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    News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Building a "perpetually customisable" PC can be building-block simple.
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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Wow, that's um.... hideous.

    I bet those modules are lovely and inexpensive too!

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    So ... it's for people who want to build their own PC but don't want to build their own PC? And it may be open OS, but it sounds like it's nvidia only for the graphics?

    Conceptually it's interesting, but it doesn't strike me as being that commercially viable. I don't suppose the CEO of Razer is actually one Mr A Stark, is it?

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Looks COOL!

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    This is a great idea allowing those who would otherwise buy prebuilt gaming PC's to self assemble.

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagawa View Post
    This is a great idea allowing those who would otherwise buy prebuilt gaming PC's to self assemble.
    Except any money they might have saved by self-building would then be frittered away by only being able to use Razer-branded modules (containing whatever components Razer decide to sell rather than a wide selection).

    Wait, Razer? the guys who require you to install a phone-home 'cloud' driver to configure a mouse beyond left-and-right click? That Razer? Jeez, imagine the bloatware that must come installed on it!

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    tHIS LOOKS LIKE A RIP-OFF OF tHERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 gt ?

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    Except any money they might have saved by self-building would then be frittered away by only being able to use Razer-branded modules (containing whatever components Razer decide to sell rather than a wide selection).
    I think a modular system would be of interest but preferably from someone like Scan. Not tied in to a particular manufacturer for any specific component would help choice, but also if they had a generic GPU module (like a mini-case) - any GPU they sold could be put inside - ditto for all other components. This would give allow non-builders to upgrade more easily/as an ongoing thing while maintaining a massive variety of choice for components. It wouldn't hurt that the mark up on a Scan product would probably be a lot lower than that on a Razer one. They could even just sell you the module cases for people to put their own components in (although these people would probably just self-build anyway). I think a little work on the aesthetics may be required though.

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    The only thing I like about this is the ideas that have been thrown around about a subscription service. Pay for a 'gold' sub and you get the best stuff as and when it comes out and just slip them onto the rig. Send back the old ones and they get shipped to the people with Silver subs etc.

    The idea is cool but would prob be a bit pricey for most of us

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    tHIS LOOKS LIKE A RIP-OFF OF tHERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 gt ?
    It certainly has a striking resemblence.

    choose any module on-the-fly in any combination, whether it’s the CPU
    When I first read this I thought they were suggesting I could swap out an Intel processor and drop in an AMD processor, but which ever CPU socket they end up choosing I don't see how they could claim it would last forever, sooner or later that socket type will become redundant as new sockets take over.

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Razer, just give us a toaster... (not a Cylon one)
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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    The head honcho at Razer has looked at Apple, making things stylish and desirable and marketing them (successfully) at premium prices. You can see him thinking "Yes, I want a piece of that action", "Let's do the same, but worse".

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    What part of a conventional tower PC isn't modular, or to rephrase, how is this MORE modular than a standard PC?

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    tHIS LOOKS LIKE A RIP-OFF OF tHERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 gt ?
    It certainly has a striking resemblence.

    choose any module on-the-fly in any combination, whether it’s the CPU
    When I first read this I thought they were suggesting I could swap out an Intel processor and drop in an AMD processor, but which ever CPU socket they end up choosing I don't see how they could claim it would last forever, sooner or later that socket type will become redundant as new sockets take over.
    the module would have appropriate chipset elements, instead of communicating via copper tracks on the mobo it would communicate via pci-e to every other component, ram, sata, gpu's. nice idea but it requires that intel and amd populate the chipsets with enough lanes, or they build multiplexers into the case.

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    Re: News - Razor Project Christine modular PC design is unveiled

    Sleek. Looking forward to seeing it more in action.

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