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    Resident 100HP water-cannon operator SXRguyinMA's Avatar
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    Alright I figured since the case showed up it was about time to start this thread!

    First off, the sponsors who have donated or will be donating components for this project! A HUGE thanks goes out to each one!

    NZXT supplied the white Phantom and white 24p and 8p cable extensions!


    Crucial is supplying a 4GB set of Ballistix Tracer (green of course) DDR3-1333 memory!


    John from PCBoard.ca supplied the lighting elements!


    Thermaltake supplied me with a TR2 RX 1000W PSU!


    And our very own Rick Maines (SgtM) is teaming up with painting legend Rick Primeau of Primo Customs for the paintwork on this beauty!




    Now I've been wanting to build an Arctic Cat themed case for a while. I work at an Arctic Cat dealership and already have approval to display a machine at the store once I'm done. Things slowly started falling together for this build.

    I got to thinking, "What would I do with another computer?" I've got plenty to use right now, and frankly don't have anywhere to put another rig. I decided that rather than build a sweet rig to display for a bit then get stuffed in my basement somewhere that I'd do something good with it. I plan to either auction or raffle this rig off. I still haven't settled the details as to when where or how yet, but it will happen. I plan to display this at my shop for a while, and also get the local snowmobile clubs to run a small ad about the auction or raffle. I'm working with Arctic Cat currently on the details for the raffle

    Now on to the ideas!

    These first SketchUp models were from when I first had the idea for this project. The final Photoshops I did after I found out NZXT was hooking me up with the Phantom

    The inside will remain white, while the outside and other details will be painted Arctic Metallic Green (or a shade close to it).



    Arctic Cat MudPro 700 in Arctic Metallic Green



























    I plan to cut a window into the side panel. The clear acrylic will be etched and edge-lit with green LEDs. I've got a neat idea for a cool internal lighting accessory as well.

    System specs are as follows:
    Stay tuned for updates!
    Last edited by SXRguyinMA; 12-06-2011 at 03:52 PM. Reason: added a sponsor

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    Way cool!

    I wonder if there might be some way to rig up a couple little skis on the bottom in place of the little rubber pads

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    Hey Josh!

    Neat idea actually. I've got a few neat ideas already in my head, I'll add that one to them.

    All of the ideas I've got I need to see if they'll actually work as the build progresses lol

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    Arctic Cat FTL!

    looks like a sweet mod! will be watching this one of course.
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    I put a thread at the airbrushforum linking here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat333 View Post
    Arctic Cat FTL!

    looks like a sweet mod! will be watching this one of course.
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtM View Post
    I put a thread at the airbrushforum linking here.
    sweet thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtM View Post
    I put a thread at the airbrushforum linking here.
    Spammer! lol
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    aw heck guys. We're modders. Let's just build our own, shall we?

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    Wow, I'm excited to see how this turns out! Love the colour scheme, it's bold and different from most!
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    I have an Arctic Cat ATV. It's a freaking beast. I even got the extra seat attachment so I can take my nieces and nephews. It's served me pretty well for the past couple years. Haven't had a single problem with it.

    Looking forward to this project. The Phantom is one slick chassis.

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    Nice! Congrats on the sponsors, and way to go using modding for a good cause.
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