This project was amazing and so fun. I'm personally a huge Overwatch player/junkie, so being able to help someone create a one of a kind Overwatch build was perfect. This build was for a buddy of mine who is only 17 years old and managed to save up enough money to get this beautiful piece of machinery and join the Master Race. He is going to be using this build clearly for Overwatch but also for College when he starts. He will be adding in 3.5" storage drives himself as I pre-wired the drive cages for him to expand for his need down the line.
Man this mod took some time! Stripping apart the entire case, sanding down, primer, paint, wet sand, gloss, wet sand... not happy with it and repeat until my OCD was satisfied. I will say having a vinyl cutter to make stencils is a HUGE help for projects like this! I ended up overall happy about the paint job and how all of teh parts turned out. My favorite part is probably the white STRIX 1070, man the possibilities for white themed builds using this monster. Really wish ASUS would make a version like this. Before starting the project I created a very rough design in photoshop, and it actually came out very close to it.
This machine was built and designed to play games at max settings in 1080P/1440P resolutions. We went with the i5 and 6600K for performance for price and overclocking headroom. This thing can really run games beautifully and much better than his previous LAPTOP he was using for gaming. He and I both are very excited for him to get this machine and be able to run whatever he wants with no limits.
For those of you wondering about the paint job/mod, anyone can do it. It just requires time, PATIENCE ( What you think will go wrong, probably will... but you can fix it and learn), and the correct tools. I'm very much into making each system unique and one of a kind so I encourage everyone to do the same and make it your dream PC!
Thank you all for taking the time to read this, It means a lot to myself and the new owner of this wonderful PC. You guys are the best PCPP community!