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Time for another one:D

(mods should have this moved to the sponsored section soon)

This build will be a bit special, since it will be the first build in many years where I use air cooled graphic cards.

The reason for this, is that this will be a show build, build for ASUS, to show off some new graphic cards and motherboards. If you are located in the UK, you will be able to see it in person at Insomnia! smile.gif

So naturally I have teamed up with ASUS and Corsair, and should be receiving a bunch of hardware to throw into this real soon. As this will be a show-rig the graphic cards will keep their direct CU III cooler, and I am still thinking about what cooler to use for the cpu.

Components:

TBA

For this project, I took a standard R40 case, and threw away most of the panels:D
Front panel has been redone with the ROG logo
Top and bottom outer aluminium panels has been redone with new ventilation holes, and will have a STRIX logo engraved into them
Both side panels has been laser engraved

Luckily this is super easy to do, as every panel is just flat sheets.

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As mentioned, the entire front has been redone, and cut with the ROG logo, and the standard white accent pack has been swapped for a red frosted accent pack.

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Still thinking about how I will light the front panel up. But when done, it should look somewhat like this.

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Engraved side panel. Took roughly 1 hour in the laser!

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A view of the top panel with the new ventilation holes to better match the theme.

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Really like this frosted red accent pack!

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The engraved side panels matches quite nicely with the aluminium profiles.

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Since the graphic cards will not be watercooled, I am putting two fans in the bottom, and have cut the panels so they will cover up the fan motor, and the 4 plastic connectors holding this. Hopefully I have measured correctly:D

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Rear panels are about the only thing kept stock.

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Another top view. This panel is being engraved with the strix logo soon!

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And lastly just a few images of the engraved side panel. I think I spent more than 6 hours drawing this pattern, and making it align biggrin.gif

Hardware should be in soon!
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 
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120.5 Custom Loop Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
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brb gotta find something to scoop my jaw off the floor.
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post #4 of 47
I've never been to Insomnia yet, maybe it's the time to go biggrin.gif
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Nice execution of the ROG theme! The engraving and the front are awesome biggrin.gif
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That laser work! tongue.gif The ROG logo looks great!

J.
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Awesome work! Drool-worthy!

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Thanks man, and welcome aboard smile.gif
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brb gotta find something to scoop my jaw off the floor.

The side panels of the case are great for just that!
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I've never been to Insomnia yet, maybe it's the time to go biggrin.gif

There will be heaps of cool rigs this year, so it is greatly adviced:D
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Nice execution of the ROG theme! The engraving and the front are awesome biggrin.gif

Thanks man!
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That laser work! tongue.gif The ROG logo looks great!

J.

Thanks joe! I was excited to see how it would turn out, as there is some thin areas there, but as it is 1.5 mm steel, it is plenty strong:D
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Awesome work! Drool-worthy!

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Thanks man!

Got a little something for this build. While I am waiting for the other hardware to arrive, so I can start cabling, lets start off with the graphic cards that will go into this thing.

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STRIX!

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980 ti strix to be exact! And two of them.

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A box within a box? What is this madness!

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A box, within a box, within a box? That is some serious boxeption...

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Finally! A graphic card!

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These are the first cards from which ASUS is using the fully automatic PCB thingy that I cant remember what is called. Basicly the PCB should be neater than on other cards.

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So big.. So heavy... Guess that is the price you have to pay if you want proper cooling, and do not want to go the water cooling route.

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Even though these two will be sitting with no slot spacing, they will do fine under full load temperature wise.

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Also got a little ROG SLI bridge. Really a big fan of these after market SLI bridges instead of just an ugly stock bridge. Just a shame many of them are so hard to get your hands on -_-

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As mentioned before, they will sit like this in the machine. I would have liked to put them with 1 slot in between as the case has plenty of room for that, but the motherboard that I am going to use sadly does not support that frown.gif

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Compared to a reference 980 ti, these puppies are HUGE!

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Just messing around with the black backdrop. Still need to get better at taking pics with the black backdrop. Taking pictures on a white backdrop is quite easy compared -_-

Thanks for watching, and a huge thanks to ASUS for sending these monsters!
post #9 of 47
Beasts! Those things are huge! I have the 980 Strix going in mine, these look even bigger!

J.
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Beasts! Those things are huge! I have the 980 Strix going in mine, these look even bigger!

J.

Yeah, they are enormous. Will definitely need something to keep the ass up, as this will be moved around a lot.
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