PRR Petrel “Kalvan” PC
The PETREL “Kalvan”: A premium, limited edition desktop PC by PRR Computers.
The PETREL: A premium, limited edition desktop PC by PRR Computers.
You may already be familiar with the IBIS, PRR’s signature line of custom desktop computers. Meet the IBIS’ cousin – the PETREL.
Each PETREL PC is built from premium hand-selected parts, and is one-of-a-kind. That’s not some marketing mumbo jumbo – it’s literal. Each PETREL is unique, has a particular story behind it, and is given a name – and there is only one of that particular build on the planet.
This one’s name is: Kalvan.
Phil says, “Several years ago, I was contacted by a client who wanted a very specific custom computer, built with a very specific motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc. In fact, the only part of the computer that wasn’t specified was the case. I decided to try a new case manufacturer and style for this build. The case arrived, the computer was built and delivered. Within a few days, the client called to report all sorts of problems with the DVD drive not opening or closing properly. It turned out there was a design flaw in the case which was catching on the DVD drive door to prevent it from closing, AND a design flaw in the button system built into the case that had already broken and was preventing the drive from opening consistently.
“Embarrassed and aggravated, I ordered a new case from a different manufacturer, and performed a complete transplant of the client’s PC to the new case. (That client is still today happily using that computer.)
“Fast forward several years… I find that same defective case on the shelf, and I decided I was going to try to make it not go to waste. Maybe if I take a fresh look at it, I can repair it? So I fiddled around with it for an hour or so and to my amazement it seemed to be working properly! I quickly ordered all the parts for a brand new PC, installed them into the case, and began testing everything to make sure the repair would hold.
“It did NOT hold. The defect came roaring back. This doggone case had got me TWICE! So once more, I ordered a replacement case, and once more I transferred ALL the equipment out of that doggone case into a new, excellent one.
“THAT fully new computer is the one here I call ‘Kalvan’ – named in honor of the very loyal client who has continued to use PRR’s services for all these years. The lousy defective case was finally sent off to the electronics recycler. So the only part of ‘Kalvan’ that is reclaimed from the original install… is in fact the name, ‘Kalvan.’ This PC manages to have a history spanning years, yet is 100% new, I mean every single piece of it is new.
“And it’s fast, too. It’s going to make someone very very happy.”
- Intel® Core™ i3-7100 3.90 GHz Processor on a Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Motherboard
- 500W Power Supply
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 250GB SSD
- DVD+/-RW Drive
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB Ports: 2 x 3.0 Rear, 2 x 2.0 Rear, 2 x 2.0 Front
- Video Port: HDMI (VGA adapter included)
- Windows® 10 Home 64-bit
- 3 year limited warranty
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Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i3-7100 3.90 GHz
|Solid State Drive||
250GB 6Gb/s SATA 2.5"
24X SATA DVD+/-RW
Onboard – HDMI Output (VGA Adapter included)