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Snake Eyes 2021 - ASUS / Paramount pictures giveaway build.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MT Mods, 22 Aug 2021.

  1. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

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    This project is in co-operation with
    ASUS Republic Of Gamers
    Paramount Pictures
    EK Waterblocks
    XPG Global

    Giveaway link: https://rog.asus.com/microsite/comp...c29wZRBKO7NKYCyXJLhtXv5oEqgNa2RTgQHRiJVMsQA6E

    System specs (Subject to change)
    Motherboard - ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme
    Graphics card - ASUS ROG Strix 3080Ti
    Case - ASUS ROG Helios
    Power Supply - ASUS ROG Thor 1200W
    Memory - XPG Spectrix D60 3600Mhz 32GB
    Storage - 1x XPG 1TB M.2 Gen 4 SSD / 1x XPG 512GB M.2 Gen 4 RGB SSD
    Cooling - Complete EK Waterblocks Package.

    Design:
    For The initial design, we've gone pretty simple due to time contraints (only a few weeks to do the build and being a father of 2 and working, this ultimately gave me around 6 days total)

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    Hardware:


    I'll start by sharing images of the hardware that has already arrived and is in the build.


    Motherboard:
    I've installed the CPU block and Memory for release images.
    This motherboard should be available early next month.
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    Motherboard info here: https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-crosshair/rog-crosshair-viii-extreme-model/


    Graphics card:
    Strix 3080Ti

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    More info here: https://rog.asus.com/graphics-cards/graphics-cards/rog-strix/rog-strix-rtx3080ti-o12g-gaming-model/


    Case / PSU:

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    Work time:


    The very first thing i done, was remove the front glass panel and cut and etch the custom one.
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    This will light up the etchings, fading towards the top
    Thanks to the light bar on the inside of the mount.

    The company i originally asked to print and cut the snake eyes logo later declined to do the job, so i had to find another option and created my own.
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    i achived this, by vinyl wrapping red plastic with a brushed aluminium wrap.
    Then etched over to burn off the wrap.
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    I then fitted a white LED strip behind the logo to get this:
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    Next up i needed to mount the res/pump from EK inside the system.
    Easy job with this case, it's absolutely massive.

    I created another acrylic plate, which i drilled 4 holes into to mount the pump/res to the plate.
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    There is also an LED strip behind this to make it glow.

    Got that magical EK block installed.
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    FOr this build, we;re using soft tubing (ZMT) this is purely because of shipping, whoever wins this will have the system shipped to them and UK Couriers aren't known for being careful characters.


    ANYWAY

    Using leather strips, i needed to mount the swords on the back of the Helios.
    Here's one of the attempts.
    (Oh yeah, forgot, by this point i had already vinyl wrapped with brushed aluminium wrap the back glass of the case.
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    FINALLY, i found a cleaner way and more effective way of holding the swords using the leather.

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    Where i'm at today?



    Well, i've just finished the loop inside, we're waiting for the CPU to arrive to test run, install software etc.

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    Excuse the mess, as i said, father of 2 mucky kids.

    And just finished the backplate for the GPU
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    Will update more when i have more updates to give.
    Craig / MT. Mods
     
  2. Jay85

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 7,246

    Interesting build! Not 100% sure on the katanas sticking out the back, but i guess its part of the theme so why not.
     
  3. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    I guess the winner could remove them :p They are replicas of snake eyes swords, so had to include them. :)
     
  4. darkwildchild79

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 637

    liking the design and dedication on this project...good luck
     
  5. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    Good luck to you too, if you chose to enter :)
     
  6. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    WE are now at a finished stage.
    Guess the wait is now for the CPU to arrive, and then box up ready to be sent to the winner!
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  7. woppy101

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Oct 2007

    Posts: 5,289

    Location: newcastle

    Where did you manage to get that board from, didn’t think it was released yet, great build BTW
     
  8. MT Mods

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2016

    Posts: 211

    Location: Scotland

    Was directly from asus for this giveaway.
    They're released now i believe.
     
  9. Haz123

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jun 2021

    Posts: 292

    Location: Leeds

    The custom work looks great and within the time constraints you have done an excellent job. Big "but" here I am afraid, I hate the tubing and do not think it befits the quality of the overall build. I kinda hope this is won by an enthusiast who takes your excellent work so far and completes it with a nice hard tube build to showcase the components well. Whoever wins it will surely enjoy the performance.

    I personally love the swords but having them in my house would inevitably lead to my 17 year old daughter going all anime on me and that would not end well for me