Asians have had an obsession with boba for a long time now, and it still seems that we can’t get enough of it. Incredibly, some of us have even escalated the love-in with boba into something more than just an F&B fad.
In Singapore, custom PC manufacturer Aftershock PC recently revealed a custom gaming rig that incorporates the boba tea theme to the extreme.
Just take a look at this incredible piece of tech posted on the company’s Instagram page:
In its post, the company – which is known for building high-end custom gaming rigs with cool aesthetics – said that the rig was specifically commissioned by a boba tea-loving customer, who wanted a setup that could showcase his love for the drink.
Boba-stic aesthetic, bombastic performance.
The end result was a PC with a taro-flavored boba milk tea theme, with custom watercooling loops containing purple coolant and a reservoir filled with replica bobas that even swirled around in the purple-pink liquid when turned on.
The whole aesthetic even came complete with a glow-in-the-dark motif of a cartoon corgi – which represented the owner’s beloved fur kid, making the whole build look extremely cutesy.
But true to form, the rig wasn’t all looks. Highlighting the spec sheet, Aftershock said that the whole thing was powered by some pretty eye-watering components.
“The icing on the cake? This delicious, cute work of art is supercharged with some of the most powerful components thanks to Aorus Singapore, making this build not just one of a kind, but also unrelentingly powerful,” the copy said.
For those keen on the individual parts used in the build, here’s the list:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard: GIGABYTE B550 Vision DP
GPU: GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC WATERFORCE
Chassis: Aftershock Hypergate XL
Cooling: 7x LIANLI UNI fans
PSU: AORUS P850W 80+ GOLD Modular
Miscellaneous: Byski White Fittings, Byski AMD CPU Waterblock, EX-XTOP D5 Pump, EK-RES
Speaking to Channel News Asia, Aftershock’s marketing lead Jonathan Teo said that the build “took a lot of effort to be customized into the aesthetic achieved”, and that the rig was designed to “maintain exceptional heat performance” despite the use of colored coolant and the presence of artificial boba balls in the tank.
It was also revealed that the entire setup ended up costing the user no less than US$7,440 (SGD10,000) to assemble, which really isn’t surprising considering the incredible specs and craftsmanship required to attain the end result.
Hopefully, whoever paid for this rig doesn’t end up spilling actual boba tea on the setup.
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Cover image sourced from @aftershockpc on Instagram.