Hi all, my name is Nate and I am going to be collaborating with Bill Owen at MNPCTECH
on custom modded gaming PC.
The whole project is a work in progress, but here is what we have so far.
Bill has received a pre-production NZXT Panzerbox case. His is going to be handling the modding of the case. NZXT was really cool in allowing him to get his hands on this before it is even in stores. This will be the "first EVER modded NZXT Panzerbox"
Here is a pic of the case:
Also, check out Bill's video review of this case. It looks pretty awesome!
The case is going to be modded in tribute to Wolfenstein 3D since we both have fond memories of playing this game.
Bill just sent me some rough sketches that he and Brad @mnpctech made for the paint job. I think it is going to look very cool!
A window on the left side will have logo outline cut in the center and painted...probably smoked acrylic window (see concept pic 1
). The right side panel will have an airbrushed mural of one of the enemies with what looks to be nuclear powered gun, background is storm cloud filled dark sky and Messerschmidt flying over (see concept pic 2
). The perforated mid section of the case will be painted German camouflage, with German cross painted over the front fan, and nuclear symbol from same enemy soldier painted over top fan. Green light will eminate from the green LED fan and green cathodes.
I am going to be providing the "guts" to this system. I run CustomPCMAX
, a small Gaming PC Building company online. Me and Bill realized that we work in the same area (Mpls, Mn), so Bill was gracious enough to let me install a PC in one of his custom modded cases. This is very exciting for me, to say the least.
Tentative PC Specs (I will update these as I confirm parts):
I have been up in the air about which way I want to take this. Here is my current plan.
Three Cores... Three GPUs... One MONSTER Gaming PC!!
- AMD Phenom II x3 720 Black Edition (unlocked multiplier)
3x ATI 4830 512 mb in Tri Crossfire
Mobo - not yet decided, but I need a tri-crossfire board.
4 gigs ddr3 ram.
Anyways, I think it would be cool, the Phenom will OC good (3.4-3.7 ghz average) and the triple CF setup will be awesome. These cards are great performers, two are just about matching a Nvidia GTX280 in performance, three should trump it by a fair bit. Plus, these cards should overclock by a good bit, so it should be some truly monster performance for a relatively good price.
Future Things to See:
Please let me know what you think!
- Video worklogs of the modding and installation.
Benchmarking, OCing, gaming... all the fun stuff!
Internal Components (confirmed):
NZXT Precise Power 1200 Watt Modular PSU
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More pics to come soon...