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[SPONSORED] - PROJECT OKULA

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Wishing everyone a happy new year, may it be a great one!

Time to finish up the TJ-07, life has had its ups and downs, but I've made the decision to build a monster worthy of the Silverstone TJ-07 chassis.

Below I've managed to secure the VERY rare, ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard, in all its glory...

We will be water-cooling this machine, and my intention is for it to be a show build PC to bring back some sexy water-cooling to events like rAge, as I've missed it.

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Drawings and designs will be updated by the weekend.

Hope everyone has a great week!
 
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Carried on with the design spec, going for a rock solid machine and a lot of nostalgia on the board and chassis.

Rough idea, with some minor tweaks, we'll be raising it another 70mm with a wooden base, and dark stain with emphasis on the grain for aesthetics.

The new base will be housing some further water-cooling hardware as the Dominus will be taking a lot of space as it measures 35.5cmx35.5cm (EEB form factor).

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As this is a continuation till completion project, we'll be keeping the custom paint colour that itself is quite unique.

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Water-cooling runs will be with Mayhem's 16mm OD glass tubing for short runs such as GPU / CPU.

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Proud to announce the name and theme for this build, Project Okula.

Playing on the words, and optical illusions, I'm going to be working on ways to make the interior of the chassis play optical illusions.

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Hardware Update, the current build list is:

- Processor: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6140 Processor (18 core, 36 thread)
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme
- Power Supply: 2x FSP Hydro PTM Pro ATX3.0(PCIe) 1200w Fully Modular PSU
- Memory: TBC (will be filling all slots of course)
- Storage: TBC
- GPU: TBC

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FSP were kind enough to provide not one, but two FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W PCIe 5.0 Power Supplies, thanks guys!

Link: Hydro PTM PRO

Going to be using both units to power the Dominus :cool:

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Hope everyone's having a great start to their long weekend!

I've put some time aside to carry on with the build, and I'm getting quite excited as the build progresses.

The ROG Dominus Extreme board is installed, and fits like a glove 😲

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Just check these clearances!

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I'll be using my XFX Speedster Swift 319 Radeon RX6800 16GB GPU for this build:

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Hope eveyone had a good long weekend.

I've used my Creality K1 3D printer for some test pieces, and it's given me some further inspiration for the basement area of the chassis, I'll post rough design ideas later.

Enjoy the timelapses :)

I made two of these brackets from thingiverse, with some slight modification:

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Power supply spacer, this sits under the power supplies to ensure both units are sitting perfectly parallel to the base of the chassis:

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