So, for PAX Melbourne this year, we here at Scorptec were given the opportunity by Microsoft to build a system for their display. Not just any system - we could essentially do whatever we wanted within a budget of $10k. The kicker? Our system (and three others) will be voted on by attendees, and the system voted the best will be given away to one very, very, lucky voter. If anyone reading this is there or going over the next two days, drop by the Microsoft stand, tag #WIN10SCORPTEC in a tweet, and you enter the draw to win! In the interest of myself and a couple other guys giving a helping hand speccing and building this monster, we snapped some pics along the way. I thought some people here may be interested, so I'll share those now. Introducing, the Scorpion King 2.0... Components: CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4 SSD #1: Kingston HyperX Predator m.2 PCIe 480GB SSD #2: Kingston HyperX Predator m.2 PCIe 480GB SSD #3: Samsung 850 EVO 2TB GPU #1: Gigabyte GeForce GTX980Ti G1 Gaming GPU #2: Gigabyte GeForce GTX980Ti G1 Gaming PSU: Corsair AX-1200i Case: CaseLabs Mercury S8 We originally planned on using Samsung 950 Pros, but they were delayed in getting to Australia. We opted for the Kingston's as a worthy replacement. Cooling: 12 x Thermaltake Riing RGB 120mm High Static Pressure Fans 12 x EK HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4 Nickel EK Supremacy EVO Elite Edition Intel 115x CPU Waterblock 2 x EK Full Cover VGA Blocks EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Nickel 2 x EK Full Cover EK0FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Backplate EK XRES 140 D5 PWM Pump/Reservoir Combo 2 x EK CoolStream PE360 Triple Radiator EK HD Acrylic Tubing - Between around 2.5-3m used all up, including some... "test" pieces EK Pastel White Coolant So, we started off with a CaseLabs Mercury S8, which almost anyone on this forum would be able to tell you is an utterly gorgeous case, and a pleasure to build in. We had it painted white by them pre-delivery, and then powder coated select parts red once we received it. Fitting the Thermaltake Riing fans to the case. Fitting some more fans to the radiators. Attaching the EK Thermal Pads to the one of the GPUs before fitting the blocks. Fitting the CPU block to the motherboard. Block fitted and secured in place! Tubing between the two GPUs and the custom painted backplates. We originally planned on using a terminal, but couldn't source an acrylic in time, so opted for just straight tubing. SLI bridge provided by Nvidia, custom painted by us, came out looking much better than I was hoping I think! Components all installed, ready to start the tubing. Hacksaw skills. Silicon insert for bending the tubing. Bending by hand using a heat gun. In hindsight, would buy out of 10 a proper bending tool. Tubing that was used between GPU #2 and Radiator #2. Installing the VRM/Mosfet -> CPU tubing. She fits! View from the other side as the tubing install begins. We sprayed a number of things including the backplates, pictured below is the mount for the pump. Loop is filling! Love the look of the coolant. Filling the loop from the other side. Fancy photoshoot photos start from here. Loop all filled, system all cabled and running. Fancy shot #2 Fancy shot #3 Fancy shot #4 There we go! Hope that's been enjoyable. If you're heading to PAX, drop by the Microsoft stand to see the system in action, and enter the draw for a chance to win this absolute beast. See you guys there!