BYOC Gamers, Custom Rigs, Day 1 Conclusion
To close out Day 1 of Quakecon 2009, we went around the BYOC floor and met with various gamers who had their own unique style and flair that they showed off in various ways. Some did unique things to their PCs while others dressed like their favorite gaming characters.
Some gamers took their visit to Texas to a whole new level like this guy above who was sporting a massive pink and yellow sombrero.
Others took a more basic approach to their Quakecon experience and brought rigs with no windows and Thermaltake case straps.
The more abitious gamers wanted to show off their musical talents like these three GI Joe Cobra commandos playing punk music throughout the halls of the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center.
After the first couple waves of gamers got their computers on the network, everyone seemed to settle down, put on their headsets, and get down to gaming.
Custom gaming rigs
We couldn’t go to any computer gaming party without recognizing some cool modded cases we saw throughout the BYOC floor. This custom case above looks like it was completed designed from scratch and has two unique towers coming from the top of the case that glow bright green when the lights are off.
This custom case has a little more demonic look and feel to it, but we appreciate the hard work this gamer put into designing and creating this orange and green themed case.
Some people use their Craftsman tool boxes for their screwdrivers and hammers, but this gamer installed his gaming rig into the bottom of the case and used the top two drawers for his keyboard, mouse, headphones, and mouse pad. The sturdy wheels on this rolling tool box makes this case ideal for transporting to LAN parties.
This on-the-go gamer installed his Intel-based system into a weathered luggage case and encased it in black mesh to complete the effect. He also threw in a 17″ LCD he had lying around the office so the entire case could be used as an all-in-one system. We will continue to showcase new case mods throughout our coverage so keep checking back for more exciting and original modded cases.
Day 1 conclusion
That pretty much wraps it up for Day 1 of Quakecon 2009. We are just getting started with our Quakeon coverage so check back tomorrow for more details on the first-ever publicly viewed demo of id Software’s Brink first-person shooter and other exciting events!