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 10/06/2003 11:27 PM
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ZapWizard
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My custom ammo case PC.



















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Winner of the TechTV Modification contest
http://www.techtv.com/screensa...erge...3536290,00.html' ">http://www.techtv.com/screensa...,24330,3536290,00.html



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Also Winner of the nVidia Modding Contest at QuakeCon 2003

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Specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2700+ 333mhz FSB
512MB of Corsair XMS CAS2 DDR400
Leadtek nForce2 400 mATX motherboard
ATI Radeon 9200 128MB 8x AGP Card
Western Digital 20GB Harddrive

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 10/07/2003 01:37 PM
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Image of the guts:










If you visit www.AMDZone.com you know I take this PC to the AMDZone LAN Parties in Austin, TX.
It will also be the center piece for the modding workshop at TXGF I will be running. www.TXGF.com

System has 8 fans.
Keyboard has 2x12" cold Cathodes
5 8000MCD Leds inside the mouse
Atomic logo inside front 60mm Fan

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 10/07/2003 01:41 PM
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i spent quite a bit of time running through your site, ZapWizard...that is one heck of a machine!

congrats on the VersaLaser too..

cheers,

dave

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I saw those pics on another thread. I never thought I'd get to congradulate you 'personally'. Great job man, that's a helluva case and awesome creativity.

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 10/14/2003 02:52 PM
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Hey folks, this computer is getting an upgrade:

I will soon be building a Athlon FX system so I will have extra parts to upgrade my Ammo PC.

New added parts: Images soon.

-AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 400mhz FSB
-Chaintech nForce2 Ultra 400 mATX Board (Leadtek was not dual DDR)
....Chaintech also has a better sound card.
-ATI Radeon 9600 (Coming soon, original 9200 was not DX9 enabled)
-Laptop style harddrive to save space (10GB scrapper, but will be upsized as money allows)
-Shuttle 200-watt PSU (Coming soon, current mATX PSU is only 145-watts)


So new specs will be:

AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Chaintech nForce2 Ultra 400
512MB Corsair XMS CAS2 400Mhz DDR (Dual mode)
ATI Radeon 9600 128MB (low profile)
IBM Laptop harddrive
IBM Laptop DVD drive
Shuttle 200-watt PSU
Logitech MX300 Mouse

That makes this PC both killer looking, and killer speed

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 10/14/2003 08:03 PM
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That is hot, Zap. Simply amazing! I need one

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 10/14/2003 09:36 PM
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any idea ... where can I buy this stuff... how long created this rig anyway ???

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 10/15/2003 02:55 AM
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QUOTE (brian_brian @ Oct 14 2003, 05:36 PM) any idea ... where can I buy this stuff... how long created this rig anyway ???
As far as the casing and stuff, the places I got the parts are listed in my project log linked from here:

http://www.zapwizard.com/LANPC/' ">http://www.zapwizard.com/LANPC/

As far as the new graphics card you can get that from the suppliers listed at:
http://www.power-color.com' ">http://www.power-color.com

It took around 8 weeks of lots of work, and another 2 weeks for the perephrials and other smaller add-ons.

I will be putting another week in now to do all the upgrades into the PC.

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 10/15/2003 03:23 AM
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powercolor ... why u dont use Sapphire / gigabyte / crucial / ati ...

so totaly is about 10 weeks or 2.5 months ...

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 10/15/2003 03:28 AM
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I need a low-profile AGP graphics card. (Riser wont' work)
Power color makes the only low-profile DirectX 9 gaming card I have found.

I originaly bought the Power color 9200 (DirectX8)
But power color has agree'd to sponser a 9600 to replace my 9200.

Either way I have been very happy with my 9200, and I am sure the 9600 will be even better.

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 10/15/2003 04:04 AM
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How much would it cost to buy that off of you?

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 10/15/2003 04:16 AM
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I guess this stuff is so expensive ...

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 10/15/2003 05:30 AM
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Was checking this on the site - was good to see a really origional mod with some clever tinkering. I liked how you modified the connectors Really cool. Only thing I would do is make it a lot less brighter I already have a problem with my Shuttle - it has 1 x high intensitiy blue LED and its too bright.

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 10/15/2003 09:25 AM
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An Ammo case PC?

Cooooool...


Next step: a PC built inside a nuke warhead...
 10/15/2003 10:29 AM
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QUOTE (infiltrator @ Oct 15 2003, 01:30 AM) Only thing I would do is make it a lot less brighter I already have a problem with my Shuttle - it has 1 x high intensitiy blue LED and its too bright.
That is also a concern I have.

All the lighting you see on my PC is indirect.
So the glow and effect is bright, but not to the point that it glares your eyes.

It is very comfortable to be in front of my pc.
The only light I turn off while gaming is usualy the keyboard lights.

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In response to the questions about cost:

No, I am no selling it.

It cost around $1500 total.
The PC's parts plus about $100 for the customizations.

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 10/15/2003 11:40 AM
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Yeah, I noticed you have a switch on your keyboard for the lighting? I was thinking of using some High intensity LED's to get a similar effect, but I'd have to check brightness first.

Wow, I wish there was a web site that dealt just with this kind of thing. I saw the site with mods like the ET PC, and the Wireless Orb, but those are not as professional as your one. I'm more into the 'executive' look (clean, technical, professional) like your case. The others look to flimsy imho. Good ideas, but not practical enuff for me. Your Radio mod is cool. Very authentic useing existing buttons.

I would like to see you keep that one the way it is and see you work on something else, since you seem to be good at it!

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 10/15/2003 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (infiltrator @ Oct 15 2003, 07:40 AM) Your Radio mod is cool. Very authentic useing existing buttons.

I would like to see you keep that one the way it is and see you work on something else, since you seem to be good at it!
(Fyi, it's not a Radio, as the faceplate was hand made)

I am only upgrading the hardware in the PC, and finishing off a LCD modification that was always in the plans.

I built this PC in anticipation of Halflife2, so I am upgrading to a DX9 card to run it.

My next project is already in the works, so don't worry, I always have lots more to come.

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 10/15/2003 05:00 PM
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I'm totally blown away by that mod! That is sofa king cool.

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 10/21/2003 03:32 PM
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Gives me new ideas for those Vietnam era ammo cans I've been using to store tools in.

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 10/21/2003 08:24 PM
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VC rigs from mr Zap

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ABIT IC7MAX3, AN7, & NF7-S REV2.0
Intel P4 3.2EE, AMD Barton 2.6 & 2.5 with WD Raptor 74Gb E 3 Pc's
Thermaltake skull vm3000a, Antec Sonata & Plus View 1000AMG
2 Pc's Creative 2ZS Platinum Pro with Inspire 7700 & Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Pro
Sony SDM-HS93, SDM HS53 & Multiscan20se
Cisco 2503 with ISDN 128 Kbps & Cisco 837 with Zyxel Prestige 630 ADSL 512Kbps
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