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KitGuru Annual Awards 2014

Master mods from the world’s most important people, KitGuru readers
We introduce the Readers Rig award last year, because we have been genuinely and consistently blown away by the systems you guys post on our Facebook page. At one end, we have people building their first rigs by hand – getting used to the techniques – and beginning to project their characters and personality traits through a special system build. This was more apparent after we published Leo Waldock’s guide to system assembly.

Last year’s winner involved the integration of an entire desk – but things don’t need to be quite so dramatic to capture the hearts and minds of the Gurus.

We have seen some great efforts this year like the Minions Mod by Ronnie Hara and the seriously desirable efforts of Stuart Tonks from GGF Lan Party, but – when all is said and done – we were (once again) bowled over by a complete desk mod.

While his surname is Cuccu, Emanuele’s Italian stylings are far from nuts (but close to mental). Our ancestors would have built a mantle piece to surround a fire/hearth and provide a focal point for the house. Signore Cuccu has built the stunning EC-SYNCDESK into his living room.

The final result is like an Asus/Kingston/ROG/watercooling dream event which should make EK founder Edvard König a happy man. Sure, some of the components (like the GPU) need an armful of turbo-steroids, but the effort is solid, the effect is great – and you could always upgrade specific hardware items later.

KitGuru’s choice for Reader’s Rig of the Year 2014 goes to Emanuele Cuccu for the EC-SYNCDESK.

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