With the holiday season now in full stride and family nagging at each other. Family members telling the same stories you hear every holiday pretty much word for word. With little kids crying, grandpas yelling, mom and dad trying to put out the fire on the stove. So I wondered aimlessly around just going through the motions when I started to look at my computer desk and wonder what I could tinker with to pass some time. I looked in my ‘go to’ box of goodies, there was nothing that grabbed my attention. As I sat in my chair wondering where all the fun stuff went I could not help but think that there had to be something more. Something somewhere that would somehow bring me out of this funk and would begin a fun day of tinkering with some technology.
Now I am starting to wonder if I even have anything worth tinkering with. It is looking very doubtful at this moment in time! So I wonder out into the garage to watch the massive Texas snow storm. Yes, it snows in Texas maybe once a year and our state will completely shut down.
Anyways, I am sitting there and remember when we last moved I had some old stuff I had no room for and put it all in the attic. What stuff you ask? Well I had no idea it has been years and I put it up there and have not given it a second thought. Now that I remember that I turned into a kid in a candy shop. What could possibly be up there? I have no idea maybe a power supply I could use on a test rack. Could there possibly be another motherboard or 2 just tossed aside like a child’s doll collection when they grow older. Maybe there are sticks of RAM, heck, maybe there are enough components to build another computer. Oh the joy of thinking of all this was almost too much to handle. I bundled up like I was going to climb Mount Everest. As you may have figured out, since it maybe snows once a year in Texas we are not cold weather people! I look ready to take on temperature of -50 degrees. So I start the climb into the attic. The ladder creaking as if it was going to snap at anytime. I don’t think the ladder was a fan of the cold either. I finally get to the top and start tossing stuff around not really knowing what I am looking for. I spend about 20 minutes going through a lot of boxes to find all my goodies when I see in that back (of course it is always in the back, just like all the movies you see) there was something wrapped in a blanket. My heart sank because I was pretty sure I just found what I thought I had lost long ago. It was like finding the lost city of Atlantis. I unwrapped the blanket and since it had been there for so long I got attacked by years worth of dust and dirt. Not too thrilling hacking up a lung in blizzard conditions, but what can ya do? So I finally get this puppy unwrapped and low and behold it was the first major modded case I had ever done!
It took about 3 months or so from start to finish on this case. It was the first major overhaul of a case I had ever done, like i said before. Back when I got my inspiration for the case I was in the rodeo scene. On a full ride to college for Saddle Bronc and wanted something to mark the occasion. Now that I have found it I feel I can no longer abandon it and it needs something to do. I feel compelled to let it live out its days as a proud champion of all cases in this house. It can hold its head up high, thats easy because it stands almost 3 1/2 feet tall, and know it once was and now still is the champion in this house. So today I go onwards in finding a nice system I can toss into this case and let it do what it does best, amaze my friends and family. When they see it they know exactly what it means to me and are amazed that it was my first case to ever be done like that.