Bandi Scarab

Parts

  • Case: Lian Li PC-T1R Red Spider Case

  • Motherboard:  Asrock FM2A85X-ITX AMD A85X FM2+ Mini-ITX with Wireless N

  • CPU:  AMD A10-5800K 4.2GHz Quad-Core with AMD Radeon HD 7660D

  • VGA:  AMD Radeon HD 6670 Crossfire with AMD Radeon HD 7660D

  • RAM:  Corsair Vengeance 2x 4GB 1866

  • Storage:  Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3 with 4GB SSD

  • PSU:  OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Single 12V Rail Red LED Fan

  • Heatsink:   Thermaltake DuOrb Dual 80mm LED Lit Fans

  • Optical: Slot Loading Sony Optiarc DVD+RW 12x

Accessories

  • White 3dbi Flexible Antenna Wireless N

  • 8in PCIe x16 Extension Cable

  • 12in USB 2.0 Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • 18in USB 3.0 Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • Encore N300 USB 2.0 Wireless N Card

  • 12in Speaker & Mic Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • 6in Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to USB 2.0

  • 20ft VGA D-Sub Extension Cable

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit

Version 1.0 - Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

Version 2.0 - Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Version 2.5  - Friday, July 15, 2011.

Version 3.0 - Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Owner Paul Bangdiwala holding a LGA 2011 Intel CPU. Our trusted Bandi Scarab lurks in the background.

The Bandi Scarab is our most popular Signature PC. Featured on many technology blogger's site, the Bandi Scarab has captured the eyes of many. Not just a piece to show off our building prowess, this PC can also perform serious tasks.  We use it everyday in Bandi Tech and everyday it catches the eye of so many of our walk-in customers. An evolving computer, the Bandi Scarab has gone through many versions to stay relevant, from the first "cyclops" days, to the unforgiving mess of cables it once was till today... a sleek & mean looking piece of technology.

Notes from the President of Bandi Tech: Before I create the Bandi Scarab, I had been dreaming of creating a computer like nothing I had seen on the internet. Many people can create custom water-cooling system, make acrylic PCs look very different or many other PC case variations. But I wanted more, I wanted something that could differentiate Bandi Tech from other PC makers. Then I saw it, I pictured it in my mind and hunted down the parts I needed. I had to make a couple of versions to get to where I wanted to be from my first vision. Finally, after almost 3 years and thanks to AMD's APU technology, I was able to archive such a PC. I couldn't be more proud for myself, for the PC and for Bandi Tech.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Ver 1.0 Finished date - Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

·         Ver 2.0 Modification Date - Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

·         Ver 2.5 Modification Date - Friday, July 15, 2011.

·         Ver 3.0 Last Modification Date - Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. Basically, what we learned to build this PC, is how to hide cables, how to use all motherboard headers and wireless functionality to give the Scarab full functions without sacrificing its looks, which is, not plugging anything into the I/O ports.

  2. Curved rulers don't exist, so you'll have take educated guess when creating the cable lengths you need. 

  3. Use a PCI-e x16 riser ribbon to tuck in the dedicated GPU on the bottom.

  4. Use USB 2.0 and 3.0 headers connected to the motherboard with very long cables to be able to: connect a USB to network dongle, USB to wlan dongle, USB wireless mouse and keyboard and also attach a USB hub for all your other peripherals.

  5. Use audio headers to connect said audio with the PC

  6. If you happen to have an extra Thermaltake Duorb CPU cooler, call us, we'll purchase it.

Paul Bangdiwala

Bandi Tech, 570 Calle César González, San Juan, PR 00926, USA