NOT YOUR ORDINARY DESKTOP
Nagy calls this desktop computer he kitted out in Steampunk style the "Nagy Magical-Movable-Type Pixello-Dynamotronic Computational Engine." Unhappy with how "buzzing beige rectangles under desks" failed to suitably honor "what is inarguably the most important invention of the last 50 years," Nagy set out to "retrocentrically" build a proper monument to the personal computer with this project.
A one-off, the Computational Engine has a modified liquid cooling system like many gaming systems, but Nagy used copper tubing to give the tower a more anachronistic look. He says future projects could take that aesthetic even further.
"I've seen a lot of really cool cooling systems coming out that look like Victorian contraptions on their own, you know, twisting copper pipes, stuff like that," Nagy says. "It's definitely something I'm going to experiment with, lots of skeletal cases, exposed circuitry, lots of pipes, modified liquid cooling systems where you actually see the water bubbling through them. I'm a big fan of actually seeing the mechanics of it."