Photo credit: WIP PC Modz
Released on March 4, 2000 in Japan, the Sony PlayStation 2 is still the best selling game console of all-time, but unfortunately, many of them are either broken or just left collecting dust. One gamer decided to take one of these broken consoles and transform it into a fully-functional gaming computer. Featuring an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU, 16GB of TeamGroup T-Force Night Hawk DDR4 memory, a 250GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta R RGB SSD, a B450i AORUS Pro WiFi card, and an FSP FlexGURU 300W PSU. Read more for a video, additional pictures and a bonus clip.
Photo credit: Suchao Modding & Design
At first glance, you might think this is an actual room filled with the latest gaming gear, but in reality, it’s just an extremely detailed diorama created by modder Suchao Prowphong from Thailand. It was created in collaboration with Intel for Gamer Days 2021 and is actually a high-powered PC that can easily power just about any game. Featuring an Intel Core i7-11700K 3.60 GHZ processor, 16GB of Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB, an ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, a 1TB Intel SSD 6 M.2, and Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 650W power supply unit. Read more for a short video and additional pictures.
Many gamers consider the SEGA Dreamcast, launched on November 27, 1998 in Japan, to have been ahead of its time, and rightfully so. It preceded the Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s GameCube, and Microsoft’s Xbox, putting it in a league of its own at the time. Unfortunately, the game console was discontinued after just 3-years on March 31, 2001, after having sold 9.13-million units worldwide. Read more to see what one gamer transformed an old Dreamcast into.
The NZXT 510 Elite Premium Mid-Tower ATX PC Case is great for gamers or just anyone who wants to liven up their battlestation, and you can get one for $129.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $169.99. Featuring a tempered glass front panel, AER RGB 2 fans, a built-in HUE 2 RGB LED strip, front panel USB-C and the new NZXT Smart Device v2 which brings power to the built-in RGB strips and fans. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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.