You cannot walk through QuakeCon out here in Dallas without spotting a large computer. People drag them in wagons or saunter through the halls of the host hotel with their arms in a personal-computer embrace. Let's start with this beast:

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

This was the largest rig I saw in the Bring Your Own Computer section of the con. In one massive hall, people set their computers up for LAN and online games.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

Here's a closer look at that mighty PC.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

The BYOC area is a sea of computers. You can leave them unattended, such is the culture at QuakeCon, though the security man at the exit will pat your bag to be sure. People were playing lots of different games, from Team Fortress 2 to StarCraft II to Street Fighter IV.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

Some computers are classified.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

Some computers are less impressive than their monitors.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

And some people don't even bother with a monitor.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

Adjacent to the BYOC area is a showcase zone, where companies display games, PC hardware and all sorts of peripherals. Since QuakeCon was founded with a focus on the games of id software — and because id is now a sister company of Bethesda Softworks — you'll have a sight like this of the Bethesda booth's Rage display which was occasionally running footage of Fallout: New Vegas.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

The showcase area has cars you can win.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

But it also has crazy computer set-ups of its own, like this three-screen display mounted on the front of a truck.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

Or, of course, you have the obligatory, hot girl painted on a PC tower

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

That's what QuakeCon 2010 looks like. Sure, you can go outside and look at the banners. But why do that? The darkness of this great big Texas gaming party beckons.

Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

QuakeCon 2010: A good place to even catch a nap.