Razer have waded even further into the PC hardware arena with the announcement of Project Christine, a modular PC aimed at making hardware upgrades a more user friendly process.
Taking a moment to cast your eyes on the picture below and watch the video above, you can see that Razer have made some interesting design decisions. Individual dark-plastic encased modules for your CPUs and RAM, GPUs, front/rear IO panels and all the parts you would expect are there. The organization of modules also takes a very obvious nod from the way PCs are configured already, drives sit at the front and the business still goes on in the back (by which I mean number crunching).
Nevertheless, my initial thought was “oh dear how do they expect to cool that?” but in the example picture you can see a PSU/water cooling combo module – very cool.
Regardless of the inherent slickness of the package Razer have put together though, what is going to make or break Project Christine is pricing and partnerships. Unfortunately with niche hardware like this it is often manufactured in low volume and then priced for the enthusiast market, who likely already know how to slot in their PCIe cards and seat a CPU properly.
I’m sure the Project Christine will interest some time-starved tinkerers but I don’t expect it to set the PC gaming world ablaze.