Chino (Custom Antec Torque)

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June 16th 2020
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Key Features:
Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics Custom Paint Job Water-cooled
System Specs:
  • Intel 9980XE
  • MSI X299 Creator
  • Nvidia ASUS Strix 2080ti
  • Antec Torque
  • Phanteks 1200w PSU
  • Phanteks waterblocks
  • EK radiators and tubing
  • 3x 2tb Samsung Evo m.2 SSD
Performed Mods:
Custom paint job Custom brushed panels Modified GPU backplate
This project has been the toughest and most rewarding for reasons that are not so obvious. So some background history regarding this very special custom PC is in order, as it is very close to my heart. My best friend Johnny Chino Boatswain had been diagnosed and was battling sever cancer. Everything was looking very positive for him as he was accepted for a trial treatment that would kick the cancer to the curb. With me living in Sweden and Chino in Australia, he asked me to make a trip back to Australia so that we could hang out like the old days, play games, talk shit, and build his ultimate dream PC with the MetallicAcid love. Days before the flight, Chino fell very ill and was administered to the ICU. Our plans of geeking out fell through, so adjustments were made to our plan to accommodate Chino's stay at the hospital. I arranged to stay at my mother's house and build the custom PC for him, I would see him at the hospital when I could, and he would visit me when he was allowed. Over the next 10 days during my stay, we hung out and built the PC as much as possible. I was able to complete this monster mod which was unique, dripped with MetallicAcid style, and was easily maintained by Chino. He was soon able to leave the hospital and live at home after spending 3 weeks straight of being in and out of ICU and doing tests. He was able to install Windows, and enjoy it!! <3 Several months after I had returned back to Sweden, Chino lost his life to the cancer. It has now been one year since he passed away. I miss you with all of my heart mate. I am so glad and honoured to have had the privilege to have been your friend.
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