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Here at TweakTown we recently covered Stuart Tonks' dual Intel Xeon addition to the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD invitational, but we noticed that one of the seven modders was being a little left out - Japan's Fabio Moma.
Sponsored by Thermaltake, Avexir, ASUS ROG and Kingston HyperX, this blue-lit build of Thermaltake's Core series chassis is adeptly named 'Colossus X' and features some neat LED work to help produce a cool-feeling futuristic build - said to be "based on the comic book heroes" as pointed out in Moma's build log.
Complete with an extremely polished front panel, the components within can be viewed in the full story.
Thermaltake has been promoting its global modding competition like crazy recently, with seven modders chosen from countries around the world to represent their homeland in a 'mod-off'.
Bringing his best to the table is the Australian modder Stuart Tonks, showcasing his build which features a dual-CPU laden ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard coupled with three ASUS NVIDIA STRIX GeForce GTX 980's and no less than three SSDs.
If that's not impressive enough, the full Thermaltake watercooling setup within is finished off with a built-in 24" 1080p touchscreen.
Read the full story for more information.
Due to observation through social media, we've observed that Thermaltake Australia has flown down Stuart Tonks from Queensland to their Australian office in Victoria, Australia in order to produce a watercooling web series and PC build.
We've covered a few of Tonks' builds before, including this monster Coolermaster HAF Stacker and a previous Thermaltake Core X9 build and he has also been selected by Thermaltake to represent Australia in their modding competition.
Looking into their media manager Jonathan Newton's Instagram, a post was made of an energy drink with the caption "my morning companion. Picking up a special guest for #thermaltake from Melbourne airport to help film a #webseries about #liquidcooling for PC's. Stay tuned people :) #pcmods #pcmodding #lcs."
Packed full of Bitspower watercooling goodies and tied together on an ASUS Z97-AR platform, Malik Customs showed off its amazing Project Edelstein on Facebook yesterday.
This simplistic fully watercooled build features an ASUS GTX970 Strix as the focal point and highlights the greyed-out color scheme with cool blue liquid.
The full parts list is as follows:
- Intel i7 4790K
- ASUS Z97-AR
- ASUS Polska GTX 970 Strix
- Bitspower International Co., Ltd. BP-DDCPC-BK
- Bitspower BP-DDCT2-CL
- Bitspower BP-WBCPUIAC-CUMBKIBK
- Bitspower BP VG-NGTX970ADIIS
- Bitspower BP-BE240BSCU-BK
- Bitspower BP-CBCPF-CC6V2
- Bitspower BP-CB90R
- Bitspower BP-CB45R
- Bitspower BP-CBWP-C06
- Bitspower BP-CBWP-C63
- Cooltek W2S
- Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 16GB 2400Mhz
- Ultimate Personal Computers cables
- Noctua Redux 120mm fans
- Seasonic Platinum 760W
We've covered this gigantic chassis before, seeing numerous modders around the globe tackle this Goliath in their own special way.
Milo Majlow Lihoťan has just shared his own stacker project, named "Vodovodárenske" and featuring SLI video cards alongside a complete and custom water cooling setup.
Running on the backbone of an MSI MPower X99S, with two MSI GTX 780 Lightning video cards and a full water cooling setup featuring parts from companies like EK Water Blocks and Alphacool - this build really does 'stack up'.
The simplistic color scheme and silent nature of this case is tied together by the great completely see-through side panels and impressive cable management.
Based around an MSI Gaming 7 motherboard and with two MSI GTX 780ti video cards ensuring no game is left un-maxed, this case is tied together with a full custom watercooling setup.
As the summary states: "watercool ALL the things!" Even the mechanical storage drives aren't safe, explained by lmfaceroll as implemented "due to there being a tonne of space in a desk/cabinet. It fills out the space a lot more."
Posted on YouTube by Water_Cool_Fool you can get your very own set of Corsair K65 RGB keycaps from Amazon but they're currently listed as out of stock.
This video helps show off the might of what is current keyboard modding. The addition of several peripheral companies making further steps into RGB development has certainly seen focus stray away from 256 million membrane keyboards with copious macros and more so towards keyboards with extended lighting options and keycap customization - much like a chassis!
There's nothing left to say but, enjoy.
As seen on the Watercooled PC Facebook page, modder Ilija Dakic has posted his preliminary plans and intentions for a seriously awesome PC mod project.
As you can see from the image above, he's looking to take AMD's CPU project literally - producing a 'BULLDOZER' build featuring an AMD chip as its core.
He has begun the journey by making these few drawings to illustrate the design concept and idea, following it up with some real life sticky tape-laden examples and then furthering it with specific measurements and analysis.
If you're wondering on how to begin your very own epic PC project, here's just one idea that may help.
Produced by Mod Epic, this project Black Pearl features some handy modding work and is accompanied by a live video showing you basically the whole process from start to finish.
Cooled by EK Blocks Components and based around an Cyborg case by Epic, the video above sees the modder rock out to some Rammstein which seems extremely fitting given the design of this project.
The full specification list is as follows:
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258
VGA: ASUS NVIDIA GTX 780 ref.
RAM: Avexir Core 4MBx2/2400 MHz
PSU: Silverstone 600W SX600-G SFX
SSD: M2 M6E 128GB Plextor
CASE: Cyborg by Epic
CPU Block: EK-Supremacy Nickel
Radiator: EK-CoolStream PE 120
Pump combo: EK DDC X-RES Top 100
FAN: CM Jetflo black 120
Based on an MSI Z97 Gaming 9 and contained within the Fractal Design R4, this fully water cooled, wood-grain PC screams class and I daresay die-hard designers and Apple fanboys wouldn't mind something like this sitting on their all-white desk in an office.
The full specification list is in the extended story.