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BOSS: FX57 by TechDaddy

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DarkReaper 14th August 2006, 12:53 Quote
Ooooh yeah. That's some sexy modding right there.

Beautiful orange!
tkdwarrior 14th August 2006, 12:58 Quote
love the auto theme actually pulled off. you see a lot of mods that try for a car-themed look but fall WAY short. love this mod too - the orange looks hot!
BioSniper 14th August 2006, 13:01 Quote
Heh, orange and blue, the 2 colours I've used in my PC's for ages saying to the g/f that it may be the next big thing and considering the recent trends of featured mods containing vivid oranges on some level I think I may have been right for once.
Its a nice mod but the thing that puts me off slightly is the fact that its actually a gloss finish. I personally think it would have looked better matte but hey, thats down to personal preference.
Nice usage of expanding foam though ;)
will. 14th August 2006, 13:11 Quote
I need more details on how he did those leds on the saitek keyboard! I love my keyboard, but i do wish it had dark green leds rather than blue... To go with my razer copperhead and green cold cathodes in my case....

Oh we are a vain bunch.. hehe :D
Lazlow 14th August 2006, 13:14 Quote
A fantastic mod!

The bondo work on the scoop is very nice and displays talent and dedication!
samkiller42 14th August 2006, 13:24 Quote
Nice Mod, very snazzy, Wish i had that amount of creative style as you fella.
lnr 14th August 2006, 13:44 Quote
Heyya,
I'm new to this whole modding thing. Just been checking it out over the last few days so I don't really know much but that is an awesome looking case!
Love the white leds, really finish it off nicely.

I have a question too:
How does that filter attachment work? Looks like its attached to the case window, but then you wouldn't be able to open the case surely...
Can you explain please?

Orange owns... ;)
LEAX 14th August 2006, 13:49 Quote
Aweeeesoooomeeee

Really nice mod, i love the scoop and the car theme is nice.
rupbert 14th August 2006, 13:51 Quote
Agree on the glossy comment, I would have used matte but then I suppose it wouldn't look like body work.

Love the top and side panels, no so fussed on the front.

Great modding, cpu fan shroud is genius.
DXR_13KE 14th August 2006, 14:45 Quote
i would like to see more photos of the mouse on more angles.

this mod is f***ing cool :D
VBROMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!
[USRF]Obiwan 14th August 2006, 15:36 Quote
all i can say is: "Its a personal thing..."

for the stang insiders among us
Tech-Daddy 14th August 2006, 18:01 Quote
1st off, thank you everyone for the kind words and very supportive comments, I cannot thank you enough how much it means to have other modders take a liking to all (or parts) of my mod. That is flattering with a capital "F"! I would not have gotten to this point without places like this, and the resourcefulness of the modding community. You guys always finding difffernet way of doing something are what is inspiring to me, I hope that in some way, I feed the inspiration pool for the next group of mods coming out.
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Originally Posted by will.
I need more details on how he did those leds on the saitek keyboard! I love my keyboard, but i do wish it had dark green leds rather than blue...

The LED's are surface mount devices that are suspect to all of the usuall LED laws regarding current/resistors... it's just that they are on a much smalled scale, and the LED's and Resistors are much smaller! ;) I'll look up the LED's that I used, as there are 2 predominant sizes that are used. For changing over to a green like your copperhead, you may find surface mount LED's lack color choices, and your green will be a difficult one to locate. Note what the current/voltages are for the green, and then use a multimeter on the lines to see if you need to change the resistor values too.

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Originally Posted by lnr
How does that filter attachment work? Looks like its attached to the case window, but then you wouldn't be able to open the case surely...
Can you explain please?

(grin) There is *not* a case window. It is open air. The air filter would have been flush with the bottom of the window, or (more likely) pushing against it... so, I'm driving with the "windos down!" ;)

As for the glossy/matte finishes... keep your eyes peeled for one of my next mods I have cued up... ;)

Thanks again everyone! And thank you BitTech (WilHarris... you ROCK! Sorry we could not get our paths to cross while over...) for giving the creative throngs of the computer crazy a place to hook up and exchange ideas. ;) ;)

See everyone later!
Nosenation 14th August 2006, 18:05 Quote
Damn, it looks very sexy and cool! Great mod. :)
Flyinghaggis 14th August 2006, 18:17 Quote
Brilliant. Love the scoop on the top and as for the orange...sweet dude.
misterkholl 14th August 2006, 19:03 Quote
Hello TD!! u know, I love this case!

Congrats, this project is really nice! I'm a big fan of mustang, so this project is eye candy for me.

BOSS rulez!! ;)
Skylined 14th August 2006, 19:43 Quote
Very nice clean mod!

Congrats! :)


Just one thing, you could paint the stripes on the "air intake" and top panel.
Tech-Daddy 14th August 2006, 20:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skylined
Very nice clean mod!

Congrats! :)


Just one thing, you could paint the stripes on the "air intake" and top panel.

Yeah, I did think about that, but getting the stripe the same width as the front panel made it look odd on the top going over the scoop. So, I opted to leave it be.
BFGunrunner 14th August 2006, 20:25 Quote
that was slick I want that case! but why only a FX-57? and a 6800 GT?
Spacecowboy92 14th August 2006, 20:39 Quote
Thats an Awesome case, defiantly one of the best I've seen. I'm off to paint my case now! Great stuff.
Sheldog23 14th August 2006, 20:47 Quote
Great work TD. You are the man. This case looks even more brilliant in person if you can believe that. Can't wait to look at your next one.
scq 14th August 2006, 20:51 Quote
Would be kind of ironic, if it's a silent case, seeing how Mustangs are loud mother****ers!

Great mod though.
Tech-Daddy 14th August 2006, 21:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by BFGunrunner
that was slick I want that case! but why only a FX-57? and a 6800 GT?

"Only?!?! Only??!?!"

Man... we are performance whores, aren' t we? How soon we need more.... (I'm the same way bro, just giving you a hard time!)

The FX-57 was tha bomb when I built this rig last year. Thing still kicks serious a$$, so I'm not ashamed!

The specific Gigabyte 6800's were chosen by NVidia for their swooping heat pipes and SLI functionality. I was not expecting them to take such an active role in part selection, but I Was going for an engine compartment feel, and they delivered that to me in spades!

So, that is the story behind those 2 components.
;) ;) ;)

(edit: also, for those that want more detail... here is my log that I migrated over here to BT here...)
lnr 14th August 2006, 23:20 Quote
HA! Windows down...awesome

Was actually headed over here to edit my post. Thought you might have done that as you never mentioned cutting or fitting a window and I just assumed.

I've never comtemplated leaving a case with a gaping hole like that though. How does that change the sound and the temp? Aren't you worried about dust etc?

I might be being stupid here ( ), but I panic when ever I take the side of my case off (when it's real hot and I need the BIG fan :) )
acidfire 14th August 2006, 23:35 Quote
Awesome case, its all the little details that make this great. I'm alittle surprised that you didnt do a horizontal so that the scope could dump directly onto the cpu, would have been cool with the cpu carb stickin out of the hood!
Tech-Daddy 15th August 2006, 00:02 Quote
I have had no thermal issues to speak of, and everything gets good, cool air.

As for the dust, yeah, it gets a little dusty, but I pull the machine every 2-3 months and give it a good cleaning anyway, so that does not matter to me.

I did comtemplate the air channel for the scoop/CPU HSF duct work, but it looked tacky... I don't do tacky... ;)
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