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Fatal1ty by GoTall

Fatal1ty by GoTall Introduction

If you are into multiplayer PC gaming, you will already know who Fatal1ty is. For those who don't, Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel is a full-time professional gamer, or "cyber athlete" if you prefer that term. He plays computer games for a living, travelling the world and winning tens of thousands of dollars in big tournaments.

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He gets chicks, and the guy has even appeared in TIME Magazine. In co-operation with Abit, Fatal1ty is now his own brand: you can buy specially tweaked motherboards and graphics cards under the Fatal1ty name. Love him or loathe him, the guy is a success story.

What does all this have to do with case modding, I hear you ask? Well, I was invited by Antec to appear at one of the biggest LAN party events in the world: the Summer Dreamhack 2005, held at Jönköping, Sweden - 3000 gamers. I was doing engraving demonstrations on the Antec stand. If you have read my previous article - Engraving - A Modders "How To" - you will know some of the cool mods you can do with engraving.

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It was a very busy weekend for me. I started engraving my own pieces as a demonstration, but I quickly had requests from gamers to do some engraving on their own PCs. I even engraved pieces for Antec, ABIT, Insane Caps, Intel, Sweclockers, Razer, and NVIDIA. As soon as I finished one, I had another to start. I slept only 2.5 hours per night for 4 days but it was a lot of fun.

To cut a long story short, I met people from Abit USA there, and I mentioned that I was planning to build a Fatal1ty-themed case mod. They were enthusiastic about supporting my idea, and by the end of the weekend, I had support from Abit, Antec and local reseller Gtek.se.

This is the story of my project.


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This is the "victim" - a brand new silver Antec P160 case...


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...and here is a sneak preview of what I did to it.