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.
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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.
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.
For those who still remember the era of Gateway, eMachines, Packard Bell, etc, these plain white computer towers probably look quite familiar. Origin PC aims to bring some of those memories back with their new limited edition RestoMod PC, which harkens back to the era of floppies, dial-up, and boxed computer games. Built around a custom CORSAIR 4000D case, it boasts an HD UV print located at the front of the case with a design replicating the front of a 90s-era PC as well as a beige case color. Read more for a video and additional information.
First seen at CES 2020, the Razer Modular Tomahawk Gaming PC is now a reality. The case itself features two PCIe slots, with one utilized for a full-sized GPU, while the other an Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Element board for the CPU, RAM, storage, ports, memory card slots, audio jacks, etc. Razer is offering a pre-built Tomahawk that packs an Intel Core i9-9980HK (16M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz) processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe, 2TB HDD (5400 RPM), an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition and two top 120mm exhaust fans. Read more for an up-close look and additional information.
The MINISFORUM EliteMini H31G may not look like a computer at first glance, but this tiny box is equipped with Intel LGA1151 socket, which enables you to install your own processor. For those who prefer a pre-made solution, it can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7-9700F processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD, M.2 2280 (PCIe x4) and M.2 2242 (SATA III) slots for solid state storage, and dual SODIMM DDR4-2666 memory slots. Read more to see why it’s perfect for classic gaming.