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Seasonic AURA MODDED Build (Part 1)

Today, KitGuru embarks on a new area of content by kicking off on a series of projects in which we work in partnership with manufacturers to create unique one-off PC systems and modding projects. We begin this new venture working together with Seasonic to create what we are calling the Seasonic AURA system, a fully customised and unique system with a Seasonic theme.

The aim of this new section of KitGuru is to create unique systems, documenting the various modding processes along the way. We expect each project to take a month or more to complete and will present all the processes in multiple part videos published weekly. The Seasonic Aura aims to be a fully customised unique system created for Seasonic and will truly be one of a kind.

The various modding processes we will be aiming to cover over the coming weeks and months will include laser cutting, water transfer printing, electroplating, custom cables, cable sleeving, custom water cooling, painting, polishing, general cutting, chopping and many more. So, if you have always wanted to step into the world of PC modding, but never known where to start, hopefully, this new series of KitGuru videos will provide you with the knowledge and motivation to create your own unique PC builds in the future.

Seasonic Aura will be a subtly modded system in keeping with the Seasonic style, so no outlandish RGB lighting here. The system will use mostly stock parts such as a Fractal Define 7 XL case but heavily modified with Seasonic branding and logos laser-cut into various panels, new panels made from scratch, perfectly managed custom sleeved cables, customised lighting and much more.

Seasonic Aura hardware specification:

  • CPU – Intel Core i9-10850K
  • Motherboard – Gigabyte Z490 Vision D
  • Graphics card – Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC Waterforce
  • Memory – 32GB (2 x 16GB Modules) Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4-3200
  • 1st storage drive – 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 2nd storage drive – 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD
  • 3rd storage drive – 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD
  • Power supply – Seasonic Prime TX-1000 100W 80+ Titanium
  • Case – Fractal Define 7 XL
  • System Fans – NZXT AER P120 120mm

As well as the unique modifications, the Seasonic Aura system will be cooled by a fully custom water-cooling solution provided by Alphacool. The overall theme of the Seasonic Aura project will be based around a black/blue appearance complemented by an industrial-looking mix of chrome and brushed metal parts. With this in mind, the custom liquid cooling loop will use brass chrome hard tubing and blue coolant.

Since the system is a Seasonic based project, custom length PSU cables will be made from scratch. The whole process of constructing the cables will be documented including crimping new terminals, re-applying the connector and sleeving the cables with black and blue PET sleeving. A bunch of other mods are planned too so make sure you stay tuned to see how this project turns out.

KitGuru says: Do you have an interest in modded PC systems? If you do then make sure you keep up to date with the progress of the KitGuru Seasonic Aura project and see how the final system turns out, this should be an interesting project to keep track of.

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