Paul "Crimson Sky" Cappello from The Best Case Scenario
has completed his latest masterpiece: Project Nighthawk
, a cutting edge gaming PC in the form of a Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter!
The F-117A costs US$45 million, and while Cappello wouldn't reveal the cost of Project Nighthawk, the tech specs alone hint at a substantial financial outlay by his client, Cableorganizer.com
<ul><li>AMD Athlon 64 FX-55</li><li>CORSAIR XMS Xtra-Low Latency 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200</li><li>MSI K8N Neo Platinum SLI motherboard</li><li>Dual NVIDIA NX6800-TD256E SLI graphics card</li><li>Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive</li><li>3 x 17" TFT display</li></ul>The case, if you could call it that, was fabricated from scratch from aluminium and held together Meccano-style with Allen bolts to simulate the rivets of a real aircraft. The panels are 1.5mm high impact styrene plastic then sprayed black to match the iconic Stealth Fighter.
"The inspiration for the design was taken from the exotic looks of the Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, one of my personal favourites among military aircraft,"
said the talented modder. "The shell of the PC will have lots of angles and sleek sharp edges reminding one of the radar deflecting shapes found on the F-117A."
As with all of Paul's work, it's the fine detail the impresses most, so while your eye is drawn to the three 17" TFT monitors displaying the outside view of Microsoft's Flight Simulator, look hard and you will see a 7" Lilliput LCD with TouchScreen mounted in the dashboard, showing the actual cockpit gauges and displays. Amazing!
Quite what the engineers at Lockheed will think when they see a replica of their amazing near-supersonic jet simulating a pokey Cessna is anyone's guess. The boys at Cableorganiser are reported to be "thrilled" the end result, and who wouldn't be?