September 25, 2013
BioShock Infinity Steampunk PC mod takes you to 19th gaming heaven
Tricking out a computer can be awesome fun! Picking up all the uber cool modification units and components to overclock mundane machines can be one of the most satisfying feelings. While most of us transform the CPU cabinet to look as futuristic as it can get, a person who calls himself Flash Gordon – no doubting his geeky credentials there – has turned his PC into a kickass BioShock Infinity gaming station. This is one of the coolest tricked out computing platform we have ever seen. The attention to details is absolutely meticulous.
This 19th century themed Steampunk memorabilia is quite a collector’s item and judging by the specifications of things that lie under the hood, it does have a lot of fire power. It is built upon a AeroCool StrikeX-Air PC Open Case and uses i7 3930K CPU, two GTX680 video cards with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a 1200W power supply, 120GB SSD coupled with a 1TB HDD, 16GB of RAM, and a proper water cooling system.
The unit is completely covered with brass and copper tubes and gears to resemble a staple Steampunk prop. It is embellished with items like crystal lights, knobs and crazy looking dials. Flash took a total of 700 pictures to document the whole process. In parts the rig costs about $1648 and took almost 10 hours to turn it into a piece of art, which at the rate of $20 per hour adds another $200 to the sum, taking the total to $1848.
[Via – Overclock]