Any QuakeCon Photo Gallery Must Include Crazy Computers

You cannot walk through QuakeCon out here in Dallas without spotting a large computer. People drag them in wagons or saunter through the halls of the host hotel with their arms in a personal-computer embrace. Let's start with this beast:

This was the largest rig I saw in the Bring Your Own Computer section of the con. In one massive hall, people set their computers up for LAN and online games.

Here's a closer look at that mighty PC.

The BYOC area is a sea of computers. You can leave them unattended, such is the culture at QuakeCon, though the security man at the exit will pat your bag to be sure. People were playing lots of different games, from Team Fortress 2 to StarCraft II to Street Fighter IV.

Some computers are classified.

Some computers are less impressive than their monitors.

And some people don't even bother with a monitor.

Adjacent to the BYOC area is a showcase zone, where companies display games, PC hardware and all sorts of peripherals. Since QuakeCon was founded with a focus on the games of id software - and because id is now a sister company of Bethesda Softworks - you'll have a sight like this of the Bethesda booth's Rage display, which was occasionally running footage of Fallout: New Vegas.

The showcase area has cars you can win.

But it also has crazy computer setups of its own, like this three-screen display mounted on the front of a truck.

Or, of course, you have the obligatory, hot girl painted on a PC tower

That's what QuakeCon 2010 looks like. Sure, you can go outside and look at the banners. But why do that? The darkness of this great big Texas gaming party beckons.

QuakeCon 2010: A good place to even catch a nap.


    If you officially own that computer in that first pic then you officially have no life, sure it might go like hell but if you spend more money on this then say, a girlfriend you need to re-evaluate your lifes priorities.

      Bit harsh don't you think? Most people spend more money on items they don't need (eg new cars) but wouldn't get bagged for it just because it is more socially acceptable. Also, you might need to get yourself a new girlfriend if she's expecting so much money to be spent on her...

        This is spot on! I don't know how many time i've seen some 18yr old in a $1000 1980's shitbox car with rust all through it dents in every panel and a $10,000 sound system in it. Id much rather "Waste" my money on a killer pc than drive around in public looking like a tool when my sound system shakes my shitbox car to pieces!

      you've clearly never been to a LAN in sydney... theres a guy that comes close to that... tho he's a bit smarter and just has multiple server racks instead of a giant thing like that lol

    HAHAAH that first one just has an i-phone running in it.... bhahaha

    Luke: I built the one with the pinup art . . .don't have a girl friend though. Do have a wife of 21 years and get to work with companies like Asus and Nvidia. So what is your life like?

      Wow, he wasnt even talking about your rig. If you think that dropping company names impresses us, you are mistaken and have proven that you may have a life but youre a douche.

    I love seeing these custom made PC's. They make me so jealous. Also who cares if they spend thousands on their PC's. It is their passion and they enjoy it. I'm not into cars so why should I spend a ton of money on a car I am only using for transport.

    These PCs show the utter genius and devotion they put into PC gaming. And please ignore the pitiful jealous people here. They will never be able to build those kind of PCs because they dont even work. And they start the Get a life crap.

    I think if your on Kotaku, and DONT get excited about a human-height PC, then you're the one who needs to "re-evaluate your lifes priorities". 10years ago ppl said things like that about guys who use the "internets". Good on these guys for being passionate about their hobby. :)

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