Crimson Oliphaunt

Parts

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  • Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV LGA 2011 Intel X79 Extended ATX

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K  Six Core Ivy Bridge 3.4Ghz

  • VGA:  EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB GDDR5

  • RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB) DDR3 2133Mhz

  • Storage 1: Samsung EVO 500GB SSD Sata III MLC

  • Storage 2: 2 x 1TBs WD Black 7200RPM SATA III on RAID 1

  • PSU:  Corsair AX1200 80+ Gold Certified Modular 1200 Watt

  • Case: Rosewill Throne Full Tower Windowed Case

  • Heatsink: Corsair Hydro Series H110 240mm Dual Fan Water Cooling

  • Optical: Asus DVD-RW 24x OEM

Accesories

  • 10 x Cougar 140mm Red LED Liquid Bearing Silent Fans

  • 3 x 2 Meter NZXT Black Sleeved Red LED Strips

  • Artic Silver Thermal Paste

Mods

  • BMW Gold Matte Paint on Rosewill Chassis

  • BMW Gold Matte Paint on Corsair H110 Water Block

Software

  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

Inside the wooded forest where Gondor and Mordor meet, lies a creature from another dimension. Thrusted upon into the Realm of Middle Earth this beast sports the red skin of snake, tusks like a forgotten dinosaur from another time and a face that resembles the ancient mastodon of the glacial times. Our scientists tried to classify this jurassic resembling beast as a ceratopsid reborn from long ago, but its thirst for power and sharp mind we learned that this being is like no other. It is with great mystery, respect and awe that we nameth tee: Crimson Oliphaunt, the Jurassic Pachyderm.

The Crimson Oliphaunt was made out of inspiration from the Jurassic Park series and Lord of the Rings films, pretty obvious don't you think? Even with this daunting inspirational task, this PC down to its chassis is like no other especially with its gold painted chassis and water block. Aside from that, this gaming rig features a top of the like motherboard, CPU and VGA (at time of building); for more power, just add RAMs and more GPUs. This computer will be used to play FFXIV Online and BF4 among other, I must say I kinda feel bad for the opposing party.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Suresh Bangdiwala Alicea

·         Finished date - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. Don't be afraid to take out all the plastic bezels apart, you will find better ways to hide and thread your cables.

  2. If you want to put your H110 on top sandwiched between 2 x 140mm fans, your going to have to cut the top bezel's center support beam. You might think that cutting a support beam will damage the case, but we tested this before doing so. What we did is cut it just enough to let it sit on top of the edges of the LED fans installed beneath the top bezel, so its support function will still be met.

  3. If you do put a 280mm radiator on top with 2 x 140mm fans beneath it, you will notice that the fan next to the chassis exhaust will not fit (if you have a chassis exhaust fan installed). You will have to cut some excess metallic ledges about 1" into it to make it fit; this will not compromise the case.

  4. You can sleep tight tonight, the Crimson Oliphaunt is a made up beast... or is it?

Paul Bangdiwala

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