absolutely wonderful.

Zemnarack 2 points 15 months ago

This is a really incredible build. While I really enjoy the components used in this, I would have to say the main focal point here is of course the desk. I can really appreciate the time and effort that you've put into making this. I love when people are driven by passion versus persuasion (i.e. $$$). Definite +1.

theMFNmaster 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Wow. Incredible build. I really like the pictures of the desk creation leading to the finished product (I looked at the pictures backward). With all the space inside of that desk the possibilities are endless. Really cool..... :)

Carnom 2 points 9 months ago

+1 just for KV-2 XD

Amigocomputerss 2 points 5 months ago

Does he speakrussian

Legoavenger 2 points 5 months ago

Love the tanks

LuchoJ7ZT5 1 point 15 months ago

AMAZING!!!!

Nater650 1 point 15 months ago

One question, how much money (in USD) are you selling these desks for? I want one so badly

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I sell the smallest for 750, the middle one for 1199 and the largest one for 1499. If you want acrylic and side lighting, it's about $200 - simply because acrylic is ghastly expensive... at least here. Or you can download the acrylic template and see if you can get it done cheaper in the US. Those prices include clear glass (tinted like this one is an extra $25), but it's not ideal to ship the glass, so I can send the measurements to a glass company near you. Shipping is another matter. It's definitely not cheap to ship from Russia to, well, anywhere. You are looking at at least a few hundred bucks for that. I am working on ways to bring the shipping costs down, so I will keep you posted. At least now, I have most of the kinks worked out with getting it past Customs.

Nater650 2 points 15 months ago

You should start a Kickstarter campaign for this

KianB 1 point 2 months ago

750$ For this op stuff? Bro you gotta be kidding me rightnow

noo7na7 1 point 15 months ago

And I thought the HyperPC Gladiator was impressive.

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

If this is featured, I called it first, however that hardware looks really small in there. It is just begging for a custom loop

IncognitoGamer123 1 point 15 months ago

I went to the Badvolf website and now I've made up my mind about the company. I'm never buying something from them because of the un-pausable video that automatically plays on the website.

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Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Sorry, it's just me and I have to choose between spending the time to make a great site or spending the time to make a great desk.

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Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I always listen to my customers' constructive input. Video is gone! I'll put it in another time somewhere where it can be manually played.

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Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Very nice work going into those desk. Looks very detail intensive, but end result looks amazing. +1

BallerT 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

How durable are the desk I see they are made of steel? I am looking to build a pc and need a desk. How expensive is shipping from Russia to E.E.U.U?

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

They're made of thick 1.5 mm Steel that's incredibly durable. 55 kilos cam rock back and forth on it and the desk doesn't move at all, no matter if the 55 kilos is blonde or brunette.

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Here is a link to a video where I put it together. Look towards the end, and you will see me sitting on it and shaking and that dust doesn't move at all. I happen to weigh 74 kilos. https://youtu.be/QClSd979mOA And you want to see how they are made, here is a video I did. https://youtu.be/cWSwcTgNwHI

Sorry, I'm a crappy video producer.

f16poom 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

That's straight up next featured build material. What a sight for sore eyes!

How long did it take for you to make that table?

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

It takes about two weeks to make a table. But that's not constant work. It's about 25 to 30 hours each. It's hand made, so it takes a lot longer than making a toyota. )

acs590 1 point 15 months ago

What is this going to be??? like your third or fourth feature??? XD +1

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

G.R.E.A.T!

Exiled 1 point 15 months ago

Brilliant.

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

My friend have you heard of the new Radeon pro duo Polaris the 32 gb monster gpu? Really nice build

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Yes indeed I have! It's a brilliant card, however it was a last minute event and they didn't have one available for use. Next week I'll have one of those cards in my grubby little hands and I'll take some photos for you.

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Ok!

smcgothboy 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Simple question, why is the furthest right fan a different fan/not lit? Bugs my OCD

akeem127 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

How long does it take you to move your mouse from the lower left corner to the upper right corner of the screen?

Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 4 points 15 months ago

I started moving it last night and it hasn't quite made it yet. I'm giving it another 3 or 4 hours )

cybershrapnel 1 point 15 months ago

Dude, so cool! I want one :P Like for real, about the most badass looking desktop setup I've ever seen...

-Shrap nanocheeze.com

Squid_Soup 1 point 6 months ago

How’s that 49” screen treating ya? XD

RussianPcBuilder 1 point 4 months ago

Слава россии

mike_sal 1 point 4 months ago

Looks like a lot of fun. i work with sheet metal in boston, ma. I learned cornice(roofing metal) and fabricating copper roofs which led me to make copper artwork in my free time. I am also quite good at welding, however it was never something i needed to do. I have an eye for fine detail and perfection which is a rare gift to have as well as a curse as im sure you can understand. I am rather curious how you got to the point your at making metal computer table cases. You obviously arent marketed towards the average person, so im wondering when it took off and how you got your contacts. Im sure it started with you just wanting to make something really cool for yourself. anyways, i like what you have made and i admire your creativity.

Aaditya1203 1 point 23 days ago

The BadVolf Case costs more than any of those parts mentioned above. LOL

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Dugn8r submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I'm a high res guy also. I wish it was dual 4k. Still, it's super cool looking.

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