Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2012
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/28/2012 01:00 PM [ 1 comment(s) ]
9. What's the best part of your rig?
Best part of the Exo-S are a few. I think we were able to do things with this mod, which I (!!) never have seen before:
- open mobo plate frame
- shielded psu cover
- -No symmetric in the case.
- 2.4mm CCFL's used in the case
- Sleeved tie-wraps for cable management
- Minimal amount of cable can be seen (keeping in mind that this is a 100% open case.
Most important thing about this mod and what we want to tell the others. It is not about the hardware, it's about the creativity. We proofed that you can build something unique without professional tools, without making to much costs.
We started off with an old rusty iron plate and some old bars from an IKEA cupboard. Nothing more, nothing less. Everything you see was created with those 2 items. The pictures speak for itself from the first sketch, which we altered numerous times along the course. We started with the ABS audiocase. It must fit within this case. From that point forward we started thinking and designing. For the lines on the PSU-cover it took us more 4 hours to only get the lines in the way we wanted. That was very tough to get it as it is. Those lines were not randomly drawn, we keep on changing them during the night and at the end we were satisfied with the result.
10. Any dislikes, things you should not have bought?
Dislikes I really don't have. I never regret things I have done, I only regret things which I have not done! We did had a few sad-backs. One was the moment that the Exo-S was powdercoated and ready and we found out that the mobo IO bracket did not fit We cut the Exo-S in half and extended the Exo-S. All kudos to my buddy SqUed, who is a real magician with regards to constructing something from iron with his bare hands. At the end we did not powder coated it ourselves, but decided to spray paint it. Result was better than what with the powder coating.
The Guru3D Rig of the month September 2012 build comes from a Francis Vilaca. At 26 years of age he was able to build an amazing looking machine with the most wicked liquid cooling radiator you will have seen in a while.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - August 2012
This months build comes from a Mikkel Olsen. At 27 years of age Mikkel probably did not build the most beautiful game PC we have had submitted, but his room nearly is one huge PC, a freakish gaming please heaven for many of you. The guy has a lot going on in there as you are about to find out. Come to think of it, the guy should put up some Miami Vice signs in there to get that good old 80'ies feel to it :)
Guru3D Rig of the Month - July 2012
This months build comes from a guy with the nickname MybadOmen. To proof that PC enthusiasts can be found worldwide in all categories and ages we can proudly say that David Lane is a 40 year old guy. David has build an exemplary nice PC loaded with little things that trick the mind. Very little is not modified to be honest.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2012
One person we have been following closely on his build-log is Eric Soeters from the Netherlands, and although his build still is not 100% finished, it's nearly there and just amazing. He has built the chassis from ground up including some very hard work. The end result is his new PC called the "Exo-S", we'll just leave the explanation and working to the man himself as the only thing that is left after you have seen this build is to clap your hands and yell bravo ...