A common marketing tool at trade show events is for companies to commission custom PC builds to showcase their hardware and products. Modding is an interesting aspect to our industry, with each one unique, but it has to be substantially different. Cue this build at the Alphacool booth. 

In the size of a Ryzen Threadripper retail box, we have an Asrock A300M-STX motherboard, an AMD APU, two G.Skill Trident Royal SO-DIMMs, and a small mini-ITX Alphacool custom liquid cooling setup, all with RGB LEDs. The case is an adjusted mix of plastics and carbon fiber designed to imitate the retail box, along with additional motifs on the front for Alphacool and on the rear for Ryzen and ASRock. The rear also has a fan for the radiator to help cooling.

So it might not technically be in an original Threadripper retail box, but it's as close of a facsimile as you can get, and equal in size. I can't help think that if the system was scaled up and had one of ASRock's new mini-ITX boards with a Thunderbolt 3 port, that we could also equip a system with an eGPU box and go completely wild, pairing it with one of the new Ryzen 3000 65W CPUs. Yes please.

The modder who did the design is known as Mark's Fabrication (@Marks.Fab), who did a number of designs on the Computex show floor this year for a number of vendors.

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  • AshlayW - Monday, June 03, 2019 - link

    I don't think an Intel Skylake-X rig built in a case themed like the X299 CPU packaging would have the same appeal. :3 Reply
  • JanW1 - Monday, June 03, 2019 - link

    I think this mostly goes to show that the Threadripper retail packaging is ridiculously oversized. Reply
  • kn00tcn - Monday, June 03, 2019 - link

    stx is quite still quite small Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Monday, June 03, 2019 - link

    if the box was "not wanted" I believe can get just the bare cpu itself
    for everyone else me thinks "you paid premium $$$ why the hell not have a wonking big box to put your tuna fish sammich in, a soda pop, maybe some a bag of chips, we made it this way so you are still able to eat and such while while you rip up on whatever task tickles your fancy"
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  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    The ultimate nerd lunchbox. Reply
  • khanikun - Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - link

    Wait, that was actual Ryzen packaging? I thought it was just to showoff their proc, I didn't know it actually came in that thing. Reply
  • PixyMisa - Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - link

    That's the 1000 series Threadripper packaging. The 2000 series is even more over the top. Reply
  • patel21 - Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - link

    Wow, I would really buy a HTPC in that case. Not due to it being in TR chassis, but I like this cube like dimension. It seems like a piece of art rather than PC. Reply

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