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.
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Back in 1998, arcades were slowly fading out with the release of new home consoles, and there was one cabinet in particular that became extremely rare: Quake – Arcade Tournament Edition. This basically aimed to bring the PC experience to arcades, complete with a 27-inch (640×480) VGA screen, trackball controls, all running on a 266 MHz Pentium II and Windows 95. Read more for a video of it running on a PC and additional information.
Actor Henry Cavill isn’t just a on-screen legend, but apparently, a big gamer as well, so much so that he uploaded a five-minute video of his latest PC build to Instagram. Yes, even for Superman, there were some steps that caused him to scratch his head. What kind of equipment is he using? From what we can tell, an ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, an NZXT Kraken Z73 all-in-one liquid cooler, and a ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC graphics card. Read more for the footage 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.
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.