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Maki Role last won the day on July 12 2017

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  1. It's complete! A huge thank you to Thermaltake and all the sponsors involved with this contest! It's been a blast trying to get everything done in time and to the right standard. So let's bring on the first round of final pictures!
  2. It is filled! All that's left is to fix up the cable management now and assemble the panels together. In order to keep up a little suspense for the final reveal, I've decided to stick to closer shots for now. I'm going to be doing the final photos tomorrow hopefully, nice and on time for Sunday. First up though, it was time to sleeve and adjust the fan cables. This was significantly more tedious than I first realised since each fan as 8 WIRES!!
  3. With the deadline around the corner, let's get to it! First up, quick mod for the PSU. Removing the stickers and vinyl wrapping so that it fits the clean aesthetic
  4. Thank you for all the kind words! Next leg in this journey, the base. Needs to be very solid and sturdy for a heavy rig like this one
  5. Big stuff going on right now
  6. So it's very quiet in here... Regardless, let's march on with progress! This is the smaller waterblock going into the build, it will be acting as the motherboard tray mount as well as the GPU bracket and IO panel so it was fairly important to get finished up first. I had a couple teething issues with the countersinks though, as I had made them a tiny bit to small for the screws I was using. So after tapping all the holes, I went and redid those too, but it was definitely worth it so that the fittings could be extra secure. I will be using black coolant for this build, perhaps a little risky given how much people love colour, but I know it will be the best match for the rig.
  7. Moar polishing! There's an awful lot left to do, but the pile is slowly depleting at least. The rad tower now stands proud, giving a good taste of things to come. Lots of holes to re-drill and countersink, the waterjet cut slightly inside of 3mm so I need to widen everything a tad first. There's something very satisfying about a lump of metal like this Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiny Always plan ahead for wiring, these will be sleeved and passed through here so that they can be all but invisible.
  8. Finished up the motherboard tray All prepped and ready for polishing, there's a lot of work ahead. Get those threads in! Went through 80-120-180-320-500-1000-2000-6000 grits so as to really make the tray pop
  9. So let's get some meat in this log eh? I just got back from Comptex, where I was with Mhike, Ethan and Chaipoj taking part in the Cybermods 24 hours contest. I stayed for an extra week, however, to get some sight seeing and personal time in. Sooooo now it's time to catch up! I spent all of yesterday down with Parvum Systems working to get the panels and waterblocks cut for this rig. Holy moly are they hefty, the thickness of this aluminium is simple ridiculous, it's heavy, strong and unbelievably premium-feeling, perfect attributes for a Tower 900 mod I think. Excuse the poor quality pictures this time, I don't have space to put up the studio backdrops etc. thanks to a number of other simultaneous projects taking over all the space in my house. This is waterblock number 1. Nobody will have seen this one before because in my renders it's in the inside of the case. It sits below the motherboard I can't recall seeing a bigger block than this rocking around, it's truly colossal and acts as the centre for the chassis By way of scale, this is roughly where the smaller block will sit Now I have the unenviable task of making the aluminium actually smooth and polished. That's a lot of work ahead there.
  10. Hello everybody! So earlier in the year, AMD approached me asking whether I would be interested in taking part in a themed mod "battle" to help promote the new RX 470. Well I've never even done a themed build before, never mind one in a head to head competition! I'll be competing against Jens Schwalbe of BIRD Customs, so it'll be no mean feat. I will be representing the UK and Jens Germany. I'd like to thank everybody at AMD involved in setting up this competition, along with all the companies who were willing to sponsor gear for it. So a big hand to Thermaltake, Asus RoG, Gigabyte and Corsair for each providing hardware that will be going into the build. As you can see, my theme for this build will be Overwatch... Like seemingly everybody else. Whilst I don't like playing the game itself much, I do like the art style. So without further ado, here are the first photos of the kit going inside!