Nvidia is giving away three Matrix-themed powerful PCs

midian182

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In brief: Do you like your PCs modded to the point where they’re almost unidentifiable? Want a high-end GPU without having to sell a kidney? And finally, do you like The Matrix? If the answer to all three of those is yes, take a look at Nvidia’s latest giveaway.

As part of the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections release, Nvidia has joined with Warner Bros. Pictures for a competition that will see three Matrix-themed powerful PCs designed by pro modders given away. Entrants also get the chance to win one of five exclusive RTX 3080 Ti backplates—card not included, sadly.

The first PC up for grabs is the Digital Storm Backup Operator by Stefan Ulrich, who mods under the name RandomDesign. It looks wild, with some mini displays, keyboards, and a lot of stylish wiring, giving it a very Matrix-like aesthetic. It’s also an absolute beast of a machine, boasting an RTX 3080 Ti, Ryzen 9 5950X, 32GB of RAM in its ROG Maximus Crosshair VIII Formula mobo, and EKWB Custom Liquid Cooling.

The second rig is the NZXT Nebuchadnezzar, the closest to a recognizable PC out of the three. Designed by Dave Cathey and in partnership with NZXT, there are several sentinel arms wrapped around the outside holding the famous red and blue pills. It uses an NZXT 710i, one of our joint-favorite cases, along with an RTX 3080 Ti and Ryzen 5800X.

Finally is The Breacher from Staszek "Tips" Wiertelak. This one has an “interactive” build, says Nvidia, and the case itself can be removed from the system and used as a stand-alone machine. It features an RTX 3090, a Ryzen 9 3950X, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB m.2 drive.

Even if you’re not lucky enough to win one of these unique PCs, Nvidia is giving away five custom The Matrix Resurrections GPU backplates for the RTX 3080 Ti, which you could always display (or sell) if you lack the required card.

The competition is running now until December 22. It involves following Nvidia's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for instructions, liking/commenting/sharing certain posts, and using the #MatrixResurrections hashtag.

Earlier this week, Nvidia announced its "System Latency Challenge," in which it is giving away an RTX 3080 Ti, monitors, and more.

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Scshadow

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I had to go look for more pictures of the NZXT Nebuchadnezzar. It appears the front panel is solid. They missed an extremely great opportunity to put in a custom mesh on that front panel. I would imagine matrix lettering cutouts that you can't see when the PC is off. I can't tell if its a glass panel that uses passthrough light from the LEDs as backlight, but for functional cooling, it would be nice to see actual custom mesh.
 

QuantumPhysics

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The Matrix technology never made sense.

Why would you need multiple monitors when you've already demonstrated the ability to literally plug the human brain directly to a computer and download information directly - including information that taps into muscle memory?

Monitors are anachronistic.
 

Uncle Al

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Well, at least it's better than a toaster and hand full of green stamps (for those old enough to know about them) .....
 

psycros

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The Matrix technology never made sense.

Why would you need multiple monitors when you've already demonstrated the ability to literally plug the human brain directly to a computer and download information directly - including information that taps into muscle memory?

Monitors are anachronistic.

"Download", yes. As I recall we never get to see anyone rapidly uploading information via neural link. "Jacking in" only appears to sync your consciousness to a Matrix avatar (and being disconnected improperly can be fatal.
 

ICUB4UCME

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"Download", yes. As I recall we never get to see anyone rapidly uploading information via neural link. "Jacking in" only appears to sync your consciousness to a Matrix avatar (and being disconnected improperly can be fatal.
to add to this, not everyone has implants capable of connecting. I,for one, would very much like the security of air-gapping my mind from a network of software bent on my demise. imagine what your brain would look like in analog to a typical computer riddled with malware. so I disagree that monitors are anachronistic, only the design but that is an artistic choice really.