The story of “Snef”
It all has begun long time ago around 1993 when the Stephane Beaulieu aka “Snef” has worked already with computers. Always build his own computers, but it was far away from the style he is presenting us today. Back then, it was more like a bunch of hardware and cables put together in a “beige box”. Nobody was even dreaming about to have a side window panel nor water cooling. Who would even think that couple years later the PC industry will grow in a way as we can watch today.
Watercooled: How and when does it all began with Snef Computer Design?
Snef: By 2009 I bought an AlienWare system for gaming, the first one I didn’t built myself”. I have been using this one until 2011. I built another one but more for Gaming with GTX 560 in SLI. Around January 2012, I saw a very nice watercooled build (I think it was Singularity Computers). Done, the virus was inside my veins.
Watercooled: How long are you already modding and working as a system builder?
Snef: I’ve started with modding in 2012, but I quit my job to be a full time builder/modder in Nov 2014.
Watercooled: What was your favorite build and how much time did it take?
Snef: Very hard to choose one. I love a the “Icy Blue Angel II” a lot with the Hex Gear R40 and “Gold wings” in EK-Vulture Case. The “Icy Blue Angel II” project took me around 60 hours, did my own custom cables and sleeving.
Watercooled: How about “Anti Venom” project?
Snef: This one was a Client build, I really love it , simple and punch a lot. This one was around 20 hours to assemble.
Watercooled: What was your inspiration and why?
Snef: Inspiration..seriously, don’t know, its always the same, I saw a color or a thing and the idea explode in my head, I can’t sleep until I put all my ideas on paper or do the project planning. I have a lot of ideas in my closet, but a lot of them will not be realized. If I build a system for a client, I always talk to him and ask which color he likes or if he has a hobby, I use to discuss with client until we have some ideas.
Watercooled: Where can we find your worklogs?
Watercooled: Any sponsors already?
Snef: I don’t have so much sponsors. For “Anti-Venom”, I didn’t ask for any sponsoring because it was a Client build. I have Darkside/Dazmode for a long time. For led, sleeving, fans and some other things. Project “Gold Wing” was the first fully sponsored build by EKWB, Asus and Darkside. The “Green Karnage II” has support from Parvum System and Darkside. I don’t remember all and I don’t want to forget any. Just want to say Thanks to all!
Watercooled: We would like to thank you for your time and wish you a lot of fun with your future builds.