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Build of the week: it's a damn gun

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

I suppose it was a forgone conclusion, but finally, finally, someone made a PC in the shape of a big gun. Point Blank Barrett comes from the creators at Suchao Modding & Design, a duo out of Thailand, and besides being an extremely silly idea, it’s some of the best craftsmanship I’ve seen. Featuring a custom waterloop that runs along the body and clever placement of the GPU to emulate the rifle’s bipod, the PBB is the rare build that goes all-in on its premise without sacrificing functionality. It looks like a damn gun, but—deep breath—it’s a computer. That’s an achievement, as funny as it sounds. But as impressive as the build is, I think its true value lies in carrying it around and pretending it’s a real weapon, at least if it gives me priceless clips like this (opens in new tab):

The PBB is modeled after a weapon of the same name from a popular competitive FPS in Indonesia, Point Blank, which makes it a direct ode to PC gaming in more way than one. But the PBB has me worried about the modding scene at large—I mean, what is there left to mod? Have we put a computer in a toilet yet? How about a PC made in the likeness of my uncle Rod? If you mod the abyss does it mod back? While you mull it over, check out more pics of the build and Suchao’s other projects on their Facebook page.

Point Blank Barrett components: 

CPU: AMD A10-7800
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
RAM: KLEVV Genuine 4GB x 4
SSD: KLEVV Urbane 240GB x 2
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 600W SFX
Cooling: Thermaltake watercooling
 

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.