I wanted to make this machine 8 years ago, 2 years after I started making case mods. I wanted to make a Metroid with a sweet lighting system. I was able to pull that off once I dipped into the world of 3d printing! This build took 500 hours of printing and 9 rolls of plastic (about 19 lbs of plastic). It uses about 500 leds, I had to cut about 35 feet of led strips into smaller pieces and solder them together for the lighting on this mod.
I designed the model on Tinkercad and 123design. I've made other cases in this style (pixelated), but used wooden cubes. This was a fun experiment with 3d printing and I'll definitely be doing more cases in this style.
I made a video of the case being built here: https://youtu.be/S6MWTAKUKUk I would like to stress you can really see the lighting in action in the video if you have time to watch.
This has gotten a lot of great compliments and I really do appreciate all of them. I've been making mods for 10 years and its been a long time since I got a reception like this. Thank you guys.
I'd like to thank ASUS Republic of Gamers, thermaltake, and GeIL Memory for assisting equipment on this mod. Very great people to work with.
Fits just right in this case. I was worried with the angle of the motherboard it would hit the top but it doesn't. Installed fairly easy, looks great and has been doing a pretty good job cooling my cpu with a bit of overclock on it.
Been a big fan of ROG boards and this is no different. This is my first foray into RGB lighting and the aura sync software works perfect with my fans/ram/feet/motherboard lights pulsing to go with the theme of this mod. Used the included overclocking software to boost my cpu and make it easy to use. I also just love ITX boards! Great to work with in these kinds of builds when the internal space is not a conventional rectangle of open space.
First time using this company but glad I'm using it! It's been solid with gaming and the lighting on it goes perfect with the theme. Look is great and pairs up with the ASUS Aura sync great.
Pretty solid speeds and holds a bit of space so I don't need to put in a mechanical drive in the mod. I always like the form factor of SSDs. I haven't tried any m2's yet though.
Max'n out everything I'm throwing at it! I can't hear it under load and its got a nice sleek look to it. Works well using nvidias shaowplay and recording gameplay. I used this with my HTC Vive and man its awesome playing games at high settings! (I was on a 1060 before and would get some stuttering).
I like the fully modular power supplys when it comes to making a scratch mod. Having left over cables just lying around = :(. With this though only have to use whats needed. Powering my whole setup with no issue! I have the LED strips that go throughout the body hooked up a molex in here and its handling it perfectly.