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Build of the week: a Star Trek shuttle

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Every Monday, Build of the week highlights a unique rig from the web’s most dedicated PC building communities.   

I’m not a walking Star Trek encyclopedia (though I'm not a horrible captain either), so when I asked the experts in the office whether or not anyone would recognize Stefan Ulrich’s latest case mod I was surprised they found it funny.

Wes explained that space shuttles in Star Trek are more often the source of a problem than the means of escaping one. It’s appropriate for a case mod, really, because as much as we all love a well-oiled PC, they can be fickle beasts. For every immersive world, there's a blue screen or Windows update or hardware failure to sabotage our fun—which is also part of the fun, too.

Dorky in-jokes aside, with this build Ulrich continues to demonstrate why he’s a master of the case-modding craft. In the making-of video below, you can watch him cut, plaster, and screw his way from nothing to a beautifully sculpted space shuttle.

For more pictures and other projects, check out Random Design’s website or their Facebook page.  

USS Dragon-1 components:

Mobo: MSI Z270 Gaming M7
GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning
CPU: Intel i7 6700K
RAM: HyperX Predator 32GB DDR4
SSD: HyperX Savage 240GB
PSU: Enermax Revolution SFX 650W
Fans: Enermax D.F. Vegas

James is PC Gamer’s bad boy, staying up late to cover Fortnite while cooking up radical ideas for the weekly livestream. He can still kickflip and swears a lot. You’ll find him somewhere in the west growing mushrooms and playing Dark Souls.