Description

Hi everyone \o/

I'm Bennies and this epic build is a design by Jason "Bits" Lau from New Zealand. The idea behind this one is to make a special reflective gaming pc to celebrate the upcoming mirrors edge 2 game that's set to release in June, unlike our fallout 4 build = https://www.instagram.com/p/896RYKhbg4/?taken-by=gorillarigs this one is a little less blatant :P

Starting out with the monstrous inwin S frame in red/black we began carefully stripping things down, this was necessary for the metallic silver finish that would make the build shine. Disassembling the chassis was relatively straightforward with no issues safely removing the I/O which was great, however there were a few screws that once removed we could not re-attached.

Best bits,

  • The craftsmanship from InWin is incredible, it's like a single piece of steel was folded to create the chassis.
  • Love the ability to mount sideways, graphics cards won't reflect the ceiling lights :P
  • such logo

Once stripped we took one last look at the logo (wasn't too sure if it would survive) then carefully wrapped everything to be sent to the workshop for electroplating.

With the chassis away it was time to get to work on component choices and general layout, for the motherboard we went with the excellent Asus Sabertooth X99 which comes in an almost perfect gunmetal colour, ram could only be Corsair Dominator platinum which has the shine we wanted to really make the build pop. Graphics cards are twin Titan X fitted with very shiny EKWB waterblocks.

The final rig is going to use chrome pipes but to size things up Jason set to work building with plastic until he got the arrangement just right (much plastic was sacrificed in the process), the goal is to create a build that allows for as much reflection as possible so the pipework has to be very tight.

And then the chassis arrived back.... Looking amazing! We're pretty lucky to have painted, stripped and modded a fair bit for builds in the past but having never seen the effect electroplating has in person this exceeded all expectations - mind totally blown. Logo survived.

With the chassis now back with us we reassembled then loaded in the motherboard. Keeping reflective surfaces as unobstructed as possible we started fitting water cooling for the CPU and SLi GPU, with the titan x in place we checked and re-checked that the long res could be mounted underneath and then went to work.

The build was now coming together well and with only a few final touches to go it was almost time to check how well the mirror effect would work. Fingers crossed.

On its own the rig is quite stunning and looks extremely solid with the chassis metalwork complementing the internal components nicely but the way it catches reflections couldn’t have turned out any better :) It soaks in the world around it and depending on what room it’s in or where you are standing the build looks different.

Hope you like it, we're still playing with the storage options so I might update with some new pics soon :)

We’ve got some cool new scratch builds in the final stages for CM CaseMod we can’t wait to show you as well.

GG from Bits and Benwaki!

Part Reviews

CPU

For me personally, this CPU is sweet spot for high end performance :) Was certainly tempted to grab the 5960X though and I can't wait to try the new 6950X!

Motherboard

If I could give this motherboard 6 stars I would. Craftsmanship is on par with the mighty InWin chassis and this was a top choice for using in the build. The rear IO shield has a very cool hexgrid which looks great but sadly we didn't get to use it for this build. Overall it's an overclockers dream, you can even connect your phone to it via the TUF port for diagnostics (will test this out soon)

Memory

Stunning ram with a silver finish and subtle glow, if you're wanting to create a metallic effect this ram is great. A little pricey in New Zealand sadly.

Storage

For when you absolutely need to have a cool looking skull on your SSD :) Never let me down.

Storage

I previously used WD for everything but recently tried Seagate out and I'm very happy with performance (and price!)

Video Card

Great graphics cards, can't wait to compare these to the new 1080 for myself :)

Case

My 3rd time building with InWin, Jasons 100th lol :P Quality, style and a really great design make this a stand out chassis to have built with. Thanks InWin!

Power Supply

Great power supply from Cooler Master yet again, decent price in NZ as well!

Operating System

Growing on me more and more, especially because of the blog by NZXT on how to turn off automatic updates!

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely gorgeous build! Make sure you wear white gloves while transporting it 'cause one scratch or smudge will completely ruin it. Keep up the good work!

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're not wrong, this thing is a fingerprint magnet :(

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hold on I gotta go pick up my jaw because it just dropped harded than Darude- Sandstorm's bass drops

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points
This case is a work of art. I love it! Amazing, great work you have done. You have taken my one for another inspiration shown here.
  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

WTF WTF <3 <3 <3 Amazing +1 but not for personal use cri

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

just beautiful

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Only a matter of time before this gets featured. Beautiful and powerful build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't need it... I don't need it...

I NEEEEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for chrome tubing.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

After spending so much time on my garden pc for casemod I think I'll use glass next time - the reflections I'm getting are pretty rad!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, That's a super clean build !!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I could totally see myself building this.

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I only wish you would have waited for the 1080 :( BUT STILL BEAUTIFUL!!!!! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I got some pretty special builds in the works for them :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright!!! Cant wait to see them!!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Daaaaaaaaamn!!!! that first picture!!!! whole snap that is one epic looking computer!

The craftsmanship, the planning, the shimmer, the glare (Droool Droool Droool)

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you tell me which screws can't be reinstalled?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Doh sorry I missed this - the HDD bays

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely blown away...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed you listed the ASUS x-99 workstation motherboard before, I think it would've fit the color scheme better but regardless this is an insane build!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

X99-E WS would be outstanding :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, going through your guys builds with the After seeing the G1, and this is by far my fav as its what I have been looking for!

How did you guys go about the process for stripping the black / red paint off and make it all silver. Can get myself the black / yellow but want to go monochrome similar to this as I already have most the parts in a monochrome finish in my current in win tou case.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you go to get the electroplating done?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill give you 8,000 dollars for it :D.

Really amazing build, good fu**ing build m8

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) We get to build a spaceship next! A little behind on uploads to PCPP but managed to get some pics onto insta of the latest projects https://www.instagram.com/p/BLzNFBJAPhA/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet ill go check them out, love your work soo much man.

Thanks ; )

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap the PC of the gods

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

This one was pretty crazy, first time electroplating for us and it turned out minto! I liked the effect so much I had a bunch of chassis made in brushed aluminum = https://www.instagram.com/p/BMiLEnpgjUs/?taken-by=goodgamingpc

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Both this one and the Fallout rigs are amazing. Mighty Apes FTW.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro :) Shout out to Dave at Mighty Ape Hobbies for taping up that amazing "vault 111" on the front of the fallout pc too! https://d3fa68hw0m2vcc.cloudfront.net/847/125540840.jpeg <- LEGEND!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

This is PC ****

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol not sure how to take that but thanks (I think :P)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow, what a creative and amazing looking build. I love how you chromed out the panels; it looks like a really fancy espresso machine.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks, this one was a lot of fun :) We're working on the new version of the Hero build right now (still around $500) and it's oh so good :)

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah lol, not quite sure why we did that with the bridge! Agreed on SSD, will do similar in next big build.