A Fallout fan best known for his collection of franchise merchandise has created a truly unique PC from an already unique memory.
The Fallout Collector turned a ‘mini-nuke’ model – bundled with the Fallout Anthology Limited Edition in 2015 – into a functioning PC, but unlike Linus Tech Tips’ heavily modified version, this version is instead based on designs budget PCs.
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As PC Gamer explains, The Fallout Collector used a NUC, a small form factor PC from Intel, as its base and outfitted it with a compact motherboard. The bottom of the mini-nuke was used to house the power supply, with holes cut into the sides for the I/O ports.
There’s also a fan in the nose of the mini-nuke, with additional holes drilled into the top to allow ample airflow and the sound effect button has been repurposed as a power button.
While Fallout Collector has issues running Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim run at a steady 30 FPS, and the franchise’s original 2D entries have no issues. Considering the PC runs on a sixth-generation i3 system, this is definitely one of the coolest PC builds we’ve seen to date.
Analysis: Ok, so maybe budget PC gaming isn’t dead?
Unfortunately, the best budget gaming PC you can get these days is pretty much limited to what you can buy pre-built, as many of the essential components for a really good gaming PC build are hard to come by. or more expensive than they have been in the past. past.
This is one of the things we love the most about this Fallout mini-nuke build. These aren’t high-end components that anyone can’t really buy, and perhaps the hardest thing about recreating this type of build is finding a discontinued sixth-gen chip.
And while we may not see a graphics card added to the mix on this build, Intel NUCs are starting to incorporate low-profile graphics cards, so they can serve as a good base for budget gaming rigs. in the future.