Cooler Master has just announced the winners of its annual case modding world series, and the top prize went to Project A.R.E.S. (Astral Robot Enclosure System) by Alessandro who also goes by Explore Modding online. This was selected from over 100-entries, with $24,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs. It features a science fiction-inspired design, or to be more specific, the robot from the Netflix series Lost in Space. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sure, RGB lighting makes a computer really stand out, but if you wanted a more stealthy look, this monochrome build in a LIAN LI O11 Mini case should do the trick. Featuring an ASRock X299M Extreme 4 motherboard, Intel i9 10900X processor, 32GB of G.SKILL Trident Z 3200Mhz RAM, two NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders edition graphics cards, a Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB, two SilverStone Technology SST-SX650 power supplies, a Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-P, CableMod Pro Sleeved Cables, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX Nvlink HB 2-slot Bridge (P=painted black), and a dual 24-pin power supply splitter. Read more for a video of the build and additional information.
Mostly everyone on the internet has seen the famous Bill Gates mug shot photographed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation. Even though specific details have been lost over time, it’s rumored that he was caught driving without a license and for running a stop sign. With that out of the way, we can get to this luxurious PC build by Bobby White that is centered around this mug shot. Read more for the build video and additional information.
NZXT is one of the top computer case manufacturers, so seeing one catch fire is most certainly out of the ordinary. Fortunately, this is only an issue with their H1 case and its due to faulty nylon screws on its PCIe Riser Card. These screws cause a short circuit, thus resulting in sparks, which smoke and then catch fire. One person managed to capture one of the incidents on video for all to see. Read more for the clip and additional information.
NZXT’s H510 Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case is perfect for just about any serious build, and you can get one for $61.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Put simply, it’s a small-footprint ATX case that doesn’t lack in features, complete with a removable radiator mounting bracket, flush tempered glass window, multiple fan filters, and front USB 3.1 Gen 2 type-C. It comes equipped with a cable routing kit sporting pre-installed channels and straps, for simple organized wiring. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Designed by the Origin PC team, the Ludicrous is a special one-off build for YouTube personality Marques Brownlee that required some challenges to complete. Some of the issues included airflow and fitting the PC parts inside the miniature Tesla Model S, while still maintaining the drivability of the car. It has working headlights, a horn, the ability to be driven forwards / backwards, and a remote that can be used to turn the PC on. Read more for a video and additional information.
In the Star Wars universe, TIE fighters are spacecraft propelled by Twin Ion Engines, making them fast, agile, yet fragile starfighters produced by Sienar Fleet Systems for the Galactic Empire. Designs by IFR decided to build a custom TIE Fighter PC from scratch, and the result is this geeky, yet epic, creation. Read more for a video showing exactly how it was built.
NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, has just revealed the H1, an Xbox Series X-inspired, small form factor mini-ITX computer case. It comes pre-installed with an SFX-L 650w 80+ Gold PSU, 140mm AIO, and PCIe riser card. Plus, it’s a new high-end pre-build option for NZXT BLD called H1 Mini PC. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Case modder extraordinaire Josh Kroger on Reddit used an actual bourbon barrel for his latest computer build, and it just might be the classiest one yet. To make this happen, the barrel was first disassembled, the sides of the staves shaved to flatten them out to use as side panels, and then the metal straps recycled as accent pieces, that’s not to mention the countless hours of sawing as well as hand filing to get the wooden parts to fit perfectly together. Read more to see the entire build process and for additional information.
You probably haven’t seen a custom PC quite like the “Big O”. Created to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary, this custom-built machine is not only a high end PC, but also crams an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch, all into a single computer. On the PC side of things, it boasts an MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor with 5 GHz Turbo Boost, NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 graphics card, two Samsung EVO NVMe 2TB sticks, a Seagate Barracuda 14TB hard drive, and 64GB of Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB RAM. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.