Someone turned the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition GPU into a skateboard

A Redditor took the massive shroud from the flagship ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 from ASUS and turned it into a functional skateboard.

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Turning the impressive and beastly ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition GPU into a skateboard might sound like the sort of flex you can't help but get angry about; the good news is that what we're seeing here is simply the spare shroud from a ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 installed into a water-cooled system.

This fact alone makes it a pretty fun mod, commenting on the size of modern enthusiast gaming GPUs. With its length of 357.6mm, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 is one of the largest cards on the market, but even so, it's still half the size of a standard skateboard, which feature lengths of roughly 700mm.

Reddit user Ashley Said What posted a short clip of them using the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 shroud as a skateboard, immediately sparking a whole range of responses - both hilarious ("How many frames are you running at?" and "driver seems to be working fine") to outrage over the extravagance.

The Redditor quickly confirmed that the makeshift skateboard was assembled from a shroud taken from "the e-waste recycling pile at work," which has since turned the conversation towards additional mods - like seeing if the fans could turn it into a Back to the Future-style hoverboard, or if there's any way to get the RGB lighting going.

When we reviewed ASUS's ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition last year, we focused more on how "the biggest and most bad-ass graphics card ever made" played games at 4K 120 FPS than what else it could be used for. With the rise in popularity of water-cooled solutions for high-end GPUs, undoubtedly, there's a bunch of GPU shrouds out there sitting in a pile - so it'll be interesting to see if this sparks a few more creative uses for high-end GPU hardware.

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Kosta is a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

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