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!