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Armoured Core Customs - Goliath

Simon Quinn

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I’ll skip GPU and come back, still trying my absolute heart out to get hold of one suitable for the waterblock. I have been emailing potential sponsors all day while doing the build, I am trying to trade a full gaming PC just for a card to use but to no luck. Doing this solo on a carers pension is almost impossible. 

Step 10: Affix the door to the locker, backplate vent and cover plate, and RGb diffusers. 

The stainless mesh was recycled from my old workplace. After a buff the dishwasher did a fantastic job at making the stainless shine. 








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Step 11: Affix the Glass, and pray I find a GPU in time. 

The glass is 6mm tempered and is recycled display shelving. so it has some scratches here and there, I will polish it with ceramic paste in the future but I can’t afford to at the moment. 







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You are probably thinking “where are the plans”… well there aren’t any and there never has been. Due to my eidetic memory i do not require a plan as i remember every detail about this build perfectly. Having this trait gives me the ability to engineer it in my head over and over until I come across a potential issue which I then brainstorm a way around before continuing the build. 
I can however produce a plan easily upon request. Working alone I have never had a need for a physical plan. I do apologise. 

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Finally got my hands on a suitable GPU, I traded my wife’s gaming PC for this card. We lost out hard on this one but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. Fingers crossed, pray for me and stand by for the light show 😁


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It’s Alive!, doing leak tests, final flushes and stress testing. 

to fill the loop I use an old 50ml syringe from when our daughter was one a very long listof meds

Bright is an understatement, I set it on Unicorn Puke to demonstrate the ARGB, final pictures tomorrow. 






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Doing some bios tweaks on the cute little 10’1 inch LCD monitor and teasing some of my terrible pictures before the final pics arrive, sadly I did not have the time to optimise the system before professional photos were taken. I would like to thank Lynn Stephens-Tait who has generously donated her time, equipment and talent to take photos of Goliath that it deserves 🙂. If I manage to win a category of #CMWS2022 I am planning on doing a build and giveaway to kids who suffer from CP (cerebral paulsy), and Lynn work that she has donated out of kindness would be a big part of making that happen. 

before my daughters accident she was a born gamer, we could not keep her away from controllers and technology. Due to the severity of her injury she has lost the ability to comprehend gaming. There are many children out there like my little girl that want nothing more than to enjoy what we all love so dearly. I hope in the future I can work with adaptive controllers and program games tailored to specific needs and challenges. It’s hard for others to comprehend as it’s not something that is familiar to majority of people. The old simplicity of PAC-Man or Frogger can can be far too complex for some. Games currently involve far too much graphical flare or controls far too complex for this demographic to be completely included. I hope to change this.  










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A have written a little about the materials used to create Goliath but I will write a more detailed description here


Chassis: The Chassis is fabricated from recycled mild steel SHS and RHS various sizes. All joins have been fully welded and blended flush with the surface for a seamless finish. The seamless finish leaves a great range of options for finish wether they be paint, vinyl wrapping, hydro dipped or on the higher end of the scale the chassis can be electroplated or galvanised with a large range of finishes eg Chrome, bronze, or even silver and gold. Steel has minimal impact on the environment and society in comparison to other metals.

Fixings: The main fixings used are stainless steel dome head security bolts and a variety of other smaller bits for bolting things into position. I have fabricated a mild steel frame and am using stainless bolts. Now this should not be done due to galvanic corrosion. (I know better but i don’t have the budget to work with)


Glass: As mentioned previously in the post the glass is 6mm tempered and is recycled display shelving. It has some scratches and marks that I did not have the time or budget to buff out but I think the panels turned out great all things considered. The RGB diffusers are also glass that I have frosted with a dremmel. 

Finish: Bright Zinc cold gal and some clear coat over the top to seal it from damage. 



A metal commonly used for aesthetics is Aluminium. I very much dislike this metal being used outside of its specific specialised uses eg Aircraft, marine, medical. This is because of the toxic nature of the metal. 
The alluminium industry has catastrophic effect on the environment beginning with water pollution from refining from ore to purified. This has a cascading effect that goes on to affect the entire eco biome making the water, soil, and air toxic. Alluminium is also detrimental to society. This is due to the vast amount of energy and resource it takes to refine bauxite and refine Alluminium.


Another reason why I dislike this metal for commercial use is due to aluminium toxins being linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Something I learnt about when I was welding. For anybody reading this, metal fumes are highly toxic and carcinogenic. If you are welding and working metal please use appropriate safety (that includes your lungs) 

It is a difficult metal to recycle unless smelting it back into its refined form. This is due to how easily the surface of the material absorbs contaminants. Aside from the material being soft to work it takes high end machinery and welding equipment to work with the metal if you want any form of desirability. 

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