Razer's Project Christine is a modular desktop PC

Are plug-and-play modules the future of the desktop PC? Razer certainly seems to think so.

After its work redefining the gaming tablet and the gaming laptop, Razer is turning its focus to the desktop gaming PC.

Meet Project Christine: a modular PC that works with plug-and-play units you slot into a PCI-Express backbone as required.

It's an intriguing concept, essentially taking one of the PCs best selling points — the ability to constantly upgrade components as required — and making it extremely simple.

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According to Razer, the sky's the limit when it comes to the modules: RAM, graphics processors, speakers, storage, CPUs, Blu-ray drives, and even a visual LED control and maintenance module. You buy them separately and plug them in as needed to get the boost of power or functionality you need at any given time. You could even swap in different operating systems.

Razer says that modules can be placed in the frame in any order or combination "featuring up to quad-SLI graphics, multiple SSD and RAID storage components, I/O and even power supplies, ensuring maximum flexibility".

It's bold and with the ridiculous good looks that we've come to expect from Razer over the past few years. But remember — it's just a concept so far, so don't go racing out to pre-order just yet.

(Credit: Scott Stein/CNET)
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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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