It’s not black and yellow, but we think we know what it is
Some rigs are built to stand out. Others are purely functional with little to no attention given to aesthetics or design. Adam Birli’s Black Gold stands somewhere in between the two extremes. It’s sexy, but understated; flashy, and stealthy at the same time. It’s no Orogenesis, but it’s beautiful in its own way. Beautiful enough, that it’s worthy of being this month’s Rig of the Month.
For some, the inspiration behind Black Gold will be obvious. Adam even admits that the idea for his rig came from Charles Hardwood’s Murderbox MK II Gold. The resemblance is undeniable, but we think that Adam has done a great job of imitating and innovating in his own way.
Adam says that his overarching goal for the “build was to make a computer so clean that people would stop and think it came from the factory that way.” His initial instinct was to keep the gold highlights to a minimum, but in the end, he was inspired by the splashes of gold in the Asus Z87-DELUXE motherboard and went all-out. Adam painted fans, grills, and PCI brackets gold to match the theme. The attention to detail is obvious; every single cable in the build is sleeved in alternating black and gold and it's all housed in a Corsair Air 540 case.
Under the hood, Black Gold is no slouch. In fact, it’s a well-powered machine with an Intel i5-4670K and two Titans. It’s intended to be a showpiece, but Adam says that he wanted to make sure it was fast enough to run a triple monitor setup for racing sims.
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