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Posted · Original PosterOP

Seeing a recent video of an actual hover board on Youtube got me thinking about one of the most iconic movie franchises of our time, or at least my time, being an 80's baby and as soon as I have some funds after selling my last build, I'm going to build a system capable of generating 1.21 Gigawatts of power!


This of course means I'll have to go nuclear and get my hands on Plutonium (which we still can't buy in the corner drug store).


Just in case those reference went over your head, I'm of course talking about a Back To The Future build.  Here are some initial ideas, generous modding will be required and I'm still playing around with the idea of doing a minimalist, sleek build, or go all out with the retro led displays to monitor temperature etc. No decision on internals yet, but a side window to show off the Flux Capacitor will be cut into the side of the case.


I hope I can start this soon, just have to sell the X99 I recently finished.


- Case will be a Cooltek UMX1 - brushed finish to match the Delorean


- Flux capicitor will either be made by hand or I'll just cannibalize the charger from Thinkgeek.com


- DMC Emblem as a case badge





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Personally I like my PCs as powerful and as sleek looking as they can be, without any badges and flashing stuff, but if you are able to do something great with that - hats off to you.

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Interesting.....I think. :huh:


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sounds awesome.  I love that case.  Looks like a modified Apple G5 case which is one of my favorite all aluminum cases.

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Looks like some fun, will watch this one !

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The G5 could actually be an option. Turns out the UMX1 has no expansion slots so it's out, but the UMX2 will do. I'll take a look at a G5 too though, could be cheaper to modify as they sell for next to nothing these days.

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