Maingear Squeezes Liquid Cooled CPU and GPU into SFF Torq Gaming PC

Paul Lilly

Liquid cooling-obsessed boutique builder thinks inside the small box

Setting up a liquid cooled rig is challenging enough on its own. But liquid cooling a small factor PC? That's taking things to whole new level. In fact, Maingear says its Epic Torq gaming system is the first small form factor PC in the world to feature liquid cooling for both the CPU and GPU . We'll take Maingear's word for it, but either way, the Torq is an intriguing system that can outfitted with some seriously powerful hardware.

The Torq supports up to an Intel Core i7 4790K processor overclocked up to 5GHz, up to an Nvidia GeForce Titan Z or AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card (both are dual-GPU parts), up to 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-2133 RAM, and up to three drives (up to 1TB SSDs and/or up to 4TB HDDs). It also ships with onboard GbE, onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 860W Corsair Professional Digital Series AX860 PSU, 240mm radiator for the CPU, 120mm side fans, 180mm front intake fan, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, S/PDIF, HDMI, DisplayPort, an various Windows options.

"Upgrading will also be simple with its standard sized components and easy to remove side panels. The Torq has plenty of storage with up to three hard drives with SSD and Mechanical drives available, and the front panel offers easy access to USB 3.0 ports and audio connectors," Maingear says.

Not all configurations have to be as extravagant as the one outlined above. Pricing starts at $1,599 with immediate availability .

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