OverclockersUK has a new PC build, a watercooled gaming desk made for the serious gamer. But it also costs more than most cars on the market.
I imagine youâ€™re a pretty passionate gamer and if you like using PCs, you care a bit about your setup to say the least. But can you say you care enough for it to invest in this drop dead gorgeous and water cooled gaming desk? Which just happens to cost Â£11,299.99 (over $14,000).
OverclockersUK created a true beauty, the Altar â€“ Intel Core i9 7900X. If you desire a PC that also doubles as a desk, then youâ€™d be hard-pressed to find a better setup. Check out the full specs of the system below:
- Case: Lian Li DK-05X Electrical Height Adjustable Desk
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7900X Processor Watercooled and Overclocked to at least 4.6GHz
- Motherboard: Asus ROG Rampage Extreme X299 DDR4 Motherboard
- RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) 3200MHz Dual Channel DDR4 Kit
- Graphics: 2 x Asus GeForce GTX 2080Ti 11GB Graphics Cards Configured in SLI & Watercooled
- Cooling: Full Custom Watercooling Loop
- Visual Features: Synchronised Software Controlled RGB Lighting
- Primary Drive: Samsung 960 EVO 512GB NVMe Solid State Drive (Options Available)
- Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo Series Solid State Drive
- Storage: Choice of Samsung 860 Evo SSD or WD Black 7200RPM Hard Drive â€“ Audio: 7.1 Channel HD Audio with SPDIF I/O
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Power Supply: 1600W 80 Plus Platinum Modular Power Supply with custom hand-braided cables
According to Systems Manager Scott Bentley, who delves into more details about the origins of this PC build:
Most of our flagship systems are hefty beasts, swallowing up the space on your desk because they rarely fit under it â€” nor, really, would you want to hide such stunning bits of kit under a desk. So we started to look at alternatives to the standard super-tower or monster cube style systems. The best way to build a high performance, hero PC without taking up a load of space on the desk? Put it in the desk!
However, according to PC Gamer the specs themselves, although good, arenâ€™t the most impressive. While the processor is â€œcherry pickedâ€ according to the site, its overclocking to at least 4.6GHz is average for a 7900X. It also happens to be a previous generation part.
A customizable liquid cooling system loop keeps the CPU and both GPUs from overheating, which is given in great details. But the details on the storage arrangement are left unclear as thereâ€™s no mention of the size of the secondary SSD.
Overall, itâ€™s a great aesthetic set-up for those who love a bit of flair in their PC build presentation. But past the initial price point, interested buyers may have to spend even more on upgrades to future the system further. Which is a service the actual site does offer.