August 17, 2022

GIGABYTE Teams Up For Formula One AU Grand Prix

​The Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix took place in April, and GIGABYTE showed up in full force, partnering up with top modders TAGMods to create some spectacular PC builds as a part of their #BuildWithAORUS campaign. It was the first time GIGABYTE has joined a high-profile extreme sports event like the Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix, and they were keen to show off the style and performance that you can achieve building or upgrading your pc with AORUS hardware.

The coolest build was probably the CarbonRev Wheel PC, which would look awesome in any gear-head or car enthusiast’s home, or next to a full driving simulation rig, but there were a few other showstoppers as well. Each of the systems below was built around a GIGABYTE AORUS Z690 motherboard, with RTX 30 series graphics cards and DDR5 RAM. These all showed off the ultimate power and unprecedented gaming performance of the AORUS range of gears.

All of these custom PCs were showcased alongside the latest AORUS 4K monitors: the GIGABYTE M32U, and the AORUS FI32U. Both of these IPS displays are built for the most high-performance gaming rigs, with 1ms response time and full 4K resolution at 144Hz. If you are looking for the ultimate big-screen gaming monitor, don’t miss the AORUS FO48U that’s designed to deliver true-to-life viewing experience with its 47.53” UHD panel.

Now let’s take a look at the most impressive of these rigs in an interesting package, the CarbonRev:

CarbonRev Wheel PC

CarbonRev Wheel PC


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The most fitting custom build for the Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix, this is a seriously cool build. The red, glowing RGB fans look great under the Carbon Fiber Wheel, and it’s all surrounded by a real, high performance sports tire. The CarbonRev isn’t all just about the looks though, it also contains the most high-end GIGABYTE hardware available. “The wheel is a high-performance part and we really wanted to make the PC hardware high-performance as well. Because of that we’re running AORUS hardware” -TAGMods.

They weren’t kidding around with that performance label either. TAGMods managed to fit the most high-end GIGABYTE hardware available into this water-cooled wheel of power, including a GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti MASTER Graphics Card on top of a Z690I AORUS Ultra DDR4 Motherboard. “We had to be really meticulous about the individual placement of each component to make sure that the PC held up the engineering side of the wheel. So, we took it over to our in-house engineer to 3D modeled everything in CAD to make sure every piece of hardware fit perfectly”

Specs:

Xbox Serious X PC​

Xbox Serious X PC


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With Game Pass for PC, and Microsoft releasing all of its first party Xbox titles on PC on day one, the lines between Xbox gamers and PC gamers are starting to blur in the best way. Well, with this Xbox Series X inspired PC build those lines are getting blurrier. Watercooled with that signature Xbox green, it’s even better looking than the Series X itself.

Specs:

Guitar PC

Guitar PC


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This PC absolutely shreds, and is surprisingly compact for the powerful hardware that’s been loaded into it, all on top of a Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 Motherboard. It comes as a two-piece with a small amplifier attachment where the RGB fan lives, and as the guitar comes complete with strings and all, it’s actually functional!

Specs:

The Amity Affliction Gravestone PC

The Amity Affliction Gravestone PC


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This Gravestone PC build is for the metal-heads in the PC modding community. Designed for the Australian metalcore band The Amity Affliction, this horroriffic design is fully open on the back so you can see all of the RGB goodness, and even turns on through a power button built into the skull’s left eye socket.

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Assassin’s Creed All-Father Shield PC

Assassin's Creed All-Father Shield PC


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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla took the mega-popular series in a new direction: Vikings. This Triangular build comes with a faithful recreation of the Shield of the All-Father on the front for Norse Mythology buffs. While the PC goodies are stuffed away in the base/back plate, the hardware that is in there is seriously impressive.

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Showing Off The Gigabyte Gaming Range

Attendees of the Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix also got a chance to check out the latest GIGABYTE AERO creator laptops and AORUS gaming laptops on display. These are premium laptops that have the latest Intel Core 12th Generation processors, and are available with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards. They also feature what GIGABYTE are calling the world’s first 4-side thin bezel display, so you’re getting the most screen for your form factor that you possibly can, with just 3mm of bezel surrounding the 4K displays. Check out the full specs for these laptops below:

GIGABYTE AERO 16

  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 / i9 H-Series Processor with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16G Graphics and DDR5 or DDR4 memory options

  • Creator laptop featuring a 16-inch 4K+ 3840×2400 OLED display with a 16:10 Golden Ratio and 100% DCI-P3 Colour Gamut

  • World’s First 4-Side Thin Bezel Display – 3mm, 90% screen-to-body ratio

GIGABYTE AERO 16


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GIGABYTE AORUS 17

  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series Processor with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16G Graphics and DDR5 or DDR4 memory options

  • Gaming laptop featuring a 17.3-inch FHD 1920×1080 display with 360Hz Refresh Rate

  • World’s First Four-Sided Super Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop features a 17-inch screen in a 15-inch chassis with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, 13% smaller than the previous model

GIGABYTE AORUS 17


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Learn more about GIGABYTE 12th gen gaming & creator laptops: https://www.aorus.com/en-au/laptops/gaming/