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.
The Origin PC Big O V2 is the company’s latest hybrid gaming desktop, unveiled at CES 2020 that combines the power and performance of a custom PC with a gaming console. Whether if you want to game on a 4K HDR console or duke it out on a PC with your 240Hz gaming monitor, this desktop system has it covered. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
If McLaren released a Senna-themed PC, it would probably look like this build from modder Robeytech. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, as the computer features an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core processor, 32 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RRD4-3200 memory, an MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi ATX AM4 motherboard, an AMD Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB graphics, and a Seagate FireCuda 2TB internal hard drive. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you fancy the look of Apple’s latest Mac Pro, and don’t have $5,999 to spend on a workstation, the Dune Case Pro should do the trick. Just to recap, this crowdfunded PC case mimics the cheese grater design once you get the optional Dice Y” sound dampening cover, but unlike Apple’s offering, this one uses a more conventional side panel instead of a pull-up cover. Read more for a hands-on video and 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.
Game studio Devolver Digital has revealed “Carrion” at E3 2019, and it’s an innovative “reverse-horror” platformer with a pixel-art aesthetic. It’s being developed by Warsaw’s Phobia Game Studio, and will arrive on PC as well as consoles during 2020. Players assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin, in which they’ll be able to stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. The creature grows and evolves as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution. Read more for some alpha gameplay footage and additional information.
At first glance, the ASUS Prime Utopia looks like yet another modded computer system, but in reality, it’s a motherboard. This radical design reportedly improves cooling, flexibility, modular I/O, and even sports an on-board OLED dashboard for displaying the technical information. You’ll find PCIe slots on the back, four M.2 slots with a dedicated heatsink, and even a proprietary “Hydra Cortex” fan header that lets you control individual fans independently. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Nexon America and Final Strike Games have just revealed Rocket Arena, an all-new 3v3 rockets-only shooter. Simply put, each character has their very own arsenal of bombs, traps, spells and, of course, rockets to send enemies caught within them flying. The more damage taken, the further they’ll be hurtled around by each and every strike until they’re knocked out of the arena. Read more for the reveal trailer and beta sign up link.
Microsoft announced today that the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam. This will occur in stages with each title being released individually over time, enabling the development teams to ensure each game is perfect, while giving players a chance to jump in right away, rather than having to wait for the entire suite. It will kick off with Halo: Reach with the rest of the titles following in chronological order thereafter – Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4. Read more for a more in-depth video and additional information.
After a period in Early Access, PC Building Simulator has officially launched on Steam for $19.99. It’s exactly as it sounds, and includes vendors like NVIDIA, Deepcool, Thermaltake, as well as an extensive list of available options and configurations for players looking to simulate real-world builds as closely as possible. Players can run their own PC repair workshop and take care of everything from simple diagnosis and upgrades to creating custom builds that any gamer would love to own with real-world parts from manufacturing partners such as AMD, ASUS, CORSAIR, Deepcool, EVGA, Fractal Design, GIGABYTE, MSi, NVIDIA, NZXT, Razer, Thermaltake and more, complete with simulation benchmarking software 3DMark. Read more for an in-depth look and additional information.