Razer Shows Off Project Christine, a Funky Modular PC Concept

Paul Lilly

Is this the future of desktop design?

There's no need to try and reinvent the wheel, and some might argue the same applies to desktop PCs. Not Razer, a company that's best known for its PC gaming peripherals. Razer has set out to reinvent gaming desktops with a modular PC concept that's currently called Project Christine . The idea is to simplify the processing of setting up a PC, make future upgrades easy, and eliminate obsolescence.

At a glance, the renderings look a little like Thermaltake's Level 10 line. Project Christine takes things to another level with a modular design that makes it super simple (in theory) to swap out modules on-the-fly. The way Razer explains it, a user can slot-in additional graphics modules and add more storage by either swapping out the existing storage drives or adding more modules, all on-the-fly.

"Project Christine is a new concept design that will revolutionize the way users view the traditional PC. This is the first gaming system that is able to keep pace with technology and could allow consumers to never buy another PC, or gaming system, again," says Min-Liang Tan , Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "We have a history of bringing incredibly innovative concept systems to market and it’s fair to say that Project Christine is a very exciting new prospect for future development."

The modular design and plug-and-play upgradeability based on PCI-Express architecture make Project Christine perpetually customizable. Rather than replace entire systems or foundations, users can simply add or swap out modules, as needed.

More info can be found on Project Christine's website . Check it out and then tell us if you think Razer is on to something, or perhaps literally on something.

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