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BSMods - Spitfire

by bsmods

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97 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 26, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

Inspired by a couple games War Thunder and BFV this is a 100% custom build designed to look like a crashed section of a Spitfire wing.

My (Rod) Grandmother was also part of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force (Later becoming the WRAF) and as a kid she told stories of Spitfires during WW2

When researching how to make a spitfire a computer a came across this black and white photo and it was the primary inspiration of the ripped open wing section. (The entire build is located in the wing)

While we done mods that use expensive hardware and crazy cool materials its always fun to build something cool and keep it on a very low budget. The whole case and base mod parts cost about 200.00 and can be purchased at any building supply store

These supplies include: 1/2 Plywood (for base) 3/4 MDF (for wing ribs) 1" ceder trim to create the terrain 3 cans of Loctite Titefoam 1 sheet of lath expanded metal 1 3/8" steel threaded rod to hold the wing 1 roll of 20" aluminum flashing 1 box of small brad nails (to create a riveted look on the metal)

Paint: 2 cans of self etching primer 2 cans of lime green (designed to give a zinc chromate primer look) 3 cans of camouflage primer 1 can of red 1 can of blue 3 cans of textured rock paint of different colors

I'll be uploading a video how I did it type worklog later to our youtube.com/c/bsmods channel later.

Added shot of the build before I put the skin on to show the hardware.

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JCMsergox 4 Builds 34 points 4 months ago

Wow. Just wow. Please feature this. This is the most unique and creative build I have ever seen on this site.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 13 points 4 months ago

Thank you I'll be posting more on FB and youtube including some of the mock up photos ect.

benaccess3 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

I second that...

floridaboz 4 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

I third that... this build is just something else. it more art than build

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Thank you

CrazyChief24 5 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

i fourth that!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

Thanks it was crazy fun to build!

aud10_fr3ak 1 point 4 months ago

why the i5, since a) people usually don't liquid cool a locked processor, and b) it probably will bottleneck the 2080?

amazing build though- show it to some people and they won't believe its a pc

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Its the CPU I had on hand and it required very little cooling. If I had an I7 I'd need to rip some more holes in the wing.

aud10_fr3ak 1 point 4 months ago

oh yeah-congrats on the featured build

nonoesimposible 1 point 4 months ago

FYI, it's also a 1080, not a 2080

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

lol maybe it grew up...I'll check...nope still a 1080

LightsOutLacy00 1 point 4 months ago

This is no doubt easily the best build I have ever seen on this site. Just incredible. Thank you for setting the bar high man! This is art!

14ravens 4 Builds 6 points 4 months ago

Gotta love the attention to detail and well placed holes. Beautiful piece of art right there. Is it easy to access the parts for future repairs, cleaning, or upgrades?

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

Thanks

Not the easiest but by pulling the "rivets" you can peel back the skin and get to anything.

lipan02 1 Build 4 points 4 months ago

Holy **** dude this is real? I'll vote this in everyday if I have to just to get it featured. This build is so well put it's amazing! Congrats

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yep its real! I'll post some video hopefully later this week on our youtube channel I did post a short clip of it on bs_mods instagram.

SeaBlazers 3 points 4 months ago

Holy cow. Feature?

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

As far as custom PC goes, this has to be the most unique (and awesome) build I have ever seen. Well done!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Wow Thank you very much.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

DANK

nahnahgames 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

An absolute gem! The connection to your family history and the plaque are amazing. Love the photo background and leaves, very nice touch!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

ilandz 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

bro, that's amazing! +1

Moyeezes 2 points 4 months ago

When I first saw this, thumbnail, I got so curious to why someone would post a picture of a ripped off airplane's wing on Partpicker. Just now, I realized that there is an actual PC inside. Super creative and very cool looking.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Better shot of the PC before the skin got put on the wing.

Adrew24 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

hoollllyy ****.

HasNeyn 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Damn. Kudos to you for making such a creative build.+1

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

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Hillzy248 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

I got scared at first I thought this build was like a PC/RC plane gone wrong. Really nice work on the build with the small details. My grandpa was an airplane mechanic for the RAF in WW2, so this is pretty neat.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

That is super cool its amazing that a few people have shared a connection with family that served in the RAF.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Coolest and. Most unique idea ever, I’m calling a feature, oh wait...

kienast 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

this is fantastic !!!

antonjetpack 2 points 4 months ago

cool mod.

gavingoji 2 points 4 months ago

For me to say impressive would be an under statement. This is such a unique and creative build as a computer. In addition, it has a backstory that gives it the character that other builds on this site generally don't have. Well done! Keep up the good work.

P.S. The bullet hole for the CPU cooler is super cool, It's exactly how I would imagine the inside of a spitfire wing might look!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you!

I designed the ribs from some blue prints and the green paint is a little bit brighter then the zinc chromate paint they used to prevent corrosion on the inside of aluminum aircraft.

RAYquaza0903 2 points 4 months ago

I found this on Reddit.

IcedDog 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Really great creativity and execution, well done!

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

If this isn't a feature I will delete my account.

How did you get EK for $300????

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

That might be a bit shy of what it cost but its a DDC block and 120mm slim very close to the kits you can buy for that price. I didn't want to price everything out. (CPU only on water cooling mostly for looks in this build that and the challenge of fitting cooling in a 7" wide 3" tall wing bay

Check out the EK HT Kit https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-ht240

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Hmm, thanks.

Daiphelion 1 point 4 months ago

My grandfather was in the RAF during the war as well. I've got his flight wings about here somewhere too. Wish I could give you a couple more +1's where they count, but this'll have to do :)

Edit: The +1's for the excellent build, the backstory is an added bonus ;)

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Very cool what did he fly in?

Thanks for the +1 I'm love the feedback and opportunity to share!

poc88 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

This is what I called custom! Nice, how do you open up and work on the component?

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

you have to pull the rivets and skin will peel back its not ideal but not to hard I might consider trying to using magnetic strips.

berryboy808 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

CREATIVITY!!!! ++100000 Awesome Job!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I want to see more of this!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I added a shot of before the skin was on and I'll try to get a couple youtube videos up soon.

JayFragz 5 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

"You got a hole in your left wing!"

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Yeah baby War Thunder FTW

OllieManMan 15 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

now that's a MOD. Excellent work!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you!

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Ok wtf. That is amazingly creative!

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

That is just crazy.

2ofthemgiven 1 point 4 months ago

Cool idea i guess but where is the build? You show no ports or functionality. Basically just a prop, that's it.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

If you look at the photos you can clearly see the ITX motherboard and looking close you can see the GTX 1080 in the leading edge of the wing. yes this is more of a prop type build and the ports are hidden on the side of the base.

2ofthemgiven 1 point 4 months ago

Your either need more pictures or this just looks like someone put some green pipes in a fake wing. Show the innards, the complete system!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

It wasn't designed to show the innards. I posted a pic of the system while I was building it before the skin was put on.

hmmmmguddy 1 point 4 months ago

OK now that's cool.

AlphaPig 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

You've got a hole in your L E F T W I N G !

Awesome build btw

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Affirmative!

Tebaatusasula 1 point 4 months ago

In "BSMods" the B is for Balls i suppose

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

lol it really stands for Bob Stewart...run BSMods together.

PC_Edge 1 point 4 months ago

Never get tired of seeing this build. Amazing work, you guys! :)

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks this was a blast to build!

LightsOutLacy00 1 point 4 months ago

I saw this on the featured and I was like, "Why is there a broken toy plane wing on the featured? Is this a meme or something?" Then I looked through and there is a PC hiding in there!!! Incredible. Absolutely incredible man. Good for you.

xconnor 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

wow this is so cool! i have never seen anything like this. you deserve the feature for sure! nice job!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

This had to be the quickest feature I've seen to be put up and get responses. Amazing build. It's jaw dropping in every aspect. :)

sandris 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Amazing!

JheyoDELperu 1 point 4 months ago

-.- meh'... way better stories..

SOHEIL_raei 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

if you had a skill tree the creativity would be 100

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I'm still trying to earn more skill points. Building things is so fantastic since you always have something new to build and lots of times can build it with a new medium

SOHEIL_raei 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

dude you are on another level of creativity who can even imagine building a Pc like this

GospoGospo 8 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Me: builds standard rgb build

Me: EVERYONE CHECK THIS OUT, GOING TO TURN IT ON!

BSMods: builds plane and puts PC in it

BSMods: Just another day...

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

OMG LOL!

Made my day I'm glad so many people are enjoying a build that is so different.

Demonkiller6811 1 point 4 months ago

for a sec I forgot what website I was on and saw the pics and im like wtf is that a graphics card in a airplain lol

Demonkiller6811 1 point 4 months ago

so in other words looks pretty damn realistic

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks I tried to get quite a bit of detail. The ribs that I made came from some blueprints from the RAF

Demonkiller6811 1 point 4 months ago

damn, how long did it take you to build?

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I built the wing frame in 2-3 weeks mostly on the weekends. and about 3 more weeks to build the base hardware and skin it.

AmateurPCGuy 1 point 4 months ago

You could put this in a glass case or something and have a monitor connected up to it that runs a monitor with a unigine benchmark constantly going or something at 1440p or 4k.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I've debated building a hardwood base for it so instead of looking like a crashed wing piece on some rocks it would more look like a recovered and preserved artifact.

freindlybuild 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

your Grandmother must be a bad ***. god bless her.amazing build btw +1

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Thank you! She was pretty cool. Worked at Kodak in London and then moved to the US in the early 50's

carssuckjeepsrule 1 point 4 months ago

Big 'high five' and thumbs up for a job well done. I'm retired from the USAF and I have friends that restore old aircraft at the big museum here. Love what you did with this. Cheers!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you, High five right back out you Thanks for serving!!!!!! I love aircraft of all type and my grandfather on the other side of the family was a inspector for Boeing on the b-17 and b-29.

I'm always trying to go to the best air museums when I travel what museum are you referencing?

carssuckjeepsrule 1 point 4 months ago

Warner Robins, Georgia. Very well done museum. https://www.museumofaviation.org/ From first hand experience, the armament museum at Eglin Florida, the Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola (Home of the Blue Angels), and the USMC museum (not specifically aviation obviously) in Quatico VA are very cool as well. There's plenty though! https://listosaur.com/history/10-great-aviation-museums-in-the-united-states/ Cheers and have fun!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I've been to Warner Robins what an amazing experience you get to be right next to so many aircraft I think my favorite part was the back grass area with the C-130 gunship a Connie and the Stratotanker.

onepropervillain 1 point 4 months ago

i5-7500 and BFV? This game is CPU heavy! good luck!

Logarythym 11 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Absolutely love this build! Creativity meets craftsmanship meets functionality. Well done!

Granddy 1 Build 0 points 4 months ago

r/misleadingthumbnails/

Pretty good job.

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks

Phildilf 3 Builds 0 points 4 months ago

I don't see how this would be a feature with the limited amount of photos.

Show us the build. Insides and all.

It's almost like you're teasing us with these pictures!

bsmods submitter 17 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I can add some of the build process but as the build is designed you can't seen tons of the hardware.

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