Project Hail to the King: Duke Nukem build
Official worklog at http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=202908
This project was commissioned by NVIDIA as a gift to Gearbox for the launch of Duke Nukem Forever. Partners in this project include:
NVIDIA – Financed the project, project manager was Kris Rey, Community Manager from NVIDIA. Special thanks also go out to Eric Liu, Leslie Pirritano, and Mike DeNeffe (all NVIDIANS) for making this project happen. Sean Wix and Tim Springer from NVIDIA were patient enough to let us use their lab space and provide trouble-shooting to get some insane dual-screen 3d action going.
EVGA – supplied Classified 3 motherboard and two Hydrocopper 2 580s
Danger Den – Laser cutting services and all water-cooling at a nice discount
Crucial – killer Ballistix Smart Tracer ram and two SSDS
East Bridge Manufacturing – Discounted metal fabrication services – hub and mini gun came out beautiful!
BoxGods – insane design that make the project so much easier
ASUS – two 23″ 3d monitors
Frozen CPU – nice discounts on various parts especially the UV Green wire for the PSUs
Silverstone – 1500 watt PSU
Fernando from Painters Supply in Salem Oregon – busted his tail to help get skin painted in time
The guys at Mid Valley Metal works for the use of their HUGE powder coating oven for bending the skins
My wife Delia who helped me heat bend the pod skins and who put up with the mess in our great room while I built this puppy
and my best friend (next to the wife) Chris Fletcher who gave up his time to travel with me to NVIDIA to complete the build
Gearbox and 2k for making the game and supporting this project!!! official worklog at http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=202908
I will not reproduce everything in the Geforce.com article found here http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articl…forever-pc-mod but will instead add to it to provide more details and allow you to give feedback. Geno and I feel we want to not only produce worklogs to publicize the project but also to make the worklog a learning experience and to give back to the community. This worklog will be spread out over a a week or so – please keep checking for updates.
As stated in the article, we had several concepts for this project which were considered before arriving at one which everyone liked. My first submission was a school-girl themed design. I will not go into too much detail on this one but you can figure it out if you look at some Duke artwork. The second concept was the single Duke logo with buildings on each side.
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