Project worklog: Hail to the King
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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!!!

I will not reproduce everything in the Geforce.com article found here http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/nvidia-presents-the-duke-nukem-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.

[img]http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7103/duke01.jpg[/img]

If we used this concept, I would have included some pretty insane miniature buildings.
[img]http://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/dwn/dwn1000.jpg[/img]

Geno, true to form, came up with a few twists "just in case" we wanted to go in a different direction. This was his just for giggles concept:
[img]http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2153/5272011124709pm.png[/img]
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!!!



I will not reproduce everything in the Geforce.com article found here http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/nvidia-presents-the-duke-nukem-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.



Image



If we used this concept, I would have included some pretty insane miniature buildings.

Image



Geno, true to form, came up with a few twists "just in case" we wanted to go in a different direction. This was his just for giggles concept:

Image

#1
Posted 06/13/2011 09:33 PM   
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!!!

I will not reproduce everything in the Geforce.com article found here http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/nvidia-presents-the-duke-nukem-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.

[img]http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7103/duke01.jpg[/img]

If we used this concept, I would have included some pretty insane miniature buildings.
[img]http://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/dwn/dwn1000.jpg[/img]

Geno, true to form, came up with a few twists "just in case" we wanted to go in a different direction. This was his just for giggles concept:
[img]http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2153/5272011124709pm.png[/img]
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!!!



I will not reproduce everything in the Geforce.com article found here http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/nvidia-presents-the-duke-nukem-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.



Image



If we used this concept, I would have included some pretty insane miniature buildings.

Image



Geno, true to form, came up with a few twists "just in case" we wanted to go in a different direction. This was his just for giggles concept:

Image

#2
Posted 06/13/2011 09:33 PM   
[i]Congratulations on another intricate build. It is a shame the Duke didn't hit his mark as well as you folks did. It took them years to create a truly disappointing game, and took you four days to make a something of beauty. Good work!

What was total weight of each segment(prior to hardware installation "dry")? If you can remember or have it jotted down. [/i]

-Hooks
Congratulations on another intricate build. It is a shame the Duke didn't hit his mark as well as you folks did. It took them years to create a truly disappointing game, and took you four days to make a something of beauty. Good work!



What was total weight of each segment(prior to hardware installation "dry")? If you can remember or have it jotted down.




-Hooks

QUOTE (The Professor @ Oct 31 2010, 04:59 AM)

*Jeremy Clarkson face*



So we must hand it over to our tame PC tweaker. Some say he sticky tapes a block of uranium to his dinner before eating it and that he sucks moisture out of ducks. All we know is, he's called Hooks.



"Eye of the Storm" Window Mod Tutorial <> "Inside Crysis 2" <> Top Tier Water-Blocks 2011 <> SSD Unlimited Storage Tutorial

#3
Posted 06/13/2011 11:00 PM   
[i]Congratulations on another intricate build. It is a shame the Duke didn't hit his mark as well as you folks did. It took them years to create a truly disappointing game, and took you four days to make a something of beauty. Good work!

What was total weight of each segment(prior to hardware installation "dry")? If you can remember or have it jotted down. [/i]

-Hooks
Congratulations on another intricate build. It is a shame the Duke didn't hit his mark as well as you folks did. It took them years to create a truly disappointing game, and took you four days to make a something of beauty. Good work!



What was total weight of each segment(prior to hardware installation "dry")? If you can remember or have it jotted down.




-Hooks

QUOTE (The Professor @ Oct 31 2010, 04:59 AM)

*Jeremy Clarkson face*



So we must hand it over to our tame PC tweaker. Some say he sticky tapes a block of uranium to his dinner before eating it and that he sucks moisture out of ducks. All we know is, he's called Hooks.



"Eye of the Storm" Window Mod Tutorial <> "Inside Crysis 2" <> Top Tier Water-Blocks 2011 <> SSD Unlimited Storage Tutorial

#4
Posted 06/13/2011 11:00 PM   
updated first post for partners list
updated first post for partners list

#5
Posted 06/13/2011 11:29 PM   
updated first post for partners list
updated first post for partners list

#6
Posted 06/13/2011 11:29 PM   
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.
Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.

Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something Image
#7
Posted 06/13/2011 11:53 PM   
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.
Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.

Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something Image
#8
Posted 06/13/2011 11:53 PM   
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??

Looks brilliant!!
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??



Looks brilliant!!

I knew I hadn't imagined it... now it's deleted = people will never know what I hadn't imagined...

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."



"Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"


Image



GPU-Z CPU-Z Ccleaner Driversweeper OCCT

#9
Posted 06/14/2011 01:02 AM   
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??

Looks brilliant!!
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??



Looks brilliant!!

I knew I hadn't imagined it... now it's deleted = people will never know what I hadn't imagined...

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."



"Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"


Image



GPU-Z CPU-Z Ccleaner Driversweeper OCCT

#10
Posted 06/14/2011 01:02 AM   
[quote name='cravinmild' date='13 June 2011 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1308009211' post='1251391']
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.
Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
[/quote]Gearbox owns it
[quote name='cravinmild' date='13 June 2011 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1308009211' post='1251391']

WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.

Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something Image

Gearbox owns it

#11
Posted 06/14/2011 01:13 AM   
[quote name='cravinmild' date='13 June 2011 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1308009211' post='1251391']
WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.
Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
[/quote]Gearbox owns it
[quote name='cravinmild' date='13 June 2011 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1308009211' post='1251391']

WOW, crazy nice rig. Thats going to get some attention. Love the cloned 3d screens on either side.

Nice job guys. Sooooo whats going to happen to it afterwards, you guys going to armwrestle for it or something Image

Gearbox owns it

#12
Posted 06/14/2011 01:13 AM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 June 2011 - 06:02 PM' timestamp='1308013338' post='1251415']
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??

Looks brilliant!!
[/quote]you must mean the muscles
[img]http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7/dscf1195l.jpg[/img]
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 June 2011 - 06:02 PM' timestamp='1308013338' post='1251415']

Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??



Looks brilliant!!

you must mean the muscles

Image

#13
Posted 06/14/2011 01:13 AM   
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 June 2011 - 06:02 PM' timestamp='1308013338' post='1251415']
Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??

Looks brilliant!!
[/quote]you must mean the muscles
[img]http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7/dscf1195l.jpg[/img]
[quote name='xXDeltaXx' date='13 June 2011 - 06:02 PM' timestamp='1308013338' post='1251415']

Anyone noticed the similarity between Darth and Duke...??



Looks brilliant!!

you must mean the muscles

Image

#14
Posted 06/14/2011 01:13 AM   
Nice work darth.
Nice work darth.

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#15
Posted 06/14/2011 04:13 PM   
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