Razer Announces World’s Most Modular Gaming PC
Project Christine promises to allow any user to build, customize, and upgrade his PC in any configuration without any prior technical knowledge. Modules connect to a PCI-Express backbone and can be added in any order or combination. The backbone allows up to quad-SLI graphics, multiple SSD and RAID storage components, I/O and even power supplies.
Each sealed module that you can add to the backbone features a cable-less design, active liquid cooling and noise cancellation, which allows Razer to factory overclock components. The system also features a touch-screen LED display that indicates control and maintenance information.
I find this to be an exciting concept, though my concern is that, in purchasing this PC, you are marrying yourself to Razer for the foreseeable future. It seems all new components will have to come through Razer — you can’t simply purchase a video card off NewEgg and plug it in, given it must be in the form of one of Project Christine’s modules. What do you think?