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AORUS Aquarium PC Mod – Learn How They Did It!

The highlight of the GIGABYTE showcase at Taipei 101 was the AORUS Aquarium PC Mod! They literally put a high-end desktop PC into a fresh water aquarium of fishes! Want to know how they created the AORUS Aquarium PC mod? Read on and find out!


The AORUS Aquarium PC Mod

The AORUS Aquarium PC mod is a deceptively understated mod. At first glance, you might mistaken it for a mere display – a non-functioning GIGABYTE graphics card sitting in an aquarium. Interesting, but nothing special… until the two fans start spinning and you realise – damn, this thing is actually a fully-functional computer! 

What GIGABYTE did was to submerge the PC components in clear mineral oil, before creating a small fresh water aquarium above it. You can see the fishes test water-oil boundary!

As the heat from the graphics card, CPU and other components are transferred to the mineral oil, the oil needs to be pumped out and kept cooled by three AORUS ATC700 coolers behind the bank. It’s really no different from how

GIGABYTE spared no expense in their AORUS Aquarium PC mod. They used nothing but the best they had :

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  • Processor : Intel Core i9-7980XE (Price Check)
  • CPU Cooler : AORUS ATC700
  • Motherboard : X299 AORUS Gaming 7 PRO (Price Check)
  • Graphics Card : AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition (Price Check)
  • Memory : Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 (Price Check)
  • Optane Memory : 32 GB Intel Optane Memory (Price Check)
  • SSD #1 : Intel Optane SSD 900P Series (Price Check)
  • SSD #2 : 256 GB GIGABYTE UD PRO SSD (Price Check)
  • HDD : 8 TB Seagate Barracuda (Price Check)
  • Power Supply : AORUS AP850GM


How GIGABYTE Created The AORUS Aquarium PC Mod

If you are interested in building your own version of the AORUS Aquarium PC, GIGABYTE shared this video on how they built it. Check it out!


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GIGABYTE Case Mod Showcase At Computex 2016

On the third day of Computex 2016, we spent half a day at GIGABYTE’s 36th floor VIP Showroom in Taipei 101. One of the attractions that took up our time was the GIGABYTE Case Mod Showcase that occupied the center of their VIP Showroom.

The GIGABYTE case mod showcase featured incredible case mods by top case modders from around the world, including Maciel Barreto from Brazil and Suchao Prowphong from Thailand.

We also took four videos of these incredible case mods to share with you. We hope they will inspire you to create such creative case mods too!


Alien Case Mod By Maciel Barreto

This Alien case mod is by Maciel Barreto of Brazil. He is an award-winning case modder who is renown for his hand-made case mods. This Alien case mode is built around the Intel Core i7-6700K processor, GIGABYTE GA-Z170X Ultra Gaming motherboard and GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 graphics card.


Ghostbuster LEGO Case Mod By GIGABYTE

This case mod was built by Benny Shieh and Janus Yeh from GIGABYTE using a retail LEGO Ghostbuster Firehouse set. To demonstrate their creativity, the GIGABYTE modders mounted the motherboard and other components solely using LEGO bricks! They then retrofitted the flood lamps and factory lights inside and outside the Firehall with LEDs, and even coated some to give them a yellow tint.

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Gatling Gun Case Mod by Suchao Prowphong

This Gatling gun case mod was built by Suchao Prowphong from Thailand. A world-renown case modder, he has hand-crafted more than 17 of such case mods. This one features a revolving Gatling gun design built around the GIGABYTE GA-X170 EXTREME ECC motherboard with water cooling for both CPU and graphics card!


Forklift Case Mod by Suchao Prowphong

This is the second case mod by Suchao Prowphong in the GIGABYTE case mod showcase. In this case mod, he retrofits the small GIGABYTE GA-H170 WIFI motherboard and a water cooling system into a mini forklift. Amazing work!

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