Matthew Perks has unofficially built the world’s first breathing PC, and it’s a lot stranger than you could imagine. What does this mean? It refers to the cooling system, which consists of a magnet-drawn, silent bellows system where a single magnet is suspended in a liquid-filled acrylic tube, and then encompassed by a cluster of magnets embedded in the bellow. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Ubisoft has just released a new Far Cry 6 PC overview trailer that shows just how incredible the game looks with ray-tracing turned on, but you’ll need a powerful computer to do so. More specifically, it requires at least an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X or Intel i7-10700K CPU and an AMD RX 6800 or NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU for smooth ray-tracing gameplay at 4K and 30 frames per second. With that turned off, an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel i7-9700 processor will do just fine to run it at 1440p and 60 frames per second. Read more for the video and additional information.
Priced from $399, Valve’s Steam Deck is not just a handheld game console, but rather a powerful all-in-one portable PC equipped with a custom processor developed in cooperation with AMD. Think of it as a miniature gaming laptop with the capability to run the latest AAA games. Plus, your existing Steam library will also be on Deck to play games, and it’s also an open PC, which means you have the ability to install any software or connect with any hardware. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on look.
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.
Photo credit: Robodp82 via Kotaku
For anyone who doesn’t know what Voltron is, it’s basically an animated television series franchise that features a team of five space explorers who pilot a giant Super Robot known as “Voltron,” and the original television series first aired in Japan from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. More recently, Netflix released Voltron: Legendary Defender in 2016 and it had a successful eight season run through 2018. One super fan who goes by Robodp82 decided to turn a Voltron Castle of Lions playset from 1984 into a fully-functional PC. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit not only lets you discover the power of AI as well as robotics, but it’s a fully functional Linux micro PC, all for $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $59. It’s supported by the JetPack SDK, which comes with NVIDIA container runtime and a full Linux software development environment, enabling developers to package their applications for Jetson with all its dependencies into a single container that is designed to work in any deployment. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review and a how to run emulated games tutorial.