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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.
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.