eBay find: Final Fantasy XI Chains of Promathia PC case

chainsIf you consider yourself to be a Final Fantasy fan, this one is for you. Awarded as the grand prize for a cosplay competition, it’s a custom PC with the artwork from the Chains of Promathia expansion printed directly on the side panels. Can you say “chick magnet”?

The case is a black Cooler Master case with the Chains of Promathia artwork embedded in each side panel, covered in gloss to protect it. It has two minor scratches (pictured) that are not over the artwork, merely near the edges of the panels. It also has a top access panel for sound, USB and FireWire access. It also has a black aluminum access door covering the front peripherals.

The video card has been recently upgraded to a 512 MB NVidia GeForce 7600 GS with dual monitor outputs. (DVI and VGA) Other than that, it remains exactly the same. This PC was custom-built by the FFXI dev team to run FFXI at a breakneck pace, and consistently ran the FFXI Benchmark tool with a score well over 6000 with the old 256-meg video card. It has not been benchmarked with the new card, mainly because we stopped playing FFXI a few years ago. It does, however, run WoW at well over 50 fps sustained.

I don’t know anyone who’s into FFXI enough to go for it, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t met you yet.