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The Hobby Shack => Video Games => Topic started by: Neumatic on October 03, 2014, 03:11:59 pm


Title: G-Pack PC by PiixL
Post by: Neumatic on October 03, 2014, 03:11:59 pm
Okay, this is the sort of thinking that I dig: a PC case custom-designed to be hidden behind a flatscreen TV so you don't have a tower in your living room.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/002/558/200/235f52ada0b05431ad57ed7969b229cc_large.jpg?1410276203)

There's obviously way more going on, and the video on their Kickstarter page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jetpack/g-pack-the-high-performance-stealth-gaming-machine) does an excellent job selling itself (if you're into gaming PCs).  My only real question is if the chassis covers other inputs on the TV (like HDMI ports, component cables, cable input, etc) but I guess that depends on the brand of set that you have.

I also think that it's cool that they're selling raw chassis so that people can build their own, though it looks like you should be able to swap out any component when it dies or a better model comes out.  I can imagine that chassis lasting a long time.

It should be interesting to see what this leads to, it's meant to be used with Steam Big Picture, but I can see this also being used as a home cinema system.
Title: Re: G-Pack PC my PiixL
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 03, 2014, 10:50:22 pm
I've gone through a few different custom built PC's over the years and I've had a few interesting Towers that I personally selected as well as everything else that went into it. Some where purely for aesthetic reasons and other were more for functionality. I doubt that my current guts would fit in this new box and will probably have to start from the ground up again. But given what this is and how it can be used, I'm okay with that. Will be tracking this. Thanks for the post.
Title: Re: G-Pack PC my PiixL
Post by: Neumatic on October 03, 2014, 11:09:48 pm
Oh, you're welcome.  I'm not sure what innards you use, but that case looks pretty big.  It's just a tower laid out flat instead of tall.  But totally welcome.  This is another one of those "why didn't *I* think of that?" pieces of tech... which SHOULD be obvious because that's what almost all Macs are, computers behind the screens.  Let other people make the cool screens, just design something to put behind them.  Of course!