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Originally Posted by DMills View Post

I'd rather save money and still have a better looking & space saving PC by doing something like Show4Pro's beautiful wall mount



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IDK a subscription PC seems like a good business move to me...
Razers product looks better then that wall mount, costs less (More than likely), has a subscription so you always have the best of the best parts, is more compact, most likely will be quieter (0 fans)... This pc is being purchased by me if it makes it to the market in 2016-2017~. Of course looks is IMO
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Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post

They might not have the best design, but they are pretty good at advertising whatever they pull out of their behind.
I find Razer to be one of the best companies in terms of design... The quality is their downfall. That is the quality of the product, their packaging is superb, keyboards are more than adequate with the best design in the industry, headsets well meh they cant do everything perfect I personally go to astro for the headsets, and they have the tier 1 laptop for gaming... Not sure where you figure they dont have the "best" design, but to each their own i suppose.
Edited by Born For TDM - 1/8/14 at 5:10pm
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I find Razer to be one of the best companies in terms of design... The quality is their downfall. That is the quality of the product, their packaging is superb, keyboards are more than adequate with the best design in the industry, headsets well meh they cant do everything perfect I personally go to astro for the headsets, and they have the tier 1 laptop for gaming... Not sure where you figure they dont have the "best" design, but to each their own i suppose.
Razer's pretty low end in terms of mechanical keyboard, almost entirely because they have iOne as their OEM, and iOne is pretty badly regarded.

Although low end in terms of mechanical keyboard, is still high end in terms of everything else.
post #103 of 142
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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

From a business perspective, this project is crap for all the reasons spelled out quite clearly already in this thread. Then again, both Apple and Alienware are both cRaZy concepts that are wildly successful, so go figure. lol

From a technical perspective, though, it's interesting. At least they're innovating -- we've never seen anything like this before. One can assume they patented this "modular" design/tech -- imagine if Intel or Nvidia decided they wanted to buy that patent in the future.......

I would think motherboard manufacturers would be front and center in buying out this tech if it was actually good since the basic idea is a threat to their business. But it's doubtful it will be good based on what we know so far.
post #104 of 142
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I don't think it's that much of a stretch, actually. If you look at the pics, one of the upper modules is labeled "CPU / RAM," so it seems like what they envision is a small SBC-style motherboard in a single module that interfaces with a backplane that carries PCIe, USB, power, etc. It's not really that far removed from what you see in some industrial PC applications.

If you take a look at iFixit's tear down of the new Mac Pro, Razer's Christine is the same design really.

CPU on its own daughter board with RAM, other parts of the motherboard split off onto the central spine board. Even the PCI-express connectors on this look quite similar to what Apple has on the Mac Pro. There is nothing in what Razer has done that cannot be done already, it's just presenting differently.

The GPU modules could simple be a case for a normal graphics card in Razer's machine, inside is a 16x connector which converts to the smaller connector that the central spine uses. Those power connectors you can see on the modules could quite easily just have PCI-express power connectors on the inside of the GPU module. Maybe all that will be needed for a new gpu to be installed is a plate/waterblock to interface with the mineral oil cooling system.

Although saying this, if they were to decide on a subscription method its entirely possible that only a limited selection of items will be user upgradable without having to get a new module. Otherwise I can't see the business model working, with them not getting enough subscriptions to justify designing new modules for new hardware.
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There is too much Level 10 here.
    
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post #106 of 142
But... I want to build my computer. It's a cool concept and all, but really, building computers is fun.
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It's funny how everyone is so quick to jump on them for doing something like this... and while it is gimmicky and flashy... the main point is they are trying to make it easy for people with money who are overwhelmed when looking into PC gaming to get a system up and going, and EASILY upgrade it, albeit for a hefty price tag. It's companies like Razer, with their flashing lights, and MEGA SUPER LEGIT marketing scheme that are trying to ensure the future of PC gaming as a platform. Support the concept, support the potential for more PC gamers, and support PC gaming as a whole. You don't need to buy it, but there's no reason to shoot it down because you won't be the buyer.
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post #108 of 142
And from what I've seen no one is against their core concept. So what's your point?
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...I thought PCs were already modular? headscratch.gif


This is basically a 'We took a regular PC, put everything into boxes and added quick connectors', am I right?
   
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Where is the radiator? i'd imagine it running extremely hot with 3 GPU's and only having a reservoir.

according to this video, there is no fan confused.gif that rig is gonna be toasty.
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 1/10/14 at 5:16am
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