Nothing tests your resolve to identify a certain way like a big, bank-breaking purchase. In December, after five years of back-and-forth, I took the dive and bought a gaming PC. Until I was standing in the Micro Center checkout aisle with a big, stately “PowerSpec” box in my cart, I kicked and screamed the whole way…
The Volta V is the first commercially-produced, handcrafted wooden computer, and if you’ve got the green, it can pack some serious gaming power.
This is Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey, “designed specifically with gamers in mind”. It can take that off-kilter touchpad and get the fuck out of here.
Thanks to some incredibly clever engineering and an incredibly cramped Geforce GTX 1080, the Acer Predator G1 gaming PC packs an amazing amount of power into 16 liters of space, small enough to fit in its own custom suitcase.
CybertronPC has around since 1997, but its CLX line of custom luxury gaming beast machines are a recent development. Today we look at the line’s small-but-powerful desktop, the Scarab.
I spent my first hour with Origin PC’s Geforce GTX 1080-powered, 34-inch ultra-wide curved screen Omni all-in-one gaming PC just staring at my desk. There’s a lot more of desk now. I didn’t know I had so much desk.
I’ve never been keen on the idea of abandoning my tower case for a system with all the gaming guts piggy-backing a monitor, but when the monitor in question is a 34 inch curved ultra HD affair and the guts are full-sized and water-cooled I start feeling a bit swayed.
What looks like a Venator-class Star Destroyer replica at first is in fact an incredibly well-made case for a gaming PC.
One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board, each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then... crickets. What the heck happened?
The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It’s smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it’s not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It’s not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be.
The second generation of Digital Storm's super-slim Bolt system has a clear advantage in the gaming PC's leisurely march towards the living room: tiny little feet.
Alienware is famous for two things. One: selling ever more powerful gaming computers. Two: making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn't just another box sculpted to look like it's out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the…
The average PC gamer won't be able to afford to put together a 4K Ultra HD capable system for at least another couple of years. For the non-average PC gamer looking to spend upwards of $10,000 on a complete Ultra HD system, there's the Maingear Rush Vesuvius Edition — a showcase for AMD's water-cooled Radeon R9 295X2.
This one's for all the LAN party devotees out there.
This is not a gaming PC. This is a handcrafted work of art.
The Razer Edge is a gaming PC stuffed into a tablet, but how much of a gaming PC? Enough to play Crysis 3, which seems like plenty.
Last March boutique PC maker Digital Storm unveiled the Aventum, a powerful gaming PC with a custom-engineered cooling system. They called it the "world's most advanced PC", and models started at nearly $4,000. Now Digital Storm is readying the Aventum II, featuring a copper tube liquid cooling solution and an even…
Today's Speak Up on Kotaku comes from commenter JuiceandSpoons, who'd like to build his own PC but needs a little help figuring out the guts to make it go. It's the Kotaku community to the rescue!
Digital Storm is a boutique gaming PC maker that I've traditionally associated with putting together mind-blowing systems that cost more than the vehicle I drive. So when they announced a new line of affordable gaming rigs starting at only $799, I was taken aback. What could the company that's built the "world's most…
When I think about boutique gaming PC maker Digital Storm, the first image that pops into my head is large stacks of money. Having reported on machines that can run upwards of $8,000, I never thought I'd see the day when a Digital Storm machine was priced at under $1,000.