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Boll-Weevil63

Im sure that makes all the other PC components in your house very comfortable


Deadlyeagle917

Old motherboard, CPU, RAM combo in my drawer: \*sweats profusely\*


RaydnJames

I've done this with a Nexus 7, an old Nook, a 2.5" SSD, a 3.5" HDD, and an Intel PCIe SSD. My next one, hopefully, will be to find a USB monitor, disassemble it, but leave it active. That way, I can connect it to my PC and use it as a NZXT Cam monitor, but it'll be hanging on the wall as functional art


Leolol_

Out if curiosity, how did you manage to disassemble a PCIe SSD? It sounds extremely hard.


RaydnJames

Shockingly Easy actually. The whole thing was held together by 5 screws. The PCB is obviously still all one piece, but all the thermal plates, covers, etc are all lined up in a shadow box Here's an image of the three https://imgur.com/gallery/QYmSL3d


Ghostofhan

I'm in danger!


raven080068

Neat. What GPU was it


Deadlyeagle917

It was an Asus ROG Strix 1080Ti


SRDD_Mk-II

As Shakespeare put it- *”Long live the King!”*


Destring

Hands down best card in the past decade. Mine is still going strong playing the latest games.


TallmanMike

1080ti getting me through the pandemic, helping me save money by avoiding buying a new card when the prices are mad, still chewing brand new games at 1440p like they're nothing. Hail to the King 👑💪


BreakingBrian

Yep same. At this rate I may even just skip the 4XXX series because it’s holding up so absurdly well.


ETucc

This is PC enlightenment. Only upgrade when you have to.


lpeabody

Having a regular 1080, the only game I've played that has suffered even slightly is Valheim. Everything else plays brilliantly.


Lv_InSaNe_vL

Have you tried running it in Vulkan? Sometimes I have weird frame issues and switching the renderer seems to fix it. I'm on Linux tho


ThankGodImBipolar

I don't think Nvidia cards will benefit from switching to Vulkan much unless it's RTX 2xxx or newer (on Windows anyways, the Vulkan pipeline is probably better than alternatives on Linux). Back when DX12 and Vulkan first showed up Nvidia cards always ran better on DX11 (this was when GTX 9xx/1xxx was relevant). Part of this was driver issues but in general RTX 2xxx and newer come with changes to make the lower level APIs work better.


lpeabody

Man, I would love to try and build a Linux gaming rig...


Escitaloprando

To be fair, this game need three entire pc to play properly if you aren't using Vulkan


squished_frog

I think skipping the 4xxx series will be mandatory regardless. Given how in demand the 3xxx was and what people were willing to pay the new prices will be equally absurd IMO. "Supply issues, corporate greed, x new feature, etc"


HughJaynus_0

Prices have gotten relatively better though. I think it had something to do with crypto crashing at the time that it happened, at least to what I have seen. They're almost back to "normal" even if that normal is mildly expensive


remote_location

Love my 1080 Ti, won’t change it unless it dies!


CameronsTheName

Mine had some magic smoke come out of it when I hooked up an external RGB strip. Pulled the strip out after about 10 seconds. Card still runs great, no RGB at all though now.


Astecheee

Can confirm. I actually regret upgrading to a 6900xt.


SomeNerd54

--Scar (The lion King)


Careless_Rub_7996

How did it die?


Deadlyeagle917

Not sure, I got it off ebay as "parts only". According to the listing it was very unstable, crashed constantly and had heavy artefacting.


aimidin

Reballing the memory chips or reheating them , could have some results of fixing it. But it's already on the wall i guess...


Deadlyeagle917

Good point, but since I bought it with the full intentions of making this wall art I didn't attempt any repairs in order to keep the parts as pristine and clean as possible.


Peuned

that makes sense. props


MstrOfShadows

Those are just the cooling fans from the shroud. Not props. /s


Treebawlz

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it? I see broken 1080tis going for 500+ CAD on ebay.


Deadlyeagle917

Got the card for about 250USD including shippping. Yea was quite the steal. Had to browse and look for one for a few weeks that was not super expensive. In total I spent about 560USD with the card, frame, backboard and mounting hardware (double sided tape and superglue).


Treebawlz

Interesting. I ask because I have a 1080ti (The Aorus edition which is apparently the most expensive one) and cross my heart and pray to god when this thing dies I'm going to give it a viking funereal.


lilIyjilIy1

Why a 1080ti and not like a 1070? They look about the same.


Deadlyeagle917

The 1070 has a few less things on the PCB. I wanted the most complicated PCB that I could get for a somewhat reasonable price.


PragmaticPenguin85

Reballing will not fix a broken chip. It’s an expensive very temporary bandaid.


Nordic__Viking

Sounds exactly like my 970 gtx I should "wall art" it as well


WrathOfGengar

My coworker gave me his aorus 1080ti to try and fix because a resistor blew. Really hoping I can get it working and pass it on


Kagerou_Daze

Same card with same exact issue. Was thinking of what to do with mine.


SendMeGiftCardCodes

did you attempt to fix it? i'm no engineer, but my first thought would be to dismember the whole thing, clear it of any dust, reapply thermal paste and pads, reconnect, and see if it works. if that doesn't work, i might do the cooking it in the oven trick. if that doesn't work, then i declare it dead.


Deadlyeagle917

No I didn't attempt any repairs. I got it specifically to make this. I went for this one as it was first hand from the original buyer and never before opened. So all the parts were as pristine as it gets which was perfect for my need ;P


the123king-reddit

That's not old!


NowTheMoonsRising

1080ti is the GOAT


ramius345

Up there with the voodoo 2 and 8800 ultra.


BigSmackisBack

Was? It still is only ripped apart :) I really like the presentation and framing of this, ive a 570 gtx thats been stripped and cleaned im going to mount up soon, good inspiration here because it looks fantastic :D


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Mr_bruhman

It lived a good life in service


fullrackferg

Still my favourite card ever. Jumped from a rx480 to this card and my mind was blown. Even going from the 1080ti to a 3080 strix doesn't feel *as good*.


giomaster135

My strix 1060 is still going strong. Shame yours died


PheIix

It's the same one I have... It keeps failing on directx 3d as of late, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I had it tested with the retailer and they said it was fine, but it still crashes over and over. I thought maybe it's some other hardware, but the same problem doesn't occur with my gtx 1070 (which looks identical, except it only needs one pci e power plug connected vs two on the 1080ti). I'm now wondering if my power supply is not powerful enough (750w).... Which seems weird.


_Chronox_

Mate I have the same card. Nice art though, but now I am scared for it to die any second now


Kyledog12

Bro don't scare me like this I don't want mine to die haha


LawGamingTV

damn. knew it! cause I had the same beast. 2 actually. they both live on in my 2 friends pcs


watitdomydood

This is the exact card I have.. Now I'm scared..


Gordon_Betto

Looks great! How are the pieces attached to the board?


Deadlyeagle917

Double sided tape and superglue.


r4o2n0d6o9

Just as god intended


callmeWia

I had a GTX660 for the longest of times. Probably used it for 8 years. Wonder if I should try this too!


Artandalus

That's what I'm thinking, I have a 670 that served me well, don't know what else to do with it


ProphetsHand

Came here for this, those screws are mounted very nicely.


rawn7702

Is it not possible for you to use the holes present in the different parts and put in some screws?


Deadlyeagle917

Of course that is also a way you could do it, I just felt this way was the easiest and simplest to get done cleanly.


Catshit-Dogfart

Screws, adhesive, little plastic clips. I've had them apart, you have to remove the cooling unit to install a water block, the only hard part is pulling the adhesive. It was a bit mind-blowing the first time realizing the bulk is all cooling unit.


ChromeRavenCyclone

Looks like a Strix 1080Ti


Deadlyeagle917

Spot on!


ChromeRavenCyclone

First thought of the 2080Ti, but then remembered it has a different shroud and heatsink bracket ;)


Fuwlz

How did you make it stick? Will glue just do the trick?


Deadlyeagle917

Yes, I used 3M VHB double sided tape for some of the lighter parts like the pcb and backplate and very strong superglue for the heavier parts like the heatsink or parts with very little contact surface like the plastic front shroud and the screws.


Mean_Ass_Dumbledore

What case or frame are they mounted in?


Deadlyeagle917

I used a frame from BGA store. They seem to have a few locations around Europe. Main thing I had problmes with was finding a frame that was deep enough since I needed about 5cm depth in order to fit it under the galss.


RaisedInAppalachia

To other users looking to replicate this: try looking for a shadowbox of the right dimensions, they're deeper than typical frames because they're designed for physical objects rather than photos or print.


ConsciousTip3203

Very cool


OhFuckNoNoNoNoMyCaat

This reminds me of those posters you'll see of people standing next to a vehicle or whatever and then an "exploded" view of all the parts of whatever it is laying on the ground. I love it. Kind of like this, minus the people. https://i.imgur.com/MYx20eM.jpg


FlyPengwin

r/knolling is what you're looking for


JosebaZilarte

Great art piece for r/engineeringporn


PumpkinPai

Also r/knolling


One-Step2764

Thanks, I forgot the term.


RangerProfia95

I have an malfunctioned sparkle GTX560Ti & 9600GT and don't know what to do before seeing this post, so inspiring! Is that glued? (If so, what kind of glue did you use?)


Deadlyeagle917

I used 3M VHB double sided tape for some of the lighter parts like the PCB and backplate and UHU superglue for the heavier parts like heatsink or parts with only a small contact surface like the plastic front shroud or the screws.


Semetersi

That looks great


TweaknFreak

This looks so great. Neat work


the3stman

Did the same with grandma


fatalpuls3

Yo thats cool dude. Hmm i think i might want to do this, I got a 980 laying around. Id love to do this with a voodoo fx card. Can you link us the case?


Ruithevegan

Marvelous


emmytau

That's awesome! I might actually be inspired to do the same. I have the same card, just 1070. I always loved the design. I just have to wait for it to die on me. Still going strong after 6 years now.


3sheetz

r/knolling


sunnyismyusername

Oo, I might do this when my 1060 dies


crazyman0069

The 1080ti rocks even when disassembled! 💥


emjaywebberz

This is awesome. Nicely done


DrKeksimus

Nice ! man that would look sick if that background had like a slight glow to it... or maybe some markings on the card that only showed up under UV light


D_Winds

Gone, but not forgotten.


Th3_Shr00m

Might do this with my old 1080 TI that got busted in transit. Back before it was nearly impossible to find a card. Good times...


pedroliink4

Nice! Now I wait for my old 980 that is in my wife's PC to die so I can do the same


Hyptisx

I got an old 1060 laying around. did you glue it?


Deadlyeagle917

Yes I used a combination of double sided tape and superglue


bmmprince

Are you hot gluing components? I want to do this same thing but with an old gaming console.


FearMH

Cool shit, even if the card was working I’d still say it’s ok to frame it. I have my Rx580 in a different build being used but once I’m satisfied ima frame it since it was my first GPU


shaanaynae

"""old"""


slishy

I love everything about this


GeneralBloodBath

That's neat, I kind of want to do this with some of my old broken gear.


gerolsteiner05

>old gpu >1080ti I need a new gpu


saadkasu

How are your 10 series gpus dying I am here wanting my 970 to die just so it will give me a reason to upgrade and this MF is still running at 1500+MHz.


gime20

Not every card is built the same


spyd3rweb

Probably from low quality power supplies, poor cooling, and excessive card sagging, or plain bad luck.


Psychological_Gas632

Thats crazy!


touche_garde

Looks great... nice work.


piercethecam

I would buy some shit like this


NejimaSenku

Art Museum: That's nice work... Here take my money! How much is that?!


manscho

that ROGs! *badum tsss*


Educational-Pipe-603

Im going to do this to a radeon hd 4870 ice but will be pitting it in resin


BLB_Genome

Badass! I can see this taking off and becoming a thing!


TheTekkitBoss

Oh yeah, I'm doing this for sure


Magasuperstick

What are the dimensions & what is the backing board material made of?


NoCSForYou

Talk about excessive screwage.


nighteeeeey

thats pretty sick


nighteeeeey

now that i think about it i have no idea what i did with my 7900 gtx back in the days :/ it looked so sexy. dang.


he69he

How much space did you leave in the frame. and is it a custom frame?


Deadlyeagle917

The frame is 55cm x 100cm and 5cm deep. The frame is custom size by a website that offers different frame types to be cut to your desired size. But I was would have been short on money / willing to compromise a little I probably could have found a frame that would be close enough in dimensions to work as well.


he69he

Thanks for the help I really appreciate it.


Metro6000

Served us well


SomeNerd54

Not bad


JimHarrington

Yeah I need to do this whenever my card gives up the ghost. Nice work!


Renegade1412

It is beautiful :')


popemsthegreat

Looks good. Nice work


huagadrist

It's just modern art! If it is behind glass, it's art.


CoolHandMike

What a neat idea, and well executed, to boot!


Hortzuz

Stealing this idea, looks awesome


YagamiYakumo

It's beautiful!


RMProjectsUK

We thank you for your service


ribbers

I knew I was collecting all the old dead GPU's from work for a reason, now I know. Looks awesome!


Eddy5876

Price please


Deadlyeagle917

\- Around 250USD for the card including shipping \- Around 250USD for the custom size frame, you could probably save quite a bit if you are willing to compromise and go with a standard size, but I didn't :P \- 40USD for the PVC backboard cut to cutom size of the frame \- 20USD on glue and tape, but I didn't even come close to using all of it. So a total of about 560USD for the whole project. Again you can probably save quite some money if you use your own old hardware and don't got for a custom size frame that needs to be handmade for you.


Eddy5876

Wow I said that as a joke did not think you would respond unfortunately I don’t have the money someone else might be interested tho


willard_swag

Shut up and take my money


chr1sGER

Completly custom? Where did you get the picture frame?


Deadlyeagle917

Yes it's all custom. I got the frame from a website called BGA Store that offers different frame designs that you can choose to be cut to your need. They seem to have a few locations throughout Europe


TripleEhBeef

I want to watch James May assemble the bits.


Br0k3n-T0y

puts it back into pc and works. ..... WTF?!


MikeLinPA

That was cooler than anything I was thinking of. Good job!


winterblink

This is awesome and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t considering this for some of my older hardware. Can you give me a walk through of the process you went through to put this together? As in what parts did you use for the frame and backing, profess for securing the card bits, etc. (can skip disassembly, that’s probably the easiest part lol)


Deadlyeagle917

Disassembeled it and layed it out like I wanted, then got measurements of how big the frame should be. Googleled a bit to find a frame deisgn that I liked and would work (main restriction on what frames would work was the depth of it, since I needed about 5cm depth for it to fit under the glass). I got the frame from a website called BGA store in the end. They seem to have a few locations around Europe. For the backboard I used a 3mm thick PVC sheet cut to the dimensions needed to be able to put it in the frame. You can find similar stuff on many cunstruction supplies website. They often also have the option to cut it to size as well. As for glueing, I used a combination of 3M VKB double sided tape for lighter parts like the backplate, PCB, fans and so on and UHU superglue for the heavier parts like the heatsink or parts with only a very small contact surface like the plastic front shroud and the screws.


winterblink

Thanks so much for this! I have a few older cards laying around that have designs that could go well in showcase like this. Those strix cards for example, always have such an interesting cooler design.


a_goonie

Bro you just made yourself a side hustle. I'll be looking forward to your stories on r/choosingbeggers soon.


nexusoflife

PCB's of any kind are always so cool to look at.


DexDevos

Exploded view


TheCraftyCrow

Fucking beautiful


Bearonsphone3

Now get the technical specs and label it all.


Ok-Yogurt8484

Will it run crisis


i_doubt_it92

Considering the current gpu price it could be worth more than the Mona Lisa


Arburio

Even dead it's not dead. The chips that are alive can be reused for other purposes. Still nice tho.


Kir4_

They are literally being reused tho.


O6M6G6

Wall art you say.


BigHead5-5

Thank you for your service.


SimulatedHumanity

Framed trash.


pinypunyPany

Nice


No_Slide_3453

Beautiful 🤩🤩


VoiceOfOdin

I have been wanting to do this to my first ever GPU. Would you mind giving me a rundown of what exactly you bought and did to end up with this beautiful work of art so I can attempt the same thing?


Easy-Bake-Oven

I don't know if this is just the picture but it seems like there is thermal past still on the gpu.


Deadlyeagle917

Seems to be some glare / reflection in the picture. I cleaned the die with alcohol wipes. In person it is super clean and shiny :P


mattpayne167

I am not a computer person. Regardless, that is super cool. Great idea and inventive way to display a passion of yours. Top notch!


the1lonelysailor

Pretty neat!


TheAndrewBen

Reminds me of the drone display frame art you can buy at IKEA


Sam_Fear

I did this with a couple Windows5 Install disks. My daughter was not impressed.


reclemationnation

Very cool!


soccerman221

I really enjoy these. Exploded views of items are so interesting.


AFreakingWaffle

Is it a strix 1080 ti?


N4hire

To, that’s super cool!!


sunnyspiders

Techxidermy.


y2JuRmh6FJpHp

Where’d you get that frame


Deadlyeagle917

From a website called BGA store. They seems to have a few locations around Europe.


HELL_S2K

how much? do you take paypal?


tekknobeatz

I get art.


Few_Advertising_568

may it be preserved for years in the first tech museum till 2322 and long after!


Prof_Acorn

Crosspost to /r/knolling?


re_Giano

Love it, I also had a plan to do exactly like this, thanks for the inspiration


mcpat21

Geometrically pleasing. I’m sure it lived a good life


JS_NYC_208

So cool!!!!


lexisauce

I should do this when my GTX 770 dies lol


Trax852

After spending that much money for it, one must make use of all its attributes.


Nahbidy

This is beautiful! Whether you know it or not, you’re an artist! Have you considered making more of these and selling them??


Deadlyeagle917

Would be interesting to see just how much of a market there is for things like this for sure!


Nahbidy

Start with a few and find out. I wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up selling hundreds if not more!


Significant-Brush-26

im almost tempted to buy a dead gpu just to do this


MrUltraOnReddit

Everyone asking how you stuck it on. Where did you get the frame from? I'm trying to do somethign similar, but can't find a fitting frame.


Deadlyeagle917

I got it from a website called BGA store. They seem to have a few locations throughout Europe.


loaferzz

PSA: To everyone still running 10xx series cards, pls reapply your thermal paste. It will do wonders for the card. Redo the thermal pads as well if you can find the thickness for your particular card.


MarketingRare4439

Meanwhile i’m running this card right now on my PC thinking it’s the best card ever.


LowFlowBlaze

what did you use to hang each part up?


antiSJC

thats expensive art. sold mine dead 1080ti aorus for $300


Rudr_Programer

Cooool


MTFives

Still rocking my 970


Hiraganu

Looks like a 1080 Ti. If you sell it as broken, you could still get up to 200$ for it. "Dead" GPUs can be surprisingly easy to fix for people with the right tools, so they are still worth a lot.


SooperDiesel

"art".thats a decoration, not art.


GeistIstTeufel

This post aged me when I realized a 1080ti is old.


sharktooth31

I still have my original gpu out of my first build and want to do this. Im handy and have tools but I work a lot and dont have much time as of late. How difficult was this and how long did this take? Edit : I read your other replies and it doesn't seem to difficult. Im just wondering where Ill find a frame like that. Looks great btw!


Deadlyeagle917

I spent a few hours each on a few evenings on it. Deep cleaning the card, laying it all out and getting the measurements of the frame I needed. Ordering the frame and other supplies. And finally glueing it all on. So maybe a total of 10-15 hours. Excluding the time I spent checking Ebay and similar sites daily for a few weeks until I found the perfect card for me.


daviddo658

That's pretty creative!