PEXON's Vault 111 - A Fallout 4 Build

PEXON's Vault 111 - A Fallout 4 Build

Pexon's Vault 111 - A Fallout 4 Build

PEXON's Vault 111 - A Fallout 4 Build

 

In the months before Fallout 4's release a lot of things have happened, from gamers paying for the game with bottle caps all the way to 3D Printers making highly accurate models of the games Pip-Boy. When it comes to PC hardware there are those of us who like to go a few steps beyond the norm, creating a PC which is almost entirely custom, a unique PC which can never be replicated fully.

PEXON is a PC enthusiast which has a lot of passion for his creations, from his custom sleeved PSU cables all the way to his latest and greatest PC, Vault 111. This custom PC has been designed from the start to be about Fallout 4, but it is certainly a PC which any Vault Dweller would be proud to own. 

PEXON's full project log of Vault 111 can be found on the OC3D Forums

 

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This Rig may be designed to look ages and post-apocalyptic, but the hardware inside couldn't be further away from that. Inside this PC is a collection of some of today's most modern and powerful hardware, with Intel's Skylake i5 6600K CPU, 16GB of 2866MHz DDR4 memory and a GTX 980Ti. This PC may look like it has just been salvaged from a 200 year old vault, but the hardware inside couldn't possibly be any newer.

 

Rig Specifications

Case: Phanteks Mini XL
CPU: Intel i5 6600K
Motherboard: MSI B150M Mortar
RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR4 2866MHz (2x8G
GPU: MSI GTX980Ti
SSD: Kingston SSDNOW300 120GB
SSHD: Seagate 500GB SSHD
PSU: SuperFlower Leadex 1000W GOLD PSU


Lighting: Custom sleeved PSU cables
Lighting: Blue and white LED strips 

Water Cooling Parts:
Alphacool Susurro 120mm fans (blue) x7 
Nanoxia Deep Silence 120mm fans x2 
Alphacool NexXxos XP3 CPU block
Alphacool 13-10mm compression fittings (black)
Mayhems 13-10mm tubing
Aquacomputer Double Protect Ultra Blue
EK GTX 980 Ti TF5 Full-Cover water block (Acetel)
EK GTX 980 TF5 Backplate (Acetel)
Alphacool VPP655 and plexi-top
Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 15 LT

 

Mods

When it comes to the mods on show it is quickly apparent that it would be much faster to talk about what hasn't been changed in this PC, the Superflower PSU has custom Vault-Tec style blue and yellow PSU cables, the case has been sanded, scratched, painted and artificially aged to give this PC that key Fallout, Post-apocalypse look. The fan grills of this PC have even been artificially ages with a salt water solution to artificially rust the piece. 

Looking at PEXON's accessories we can see that even the smallest of detail has to be given that Fallout flare, with the PSU power cable, the keyboard and all the logos on the PC looking adequately worn and otherwise used. Everything about this PC is intentional, from the scratches on the paint all the way to the hole in the case window, which goes a long way towards making this PC look authentic. 

 

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Let's Chat with PEXON

One of the best things about looking at any of the modding projects on the forums is seeing what the creators learn from the experience and exactly what drove them to go so far to make their own custom creations when a simple PC with the same hardware could be built within a few short hours. Today I had a short conversation with PEXON, asking him about a few aspects about his PC and about any future plans he may have on the project. 

Below are PEXON's responses to my questions, but please remember that you can chat to him on his project log on the OC3D Forums if you have any further questions or if you simply want to congratulate him. 

 

Why Fallout 4? Any specific reason for Vault 111?

Fallout has been one of my favourite game series for a long while, in particular Fallout 3. I was looking at starting a new build this year and wanted to do something completely different. When I heard Fallout 4 was being released this year, I just knew I had to start a Fallout build. Vault 111 is the vault you go to at the start of the game and its the perfect theme for the new build. 

 

Did you Pre-order the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4? How is the game running so far? 

I didn't preorder the Pip-Boy edition (but I am kicking myself about that decision now). I'm not sure if they did the special edition, but with a digital download and not a physical copy. 

The 980ti has been running the game pretty well so far, its a Bethesda game on day 1, so there are going to be some bugs, but I've not had anything terrible so far. 

 

Will the public be getting any opportunities to see your rig in person? Will you be taking it to any LAN events?

I will be going to iSeries in December, so if anyone wants to come and check out, they will have chance at the NEC soon. 

 

Do you have any plans on making any changes to this build, either aesthetically or on the hardware side?

I don't plan on making any changes. I am very happy with the aesthetics, performance and how the build turned out in general. The only thing I may upgrade is my monitors though. The 980Ti should be ample for a nice new 1440p 120hz monitor. 

 

How happy are you with how this build turned out? Is there anyone who you would like to thank?

Overall I am very happy with the outcome of the build. The response so far has been fantastic. I could have gone overboard with the weathering and distressing, but I feel its just the right amount. I have learnt a lot finishing this build and used a few new modding techniques to add to my armory. 

I would like to thank Momma PEX and Sister PEX for their help, support and encouragement. Chris, Steve and all the guys at Overclockers UK for their continued support and supplying the PSU for the build. Eddie and Pascal at Aquatuning for their fantastic service and sponsorship of the watercooling gear. Tom at MSI UK for supplying the epic 980Ti and the mobo, this build would not be possible without him. Tom, my friend who filmed the epic video for the build and spending, basically, the whole weekend prepping, filming and editing. Finally, thank you to everyone who has been following the build, their comments, suggestions and feedback are greatly appreciated.

 

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You can join the discussion on PEXON's Fallout 4 themed Vault 111 PC Build on his build log on the OC3D Forums

 

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14-07-2015, 17:33:00

Tripp
SO MUCH WIN, cant wait to see more mateQuote

14-07-2015, 17:35:14

MadShadow
Really creative build. I'm so impressed with the weathered look of the case, it looks really genuine. Good luck and keep us posted Quote

14-07-2015, 17:40:20

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
Really creative build. I'm so impressed with the weathered look of the case, it looks really genuine. Good luck and keep us posted
I hate to be "that guy" but Vault Tec always always use blue and yellow for their company colour scheme. Unless some one has played Fallout 4 already and knows something we don't?

As I said on Linus', I'm not sure if I like this yet. Time will tell.Quote

14-07-2015, 17:42:33

PEXON
Thanks for the kind comments guys!

As I said elsewhere, I wanted to steer clear of the standard blue and yellow of the Vault-Tec livery. It has been done before, the idea of this is that the PC has been used for decades, its been through various iterations and has been upgraded with scavenged parts.Quote

14-07-2015, 17:51:14

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by Vault-Tec View Post
I hate to be "that guy" but Vault Tec always always use blue and yellow for their company colour scheme. Unless some one has played Fallout 4 already and knows something we don't?

As I said on Linus', I'm not sure if I like this yet. Time will tell.
That's why I said it was creative Quote
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