Just over a month ago we ran a photo competition in association with DFS to see just what sort of spaces you all call your gaming home, and now the results are in.
We've certainly seen some interesting setups, from the megabucks magnificent to the monstrously messy, and it was a task to pick out just which deserved the top prize. But we have now decided...
of the £500 Amazon gift voucher is Alex from Berkshire who's gaming garage simply ticked too many boxes to ignore. Gaming PC, console and TV, beer fridge, shelves of gaming goodies and even some truly bonkers looking speakers.
What's more we like that none of this is big budget stuff, just good clever use of space and a few box shelves. Congratulations Alex!
Now go get some photography and modding lessons. ;)
Nabbing themselves a £20 Amazon voucher each are our five runners up (yes, we couldn't resist adding one more than originally planned), each of which we think perfectly represents the many varied readers of Bit-Tech.
First up is this superbly stylish and minimalist setup from Jonathan from London. We love the tidy layout, the effort involved in the annotation and that there's even a bit of modding involved. Well done Jonathan.
Next we have this simple but brilliant homage to Star Wars from Sarah in Wolverhampton. Sure there's no PC in sight but there is a lightsaber so we aren't going to argue! We'll leave you guys to insert the helmet jokes.
Flipping things right round we have this wonderfully 'Heath Robinson' effort from Nadir in Surrey. While we're not so sure about the stains on the walls, we love the gaffer tape-afixed mousemat, the plastic tablecloth and of course the reuse of a case as a storage area for mini-arcade machines and other paraphernalia. Bonkers but brilliant.
Similarly making do is Eric in North Ayrshire whose modding has extended to a custom sound system built from a car stereo head unit and two 6x9in speakers. We also like to think the boiler in the background has something to do with the whole thing - hooks into the water loop maybe? Oh, and then of course there are the lava lamps!
Finally we have Ray from Blackpool whose tidy water-cooled PC, trio of monitors and stuffed-toy Cookie Monster has just about everything we'd want in our gaming PC setup.
Congratulations to Alex and all the runners up!