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ASCENSION

by righteousrigs

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30 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.253 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

This was our first machine for sale, it was first completed using a modded Raijintek Metis case and SFX power supply and then was purchased by a customer in the Fractal Design Nano S case.

We used an SFX PSU in the Metis case so that we could fit the full-length GTX 960 4GB, this machine benchmarked very well pushing an average 59 FPS in Battlefield 4 (that was before the Xbox DVR fix) on ultra settings in Full-HD.

The modded Metis case did very well at keeping the CPU and GPU cool, and it was an absolutely beautiful anodised aluminium red.

We experimented with adding some custom skins, but no one seemed interested in this brilliant little case, preferring the very nice but not nearly as pretty Fractal Design version.

Sadly with the advent of the GTX 1050, GTX 960's disappeared, which is a shame as the 4GB version gave the GTX 1050ti a run for its money and was much cheaper. We now have the Ascension II with an RX 470 that is quite a bit more powerful than this machine but is more expensive.

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DJDirtyDanOG 1 Build 3 points 28 months ago

Truly beautiful! +1

TedTheOperator 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks man! Was a pleasure to build. :)

bpmaranj 2 points 28 months ago

Looks bootiful considering the price. +10

Trav_X 2 points 28 months ago

Very nice looking build, the decal on the side fits the look nicely

RubberDuckyNinja 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Glorious!

ElJuego1977 7 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nice build, I did a Metis build also, that is very similar. I don't see any modding of your case. What was it? Do you have more pictures?

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I'll get some more pictures up soon, when I say modded I mean not factory. Got to keep the warranty on commercial machines.

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I updated the images, one shows the interior. Basically, I reversed the airflow from stock, used an SFX PSU instead of an ATX PSU so I could get a full-length GPU in.

ElJuego1977 7 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome, that is the same air flow I went with too! Thanks for the update and build on!

SilverWolf149 2 points 28 months ago

Awesome build on a budget. +1.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

So this is not what was sold? I'm surprised the customer didn't like this. It looks great.

The custom skins on the case, are they just Adobe Illustrator or Photo Shop?

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah, I still have the case. The artwork is vehicle quality vinyl wrap. They are photos, Edited for color balance and stuff but the wrap is on the case.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Very cool. I like that case. I'd wager you'll sell the case as it is. Looks great. I used a blue one for my daughter's college pc last month. I went ahead and modified her case by flipping the motherboard tray and cutting a porthole for a lower intake fan. I'm ok with voiding my personal warranty. Surprisingly good looking anodized case.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Oh great photos. Thanks for posting more pictures and the fps graph by game. Very nice.

Thumbs up.

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

love the graphics, wish there were more pics! Love this build overall. +1

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

More Photos

fernando551 1 point 28 months ago

Why do you not take a photo of the components...?

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Now with more photos

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I'm addicted to Coca-Cola. So, this is 11/10

TheCrimsonGabe 1 point 28 months ago

It's Nuka-Cola though. It's Fallout themed.

Coryska 1 point 28 months ago

What did it sell for? Just curious. It's a work of art.

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

We charge an extra $100 aud for the artwork. But no one purchased this case. I moved the innards to a Fractal Design Nano S that a customer purchased. I still have the case, we would sell it if someone wanted it in a new build. This was mostly done for fun and.for promotion.

TheCrimsonGabe 1 point 28 months ago

How much would it be to just buy the case itself? If that's an option.

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Sorry man, I am not really setup for that.

TheCrimsonGabe 1 point 28 months ago

Dang

customgtp 23 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Very interesting... Would love more internal picks. Love the fallout theme. Checkout my in win 303 case build.... I can it "Vault 303"

minininjatriforceman 1 point 22 months ago

This is truly an ascension to the pc master race.

LittleGazer 1 point 21 months ago

would the metis case fit a corsair h100i cooler and a 1080 ti strix card or fe ?

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

No way

Sinoman 1 point 12 months ago

Love the whole machine esp the case BUT not with the decals , maybe if I ever played Fallout I might like it. Could say "ComStock" instead .....