I'm back with another case mod, this time with Corsair!
I'll be using their SPEC-ALPHA case to create a special case mod to showcase the new ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 graphics cards!
This project will be inspired by an HRC (High Resolution Computers Shop) build in the same case. For those that don't know HRC, you can check out their page here and the SPEC-ALPHA mod they did here.
When I say inspired, I mean the open-frame design of the build, I'll be doing some things a bit different
I'd like to thank NVIDIA ANZ, ASUS ANZ, Corsair, Bitspower and CableMod for their support on this build! I'd also like to thank all those who follow my build logs or follow my page through social media and share the same passion with me! All my builds would not be the same without sharing them with all of you!
I'm on a very strict deadline to get this build finished for an upcoming event so the build log updates may sometimes be delayed to what I'm actually working on.
Hope you guys will enjoy this one!
Onto the SPECS:
CASE - Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA CPU - Intel Core i7 5930K MB - ASUS ROG STRIX X99 Gaming GPU - 2 x ASUS STRIX GTX 1080s SLI - NVIDIA High Bandwidth SLI Bridge 3-Slot RAM - 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2800Mhz (8x8GB) with Light Bar Upgrade Kit SSD - Corsair Force LE 480GB x 2 PSU - Corsair HX1000i
Custom Cables & LEDs - CableMod
CPU - Bitspower Summit EF RES - Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi (Clear acrylic) PUMP - Bitspower DDC Plus with Bitspower DDC Upgrade Kit RAD - Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme 360 FITTINGS - Bitspower Matte Black - various TUBING - Bitspower 12mm Acrylic FANS - Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition x 4 COOLANT - Mayhems Aurora Silver
I'll start of with a pic of the Corsair hardware all together! I'm also planning on doing a few video updates for this build as well.
All of the mods are now completed on the case. I talk a bit about what's been done and show the case in the video. If you guys are liking these video please subscribe to my channel on YouTube, I'll try and do other things as well as I keep improving.
Sorry for not updating the build log for a few days, I've been away on a little trip and then got busy with work
As some of you may be aware, the NVIDIA Pascal Launch Party took place in Melbourne this past Thursday July 7th where they showcased a whole lot of GTX 1080s and 1070 from different vendors as well as HTC Vive demos of the awesome NVIDIA VR Funhouse and of course the worlds first exclusive look at the new GTX 1060.
I was very fortunate to have been flown to this event and get to experience it all and no doubt the PROJECT ALPHA OMEGA build was there too! I worked hard on getting it ready in time for the event and unfortunately didn't have time to film any more videos or photos as I was building into it.
The build did very well and got quite a lot of attention which was a good way to showcase the GTX 1080 graphics cards inside it. The open frame design of the case helped showcase the hardware even more.
Here are some teaser photos of the build at the event as well as some other photos throughout the NVIDIA Party. Sorry for the poor quality, they were all taken on my phone
I'll also leave you with some hardware pr0n photos
Thanks for checking it out guys! Stay tuned for final pics, more videos of the completed build and after, more watercooling
I have some good and bad news unfortunately. The good news is, the build has just come back this morning from Melbourne and the bad news is that it is slightly damaged. It seems like the bottom of the box took at little hit.
There's a bit of a dent at the bottom however it can easily be put back with some hand force. I'm guessing from the shock as well that the acrylic on the front panel was shaken a bit and it ended up going into the fans scratching the green painted rings.
I'll be spending a couple of days this week on it before I bring you the final photos
However, for now I'll leave you with this quick video I took of the Bitspower waterblocks for the ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Strix graphics cards that I have in this build atm which will eventually go on the two cards
A few things I forgot to mention in the video. The waterblock comes with no backplate as it is fully compatible with the original backplate on the card meaning you can still use the RGB features on the original backplate. That combined with the RGB feature in the waterblock and should be a pretty nice looking set up
Also, I'm thinking with an extender as well as a splitter cable between two waterblocks, it should be able to be connected to an RGB controller on the new ASUS motherboards for more easy control.