Razor Shows Off Modular Desktop Concept PC Called Project Christine, Extreme PC Performance For Everyone

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At CES this year, Razer unveiled a modular desktop concept PC called Project Christine. With its modular design, you can upgrade or customize this PC by removing and attaching modules in just seconds.

Features:

  • Fully modular design for perpetual, cable-less customization
  • PCI-Express architecture
  • Open operating system platform
  • Factory overclocked components
  • Self-contained modules with active liquid cooling and noise cancelation
  • Quad SLI capable
  • SSD + RAID 5 HDD Array
  • LED touchscreen control display

Read the full press release below.

LAS VEGAS (CES 2014) – Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a concept of what promises to be the world’s most modular gaming system, Project Christine.

The PC has traditionally been one of the most open platforms in all of technology. However, given the technical complexities of PC hardware, only the most hardcore enthusiasts have been able to take advantage of this openness to build, customize and continuously upgrade their PC desktop systems. The tremendous promise of the PC has remained underexploited by the vast majority of general consumers for more than 30 years, largely due to the convoluted hardware – knowing what does what, what works with what, and how to connect the pieces.

Project Christine is a revolutionary new concept design that will change the way users view PCs. It will allow any user to build and customize his or her PC in any configuration without any prior technical knowledge. Further, as new upgrades come to the market, the same PC can be easily and quickly upgraded without additional technical assistance and without the fear of incompatibility or obsolescence.

Project Christine’s modular design allows users to easily build their PCs by allowing them to select and install modules on-the-fly, whether it’s a CPU, GPU, or memory and storage configuration. The PCI-Express architecture of Project Christine automatically syncs components. Need more graphics processing power or storage? Easy – a user can slot-in additional graphics modules and add more storage by either swapping-out the existing storage drives or adding more modules. Equally exciting, Project Christine is able to run multiple operating systems that the user may require.

The modularity of Project Christine make it perpetually customizable, offering plug-and-play upgradability as new and improved technology evolves, ostensibly eliminating the need to replace entire systems. Modules connected to the PCI-Express backbone can be added in any order or combination, featuring up to quad-SLI graphics, multiple SSD and RAID storage components, I/O and even power supplies, ensuring maximum flexibility.

The cable-less design of each sealed module is entirely self-contained and features active liquid cooling and noise cancelation, which allows Razer to factory overclock components without voiding warranties, safely and quietly. The system also features a touch-screen LCD display that indicates control and maintenance information.

“Project Christine is a new concept design that will revolutionize the way users view the traditional PC. This is the first gaming system that is able to keep pace with technology and could allow consumers to never buy another PC, or gaming system, again,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We have a history of bringing incredibly innovative concept systems to market and it’s fair to say that Project Christine is a very exciting new prospect for future development.”

For more information, check out www.razerzone.com/christine.



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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

  • Socius

    I’d never buy it myself, as I know how to build better, but I am *very* excited about this concept. This will allow the console-generation folk who don’t know about the in/outs of PC’s to get into it, albeit at a substantially higher cost. Something like this can take extreme gaming more mainstream and not let it be overshadowed by console gaming. Hats off to Razor on this move!

  • http://yourig.livejournal.com/ ZloiYuri

    Liquid cooling and hot swapping? Welcome, shirt circuits.

  • William

    Revolutionary? I don’t think so. Burroughs used this concept in the ’90s. The connections were horizontal and the bus was SCSI. This picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CTOS-B25.JPG shows the CPU module on the left and the floppy module on the right. The idea was the same; you’d only buy the pieces you need and could expand later. It turns out that nobody needs that level of expandability…

    • Bugbog

      The concept is actually nice, the example you’ve shown is just another case of the “tech not being there yet!”

    • Bugbog

      The concept is actually nice, the example you’ve shown is just another case of the “tech not being there yet!”

  • Lundon Clark

    I can’t really tell but where’s the motherboard on this thing?

  • dfonse

    awesome concept!!! except … it is not new… check out the DataCentroid project (patent #8195625).

  • Leo Drag

    Totalmente vanguardista! Desde hace unos meses venia pensando encontrar una pc así! Y por fin la encuentro, es totalmente revolucionario, desde aquí van a surgir muchísimas cosas buenas, es un antes y un después!