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  1. #1
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    [WIP] *****Snef Devil's Eye (Asus CES2016 Build )********

    Story of the build:

    some weeks ago, a great person at Asus contacted and asked me if I want to do a build for the Asus suite at CES show in Las Vegas
    around the new Maximus VIII Formula, for sure I said yes immediately,

    they told me to do everything I want except, if I'm able , show the most I can of the motherboard

    at same time some idea appears in my head,
    want it simple but really clean and want it clear its a ROG build but don't want to put stickers everywhere,

    and they ask me if I can make a something about the 10th anniversary of the brand and they sent me the logo

    fit perfectly to the idea

    I asked to Parvum System, EKWB and Darkside if they want jump in the project and no hesitation,
    they accepted right away, and some day later, Corsair join the group

    want to say Thanks to all, Asus ROG, Corsair, Parvum, Darkside and EKWB for their help, its so much appreciate

    Case: Parvum System M1.0
    CPU: Intel i7-6700k
    Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula
    GPU: Asus GTX980Ti Strix
    Ram: 32Gb DDR4 2666 Corsair Dominator Platinum
    PSU: Corsair AX1200i
    SSD: 1 x Kingston 120Gb and 1 x Toshiba 500Gb SSD

    Water Colling
    CPU Block: EK Su[premacy EVO
    GPU Block: EK-FC980 GTX Ti Strix
    Pump: EK-XRES 140 DDC 3.2 PWM Elite
    Reservoir: upgrade to EK-RES X3 - TUBE 400
    Radiator: 2 x EK-CoolStream PE 240
    tubing: EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12mm
    Fittings: 16 x EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Elox Black
    Angle adapter: some EK-AF Angled 2×45° G1/4 Black and some EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4 Black
    EK-AF Ball Valve (10mm) G1/4 - Black
    some EK Spacer of different length
    Fan: 7 x 120mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro Led red (3 pins)

    Led: 6 x 3mm DarkSide Connect Modular LED - RED
    Led: 3 x 12" (30cm) DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable Rigid LED Strip - RED
    Sleeving: 5/32" (4mm) DarkSide HD Cable Sleeving - Dark Red
    Sleeving: 5/32" (4mm) DarkSide HD Cable Sleeving - Jet Black
    Sleeving: 10mm HD SATA Cable Sleeving - Black
    Connector: 24-Pin, 8-Pin and 6-Pin ATX Female Power Connector - Deep Red
    Wire: 18AWG Black Computer Wire
    some custom made sticker for GPU, Case and more

    now some photos

    first, the star of the show, the motherboard itself

    sleeving pattern and color test, finally keep this one

    I tried some to add something to SSD and GPU

    and finally use same design as the SSD to keep it simple and clean

    now, the motherboard, Radiator and reservoir test fit
    need to plan how I will install the GPU

    and this is where I made the fil port

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    I shipped the build last week to be sure it was not late for the CES2016 at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas
    they received it and no bad news, it seem the build was delivered in one piece

    packed in triple layer of very thick cardboard box,
    with 2" high density grey anti static foam on each side
    and I added another thick cardboard corner just to be sure,
    generally I use Pelican case but i was to late to order one and have it in time

    now , Final photos

    I love how Asus did the lightning on the Armor, very Great

    Last edited by upsnef; 01-05-2016 at 10:09 PM.

  3. #3
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    35 the feels....Man i love it.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Thanks , appreciate

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array toronto699 PC Specs
    toronto699 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
    MotherboardRog Tytan G30AB
    Memory (part number)32GB
    Graphics Card #1Asus Gold20th GTX980Ti
    Sound CardDell X-Fi Audigy SoundBlaster
    Monitor3 Acer K272HL
    Storage #1118 GB/OS
    Storage #22.72 TB
    CPU CoolerIntegrated Liquid-Cooled CPU
    Power SupplyAsus 700 Watt
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
    Mouse Razer Diamond Back
    Headset Sony Studio Professional , Razer Seiren Mic
    Mouse Pad Razer FireFly
    Headset/Speakers Logittech 5.1 Z-5500
    OS W 10
    Network RouterSagemon Fast 5250 Hub 2000

    Join Date
    Aug 2014

    WOW , Thanks , Awesome

  6. #6
    Ex-employee Array
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    Jun 2020

    Wow, this is so awesome.

  7. #7
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Thanks a lot,

    they told me the build went fine to Las Vegas and it already installed in the suite
    Nice, hope I sill see it in some video coverage of CES

  8. #8
    ROG Member Array EdInk PC Specs
    EdInk PC Specs
    MotherboardMaxumus Ranger VII (EKWB M7G Mosfet block)
    Memory (part number)Kingston Hyper X Fury 1866Mhz
    Graphics Card #1R9 290X (AquaComputer hawaii block and backplate
    Graphics Card #2R9 290X (AquaComputer hawaii block and backplate
    MonitorLG 34UM57
    Storage #1Samsung 840 EVO SSD (OS)
    Storage #2Samsumg 1TB + 2TB 2.5" HDD
    CPU CoolerEKWB LTX (copper)
    CaseCustom Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
    Power SupplyCorsair AX760i
    Keyboard Logitech K830 (non-gaming)
    Mouse Asus Vivomouse(non gaming)
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    Accessory #1 360 + 240 + 140mm rads
    Accessory #2 8x Thermaltake fans, 4x Noctua IndPPC fans, 2x Phanteks 140mm fans
    Accessory #3 EKWB + XSPC fitting, Mayhem pastel white coolant

    Join Date
    Jan 2016

    Very well executed.

    You'll have to share how you got that GPU oriented like that... I'd like to implement that. PM me ...thanks

  9. #9
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    He used a flexible PCI-e riser/extension. Be careful when selecting PCI-e risers and extensions because signal integrity in a PCI-e interconnect is very important. The best quality ones are made by 3M. Li-Heat has some good ones, as well.

    Snef has the extension plugged into one of the lower PCI-e slots, which will reduce the bandwidth to the card. The second x16 PCI-e slot will drop down to x8 lanes electrically from the CPU. The lowest x16 slot has x4 lanes electrically from the PCH (chipset), so there will be substantial latency there, especially if you have a lot of storage, network bandwidth, or bandwidth heavy peripherals that share the bandwidth of the PCH back to the CPU with that slot.

  10. #10
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Thanks to all

    Skunk is right, I used a Riser cable in the second PCIe slot because the riser I ordered was a little to short fot the top one and don't have enough time to order a new one
    but 16x vs 8x not a big difference in game, the longest riser is shipped and I will swap it for the longer one and top PCIe slot

    and to keep the GPU at this place , I cut 2 triangle in 16mm thick acrylic, installed 2 x M4 threaded insert on top and under these acrylic piece

    made 4 hole in the EK backplate, screw the backplate on 2 acrylic stand, one each end of backplate and install the backplate on GPU

    made 4 hole in bottom of the case, and screw the GPU to the case

    and the build was featured in Asus CES video with J.J.

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