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Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers

Posted on 9th Apr 2009 at 13:08 by Tim Smalley with 33 comments

Tim Smalley
One of the great things about being in the Dennis headquarters is that bit-tech now has access to the photo studio and photography team, who do all of the magazine cover shoots using some quite interesting lighting tricks.

Over the coming months, the plan is to spend some of the studio time allocated to the Custom PC magazine cover shoots on creating some more artistic shots that we would've been unable to do on our own... mainly due to lack of skill and know-how, but we're learning how some of the shots were created and hope to reveal some more details for those of you who frequent our photography forum.

In light of this, we have created the first set of wallpapers based on some of the photos that have been used on the Custom PC cover in the last few months, as well as the new photo we created for our monthly hardware buyer's guide.

Click on to download the wallpapers!

Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers
1,280 x 1,024 / 1,680 x 1,050 / 1,920 x 1,200 (right click, save as)

Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers
1,280 x 1,024 / 1,680 x 1,050 / 1,920 x 1,200 (right click, save as)

Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers
1,280 x 1,024 / 1,680 x 1,050 / 1,920 x 1,200 (right click, save as)

Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers
1,280 x 1,024 / 1,680 x 1,050 / 1,920 x 1,200 (right click, save as)

Download the first batch of bit-tech & Custom PC wallpapers
1,280 x 1,024 / 1,680 x 1,050 / 1,920 x 1,200 (right click, save as)

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500mph 9th April 2009, 15:11 Quote
These make me all giddy inside. I Like the LGA shot.
Da_Rude_Baboon 9th April 2009, 16:03 Quote
Shame about the CustomPC logo. Font looks cheap.
stoff3r 9th April 2009, 19:23 Quote
next time.. have the logo not interrupt the desctop icons on the left of the screen, but great background anyways !
Blademrk 9th April 2009, 20:23 Quote
Nice.

Should add the desktops Pookeyhead created with the Bit-Tech logo. They're on the boards somewhere.

It'd be good to have a "downloads" section on the Bit-tech homepage for this kind of thing so they don't get lost in the forums.
WildThing 9th April 2009, 20:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Da_Rude_Baboon
Shame about the CustomPC logo. Font looks cheap.

+1
knuck 9th April 2009, 20:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blademrk
Nice.

Should add the desktops Pookeyhead created with the Bit-Tech logo. They're on the boards somewhere.

It'd be good to have a "downloads" section on the Bit-tech homepage for this kind of thing so they don't get lost in the forums.

it's the kind of thing to which I would reply "QFT" without knowing that such a section already existed

still ...QFT :D
Nexxo 9th April 2009, 20:47 Quote
Wot? No 2560 x 1600?

Pussies.
wuyanxu 9th April 2009, 23:29 Quote
i demand TRUE to be stuck in an ice cube.

nice wallpapers, great for when geeking out :)
notatoad 9th April 2009, 23:46 Quote
did you actually freeze a heatsink in a mountain of ice, or is that some sort of trickery?
Tim S 10th April 2009, 01:11 Quote
yes, the heatsink was actually frozen in a big block of ice... the most amazing thing was that the block of ice was posted to us wrapped in bubble wrap :p
HourBeforeDawn 10th April 2009, 01:14 Quote
I dont get it, these look more like your a company that sells custom computers versus well being a community review site. But ehh to each their own.
ComputerKing 10th April 2009, 01:15 Quote
very nice ;) I love them ... Thanks

Can't wait for more :P
LordPyrinc 10th April 2009, 01:25 Quote
core2 makes my eyes hurt... the others look great.
[USRF]Obiwan 10th April 2009, 10:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
i demand TRUE to be stuck in an ice cube.

Amen to that!

Stick the best CPU Cooler of the world in a Iceblock. Better yet, let the whole BT Crew sit around the TRUE in a circle, bowing to it. And take a snapshot of that in the biggest resolution possible (something like 3888 x 2592) I know you can do it with your Canon EOS...

And ditch the 'impact' font. It's over used. Then downsize the whole logo/text layer about 50%. People want a nice wallpaper for the wallpaper not for large branding notifications ;)
Thacrudd 10th April 2009, 20:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by notatoad
did you actually freeze a heatsink in a mountain of ice, or is that some sort of trickery?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
yes, the heatsink was actually frozen in a big block of ice... the most amazing thing was that the block of ice was posted to us wrapped in bubble wrap :p

Really? come on.... I've got a feeling I'm being bullsh*tted......
B1GBUD 10th April 2009, 21:29 Quote
More please!
Major 10th April 2009, 21:38 Quote
Shame about the logos. :(

Nice pictures though :)
The_Beast 11th April 2009, 01:02 Quote
pretty sweet but I hate the text at the bottom
wgy 11th April 2009, 21:30 Quote
big logos on a personal wallpaper? why?

seems a damn shame for the main focal point to be a large, garish purple logo stating the obvious that yes.. i got this from "bit-tech"

its like a childs youtube clip that starts with 40 seconds of boring movie maker effects and credits with only 10 seconds of actual mild entertainment.

despite sounding like a **** i think the ice shots are really nice!!
docodine 12th April 2009, 06:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by WildThing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Da_Rude_Baboon
Shame about the CustomPC logo. Font looks cheap.

+1

+2
itrush07 12th April 2009, 10:11 Quote
I really like the hardware image.. saving it. Thanks
Tim S 12th April 2009, 11:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thacrudd
Quote:
Originally Posted by notatoad
did you actually freeze a heatsink in a mountain of ice, or is that some sort of trickery?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
yes, the heatsink was actually frozen in a big block of ice... the most amazing thing was that the block of ice was posted to us wrapped in bubble wrap :p
Really? come on.... I've got a feeling I'm being bullsh*tted......
yep, blocks of ice aren't cheap
Sifter3000 12th April 2009, 12:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thacrudd
Quote:
Originally Posted by notatoad
did you actually freeze a heatsink in a mountain of ice, or is that some sort of trickery?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
yes, the heatsink was actually frozen in a big block of ice... the most amazing thing was that the block of ice was posted to us wrapped in bubble wrap :p

Really? come on.... I've got a feeling I'm being bullsh*tted......

Danny (the Dennis photographer) sent me this to show the unbelievers!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qYxDeJ6xW9s/SclV05O4-NI/AAAAAAAACLk/hLrmxLAB0kY/s1600-h/photo-775261.jpg

:)
Bindibadgi 12th April 2009, 12:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thacrudd
Really? come on.... I've got a feeling I'm being bullsh*tted......

I'll go nip downstairs and take some shots of their equipment next week if I remember :)
Sifter3000 12th April 2009, 12:49 Quote
(Secret LOL at the number of Bit-Tech staff celebrating Easter by posting in this thread) :p

Right, I'm off to scoff eggs...
Glider 12th April 2009, 13:32 Quote
Don't like them, at all... But then again, I don't like ads on my desktop anyway. If the logo was a bit more subtile, it would be a lot better, but having 1/8th of the screen full of logo, no thanks...
LeMaltor 13th April 2009, 00:09 Quote
I'm colourblind, both logos look pink to me? O_o

plus; What is Custom PC?
Pookeyhead 13th April 2009, 11:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgy
big logos on a personal wallpaper? why?



Ahem..... photoshop :)


I have to agree tho, the logos are too intrusive. The ones we all played around with a few years go in the Bit logo thread, and even the recent ones, the logo IS the subject, so that's different, but with these the hardware is the subject, and the logo is just a distraction. I understand the need to have the logo there, and I also understand the need to shoehorn the Custom PC logo in as well... but I think they could be more discreet.

The ice shots are well lit btw
Krikkit 15th April 2009, 02:06 Quote
I love most of these. The ones with the heatsink encased in ice are absolutely fantastic.
Jipa 21st April 2009, 04:26 Quote
I've had DIY wallpapers of hardware. One had the Razer Tarantula blue-opaque keys on white background, covering about one fourth of the screen area and the other had three graphic cards (this one was also actually used in a review)...

The look nice, but the logos are just way too large, but then again, if you have a 1280x1024-screen, just download the large version and crop... Or use teh Photoshop.
null_x86 30th May 2009, 22:01 Quote
holy thread revival batman i know, but i cant dl them except at like 640x800...
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