Many people have space considerations in their dwelling: young people in bedrooms at home or in dorm rooms at school, apartment dwellers, large families with several computers and so on can easily have their living areas invaded by bulky boxes full of fans.
Even if space is available, a PC that looks like it belongs in an office in the corner of a well-decorated living or bedroom can be a jarring sight. In a lavishly decorated house (or office for that matter), an off-the-shelf looking PC is a flag indicating the owner’s lack of computing sophistication and general taste. Though a cheap computer may be all the user needs from a functional perspective, running shoes are all the user of a tuxedo needs from a functional perspective.
Ugly beige boxes gave way to grey boxes, then black boxes with rounded corners, and large aerodynamic-looking plastic fairings were tacked on to make PCs look like they go fast. Putting one of these in your home isn’t only ugly: visitors will think you stole it from work.
The options for ready made PCs look largely like they came from cubicles or are targeted to gamers. The latter are great for a gamer’s bedroom, but used in a living room will look kind of funny, flashing away in the corner during your dinner parties. People who like the best of everything should contact Suissa Computers: if you have a 7 figure house and a 6 figure car, you really can’t afford not to get one of their bespoke PCs: works of modern design art executed with beautiful exotic woods, metals, and glass.
Even if you aren’t particularly wealthy or a skilled enough craftsman to slap together something comparable to the Suissa Enlighten, you aren’t stuck with an office or gaming box; the home builder has hundreds of cases to choose from. They can find something that will fit both their computing needs and living space. Even if you aren’t a home builder yet, the remaining articles in this series will provide detailed, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by pictures of how you can build your own PC.