• Aug 15, 2006
Most people are happy to have a PC that simply gets the job done. There are a lot of hardcore enthusiasts and gamers, however, who go to great lengths to modify and personalize their computers. Craig Tate (aka Tech Daddy) is recognized as one of the premier modders out there today, and his latest creation is something the staff here at Autoblog would pretty much kill for: The BOSS FX-57.
Craig is a big fan of the 1969 BOSS 302, and used that car's styling cues as the design inspiration for his new PC. Painted in that familiar orange, and sporting custom BOSS striping, the FX-57 designation goes where you'd normally find the "302," replacing the car's displacement with the name of the AMD Athlon 64-bit processor that gives this BOSS its horsepower.

A custom hood scoop mounted on the top of the case acts as the exhaust port for an "blow hole" fan. "Supercharged 6800GT" adorns the sides, a reference to the machine's video card. Around back, the exhaust fan grilles are made of RC car wheels (brilliant), and the open side panel shows the world perhaps the coolest (and simplest, according to Craig) mod of all: a real air filter mounted atop the CPU heatsink fan. We're not worthy.

Custom lighting adorns everything, and the mouse and keyboard are also painted to match the case. We'll admit to not knowing of any other auto-themed custom PC's, but we're going to go out on a limb here and say that Craig Tate's one-of-a-kind BOSS FX-57 is the benchmark against which all others will be judged.

Check out Craig Tate's complete photoessay on the build at Bit-Tech.net.

[Source: Bit-Tech.net]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That was supposed to say 'sort-of-isometric'.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe the can they do one based on the 1977 Mustang II, complete with "Cobra" stickers and lots of cheesy chrome. Just be sure to put a slow processor in it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Noah, it's probably safe to assume that the scoop is symmetrical, given the attention to detail he's applied everywhere else; it's just hard to tell with a soft-of-isometric view like the one in this snapshot.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't get it. Another reason to switch to a Mac? Why so your Mac can look like every other one?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, indeed, nice paint jobs on otherwise dull metal box PeeCees:

      http://www.mnpctech.com/

      Should show designs of petri dishes with all those photogenic viruses, too.

      Nice to be considered a "geek" though. Never been called that;-).
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is silly. Should we go "vroom-vroom" with the mouse?
      • 8 Years Ago


      This is reason #153,456 to switch to a Mac.
      • 8 Years Ago
      10. "I don't get it. Another reason to switch to a Mac? Why so your Mac can look like every other one?"

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      MACs are exclusive because they're a superior product serving a niche market--like Porsche.

      MACs don't need fancy paint jobs and other glitter to distinguish them because they're inherently distinctive.

      Now you understand, yes, Mike?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Just another of the many good reasons to get a MAC!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not to be an ass but that scoop isn't even close to symetrical. That and the lighting is the wrong color for an authentic mustang look.

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      Acer makes (or made) a ferrari laptop, it can accelerate at 9.8m/s2.