How We Created A Stunning Showcase System For TITAN X's Unveiling
When you want to reveal and showcase TITAN X, the world’s ultimate GPU, to game developers from all over the world, you need something truly special to harness its record-breaking speed and to demonstrate its raw mechanical beauty. That was the challenge laid down to us.
Assessing the available off-the-shelf solutions, we teamed up with professional modder Lee Harrington of PCJunkieMods to create a one-of-a-kind build that would drop jaws and run next-gen demos like Epic Games’ Kite without breaking a sweat.
At the foundation of our custom build was the $999, limited-edition In Win Tòu, a tempered-glass beauty that showcased TITAN X like no other case could. To take it up a notch and match the styling of TITAN X, we first had to powder coat certain parts of the frame and motherboard tray black. In the process, we also took the opportunity to re-sleeve and reroute the front panel’s light and fan control, and to remove the hard drive bays to make space for water-cooling.
Inside the stunning showpiece system is the latest Intel i7-5960X Extreme Edition CPU, a top-of-the-line ASUS X99-E WS motherboard, 32GB of 2800MHz Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RAM, two Corsair Neutron GTX SSDs, a Corsair HX1000i 80 Plus Platinum-Certified fully modular PSU, and individually sleeved metallic graphite cables. Opting out of less-than-stylish air cooling for the i7-5960X, we equipped the 8-core, 16-thread CPU with a theme-matched black EKWB block, connected to an EKWB pump, Primochill reservoir, and Black Ice Nemesis 360 GTX Radiator via custom-made copper piping that was powder coated to match the custom finish of the In Win Tòu case. For a final touch, we topped off the reservoir with Mayhems' Aurora coolant and a few drops of black coloring to give dimension and contrast to the build.
For graphics cards, we unsurprisingly included two NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X GPUs for ultimate performance, and connected them with an illuminated NVIDIA SLI bridge for maximum style. The green illuminated GeForce GTX text and logo truly stood out against the stark black and gray, drawing the eye to the centrepieces of our one-of-a-kind super system.
Truly stepping up to the challenge, we created a showpiece that stopped many in their tracks, awing attendees with its beauty and unique styling. And with the power of TITAN X and Intel i7-5960X Extreme Edition CPU, we only required the one GPU to power Epic's incredible Kite demo during GDC. To build your own unique beauty you best start with a TITAN X, which you can grab direct from us for $999.
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