This man built his dream PC – out of cardboard?

Remember when you were a kid, and there was a toy you wanted so badly that you tried to make a cardboard version of it? YouTuber Mickey W apparently never outgrew that, if his extremely intricate video is any indication.

If you’ve ever built a PC you’ll find many tiny details to love about this video. The little latch for installing the CPU, the effort put into branding the graphics card, the way all the components all fit together.

But the great thing about this setup is it’s all based on real parts. You’re looking at cardboard versions of the following components, if you’re curious:

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700k
  • Memory: Crucial 64gb DDR4
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980Ti
  • Hard drives: 2x Samsung 850 evo 1tb
  • Liquid cooling: Corsair H80i GT
  • Case fan: Corsair CC650D-200MM
  • Power supply: Corsair AX760
  • Cablemod PSU Cables

There’s one major oversight, of course: he didn’t plug his cardboard computer into a cardboard surge protector, instead plugging it directly into his cardboard wall. That’s going to cause all sorts of problems during the next cardboard thunderstorm.

The cardboard PC was created as part of the UltraWide Festival‘s Cardboard Dream Setup contest, a YouTube contest where winners can win a LG monitor 34UC87C along with $10,000 to build their dream PC. Believe it or not, Mickey W’s entry didn’t make it to the second round of 30 finalists (it appears a public voting system was used to narrow down the contestants) – but he’s not upset about that.

“Unfortunately, my entry was not selected,” he said on YouTube, “But I would still like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support! It was a great experience.”

Just watching him build it was a great experience. If you’re wondering what kind of videos wins out over this, you should check out the semifinalists, and possibly even vote.


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