Monthly Archives: December 2004

Order 66

Reviewed by: Richard Surroz

This mod, titled Order 66 after the order given to the clone troopers by Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith to exterminate the Jedi, represents the helmet of a Clone Trooper (as depicted on the cover art of the video game Star Wars BattleFront 2). The custom paintjob was done by Smooth Creations (they also painted my Hypersonic laptop with Star Wars-themed graphics).

I approached Smooth with this project after I received my new Hypersonic laptop adorned with their paint. I was amazed at the quality of the air-brushed graphics and the color-shifting paint. When I told Smooth Creations I wanted something with a Star Wars theme they came up with the helmet idea and ran with it.

I did a total rebuild of my ALX with the following specs:

– AMD FX 60
– 2GB Muskin Redline RAM
– DFI UT LanParty SLI-Dr Expert Mobo
– 2 terrabytes HD Storage
– Dual Geforce 7800 GTX 512s
– 2 separate watercooling systems
– Dell 30 monitor

The outcome is a work of art. The custom laser-etched window was created and installed by HyperKore ( . I sent the door and a graphic of General Grievous from Star Wars and they did the rest (including cutting the window into the door not an easy task given the design of the Alienware Predator door).

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