V ic McGuire found a diamond in the rough when he set out to build his latest mod. While browsing through a computer store, he found a custom case with chrome-plated front air grills in the junk pile and an idea came to mind. After arduously sanding the rust off the grills, Vic had the basis for the HawgWild U.S.A.
The side of the case originally held an 8cm fan. After a little work with a scroll saw and a dremel, Vic created a window to show off the rig’s parts.
After simulating several paint designs in Photoshop, Vic decided on this black and orange motif with a hammered metal finish as a texture coat.(click for full)
Vic purchased a model Harley, stripped it, painted it to match the case, and planted it in the window. (click for full)
The difference is in the details. These official emblems complete the rig’s look.
Vic and his rig.
For submitting this month’s winning entry, Vic has won a $250 gift certificate.
To enter the Rig of the Month contest, your submission packet must contain your name, street address, and daytime phone number; no fewer than three high-res JPEGs (minimum size 1024x768) of your modified PC; and a 300-word description of what your PC represents and how it was modified. Emailed submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Snail mail submissions should be sent to Rig of the Month, c/o Maximum PC, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080.