Clockwork Orange Overclocked Custom Pc: Viddy Well Done
June 9th, 2009
Modder/droog/man of the moment David Penfold aka Mremulator was inspired by an award-winning custom rig and decided to go totally bolshy yarblockos with his own build. First he picked orange and black for the colors of his SilverStone TJ07 computer case – which incidentally was the same model used in the custom pc that inspired him – and came up with the theme later: A Clockwork Orange. And so Overclocked Orange was born.
Awesome stuff. For the innards, Penfold put together an Asus Rampage II Extreme motherboard, an Intel Core i7-940 chip, 6GB of 1,600MHz Corsair DDR3 memory and three Intel X25-M 80GB SSD drives in a RAID0 setup. Then he SLI’d three GeForce GTX 280s, got some PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT tubing, Aqua Computer full cover water blocks, Bitzpower fittings, a Bitspower chipset block, and lots and lots of fans and LEDs and fans with LEDs.
A lot of the parts were customized either by Penfold himself or by WCUK. Penfold also did a lot of cable organizing, some of the painting, and Fast Signs took care of the viddy well done vinyl art.
The font is just spot on. Makes me want to watch the movie again. Actually just the “Try the wine!” scene. Funny as hell. Anyway. Before the custom rig could be called Overclocked Orange, it had to be overclocked to high heavens first. The Core i7-940, which I think originally runs at 2.93 GHz was oc’ed to 4.0 GHz. Then the other stuff which I could not understand: “CPU PLL voltage to 1.895v, the QPI/DRAM voltage to 1.35v and the DDR3 to 1.65v… increased the core speeds on the three GeForce GTX280s from 602MHz to 730MHz, the stream processors from 1,296MHz to 1,470MHz and the memory from 1,107MHz to 1,275MHz.”
After all the super fun building and spending of monies, Penfold went and shared his creation to the Custom PC forums. Internet fame ensued.
Then the BBC called him up and filmed him and his baby for a tech feature. And now Penfold and Overclocked Orange are here. A bit of a step down I suppose, but who cares about that. Publicity is publicity, and this custom rig was built to be flaunted. Our hats off to you, Mremulator.