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The Dark Phoenix

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by kenkickr, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. kenkickr

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    This system is for a friend of mine and I thought I'd make a tribute to his rare bird, A Pontiac Firebird. He knows I did this but has no idea what it is going to look like and I deliver it to him today.

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    Now the best part of the mod, to me anyways:
    You can see my sweaty hand prints all over this pic
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    After a cleaning and test fit...perfect
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    With the flash off
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    I will talk to him about getting some cold cathodes cause I think this bird needs to be show off!

    In case anyone is wondering this use to be a Dell server case but unfortunately I can't remember the model of this system.
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    awesome job the phoenix looks great
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    Thanks neighbor!! Took a long fukin time! Goes to show though, the dremel is a modders best friend!
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    If anyone wants to know here are the system specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ w/ Cooler Master RR-CCH-LB12-GP HSF
    ECS KA3-MVP Deluxe (heatsinks thermal pasted to cpu mosfets)
    Sapphire 3870 single slot
    2Gb Crucial Ballistix DDR-800(He's not getting my tracers...unless he pays)
    500Gb Seagate 7200.10 SATA HD
    Liteon 20x IDE burner
    Some Samsung DVD reader but who really cares
    and a floppy(just to fill in the space up front)
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
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  5. kyle2020 Guest

    Only thing i would recommend is some balls-to-the-wall cable management, but besides that, the bird emblem is epic. Nicely done!
  6. kenkickr

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    I have no where to tuck cables into and I just cut off most of one of the Molex connection cables since there was a ball of connectors between the HSF and rear fan. I'll try but I screwed with that for awhile. Also I gave him one of my very nice Antec rounded IDE cables.
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  7. kyle2020 Guest

    Even still, im extremely impressed with your dremel skills on that side panel. Did you have a picture to go on or just your imagination?
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    Very nice Ken I love the Firebird.
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    I used a picture to work off of. Thanks for the compliments guys, much appreciated.
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    I delivered the system to him Saturday night and I almost got a hug!! I was scared but I was glad to see he was VERY happy with it. He really liked the Tracers in it but he knew they were not included so now I have another sell to him...when he pays me the rest for the hardware he already purchased.

    Now I can get back to my case.
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    excellent job on the firebird!
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    Nice job with the Firebird emblem! I like I like!!! :rockout:
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    it look like a lot to the ones you fount on the firebird on the 70.

    GREAT JOB
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    Firebird is definitely FTW! :rockout:
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    I guess he is getting the Bandit version 78 TA so that is why he wanted the phoenix so bad. He still tells me how bad it is everytime I talk to him.
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    Looks awesome. Is it hard to do (The firebird on the case). I wouldn't mind a naked lady on mine....:)
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    Awesome bird,, I've had two Trans Am's, A 78 & 77 both black. I hope to have another one some day,, great job
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    It's not hard to do if you trace and have lots of patience. If wanted I could gladly do one for you...at a little cost.
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