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Bandi Scarab

Parts

  • Case: Lian Li PC-T1R Red Spider Case

  • Motherboard:  Asrock FM2A85X-ITX AMD A85X FM2+ Mini-ITX with Wireless N

  • CPU:  AMD A10-5800K 4.2GHz Quad-Core with AMD Radeon HD 7660D

  • VGA:  AMD Radeon HD 6670 Crossfire with AMD Radeon HD 7660D

  • RAM:  Corsair Vengeance 2x 4GB 1866

  • Storage:  Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3 with 4GB SSD

  • PSU:  OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Single 12V Rail Red LED Fan

  • Heatsink:   Thermaltake DuOrb Dual 80mm LED Lit Fans

  • Optical: Slot Loading Sony Optiarc DVD+RW 12x

Accessories

  • White 3dbi Flexible Antenna Wireless N

  • 8in PCIe x16 Extension Cable

  • 12in USB 2.0 Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • 18in USB 3.0 Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • Encore N300 USB 2.0 Wireless N Card

  • 12in Speaker & Mic Header Extender & 15ft Extension

  • 6in Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to USB 2.0

  • 20ft VGA D-Sub Extension Cable

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit

Version 1.0 - Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

Version 2.0 - Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Version 2.5  - Friday, July 15, 2011.

Version 3.0 - Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Owner Paul Bangdiwala holding a LGA 2011 Intel CPU. Our trusted Bandi Scarab lurks in the background.

The Bandi Scarab is our most popular Signature PC. Featured on many technology blogger's site, the Bandi Scarab has captured the eyes of many. Not just a piece to show off our building prowess, this PC can also perform serious tasks.  We use it everyday in Bandi Tech and everyday it catches the eye of so many of our walk-in customers. An evolving computer, the Bandi Scarab has gone through many versions to stay relevant, from the first "cyclops" days, to the unforgiving mess of cables it once was till today... a sleek & mean looking piece of technology.

Notes from the President of Bandi Tech: Before I create the Bandi Scarab, I had been dreaming of creating a computer like nothing I had seen on the internet. Many people can create custom water-cooling system, make acrylic PCs look very different or many other PC case variations. But I wanted more, I wanted something that could differentiate Bandi Tech from other PC makers. Then I saw it, I pictured it in my mind and hunted down the parts I needed. I had to make a couple of versions to get to where I wanted to be from my first vision. Finally, after almost 3 years and thanks to AMD's APU technology, I was able to archive such a PC. I couldn't be more proud for myself, for the PC and for Bandi Tech.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Ver 1.0 Finished date - Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

·         Ver 2.0 Modification Date - Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

·         Ver 2.5 Modification Date - Friday, July 15, 2011.

·         Ver 3.0 Last Modification Date - Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. Basically, what we learned to build this PC, is how to hide cables, how to use all motherboard headers and wireless functionality to give the Scarab full functions without sacrificing its looks, which is, not plugging anything into the I/O ports.

  2. Curved rulers don't exist, so you'll have take educated guess when creating the cable lengths you need. 

  3. Use a PCI-e x16 riser ribbon to tuck in the dedicated GPU on the bottom.

  4. Use USB 2.0 and 3.0 headers connected to the motherboard with very long cables to be able to: connect a USB to network dongle, USB to wlan dongle, USB wireless mouse and keyboard and also attach a USB hub for all your other peripherals.

  5. Use audio headers to connect said audio with the PC

  6. If you happen to have an extra Thermaltake Duorb CPU cooler, call us, we'll purchase it.

Bandi Phoenix

Parts

  • Case: AZZA Solando 1000R Black & Red ATX Full Tower
  • Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 LGA 1155 UEFI BIOS USB 3.0 Micro ATX
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • VGA: MSI Twin Frozr GeForce GTX 660 nVidia 2GB PCI-e 3.0
  • RAM: 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz DDR3 CL9
  • Storage: Momentus XT 500GB SATA 2 Hybrid Drive with 4GB SSD
  • PSU: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Single 12V Rail
  • Heatsink: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RI 80mm Red LED
  • Optical: LG Blu-Ray DVD-RW 24x

Accessories 

  • 2 x 12in Cold Cathode Red Lamps
  • 2 x 120mm Apevia Red LED Fan
  • 2 x 120mm Azza Red LED Fan
  • 2 x 200mm Azza Red LED Fan
  • Crucial 3.5in to 2.5in Drive Adapter
  • Aerocool 5.25in Fan Controller
  • Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

 Software

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit

The Bandi Phoenix is a phoenix indeed. This Azza Solando 1000R case came to use with a couple of good PC parts his past owner wanted to sell. Most of the parts were salvageable and sold to the highest bidder, but the case being big and more of a personal taste wasn't going anyway.  

While being neglected, covered in dust, cobwebs and rust its owner gave us a good deal, so we took care of it. We painted it, cleaned and gave it some deserving R&R. Now our phoenix rises, the Bandi Phoenix. More powerful than before and assigned some of the biggest tasks.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Ver 1.0 Finished date - Thursday, August 1, 2013.

·         Ver 1.5 Last Modification Date - Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. Even though it's a spacy case, you'll need 3.5 to 2.5 HDD adapters for SSDs or hybrid drives.

  2. You can't ignore the big fan on the windows and on the top, you'll have to build around them.

  3. Don't install a micro-atx, unless you want your case to look ridiculously large.

Cherry Bomb

Parts

  • Case:  BitFenix Prodigy Red Mini ITX Tower

  • Motherboard:   M4A88T-I Deluxe

  • CPU:  AMD Phenom X2 945

  • VGA: Integrated ATI Radeon 5450HD

  • RAM:  1x Nanya 4GB 1333 204-pin
    RAM:  1x Nanya 2GB 1333 204-pin

  • Storage:  Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM SSHD

  • Storage #2:  OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB

  • PSU: Corsair CX430 430W

  • Heatsink:  Zalman CNPS5X 92mm CPU Cooler

Accessories

  • 1 x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan

  • 1 x 120mm BitFenix Fan

  • PCI-2 x1 USB 3.0 with Headers

  • Rosewill 5dbi Antennas

Software

  • Windows 8 Pro 64bit

This BitFenix Prodigy red case is one of the best mini-itx cases for building a gaming PC at time of building. Although this particular one isn't destined for such a task this PC is to perform office tasks. Our client is one that has been with us for many years and likes how we customize computers, so even though its not gonna be pounded and beating like most of our systems it must look the part and at Bandi Tech that's one of our specialty.

Other PC facts: 

·         Builder(s):  Paul Bangdiwala

·         Finished date - Tuesday, July 22-2013.

Hints for building a similar PC:

  1. Even though you are given the option of installing 2 x 120mm fans on the top, you'll have to decided between that and having an optical drive.

  2. This is one the first modern cases that bring USB 3.0 headers, so make sure your motherboard does support one too. 

  3. Those red elliptical stands and top portion can be removed if you decide to make it bleh.