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Overwatch's Bastion reborn as epic 3D printed PC build

Overwatch's lovable chirpy robot transforms into a sizable custom PC, and we're absolutely smitten
By: Derek Strickland | Cases, Cooling & PSU News | Posted: Dec 21, 2016 8:17 pm

Armed with a 3D printer, a lot of gumption, and technical prowess, PC case modder Jan Erik Vangen has built a custom PC inside of Overwatch's favorite chirpy robot.

 

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Bastion was crafted piece-by-3D-printed-piece using a MakerBot Replicator, and was then assembled like a basic Gundam model and hand-painted by Vangen (yes, he even chirps!). The result is a stunning rendition that will have any Bastion fan in total admiration mode.

 

 

Since form factor is an issue, the mech-turned-chassis doesn't have a fully-fledged gaming PC with a dedicated desktop GPU inside, but it still is fully capable of playing Overwatch. Instead of a fully-fledged PC, Vangen fastened an ASRock Beebox-S mini-PC inside of Bastion's chest.

 

The Beebox-S rocks an Intel Core i5 6200U CPU with HD Graphics 520, which is enough to power Overwatch.

 

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Although Bastion certainly looks finished to me, Vangen affirms that the build will get more attention when he has free time. The modder plans to "make a glowing overwatch logo in the bottom and put a 7" LCD with sponsors on top, and also have some LEDs to glow everything up."

 

Check out Jan Erik Vangen's build notes for more info on the Bastion-build, including 3D printer blueprints should you feel enterprising enough to try it yourself.

 

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Bastion-bot PC specs

 

  • Chassis / Mobo: ASRock Beebox-S
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U
  • RAM: HyperX Impact DDR4 2133MHz 8GB SO-DIMM
  • SSD: Intel 600p Series 256GB PCIe M.2

NEWS SOURCES:Pcgamer.com

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