Project Reactor [2022]

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Dante Mutti
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Project Reactor [2022]

This mod was built as a Nuclear Reactor themed build. It was built in a Fractal Design Torrent Compact RGB Case, with nuclear themed glass etching on both sides of the case. Inside the case, on the bottom panel, there is a picture of an actual nuclear reactor core. The image was printed on heavyweight matte paper, so that the lighting would not reflect on the image. The image also helps it give it depth, and when you look past the nuclear power plant etching, the nuclear reactor core is waiting inside.

Above the 24 Pin ATX cable is a point of interest that I built in a metal switch box. It contains the components of a vintage Geiger Counter (radiation meter), with a red flickering LED behind it. The wiring was all custom made by myself as well. The nuclear graphic on the CPU cooler was painted on, the same color that was used for the edges of the front grill on the PC.

This project was built to compete at the PDXLAN Fall Event in November 2022. With close to 1,000 high-end gaming computers in the room, Project Reactor won 3rd Place.
Color(s): Black Red Yellow
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Industrial
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 175.72
Intel - Core i5-12600k
Socket: LGA 1170
Cores: 10
Motherboard
$ 176.33
MSI - Mag Tomahawk (WiFi)
Chipset: Z690
CPU Socket: LGA 1700
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 145.59
Kingston - Fury Beast (32000Mhz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,299.00
NVIDIA - GeForce Founders
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3070
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 78.46
Kingston - Fury Renegade
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 108.63
Samsung - 980 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 568.00
Fractal Design - Ion+2 Platinum
Wattage: 860
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 194.03
Fractal Design - Torrent Compact
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
RGB: Yes
Case Fan
$ 26.23
Cooling
$ 109.95
Noctua - NH-D15S Chromax.Black
Type: Air Cooler
Accessories
$ 56.04
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,868.57
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