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GameSpy goes around
the BYOC area and awards tickets to our party for the coolest
So we're all sitting in the BYOC area of QuakeCon
admiring a few cases here and there - one with a lucite cutout
and neon inside, another with a Q3A logo airbrushed on its
side. Then Fargo is hit with an idea - "I know," he says,
"let's give some tickets away to people with the coolest
Immediately we ran up to the central podium and asked
the DJ to make an announcement that we were on the prowl.
Pretty soon, Fargo and I had a small crowd of about 10 people
gathered around us, so off we went to inspect their cases.
Though it was tough, we narrowed the winners list down to one
grand winner (a t-shirt AND tickets) and three place
Place - Mission Impossible
He's ready to pack up and go at a
Third place goes to
Shane "Tanj" Stenger who had his entire computer packed into a
suitcase, kinda like something out of Mission Impossible. It
has a flat screen in there, and he's currently using it as a
Linux server. Damn!
Second Place - Technical Achievement
Our second place
winner gets the award for technical achievement for his
water-cooled computer. I'd be a bit nervous about having that
much water next to my system, but our winner - Jeremiah
"Riboflavin" Johnson - apparently is just fine with it. He
even has a thermostat on the front (that was reading about 77
degrees when I checked). Nice!
Dude, that's a freakin'
radiator on that
First Place - Artistic Achievement
First place goes to
Troy "T-Bone" Ervin, who got all artsy and stuff with his case
- inside this baby, he's got tubing to house the wires with
flourescent rings on them. At the bottom is a little statue
with a skull that glows in the dark, just like the cables. To
make it all so cool, he's got a blacklight in there showing it
No computer should be without a
Grand Prize - The Big Mutha*&%^ing Fan
The coolest computer. 'Nuff
Our grand prize winner is Dean "Envader" Liou, who
basically attached a giant house fan to his computer. The neat
thing about it is that the whole thing is built with PVC pipe
and opens up in order to get inside. This is the coolest
computer ever built, both figuratively and literally.
Congrats to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who
wanted to show off their case. We could only pick so many
winners, and it was tough to choose. Maybe next year!