Akira build

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Akira build

Presenting the Akira Build! It is inspired by the 1988 Sci-fi/Action film 'Akira' and based off of the motorcycle owned by the character, Kaneda. My idea was to create a build that looked like one of the Akira containment tubes was powering or taking control of the motorcycle itself, achieved by modifying the water reservoir for the cooling loop. I had the concept of this pc in my head for well over 5 years before I finally found all the parts that I felt best matched my vision of it. My main concern was finding a case that looked "fast" or "motorcycle-y". When I saw the Antec Torque, I knew it had just the look I was going for. Once I got it, I sanded it down, primed it, did a base glitter coat, painted most of the outside panels a ruby red, clear coat, and polished to a mirror shine. Honestly, the pictures don't do it justice. When it's in the light it absolutely sparkles like a brand new car fresh out the factory. Then to give it the iconic look, I made custom holographic stickers the bike has as seen in the film. I think the lime green RGB lights really help pull it together since it mimics the bolts of electricity Kaneda's bike gives off when accelerating or breaking.

-Sorry. Had to repost. Trying to enter contest and couldn't because one of the parts was pending review. My gpu waterblock is for a 2080 oc model. Put the 2080 ti waterblock until it's past review.
Color(s): Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Anime
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 199.99
AMD - Ryzen 7 (3700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 379.95
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (X570-E)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 514.44
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black) (4x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 378.00
ASUS - ROG Strix OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
Storage
$ 354.22
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus (2x)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 327.41
Corsair - HX750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Antec - Torque
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 86.13
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 220.99
EKWB - EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE D5 PWM D-RGB - Acetal
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling
Cooling
$ 58.00
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