Ferdaus Zaman Polok is a student of CSE at DIU. He is a Graphics Designer working with Upwork and a content creator on YouTube. In his channel "64 Bit School", he makes computer-related educational and PC customization videos. In his recent project, he modified his own PC to give it a very unique Baymax theme. Toggle sat down with him for a chat about the project.
How did you come up with the idea for the project?
I built this PC in June 2019 with my earnings. At that time, I brought all value for money parts --I didn't pay any attention to the theme of the PC.
But all of a sudden, I wanted to give my PC a new look a new theme. That's when I started thinking about customization. I got the idea from the internet and designed my own take on Adobe Illustrator, then sent it to a printing press.
How did you paint all the components?
I used 4 cans of white spray paint for the body. I applied the details using stickers.
Did you have any issues with taking things apart? Especially with the thermal pads?
Some paint accidentally went into a pin on the case cable through the masking tape. I managed to clean that with some clothes and remover. The same goes with the case. also fixed that with remover and stickers.
How long did it take for you to complete this project and how much did it cost?
It took a total of 11 days. This includes designing, customizing as well as shooting and editing a video for my channel. It cost me around 1,400 BDT in paint and other supplies.
What would you say was the hardest part of this project?
Generating the idea. I imagined the entire PC inside my head before the customization. How it would be, what would be the colors, text, the designs, which part of the case should I color, etc. This was the hardest part. Because if you don't have the proper plan before doing something, no matter how hard you work, it wouldn't be better than working with a proper plan.
Do you have any upgrades planned for it for the near future?
Yes, I have -- an AIO CPU liquid cooler. And if I'm able to save enough money then I will go for a better GPU because the current GPU is the weakest part of the PC. Maybe a card from RTX 30 series or maybe 20 series. I haven't decided yet.
Baymax PC Specs:
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
Main Board: MSI B450M BAZOOKA PLUS DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard
Ram: Corsair Vengence RGB pro 8 Gb - 2 Sticks (2*8=16 GB total)
GPU: GTX 1050ti
Power supply: Corsair VS650w
SSD: Transcend - 120GB
HDD: 1+2= 3 TB Toshiba
Casing: Xigmatek Astro
Photos by Ferdaus Zaman Polok
Click the video below to see the whole build process: