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Hey Everyone I'm Stephen Hoad of Oz Modz and from Sunshine Coast Australia. I'm very excited to be participating in this competition especially against such world class talent! 


Ill do my best to produce an EPIC build for Australia!!!


Ill be aiming at building a Optimus Prime PC with a huge amount of detail and some surprises as well.


I'm just finishing off my first Video Log which will be posted up shortly.


Thank you for all those predictions votes and Happy Modding




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So a few days ago I received the last bit of hardware for Project Optimus Prime. I was like a kid and all my Christmas's came at once!


I have done my first video log going over the hardware and components so please sit back watch and enjoy!




this next week Ill be focusing on creating the structure and tearing down the case. I anticipate that it will take quite a bit of time and engineering to get this exactly how i want it. Ill be sure to create a cool video log of all these processes as well.


Until next time Happy Modding 




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Sorry for the delay in getting my next post up, i'm a bit behind on my posting but stay tuned because I have some amazing progress to show you!


Here is video Log 2:




Since this I have redesigned the structore to better hold the weight and started making ground with the Core X 5 so stay tuned.


Until next time Happy Modding 




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Since my last Video Log this build has had a HUGE list of challenges and despite overcoming a lot of them I was still not happy with the way it was panning out SO i Started Version 2.


Version 2 was doing exceptionally well how ever it had one small structural error which has caused me now to move onto Version 3 find out more in my video log bellow.



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Its been a few weeks since my last post and I have been so busy, I Have done a lot since these pictures were taken and believe it or not its starting to really take shape.





The next video Log will be up soon but in the interim here are some pictures taken before the holidays. You can see the pedestal starting to take shape as well as the front panel of the core X5 almost at completion with the autobot symbol cut sanded and painted.


The pedestal is going to have a armor plating on the outside of it to give it a more robotic look and will primarily be a metallic charcoal.






This image above you can really see the truck taking shape aswell as the finished wheels for Optimus.




Next step is finish the pedestal armor and the Water cooling system before the final chassis pieces are mounted. Alot of these have already been made so fingers crossed for smooth sailing here on!


Until next time happy modding!

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Optimus Prime is Finally Done!


I apologise for not showing you guys more details through the build log. Truth be told this build really challenged me and for a while there I was doubting whether I could get it to work and finished on time. I persevered and all the small little parts and details all started to come together and I'm very proud to introduce you to Optimus Prime a High end Gaming PC that's more then meets the eye.






















I'm having trouble getting my GIF up here so if you would like to see it its on my Facebook page aswell:




The truck transforms into Optimus Prime using 5 linear Actuators which control lift and turning off the arms and head. The Head is on a rotating panel. Everything including all of the Water Cooling is kept in the truck so as you can imagine it was exceptionally tight to fit it all. The only thing that wasn't in the truck was the Power supply which was kept down in the Pedestal which acts as the counter weight and stand for Mr Prime.


I hope you guys like it!



Thermaltake Toughpower RGB 1000W PSU
Thermaltake Core X5 Case
Thermaltake LCS
ASUS Strix GTX 1070 x 2
ASUS Maximus 8 Formula Motherboard
Intel i7 6700K
Avexir Raiden RAM 16GB
Seagate 2TB Hard drive 
Vcolor VLM 100 M.2 SSD


I want to say a Huge thankyou to Thermaltake and all the other sponsors involved for the competition its been a huge challenge and a lot of fun and so awesome to see the other Epic builds done around the world.

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