Alright I figured since the case showed up it was about time to start this thread!
First off, the sponsors who have donated or will be donating components for this project! A HUGE thanks goes out to each one!
NZXT supplied the white Phantom and white 24p and 8p cable extensions!
Crucial is supplying a 4GB set of Ballistix Tracer (green of course) DDR3-1333 memory!
John from PCBoard.ca is supplying the lighting elements!
Thermaltake is hooking me up with a power supply!
And Rick Maines (SgtM from TBCS) is teaming up with painting legend Rick Primeau of Primo Customs for the paintwork on this beauty!
Now I've been wanting to build an Arctic Cat themed case for a while. I work at an Arctic Cat dealership and already have approval to display a machine at the store once I'm done. Things slowly started falling together for this build.
I got to thinking, "What would I do with another computer?" I've got plenty to use right now, and frankly don't have anywhere to put another rig. I got to talking with my wife, and the idea hit us.
Her best friend's mom died from Huntington's Disease a while back. This disease is horrible, and very little is still known about it. Why does it happen? Who does it happen to? How can it be treated or possibly cured?
I decided that rather than build a sweet rig to display for a bit then get stuffed in my basement somewhere that I'd do something good with it. I plan to either auction or raffle this rig off. I still haven't settled the details as to when where or how yet, but it will happen. I plan to display this at my shop for a while, and also get the local snowmobile clubs to run a small ad about the auction or raffle. I'm hoping I can raise some money and also awareness of this disease. All the proceeds will go straight to the HDSA.
Now on to the ideas!
These first SketchUp models were from when I first had the idea for this project. The final Photoshops I did after I found out NZXT was hooking me up with the Phantom
The inside will remain white, while the outside and other details will be painted Arctic Metallic Green (or a shade close to it).
Arctic Cat MudPro 700 in Arctic Metallic Green
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I plan to cut a window into the side panel. The clear acrylic will be etched and edge-lit with green LEDs. I've got a neat idea for a cool internal lighting accessory as well.
System specs are as follows:
- MSI X48C Platinum Motherboard
- Intel C2Q 6600
- Crucial Ballistix Tracer Green DDR3-1333
- XFX Radeon HD 5850Cooler Master V6GT CPU CoolerNZXT Phantom CaseThermaltake PSU (model still TBD)Seagate 32MB 7200RPM 1TB Hard drive
Stay tuned for updates!