Description

This was built and modded specifically for the purpose of being showcased for Gigabyte's 30th anniversary modding contest.

Rules of the contest dictated a Gigabyte motherboard and graphics card. The only Gigabyte motherboard I had on hand was the GA-MA785-US2H ver 1.0. Paired with an Athlon II X2 2.8 Ghz processor, the build was definitely not boasting of power. There was some performance out of the 7970 GPU and the 120 Corsair Force SSD.

The case was great to work with, lightweight yet durable. With very little modding( a couple drilled rivets and 2 new holes), the case was easily put into a reverse ATX configuration.

The noiseblocker fans are super easy to paint. Just even pressure on the blades pushing from the back pops them off with relative ease. Then it's just masking off the motor and voila easily customizable to fit any build.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Guys this is a fine, so fine example of how you don't need awesome hardware to have a great looking rig

great job on this!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, that mod is

Amazing!

But the hardware on the other hand... I hope you upgrade it.

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I have better hardware, but that was the only GIGABYTE motherboard on hand. Which was a requirement.

I'm actually selling the case now that the competition is over.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this is getting featured. Nice job. Looks awesome.

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, definitely took some work.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Huge Gigabyte fan. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Inb4 Jipster! I smell a feature!

You have been inducted into my favorite builds list. Here is your official certificate. Please sign your name and timestamp it. =-D

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run minecraft?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure can, the whole world can be loaded at once with 12 gb RAM lol. I tested it out and connected to my local server. Didn't lag even during the rain. Settings were moderately high. The Athlon didn't hold it back. So for all you parents out there.... don't buy your kid an i7 just so they can play minecraft.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Now thats DIY, motherboard cover and all, you really went all out, fantastic job.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the motherboard cover wasn't too hard. Just took a bit using my calipers to measure the spacing between everything.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

uhhh wow!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so awsome and cool especially since this isn't even that good of hardware yet it looks amazing

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The build was about the aesthetic not hardware.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking cheap build, pretty nice.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

11/10 aesthetics can run crysis

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not, but thank you for the score :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear that my car will grow wings and fly to the moon if this build isn't featured

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it wasn't enough to place in the modding competition. So it wouldn't surprise me.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:O

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely like the shoe boxes and cardboard, I think it's a nice touch.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You gotta do what's needed... right?

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. He probably hasn't even got 5 points of karma. lol

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I did that whole mod with just a jigsaw and drill. My Dremel died after cutting the plastic front.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 5 points

Wait, so a $1000 isn't how much you should be spending on ram?

Damn it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

No of course not, that's an absolute steal.

It's supposed to be priced at $4000 for a kit of 2GB

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too lmao'd as well

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and the DDR2 was super pricey.... free hand me down.