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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
 

At only 11 years old, James took apart his parents’ computer and couldn’t figure out how to put it back together again. As an Associate Editor, he’s embarked on a dangerous quest to solve Video Games. Wish him luck.