Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Reputation
    23
    Posts
    205

    Project: Batman beyond

    So I've been trying to get this build of mine up for almost most of this year. This build had gone from going with a Rampage III Extreme with a Intel 980X to waiting it out until the Rampage III Black Edition came out with the 990X. The Rampage III Black Edition would have been the perfect board for this build but by the time I wanted to pull the trigger on getting it and the 990X the LGA2011s were only 2 months away from shipping. So my final build ended up being a Rampage IV Extreme with an Intel i7 3930K processor. I didn't go with the 3960X as I really didn't think that the extra 100Mhz and 3MB cache was worth another $600 after taxes; considering with recent reviews showing that the 3930K OC's just as well as the 3960X and your paying way less. Yea I just had a lot of unexpected expenses come up this year and dealing with some life issues; it wasn't one of my best years and I hope to forget it and start off the New Year with something nice like this

    The system will consist of the following at the moment:
    - Intel i7 3930K
    - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Battlefield 3 Edition)
    - Corsair 16GB Dominator GT 2133MHz
    - 2x ASUS Matrix GTX580s Platinum
    - 2x Corsair Force GT 120GB in Raid 0
    - 1x Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
    - Corsair AX1200 PSU
    - Corsair H100
    - Coolermaster HAF-X full tower
    - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    I went with this project theme of Batman Beyond for the obvious. I'm a Batman Fan and I love ASUS products especially the ROG branded stuff, and naturally the color scheme falls into the same theme of Black and Red. It's been a long time since I've built a desktop for myself mainly because I've been running off the ROG gaming laptops for the past few years and I've enjoyed them for their power and mobility, but I'm due for a powerhouse gaming and all in one rig. I've always built systems and gaming rigs for my friends and for my clients since I fix, troubleshoot and repair computers for a living.

    I'm sorta Brand Loyal and at the same time, I know that ASUS and Corsair makes quality products, so I stuck with mainly just ASUS and Corsair products for the entire build, the same goes with Western Digital Drives, minus the exception of the SSDs. I ended up taking the Coolermaster HAF-X case as I love how spacious this case is compared to anything out there. Also going with the Batman Beyond theme I wanted it to look a bit rough/raw looking and the Obsidian case from Corsair doesn't really fit the build, I'm really happy with the HAF-X case for this build, it just screams Batman in every detail.

    I've done custom wiring on the system, as I've re-wired, re-soldered, re-sleeved, Re-heatshrinked all the wires of case fans on the entire build. I didn't want any of the color wiring to show. I also did this so that all the large case fans on the HAF-X, such as the 230mm and all the 200mm RED LED case fans are all affected by the LED light switch on the HAF-X case. That means I can press the LED light switch on the HAF-X case to turn off just the RED LED light on all the large case fans so I can sleep at night without my entire room lite in RED LEDs.

    I had a lot of Illustrator work done by myself, measured everything, did some testing on paper before I had all my fan grills laser cut on 1mm sheet metal with the Bat logos, I did a few ROG grills in case I get bored with the Bat theme.

    Anyways here's the pic log below.
    You can check out more pics at http://batmanarkham.net/batmanbeyond/


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1935.JPG 
Views:	41 
Size:	262.6 KB 
ID:	5109
    Mod Supplies from Performance-PCs (Did not like the hefty brokerage fees I had to pay for it via UPS shipping to Canada)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1884.JPG 
Views:	47 
Size:	173.0 KB 
ID:	5110
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1887.JPG 
Views:	35 
Size:	119.8 KB 
ID:	5111
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1893.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	145.5 KB 
ID:	5112
    Mock up of some Grills I did on Illustrator which I'll have laser cut on 1mm steel. Just printed them off on paper and cut them up for sizing on the case and the actual fans. I'm actually pleased that they fitted perfectly.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1894.JPG 
Views:	39 
Size:	155.7 KB 
ID:	5113
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1904.JPG 
Views:	33 
Size:	98.7 KB 
ID:	5114
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1909.JPG 
Views:	33 
Size:	181.1 KB 
ID:	5115
    This is what the paper cut outs look like on paper on the actual case themselves. I can't wait to get them laser cut on metel and painted black for the final product.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2448.JPG 
Views:	43 
Size:	167.2 KB 
ID:	5116
    Taking apart my Blu-Ray drive for painting.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2451.JPG 
Views:	38 
Size:	182.6 KB 
ID:	5117
    Matte Black, 3 Coats.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2456.JPG 
Views:	42 
Size:	170.7 KB 
ID:	5118
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2468.JPG 
Views:	23 
Size:	166.3 KB 
ID:	5119
    Fully Assembled.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2595.JPG 
Views:	35 
Size:	129.6 KB 
ID:	5120
    I didn't like the beige plastic that was an eyesore at the back of the drive, so I ordered some 3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl DI-NOC to cover it up. It looks way better now

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2559.JPG 
Views:	37 
Size:	160.0 KB 
ID:	5123
    Took the same 3M Carbon Fiber Vinyl DI-NOC sheet and covered up the pretty dull looking PSU Cover of the HAF-X to look like this. I think it looks 100x better now.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2567.JPG 
Views:	45 
Size:	168.1 KB 
ID:	5124
    Here's how the Cover looks like in the case with the Carbon Fiber mod to it.
    Last edited by InnervateD; 11-09-2012 at 12:44 AM.

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Reputation
    23
    Posts
    205

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2477.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	196.7 KB 
ID:	5125
    This is what I got from the metal shop. All my laser cut pieces

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2496.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	233.9 KB 
ID:	5126
    Here's most of the pieces minus the bigger pieces.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2478.JPG 
Views:	27 
Size:	195.1 KB 
ID:	5127
    One giant Batman Beyond Batlogo cut out

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2479.JPG 
Views:	27 
Size:	190.3 KB 
ID:	5128
    Here's a pic of the Laser Cut Fan Grills mounted on 2x 1200mm Fans for test fitting.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2480.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	127.7 KB 
ID:	5129
    Pictures don't do this justice. They look a lot better in person, and they'll look way better lite up when their painted Black.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2521.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	166.7 KB 
ID:	5130
    My little workstation in my room, sanding the grills down and cleaning them before paint.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2524.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	105.9 KB 
ID:	5131
    3 coats of Gloss Black for some shine. I didn't think that the flat black would be good for the fan grill pieces.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2549.JPG 
Views:	24 
Size:	322.8 KB 
ID:	5132
    Here's just the fan grills and some of the smaller bat cut outs minus the larger pieces, all painted up in gloss black.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2554.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	128.0 KB 
ID:	5133
    Here's close up shot of one of the ROG 120mm Fangrills I had all painted up in Gloss Black.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2556.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	120.0 KB 
ID:	5134
    Here's a close up shot of one of the Batman Beyond batlogo 1200mm Fangrills in Gloss Black.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2569.JPG 
Views:	29 
Size:	135.6 KB 
ID:	5135
    Here's a shot of one of the Bat Fangrills mounted on a H70, this is an old shot as I now have them mounted on a Corsair H100

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2565.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	109.7 KB 
ID:	5136
    Here's the Front of the case where the 230mm Fan is.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2566.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	234.1 KB 
ID:	5137
    A Closeup shot of the Front Fangrill with the Coolermaster logo perfectly centered in the middle of the Batlogo. I'm actually quite pleased that it was as dead center that I got it with the laser cut grills. Doing the paper mockups helped a lot.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2582.JPG 
Views:	22 
Size:	107.3 KB 
ID:	5138
    Shot on top with the 2x 200mm fangrills

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2584.JPG 
Views:	18 
Size:	179.8 KB 
ID:	5139
    Close up shot of one of the top 200mm panel fangrills
    Last edited by InnervateD; 12-24-2011 at 09:19 PM.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Reputation
    23
    Posts
    205


    What's all going into the Batcomputer:
    - Intel i7 3930K
    - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Battlefield 3 Edition)
    - Corsair 8GB Dominator GT 2000MHz (2x 6GB Kits broken down to 8GB for Quad Channel until the 16/32GB Kits are out)
    - 2x ASUS Matrix GTX580s Platinum
    - 2x Corsair Force GT 120GB in Raid 0
    - 1x Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black
    - Corsair AX1200 PSU
    - Corsair H100
    - Coolermaster HAF-X full tower


    R4E Installed into the HAF-X with the 3930K


    Another look with the R4E Installed with the H100 with the Batman Beyond Grills on it.


    Putting on some Arctic Cooling MX-4


    H100 Installed, didn't fit at the start, I had to bend the 4 tabs on the bracket down, and had to loosen up the 4 screw bits on the stock LGA2011 Socket screw holes to have this thing fit properly, it's tight has hell, sorta concerned at first when I had to force it down with a bit of force, but it fits and it's running really cool. Happy with it.


    Some Cable Management, not the cleanest but at least the cover fits for the amount of cables I have, I think it's damn good enough.


    Top of the Case with the Bat Grills on the 200mm Fans on the HAF-X


    This is the Front of the case of the HAF-X where the 230mm Fan is, another Bat Grill, the Coolermaster logo is perfect centered ontop of the Bat grill.


    Side of the Case, Window Side with the Pannel on.


    Close up shot of the side window case 200mm Case Fan with another Bat Grill.
    Miniatura de Adjuntos Miniatura de Adjuntos PBB_000.jpg  

    Last edited by InnervateD; 01-01-2012 at 11:35 PM.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Reputation
    23
    Posts
    205


    Fullshot of the setup lite up with the NZXT 2M Sleeved Red LED kit.


    A shot of the Back of the case, another 1200mm Bat grill on the Exhaust, this fan has another grill on the front side with you'll see in another shot down below.


    Closer shot of the R4E with the H100 block and the 2x Matrix GTX580s in SLi with the Sexy ROG Black SLi Bridge.


    I love this shot, of the R4E with the H100 Block and the Dominator GT memory.


    Shot of the Exhaust Fan from the inside with a Bat Grill.


    A shot of the Radiator of the H100 with 2x Coolermaster RED LED 120mm case fans with more Bat Grills.


    Closer shot of the Radiator and the 2x Coolermaster RED LED 120mm case fans with more Bat Grills.


    Love these video cards, love them more when their in full load to Match the lighting on the inside.


    Final Shot of the Setup with the Side Panel OFF.


    My Desktop with the ROG Theme installed with a custom ROG wallpaper I made in PS, I like mine Clean.
    Last edited by InnervateD; 01-01-2012 at 11:34 PM.

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array l3p-NL PC Specs
    l3p-NL PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Rampage V Edition 10
    ProcessorIntel i7 6950x
    Memory (part number)Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 3400Mhz
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Titan X (Pascal)
    MonitorAsus PG348Q 34" 100Hz
    Storage #1Intel 750 1.2TB
    Storage #2Asustor 1004T 24TB NAS
    CPU CoolerCustom Liquid Cooled
    CaseL3p D3sk
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000i
    Keyboard Logitech Illuminated
    Mouse SteelSeries Sensei Wireless
    Headset Corsair Void Wireless
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM800
    Headset/Speakers Bose Computer Monitor
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    Network RouterAsus RT-AC5300
    l3p-NL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Reputation
    15
    Posts
    336

    Will be following this 'monster'

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Reputation
    23
    Posts
    205

    Just posted the final Pics of the setup Check it out

  7. #7
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array RoG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    147

    Nice one!!!

  8. #8
    Shut Up Stupid! Array DaemonCantor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Reputation
    175
    Posts
    2,289

    That is a great looking Build and I like the Desktop except instead of the ROG Logo you should have put the Batman Logo like on your fans or Maybe put the ROG LOGO inside of the Batman Logo. Otherwise Fantastic Job Izzy! Not many people go to the point of customizing even the Windows environment anymore

  9. #9
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Giannis996 PC Specs
    Giannis996 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Macbook Pro Mid 2014
    MotherboardAsus Rapage IV Extreme Black
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 4820K
    Memory (part number)32Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX Titan
    Graphics Card #2Asus GTX Titan
    MonitorAsus VK278
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D
    Power SupplyCoolermaster V850
    Keyboard Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
    Mouse Razer Deathadder
    Headset Razer Kraken 7.1
    OS Windows 10
    Giannis996's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    384

    it awesome keep up the good work and in a few months i will have finish my monster!!
    Project Name: System Specs:
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
    Prossesor: Intel Core i7 4820k
    Graphic Card: Asus GTX Titan x2
    *Power Supply: Cooler Master V850
    Ram: 32Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D
    SSD: 2x Samsung Evo 250Gb Raid 0
    HDD: 2x Seagate Baraccuda 2TB

  10. #10
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Reputation
    28
    Posts
    224

    Looks great! +1!
    Intel Core 3930K at 4.25GHz
    Asus Rampage IV Extreme BIOS 1404
    Crucial M4 SSD 256GB
    EVGA GTX 570 SC 2-Way SLI @ 822/2000/1.038V 24/7 Drivers: WHQL 301.42
    2 Caviar Black 1TB HDD
    Asus XONAR Phoebus
    Corsair H100 (p/p)
    Corsair Vengance RAM 16GB @1600MHz
    Enermax 1350W PSU
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •