Now I realize that custom PC case-modding is sort of a vestige of years past – replaced with capable computers that fit in our pockets. But this gem of a custom case by Mnpctech is too gorgeous not to share. From the milled aluminum cable combs to the colored SLI bridge port to the magnetic latching and bent tubing – such attention to detail! Not to mention I’m a sucker for most things orange-and-blue – the colors of New York City!
Bill from Mnpctech says of the Porsche that inspired this case build:
The legendary PORSCHE 917 is the inspiration for the custom paint on this case mod. The 917 only raced for three seasons. It placed 1st in fourteen of the twenty one races it entered 1969 through 1971. The only Gulf Porsche 917 to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans was the one driven in Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans” movie. His 917 from the movie was chassis # 022 and purchased in 1970, from the Porsche by Steve McQueen’s movie production company, Solar Productions. It was also the company that would bring the movie “Le Mans” to the big screen. This is the car that McQueen’s character, Michael Delaney, starts the race in, and “crashes” late in the race, “writing the car off.” The car that was crashed was really a Lola T-70, painted and rebodied, to look like a 917. Many innovations in cinematography, were first tried in this movie. They even went so far, as to weld brackets to the front frame work of the 917, so they could mount a camera to shoot Steve, and the other drivers, in the cockpit. I’m debating about replacing the #22 with #5 to represent the Mastercase 5.
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