My wife watches The Block. She is obsessed with that show, but it bores me to tears. Why isn't there a TV show that helps good men and women build the ultimate gaming cave? Or a show that gives talented people some money and time to build an amazing entertainment centre? This photo series sent to us, by an awesome chap named Joel, is probably the closest we'll get. Joel has documented the building of his dream game/media centre in great detail. It looks pretty incredible.
This is where it all began...
And this is the framework for the rack that will do everything.
This here doohicky is the thing that will control the incredible lights you'll get to see in a couple of images...
Laying cable. The real kind. Not the toilet kind. Joel is the man with the plan.
Building the server case — this is where the magic happens.
Some old fashioned server installation.
This is the alarm behind the rack.
And these are some seriously sexy black powerpoints.
This is a poster that looks way cooler than a regular poster for some reason. Because of magic.
Lights! Getting a real Close Encounters vibe from this one.
This is Joel's Scarface-like security system.
And this is the finished rack!
I seriously think Joel should get his own show, and just sort of tour Australia fixing up all of our terrible, terrible gaming set ups.
Also — I spoke to Joel for a bit and he asked me if I could figure out how to get into the back of the rack, which would be necessary for tweakings and such like. Because I'm an idiot, I couldn't. But Joel wondered if any of you guys and girls would be able to work it out!
Personally I think it's a trick question!