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Quakecon 2012: Day 1 Coverage

Author: Steve Grever
Manufacturer: Quakecon

BYOC case mods, Quakecon girls and booth babes, Day 1 conclusion

BYOC case mods

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Three-time case mod champion Derrick Jackson brought a creation to this year's BYOC called "The Incredible Hulk". Jackson is known as artistic and creative PC modder who likes to build works of art that are larger than life. We don't have all the details yet on the hardware specs he used for this creation, but I'm sure it will be a strong contender in this year's case mod contest.

 

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This white Antec LanBoy Air mid-tower PC case is pretty standard, except for the multiple LED changes that automatically switches to different color LEDs based off the sound and vibrations coming from the PC. It wasn't hard to miss at the BYOC and should turn plenty of heads during the case mod contest too. 

 

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While Lian Li full-tower cases are pretty common at gaming events like Quakecon, I was pretty impressed with the intricate cable management and LED-lit "Quakecon" logo at the bottom of the right-side panel. The front panel fan controller from NZXT was a nice touch as well as the water cooling reservoir that can be viewed from the front panel of the Lian Li case. Well done.

 

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This Thermaltake Level 10 case has been reskinned with a brush metal chrome and outfitted with red LED lights throughout the interior of the case. This is a high-end case has been upgraded with a custom watercooling loop for the CPU and GPU as well as a red LED-lit water reservoir and LCD temperature monitor.

 

Quakecon girls and booth babes

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This year's Quakecon girls are a familar site to any repeat Quakecon attendees, but they didn't disappoint as they made their way around the exhibit hall and BYOC to meet with PC gamers and event guests. These models are unique in the fact that they are all PC or console gamers themselves who have an appreciation for gaming and what it takes to be a part of the gaming culture at Quakecon.

 

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This Quakecon guest is only known as "Mary", but she was stunning in front of the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe that will be raffled off after the Quake Live tournament on Saturday. A total of 100 coveted tickets will be awarded to attendees on each day through Quakecon contests, random drawings, and other events. The car is valued at approximately $58,000 and will be on display in the main exhibition area throughout the event.

 

Day 1 conclusion

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The first day of Quakecon is always a rush as we get our staff in place and inventory all the hardware and prizes we will be giving away throughout the four-day event. With the BYOC packed to capacity and some of the other kinks ironed out, this year's Quakecon should end up being one of the most successful in recent years. We are looking forward to providing our readers more coverage from Quakecon so keep checking back at http://pcper.com/news/Editorial/PC-Perspective-Hardware-Workshop-2012-Quakecon-2012-Dallas-TX!

 

August 3, 2012 | 02:28 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

Awesome write-up, wishing I was there to experience it. That "The Incredible Hulk" build is awe-inspiring! Just... Wow.
Looking forward to the livestream!

August 5, 2012 | 04:37 AM - Posted by QuakerConner (not verified)

I was pretty disappointed in the Case Mod finalists. I thought the mod competition would have had more "mods" than just blinking lights.

The orange Corsair 800D was beautiful, as was The Hulk case, but I saw other cases with better mods, paint, and originality than a stock case with blinking lights.

August 6, 2012 | 11:59 PM - Posted by Bryan (not verified)

Hmm, I have the orachi from razer perhaps the upcoming Ouroboros is what your referring to?

October 25, 2012 | 12:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

How'd you get three fans on the front??

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