Just like the Phoenix
Modding and PC DIY was seemingly unstoppable five or more years ago with companies like Cooler Master, Antec and Thermaltake leading the chassis charge - seeing enthusiasts worldwide spend a little extra time in on the weekends managing their cables, tweaking their water-cooling systems and some were crazy enough to start cutting holes in and painting their cases.
This trend died off in recent times, replaced by company pre-built systems, laptops, smartphones and tablets, all-in-one PCs and smaller builds - whether that's good or bad we'll let you decide. However, there's been a resurgence of the modding movement - seeing a few big players globally produce some absolutely jaw-dropping systems. This article will cover one or two modders from different parts of the world, a couple of their projects and some of the companies backing them fully.
We will link all modders' social media and label their respective sponsors - if you like what you see I urge you to let them know!
Recently, he has hit the global scale thanks to the Thermaltake CaseMOD competition where he created a dual-Intel Xeon Thermaltake Core X9 build, complete with SLI watercooled graphics and a 1080p touchscreen all mounted within the massive case.
- Project XX
CPU/s - 2x Intel Xeon e5-2667s
Motherboard - ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS
Memory - 64GB Avexir Raiden
GPUs - 3x ASUS NVIDIA STRIX GTX 980's
SSDs - 3x Kingston HyperX
Storage (HDDs) 3 or 2 Western Digital 4TB Blacks
Power Supply - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Platinum
Fans - Thermaltake Riing Fans x22
Pacific VGA Bridge Triple x1
Pacific V-GTX Block - STRIX - 980 x3
Thermaltake Pacific W2 CPU Water Block x2
Thermaltake Pacific PT40-D5 Silent Kit Reservoir/Pump Combo x2
Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black D5 Pump w/ Silent Kit x2
Thermaltake Hard tubes 500mm x10
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Stop Plug w/ O-Ring - Chrome x10
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 45 & 90 Degree Adapter - Chrome x10
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 90 Degree Adapter - Chrome x10
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Y Adapter - Chrome x10
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Female to Male 20mm Extender - Chrome x6
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Female to Male 30mm Extender - Chrome x4
Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 Hard Tube 16mm x30
Thermaltake Pacific RL480 x4
Check out the build log here.
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