At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, computer gaming hardware company Razer revealed a new concept home PC that the company says "promises to be the world´s most modular gaming system".
The new comptuer type, which Razer has dubbed "Project Christine", is a new concept design that the company hopes will change the way users view the traditional desktop computer. It's designed to allow any user to build and customize a PC in any configuration without any prior technical knowledge. Furthermore, users should then be able to easily and quickly swap out old parts for new ones as upgrades become available.
"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."
The modular design of Project Christine is being made to allow users to easily build their PCs by allowing them to select and install modules on-the-fly such as the computer's CPU, GPU, or memory. Once physically installed into the odd-looking computer tower, all of the components automatically sync with the system a-la plug-and-play.
Project Christine is also designed to be cable-less. Each module is entirely self-contained and features active liquid cooling and noise cancelation. Razer says this allows the company itself to overclock components without voiding warranties. The system also features a touch-screen LED display that indicates control and maintenance information.
Razer had not provided any final release or pricing information for Project Christine at the time of this article's publication.