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Project: ERIS - Skylake, Z170, 980 Ti, In Win D-Frame Mini, full H2O

by DarwinPC

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Details

Date Published

March 21, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

Description

Source: Darwin PC

Project Eris on reddit

Project Eris is complete! This monster mini ITX gaming PC features Intel Skylake technology and MSI GTX 980 Ti graphics. The custom build is housed in a limited edition anodised red In Win D-Frame Mini case. Everything is custom in this project - watercooling, cables and plenty of mods too.

Watercooling loop fill: gif / full video

Please note the prices are the default on PCPP and not necessarily what was paid at the time. Also I put the black version of the case in that parts list, as it was the only one on PCPP. This build uses a limited edition red anodised version .

Components

  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC
  • MSI NVIDIA GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G
  • In Win D-Frame Mini
  • Intel i5-6600K
  • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • Corsair HX750i
  • Full EK Water Blocks watercooling loop
  • Mayhems Havoc 240mm radiator
  • E22 Teleois custom sleeved cables
  • Mayhems X1 Red coolant

Mods

  • Full custom acrylic watercooling loop with Mayhems X1 red
  • Custom laser cut motherboard tray with vinyl detailing
  • Custom IO shield with vinyl detailing
  • Custom PSU compartment cover with vinyl detailing
  • Under motherboard RGB LED lighting
  • Coldzero custom GTX 980 Ti backplate
  • Custom cables featuring E22 Teleios sleeving
  • Black painted thumb nuts for EK CPU water block
  • Custom EK logo badge for CPU water block
  • Black vinyl stickers for motherboard capacitors
  • Red vinyl pin-striping on GTX 980 Ti PCB edge
  • Black plexi WLAN card cover

Darwin PC / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 28 points 35 months ago

I just realised the links in my OP are broken, here are the correct links:

edit: all fixed now, thanks all!

manirelli staff 8 Builds 12 points 35 months ago

You can edit the description on the edit completed build page.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Ah I didn't realise that was possible, thanks!

LazyGalen 3 points 35 months ago

+up!

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 4 points 35 months ago

Thanks mate!

AnimeGamer 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

yep up voted

dann20201 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

definitely up-vtoed!

JAShadic 28 points 35 months ago

I'm going to start off by saying that I don't fully enjoy looking at black/red themed builds.

Now I'm going to be a hypocrite by saying that I love the black/red theme in this build.

+42

(Edit: And there seems to be a downvote spree here...)

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 7 points 35 months ago

Thanks, and great choice of + number ;)

Geode1010 2 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

Haha, my words exactly!

SquareOreo 11 points 35 months ago

Feature this!

+1

Jhobbster 1 Build 8 points 35 months ago

Y U NO FEATURED!?!?!?!

mphershey 2 Builds 6 points 35 months ago

Photoshopped!!!

Its Photoshopped it cant be real!!!!

Jk awesome build man. Gonna bookmark for sure. +1

Hackwood 1 Build 5 points 35 months ago

This build made me realize 4 things: 1. In Win low end = crap, high end = amazing 2. My red balance on my monitor is WAYYY to high 3. I need to be more familiar with motherboard component placement, it took me way to find that 980ti 4. My dreams of a "awesome looking water cooled PC" are put to shame by this

+1

CrazedGunner 2 Builds 4 points 35 months ago

This is about as perfect as you can get when it comes to a mini ITX build. Everything about it is stunning. Excellent job.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thank you, very kind words!

w3stsid399 3 Builds 4 points 30 months ago

Best PC I have ever seen, hands down

mineshootergaming 3 points 35 months ago

This should be a featured build! +1

Zeusmus 3 points 35 months ago

What the actual fudge.

ped90 2 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

This should be marked as NSFW...pure PC ****.

Mason54 25 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Absolutely Amazing! Love the theme, color and the case.

+1 all day

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks, much appreciated!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

It's.... It's beautiful. My entire existence is now put to shame. +7913.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

+7913 :O thanks!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

If only that was possible. You're welcome. ._.

hung12345678910 2 points 35 months ago

You need to submit this to Pc Wars on Techsource's channel! So amazing!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion, how do I do that? :)

VikGTAF 2 points 35 months ago

I believe if you click on any of the videos of that series it should be listed in the description. You would totally blow out the entire competition :P.

Meithen 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I felt like I was flipping through a magazine looking at those pictures.

Amazing build!

Vinyl_Scratch_ 2 points 35 months ago

Usually this frame left me kind of off put... But so capable for modding. This is a great example of that, I applaud you

+1

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

OK, This build pretty much left me speechless, So many things are so well done, i hope to see this on featured builds soon. Sadly i can only +1 this build.

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I saw this on twitter

+1

Wonder why manirelli didn't give u spechul feechur

rojamb1234 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Eh, its average. :\

kappa

elvenson 5 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

dude.... nice... :D

biggles5107 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Congrats on the feature dude, would have been surprised if this hadn't been :D

AlexDimGR 2 points 35 months ago

Gotta go rob a bang real quick; be back in 10' to buy it

0_0 2 points 35 months ago

Absolutely terrible. This is a disgrace to pcpartpicker. You should be ashamed.

JKing this is beautiful and probably one of the best build's I've ever seen. Great job!

Vivilacqua1 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

Hey, I saw this on LTT. God job man.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Wow. I never liked this case until now. Great job. +1

Xizt 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

Damn DarwinPC, back at it again with the sick build!

Faizan 2 points 35 months ago

One word

Legendary

+1

JacobGunther12 2 points 35 months ago

This looks like a modern generator. xD

Faizan 2 points 35 months ago

Oh Dar, this is a huge Win...

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Haha!

Xorex64 2 points 35 months ago

Oh my

+1

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

...Wow. That's all that needs to be said.

TDBN 1 point 35 months ago

OMG I MELTING FROM THE GREAT DRAGON FIRE!!!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Yo dawg, heard you like dragons? ;)

TDBN 1 point 35 months ago

I like dragons? I AM DRAGON!!!

jackbauer24 1 point 35 months ago

Incredible build! Very cool.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Cheers!

Unuvailiable 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Really nice build, how long did this take you to build?

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 0 points 35 months ago

Thanks, it took maybe a week of actual time, but due to delays with laser cutting etc it took a few months overall.

Amazian 1 point 35 months ago

Sexy Build + Sexy Pictures + Video = Feature Soon
This looks amazing!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Glad you liked it!

shift1123 1 point 35 months ago

bro sick

VikGTAF 1 point 35 months ago

Why isn't this featured!? Amazing build man! Would have preferred blue though since I personally find red to be overused :P.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks! I've done blue fairly recently, and also, I wanted to get the MSI gaming theme. Tried to differentiate from other red builds by not having any white or sooner, just pure red and black.

Doubled073 1 point 35 months ago

Picture game is on point super job m8

Tiraf1 1 point 35 months ago

This build is... I don't have the words to say it.. - Everything is so clean and sexy.. I'd like to build something similar when I can..!

Good job, seriously! +1

Blockishsky 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

What type of paint did you use to do the cage, because from the store it is all black. Also what do you use to photograph your builds.

Thanks +1

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Oh and I used a Canon EOS 700D with a 16-35 f/2.8 L. Thanks

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

It's actually a limited edition anodized red version, but it was only made by In Win for promo. I put the black one in as it's the only one on PCPP!

TehSpiz 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Truly one of the most beautiful PCs i have ever seen... Well done!

TykoTaco 1 point 35 months ago

******* sexy

calash 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I am already a fan of that motherboard, but that case, cooling setup, and cable management...just wow.

AnimeGamer 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Beautiful :')

Parik25 1 point 35 months ago

Great build!

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Um...FEATURED!!! OMG if this isn't featured.....I'll have to talk to Phillip!

Bor3alis 1 point 35 months ago

This is the pinnacle of pc building. It's functional and it's beautiful. There are a few perfect builds on this site, this is one of them.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

High praise, thank you!

LazyGalen 1 point 35 months ago

This looks like a dream pc!

marseryy 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Daenerys Targaryen would be proud of you! +1

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Needs one more dragon to make three though!

SquareOreo 1 point 35 months ago

Wouldn't it be better if you used PETG tubing?I see a lot of people say that acrylic cracks and breaks easily and can cause leakage in the loop?

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Never had any problems with acrylic, nor have I heard of any from all the modders I know.

Kranzer 1 point 35 months ago

This is the most beautiful build I have ever seen on PCPP... this makes me rethink my build lol.. +1

firespitter2917 1 point 35 months ago

can I have it please. I'll be your best friend. I'm sad without a pc.

Omnislash89 6 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

You wouldn't have to be looking for work in PC customization, would you? ;)

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Haha, yes, but I'm in the UK :)

TheAmorphousStalker 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Those GPU temps heartbroken

Kenjionigod 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Sick build, also damn good pictures. It's just so.. Beautiful.

Volkov 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

One of the best builds I have seen yet. Well done. Love the colors. Deserves more than a +1. Gratz on the feature.

Heretic817 1 point 35 months ago

Up voted. Dead sexy piece of kit that one.

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Sick.

MrMoose88 5 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

This build is too nice to be used, put it in a show case or dust free environment and admire its beauty (=

X47man 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Probably one of THE GREATEST SYSTEMS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!

Here is my +1.

asmodeus208 1 point 35 months ago

That has to be a 3D rendered image, it's too awesome to be real.

LOLLERSMAN 1 point 35 months ago

Amazing.no other words to describe it.just amazing

ThePacklemore 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Your resivour looks like a robot with arms and legs lol! +1

xolot1 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. Really inspirational stuff. Do you mind sharing how you tighten (and not scuff/scratch) those black compression fittings. Thanks!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks for your comments. I learned to be very careful with the EK black fittings, as have scratched some before! It's also quite easy to leave skin marks on them too. So this time I had a strict gloves-only handling policy. They were all hand tightened, partly because I lost the allen key that fits the fittings! But the lower part of the compression fittings has a knurled ring, so it's possible to hand tighten.

xolot1 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

ahh I see, thank you.

nukemaster999 1 point 35 months ago

I smell a feature :D

warden66 1 point 35 months ago

Oh my..... +999999999999999999999

chargedpunch99 1 point 35 months ago

It looks like it could power itself!

dann20201 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

This is sick dude! Nice!

Mayank0809 1 point 35 months ago

These photos are so beautiful they look like HD renders.... Awesome build man!!!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks, I spent a lot of time getting the backdrop and lighting right, adjusting the lighting for each shot, as reflections can be a real pain with all the shiny surfaces!

a_w_green 1 point 35 months ago

+1 Fantastic build!! Wish I could compete haha

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Jaw Dropper!!!

I will pick it up later.......

bsmods 17 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Beautiful build!

kylclrk 1 point 35 months ago

Whoa.

dbonez1988 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I don't understand, is it a computer or a small engine? Possibly a generator? It is definitely not a computer.

Oldsnivy100 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Can I have my jaw back......... it hit the floor

SweetDaddyD94 1 point 35 months ago

pretty insane build this will surly put my first pc to shame when i ever get to build the thing, +1 for the design and creative work Gg btw is this a good combo?15-6500 r9-390,16gbDDr4. just a question and congrats on getting featured

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks for your comments. Sounds like a great combo to me! Enjoy your build :)

SweetDaddyD94 1 point 35 months ago

thanks gonna take for ever to save up for though lel

Lathrael 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Extremely beautiful, but not practical. Since you were aiming for the former, i believe it's a huge win :)

Faizan 1 point 35 months ago

Oh Dar, didn't see that Win coming...

Lathrael 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Umm, why?

Faizan 1 point 35 months ago

Umm, why not?

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

:O

+1
Wcschuyler 9 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

fantastic build congrats

MSI-TOM 1 point 35 months ago

Just wow!

Pcjulian12343 1 point 35 months ago

fan-pancake-flipintastic job!

Name84 1 point 35 months ago

what kind/where did you get those cable combs? those are really clean

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Hi, these are stealth combs from e22. Thanks!

SuperTailsHD 1 point 35 months ago

Seal approval.

mike309 1 point 35 months ago

Looks great, but just how are you going to keep it clean Ie its just for show, we all know a Pc its just a dust magnet (mine is sponsored by Dyson) so unless you run it in a big plastic bag its a waist of time and effort (would love to see the pics of it after a year of work)

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Meh, dust isn't really that bad. Plus, compressed air does a good job at cleaning dust out on computers anyways, sure you'll have to do it more frequently, but not that much more frequent.

Chuck38 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Oh, snap!

RazerZ 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

GG

NooneenooN 1 point 35 months ago

Leaving work early because I need to change my pants.. Beautiful build (needs to be green imo)

charliepolito 1 point 35 months ago

Oh. My. God.

+1

xXMegasteel32Xx 1 point 35 months ago

Should be in popular science's "A beautiful thing"... Gr8 build m8 +1. Will rekt anyone at lan parties in both looks and horsepower!!

personwhoknowshowtobuildstuff 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I think this guys favorite color is green

NicolasMaeder 1 point 35 months ago

Cool build! :)

Blockishsky 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Black vinyl stickers for motherboard capacitors

What do you mean by this?

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

The larger capacitors on the motherboard had a black coating on the edge, but a silver top. So I used black vinyl stickers to cover up the silver parts on the tops.

speedsterglenn 1 point 34 months ago

420th upvoter here. Noice

+69420 and a small loan of a million dolars

Jojoo 1 point 34 months ago

Where would you mount your ssd if you had one?

nsj7762 1 point 33 months ago

Impeccable build! Wish I had the skills to put something like that together, but I'd be worrying about leaks and damaged hardware 80% of the time so I usually just go for the ugly, non flashy durable builds.

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Yeah this was more of a show build :)

ItsWaterings 1 point 32 months ago

I'm crying

4wayEli 1 point 32 months ago

This is absolutely amazing. Everything from the cable management to color scheming and part positioning is spot on. Just wow...

AjMaster 1 point 31 months ago

Wow dude...i just fell in love with this PC.

omaredabed 1 point 31 months ago

I read about this build in PC Hardware Ultimate Guide 2016!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Hi, please can you take a photo of the feature for me? I don't have a copy of the magazine!

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Ok I found it, thanks for letting me know

omaredabed 1 point 29 months ago

So you have a copy?

Mjfisher 1 point 29 months ago

I've never built a PC before and I am going to be so depressed when my first doesn't turn out like this ha. Awesome work pal, as soon as I find out how to +1 I will.

MITCHMASH24 1 point 29 months ago

Jesus Christ! The pictures are amazing! Must've been a 4k camera? And the design is sexy. Congrats on the build! And with something like this, I would recommend getting more RAM.

BaMGravity 1 point 28 months ago

how many fans did u have on your radiater and did u need a heat gun to bend the ecrilic?

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Hi, there are 2x 120mm fans on the radiator. And yes, I use a heat-gun to bend the acrylic tubing. You need to use a silicone insert tube inside to prevent the acrylic deforming when heated.

BaMGravity 1 point 28 months ago

ok thank you

mobzkiller789pt 1 point 28 months ago

Thats the best build ive ever seen man....

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks!

Deeganb122 1 point 27 months ago

Bro.... I'm getting this

tomdenty1 1 point 27 months ago

This looks AMAZING.

Solemnsong 1 point 26 months ago

This build= beautiful!

LionPride 1 point 26 months ago

Send your build pics and info to the youtube channel TechSource you'll get featured for sure

ptelinde 1 point 26 months ago

Amazing build

YoItsMattHere 1 point 26 months ago

Attention to detail !

Oxlancer 1 point 26 months ago

Will this build run dayz and h1z1 with decent graphics?

Feast 1 point 24 months ago

The Thermaltake CORE P3 is amazing! There's no way I'm going to switch my ca-

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Jkll606 1 point 24 months ago

By god. It's.... beautiful...

rampagejenny 1 point 24 months ago

my mouth literally dropped to the floor. This is an amazing build

Pixal 1 point 23 months ago

FEATURE, FEATURE, FEATURE

+1 doe

McJotaBeast 1 point 23 months ago

I wanna ask u something... did you use red water or red pipes

Roljia 1 point 18 months ago

A purple and orange version would be awesome.

10/10 love the cable management.

kingawsume 1 point 18 months ago

Looks almost like a gasoline-powered generator. Probably has the same amount of power behind it, too. Cool looking build, has a Formula One feel to it, with all the shielded water pipes.

90smh 1 point 16 months ago

A little late to the party on this one, but this is an awesome, inspirational build.

Just come across a d-frame mini, that I bought purely because I thought it was cool and decided to do my first build enitrely around that. It is missing some of the feet and a screw cover though, where did you get new feet from as I am struggling to find any

Qwertynaut 1 point 14 months ago

This picture made me have SEX

Srsly though this is some good stuff. On par, even better than TechSource's and some of LTT's stuff.

scots_ 1 point 13 months ago

Whats the full price of this? Some parts do not have listed prices and I'm too lazy to check each price myself.

OinkyBob 1 point 13 months ago

Question: I am really interested in this build and an thinking of building one myself. Is it possible you could make a video on how to build the same PC with the same parts but without custom parts?

Thanks a lot

OinkyBob 1 point 13 months ago

How powerful is this computer? Can it play high-end games at 60fps?

joej5047 1 point 9 months ago

first, this is just beautiful. secondly how much did the time did it take to get everything custom?

joej5047 1 point 8 months ago

how much would you sell this for if you made a better computer?

AlmondTech 1 point 7 months ago

What was the final price?

Blackbox_11 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Amazing

nico_le_moux 0 points 35 months ago

Say Hello to the dust she's gonna be your next best friend

GentlemanShark 1 Build 0 points 35 months ago

Why not the VIII Impact?

pwelch234 0 points 35 months ago

RED

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I could arrange an appointment with the computer to solve this...

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Faizan 1 point 35 months ago

LOL how does this have negative votes?! I cracked up xD

S0nny_WarBucks58 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

It is fine. I deserved it.

Faizan 2 points 35 months ago

Lol but I died though xD

S0nny_WarBucks58 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Hah!

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 4 points 35 months ago

I know the feeling, and I spent a long time on it with a lint free cloth before photographing!

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks for your kind comments. So close to 300, I wonder if I can beat my last score of (currently) 367! :)

Faizan 1 point 35 months ago

Congrats, you beat it :)

DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Wow! Awesome! :)

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks for your comments! If you'd like to see more info on the individual mods, you could check out my build logs on my website :)

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Hi thanks for your comments. The dragon and all the red detailing is vinyl sticker, cut with an electronic vinyl cutter. Allows some really cool designs!

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DarwinPC submitter 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Are you... are you still there?!

Thanks for your comment, honestly it was a lot of hard work, I'm happy people like it.

AceBalthazar 3 Builds 5 points 35 months ago

oh god he never replied 0__0

D0RAW 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

oh god

Valiant_ 3 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

thats was his last post too... for 2 days now.

AceBalthazar 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

wait what

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 0 points 35 months ago

LOL so funny...I kinda don't want to build my new pc now!

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Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

NOOO!!! NOT THE MEEEEMEESSSSS!!!!!! It is sexy, though.

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