We’re only into the second month of 2017 but the gaming industry has already shown us a number of downright ridiculous devices. Acer opened the floodgates with the US$9,000 (AU$12,350) Predator 21 X, the realm’s first ever curved gaming laptop that equips an absurd 21-inch IPS monitor. Razer further busted walls with its three-headed hydra called Project Valerie, the first and only laptop in the world to furnish three fully automated displays.
Now here comes 8Pack OrionX, the £24,000 (AU$39,300) gaming PC from Overclockers UK that’s just flat out preposterous. If the Acer Predator is the Bugatti Veyron of gaming laptops, then the 8Pack OrionX is certainly the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita of gaming desktops. But unlike the limited edition Swedish sports car, the 8Pack OrionX is available in large quantities.
So what exactly makes the most expensive gaming PC in the biosphere precisely that? For starters, the robust desktop was constructed by its equally buff builder, Ian “8Pack” Parry. Just like the famed overclocker’s previous projects, several components of the OrionX are custom-made.
The OrionX is composed of two diverse systems packed inside a custom Phanteks Enthoo Elite 8Pack Edition case: a main machine that is intended to bulldoze its way through any task and a secondary system that works in tandem for simultaneous work and play. The primary system is powered by Intel’s latest Core i7-6950X (overclocked at a minimum 4.4 GHz), a Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB DDR4 DRAM, one Seagate Barracuda 10 TB HDD, an Intel 750 PCI-EX 1.2 TB SSD, two Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB SDDs and three seriously overclocked Nvidia Titan X Pascal 12 GB video cards in three-way SLI (a fourth card is also optional).
The secondary system furnishes an Intel Core i7-7700K processor (overclocked at a minimum 5.1 GHz), a Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB DRAM, one Nvidia Titan X Pascal 12 GB graphics card, one Seagate Barracuda 10 TB HDD and two Samsung 960 Polaris 512 GB SDDs. Both systems are backed by a Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000 W 8Pack power supply.
The Orion X’s cooling system is anything but simple. Given its unholy amount of hardware, though, it’s only understandable. The ground-breaking goliath uses three custom-made water cooling loops to keep heat in check.
“The loops have been designed in such a way that each component is kept at the lowest possible temperatures,” says Overclockers UK. “This is all thanks to the expertly designed pass-through plates which are fitted along the rear, front and mid-plate panels of the chassis.”
So there it is, the most expensive gaming PC in the world. To those that can afford its over $39,000 price tag, the 8Pack OrionX is a no-brainer considering its sheer absurdity. For everyone else, it’s a great conversation piece.
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8PACK ORIONX SPECIFICATIONS
Case: Modified Phanteks Enthoo Elite Super Tower Case with tempered glass side panels
Power Supply: Superflower 2000 W 8Pack Edition 80+ Platinum Rated PSU with Phanteks Power Splitter and Custom hand-braided cables
Cooling: Full triple loop custom water cooling, with custom reservoirs and custom built water cooling pass-through plates
Options: Water cooling Fitting and Fluid Colours / Custom Cable Braiding Colours
CPU: Intel Core i7 6950X Hyperthreaded Ten-Core, Twenty Thread Extreme Processor with maximum possible stable overclock (4.4 GHz minimum) with EK Supremacy Evo CPU Waterblock
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V Edition 10 X99 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8 GB) 2666 MHz DDR4
Graphics Card: 3 x Nvidia GeForce Titan X Pascal 12 GB Graphics Cards, Water cooled and Overclocked
Primary Storage: Intel 750 1.2 TB PCI-E NVMe Solid State Drive – Water cooled
Secondary Storage: 2 x Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
Tertiary Storage: Seagate Barracuda 10 TB SATA Hard Drive
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K Hyperthreaded Quad-Core, Eight Thread Processor with maximum possible stable overclock (5.1 GHz Minimum) with EK Supremacy Evo CPU Waterblock
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z270I Mini ITX Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3200 MHz DDR4
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce Titan X Pascal 12 GB Graphics Card, Water cooled and Overclocked
Primary Storage: 2 x Samsung 960 Pro Series Polaris 512 GB NVMe in RAID 0
Secondary Storage: Seagate Barracuda 10 TB SATA Hard Drive
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit