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Nvidia Shows Off Gaming PC That's a Keg of Beer

By , Jane McEntegart - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 39 comments

It's a keg from the Sierra Nevada Brewing company!

The Consumer Electronics Show that's going on right now is all about the latest gadgets plus new ones that will be hitting stores later this year. Along with all that are a good number of social parties that blend business with pleasure. Nvidia, however, has finally found a way to bring both together in a very cool case mod.

It's called the "kegputer" and it combines a beer keg with a full functioning gaming PC. It's something that Nvidia was showing off to early show-goers and we got an early eyes-on at a pre-show event.

Check out the early pictures that we snapped from Nvidia:

Want to know what's inside? Besides BEER, it's made from an Intel Core i7-2600

Asus Sandy Bridge motherboard, Corsair SSD, 12GB of RAM, and two GeForce GTX 580 in SLI. Oh, and there's room to hold 40 servings of beer.

There's a vapor chamber cooling system… but that's for the brew! Stay tuned as we'll be checking it out when the tap is running.

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    runswindows95 , January 6, 2011 9:09 AM
    YES! Beer and a PC in one system! No more trips to the fridge!
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    runswindows95 , January 6, 2011 9:09 AM
    YES! Beer and a PC in one system! No more trips to the fridge!
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    r3t4rd , January 6, 2011 9:33 AM
    runswindows95YES! Beer and a PC in one system! No more trips to the fridge!

    *cant....hold....back...tears...*
    Now only if Nvidia can come up with a Crapper/Pisser Chair. We could game 24/7 without getting up!! Awesome, no one would ever miss a minute of hardcore PC Gaming action!! No more "hey team, wait, I need to go pee". No more "Ddue, I have to do a number #2. Find someone else to Scrim with you for the next 15mins". No more, "Oh FTW, $#@#$@$ Rochelle is AFK!! Lets vote kick this dooche!". No more, "Awesome, free frag kill"....etc.
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    manitoublack , January 6, 2011 9:46 AM
    Now all they need to do is put it on sale :) 
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    lueszu , January 6, 2011 10:56 AM
    i was an AMD fan until this moment... this... this is too much...
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    sirmorluk , January 6, 2011 11:20 AM
    Every time I look at it I hear angels singing Beethoven's immortal "Ode to Joy". It is so beautiful.
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    blackened144 , January 6, 2011 11:30 AM
    r3t4rd*cant....hold....back...tears...* Now only if Nvidia can come up with a Crapper/Pisser Chair. We could game 24/7 without getting up!! Awesome, no one would ever miss a minute of hardcore PC Gaming action!! No more "hey team, wait, I need to go pee". No more "Ddue, I have to do a number #2. Find someone else to Scrim with you for the next 15mins". No more, "Oh FTW, $#@#$@$ Rochelle is AFK!! Lets vote kick this dooche!". No more, "Awesome, free frag kill"....etc.

    Go away! 'Batin'!
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    cronik93 , January 6, 2011 11:31 AM
    Can it hold beer? That would be a nice a feature that could benefit the lots of us :)  .
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    blindmancry , January 6, 2011 11:49 AM
    I hope they do not use cold beer to keep their card cool ... cause that would be sick ...
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    kelemvor4 , January 6, 2011 11:50 AM
    ArticleOh, and there's room to hold 40 servings of beer.

    What's that like 5760 ounces? Does it provide cooling for the beer (which could in turn cool the cpu and GPU's? I'd hate to think this thing was serving up warm beer.
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    treefrog07 , January 6, 2011 11:58 AM
    A whole new concept in cooling computer components. What's next? A LN2 ice-cream freezer for non-beer drinkers?
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    scott_madison1 , January 6, 2011 12:09 PM
    kelemvor4What's that like 5760 ounces? Does it provide cooling for the beer (which could in turn cool the cpu and GPU's? I'd hate to think this thing was serving up warm beer.



    read *hack hack* the last *cough* paragraph...
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    mdillenbeck , January 6, 2011 12:35 PM
    I detect a small design flaw - it sounds like a single PC. Instead, it should be 4 PCs networked to make the ultimate college LAN party accessory. As for spaghetti, merely add a serving tray around the top and voila... or chips and dip... or, as we do here in Wisconsin, cheesy beer soaked brats with beer bread buns and - well, any combination of beer, brats, and cheese will do.
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    utengineer , January 6, 2011 12:37 PM
    r3t4rd*cant....hold....back...tears...* Now only if Nvidia can come up with a Crapper/Pisser Chair. We could game 24/7 without getting up!! Awesome, no one would ever miss a minute of hardcore PC Gaming action!! No more "hey team, wait, I need to go pee". No more "Ddue, I have to do a number #2. Find someone else to Scrim with you for the next 15mins". No more, "Oh FTW, $#@#$@$ Rochelle is AFK!! Lets vote kick this dooche!". No more, "Awesome, free frag kill"....etc.


    When was the last time you went outside or talked to a female without the use of a headset, and that wasn't related to you?
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    christop , January 6, 2011 1:26 PM
    cool keg pc.
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    kdashjl , January 6, 2011 1:44 PM
    treefrog07A whole new concept in cooling computer components. What's next? A LN2 ice-cream freezer for non-beer drinkers?

    im a non-beer drinker i would like some ice-cream :p 
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    Reynod , January 6, 2011 1:58 PM
    mrface is going to be pretty upset if NVidia doesn't give this to him after the show.

    :) 
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    zak_mckraken , January 6, 2011 2:09 PM
    I hope it's not powered by Fermi, I don't like warm beer. Unless there's a Peltier cooler, then it will be ice-cold! Yummy! Yeah yeah... read the article. Lighten up, it's a joke.
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    wikiwikiwhat , January 6, 2011 3:02 PM
    "Awww man, who put malware in my beer...told you not to touch my keg bro!!!"
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    colinl , January 6, 2011 3:03 PM
    kelemvor4What's that like 5760 ounces?


    How on earth did you guess / compute that 40 servings would be 5760 ounces... each serving is a 12-pack?? :D 

    It's probably more like 480 oz, which is a serious stretch to call a 'keg'. A full keg is 1/2 barrel, which should be 15.5 gallons but I've seen many import kegs actually in the 13.5 - 14.5 range.
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    buzznut , January 6, 2011 3:13 PM
    Damn, wish I'd done this mod first!!

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