Living large in a little chassis
Boutique builder CyberPowerPC is teaming up with EVGA to offer an exclusive series of mini ITX based gaming rigs loaded with powerful hardware. Specifically, the system the two companies are pimping is the Hadron Hydro, a compact gaming machine that measures 6.6 inches wide by 13.7 inches high by 12.1 inches deep. It's only 1.7 inches taller than the Hadron Air , though this version comes with EVGA's liquid cooling kit.
A base setup runs $1,275 and includes the above mentioned liquid cooler with a 500W 80 Plus Gold certified power supply nestled inside EVGA's Hadron Hydro mini ITX chassis, Intel Core i5 4670K processor, Gigabyte Z87-N WiFi motherboard, Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory, 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM), EVGA 24X slot-loading DVD burner, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
The liquid cooling arrangement cools the Haswell chip and is also capable of running through an optional EVGA Hydro Copper GeForce GTX GPU. It has a 240mm radiator, high performance CPU block, stainless steel fittings, tubing, and coolant.
Like the Hadron Air, the Hadron Hydro is customizable and can accommodate more powerful hardware, including Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti or AMD's Radeon R9 290X.
The Hadron Hydro is available now .