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We've been covering various large and small PC builds over the last few weeks, trawling the internet looking at rigid-tubing, SLI setups, crazy colors and massive overclocks, so here's something a little different - the Sour Apple.
Modder Gardnerphotos has taken a boring old PowerMac G4, slapped a #PCMasterRace array of components within and made it his own.
Modified to fit an ASRock Z87m OC Formula motherboard, an Intel i7 4770k and an AMD Radeon 7990 - the yellow and black themed interior is all cooled by 3x240mm radiators connected to hard acrylic tubing containing Mayhems Pastel Sunset Yellow coolant.
This PowerMac G4 has been modified with a door hinge, seeing the motherboard tray gain the ability to lie flat on your desk and flexible tubing implemented across the hinged area. The exterior features a nice black and white theme, helping tie off the case as a whole.
Minimalist PC design is becoming extremely popular in modding circles and here's an awesome example - K-limes' CoolerMaster CM690III Modded Edition.
Featuring an EK-dominated watercooling lineup, this system is powered by an Intel i7 4770k, a MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr and tied together by MSI's Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard.
What helps make this build look so minimal? Alongside almost no cables showing what-so-ever, the watercooling loop is kept as short as possible and all the 'backbone' components are hidden - like the power supply. This means that only the fancy components are put on display, allowing for the design to look sleek and stylish. Planet MODs has further described minimalist design as "choosing high-quality and beautiful material, then let it stand on its own".
We've previously covered Dan Woods and his awesome Parvum chassis project named 'ARCTIC GOLD' - providing a white and gold color scheme matched with rigid tubing and some top-notch technology components. Well he's now back and has started work on another project - the 'STACKER MARK S'.
Set to be as impressive as other HAF Stacker mods like that of Stuart Tonks' beast, Woods has already gone about painting the full exterior of this chassis in a blue and white color scheme - setting it apart from almost any other case on the market.
With the internals being kept a secret, Woods has let slip on his Facebook page that this build will include custom panels, all painted in the same blue color scheme with white accents.
We will continue to follow this project as it progresses, Dan is known for making some killer systems and we believe this won't be any different. What's even cooler is that he will be selling off select projects once their completed, if you're interested in owning a super charged modded rig of your own.
Featuring an i7 4790K paired with a GTX 780Ti DCII, this custom-chassis ROG-styled build is all tied together with an ASUS GENE VII.
If the full build log tickles your fancy, you can have a look for yourself - otherwise we'll wrap up the information below for you. With the custom chassis design being made out of sheet steel and acrylic, the original purpose was for it to house a mATX motherboard, two radiators, one video card and a full water-cooling system.
Once again featuring Bitspower cooling support, this custom build even managed to throw a full-size Be Quiet! power supply into the mix, with the full specification list reading:
CPU: Intel i7 4790K
MOBO: ASUS GENE VII
GPU: ASUS GTX780Ti DCII
PSU: Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 CM 800
FAN: Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 120 mm
SSD: Kingston 3K 240 GB
RAM: Kingston HyperX Black Fury 16 GB
COOL: Various Bitspower products
It's obvious that Montymole's Modding Emporium doesn't mess around when it comes to PC modifications - they've just released a further 3D design for the 'Silver Ghost' project.
Looking similar to a coffee machine, you can see that it's going to be a fully-custom chassis design, integrated with a full watercooling loop connected to 2x 180mm radiators - however it's very hard to tell the full scale of the project through just a rendered image.
On the official Facebook, it's explained that they don't want to spoil "the fun on the layout of the tubing and other stuff," so this is all we get for now - along with a full list of specifications.
Made known to us by Jaiyen Watercooling, this build brings back some old modding trends in style - a slew of colors, components and modifications.
It seems the current trend is to create cases that are spacious, space-age looking and extremely simplistic - so here's something a little different. Looking messy and unorganized at first glance, the reason we like this case is because it's different. Offering SLI ASUS video cards, a full watercooling setup and what seems to be four sticks of Hyper X DDR3 RAM - this case looks more awesome every time you take a glance.
We admit, it's certainly a love or hate thing. Sending this to a few modder and gamer friends of mine, I've gotten some extremely mixed reactions as to the color scheme and styling - what do you think?
We've already covered Dan Woods' simplistic stunner White Gold Parvum build before finding Project Orange Horizon and being blown away yet again. But wait, there's more! Are you a fan of the Pokemon Haunter or Gengar? Well this custom designed Parvum "beast" project might be right up your alley.
Set to be stuffed with an Intel Core i7-4790k CPU, an ASUS GTX 690 dual GPU and a fully custom EK Water Block cooling setup, this case is going to look a little different from the rest.
As I said above, the first thought I had was something similar to the popular purple beasts from Pokemon called Haunter and Gengar. The reason this build catches our attention is due to its 'different' nature - looking toward a custom-designed exterior to set it apart, rather than thousands of dollars in top-notch internal components.
Frenchman Mathieu Heredia has announced that his S-Frame chassis mod is only 20 percent completed, but its already looking 100 percent awesome. In July last year, Chad covered the original release of this impressive case, showing off its elegant and 'out-there' styling.
Set to be a system-builders dream, In Win's S-Frame has seen modders rub their hands together with glee - providing a simple solution for system building, modding and builds out of the ordinary.
This InWin case features a fully custom white color scheme with red accents - obviously no components are included yet, but the base of the case this far already looks impressive enough to share with you all.
Cooler Master have crept their way into our headlines yet again - this time thanks to JPModified and their "Centurion 2" build, featuring more awesome rigid tubing watercooling.
Featuring Bitspower fittings, tubing and radiators, Jesse Palacio from JPModified has gone for a 'space creating build' - making the internal cavity of this case look extremely spacious and spread out, further creating a simplistic and elegant looking build.
This build is all housed inside a Cooler Master 609II case and features gaming-grade technology components like a Bitspower-cooled GTX 780ti DCUII and an i7 4770k which is all tied together with an ASUS Z97 Sabertooth motherboard.
Not long ago, we covered GGF LAN and their Cooler Master HAF stacker monster-mash, packed with GTX 780's in SLI and tied in with a ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more impressive, take a look at this amazing build by 'Corsaronero333'.
Also featuring a 7-series NVIDIA video card, this heavily modified build also packs a fully custom liquid cooling setup and a front panel design that looks like a space-age futuristic fan. Topped off with a brushed aluminum exterior, there really isn't much more to say about this case - just let the pictures blow you away.