Maingear R2 Razer Edition launches: New liquid-cooled gaming desktop is compact and power-packed

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Maingear R2 Razer Edition
The Maingear R2 Razer Edition possesses full-sized gaming power inside its methodically engineered and liquid-cooled small form factor design. Maingear

Maingear has released an all-new gaming PC, the R2 Razer Edition. The desktop possesses full-sized gaming power inside its methodically engineered and liquid-cooled small form factor design. It comes with a plethora of configurations, too.

The R2 is Maingear’s second PC that has been developed with Razer. It’s more compact than the R1, sporting less than half the size of its predecessor. Despite its frame, however, the R2 doesn’t mess around when it comes to specs.

The VR-ready machine houses up to an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 3.60 GHz 8-core processor. Users can also opt for up to an Intel Core i7 7700K 4.20 GHz quad-core chip or an Intel Core i7 6950X 3.0 GHz 10-core processor. Motherboard choices include the ASRock B350 Gaming-ITX/ac and up to MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon.

Maingear’s new gaming PC also offers a handful of liquid cooling solutions, so users get to choose their setup based on budget and performance needs. The superstock liquid cooling either comes with a crystal hardline tubing made from shatterproof and crystal clear PETG, or a polished, nickel-plated metal hardline tubing. Every R2 is hand-assembled and put together by a single master builder, too, so users don’t have to worry about potential leaks or errors.

Maingear R2 Razer Edition The R2, according to its maker, is “Razer on the outside and Maingear on the inside.”  Maingear

The second Razen Edition desktop by Maingear has reliable storage options. It handles the latest NVME SSDs as well as colossal 10 TB HDDs, with up to 32 GB of high-end Kingston DDR4 memory. The desktop is also under control and discreet when in use.

“With options for maintenance-free or custom open loop liquid cooling, the R2 Razer Edition allows gamers and PC enthusiasts to crank up all settings to high and load up multiple applications all while staying cool and virtually silent,” according to Maingear. “Its whisper quiet operation is powered by the same liquid cooling options and radiator surface area of systems twice its size, making the R2 perfect system for serious Twitch streamers and YouTubers.”

The Maingear R2 Razer Edition starts at US$1,099 (AU$1,389). Interested buyers can also customise their way up to over US$12,000 (AU$15,200) with superstock open loop liquid cooling, power-packed components and other add-ons. Maingear ships internationally, as well.

Maingear R2 Razer Edition gaming desktop specs and features

  • B350 processor: Up to AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-core 3.60 GHz | 4.0 GHz Turbo | 16 MB L3 Cache with Hyperthreading (16 threads)
  • Z270 processor: Up to Intel Core i7 7700K 4-core 4.20 GHz | 4.5 GHz Turbo | 8 MB L3 Cache HD 630 with HyperThreading (8 threads)
  • X99 processor: Up to Intel Core i7 6950X 10-core 3.0 GHz | 4.0 GHz Turbo | 25 MB L3 Cache with HyperThreading (20 threads)
  • B350 motherboard: ASRock B350 Gaming-ITX/ac featuring USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps, Wireless 802.11 AC, Bluetooth v4.2
  • Z270 motherboard: Up to MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon featuring USB 3.1, Discrete Audio, Integrated Wireless 802.11 AC, Bluetooth v4.0
  • X99 motherboard: ASRock X99E-ITX featuring USB 3.1, Integrated Wireless 802.11 AC, Bluetooth v4.0
  • HDD storage: Up to 1 x 6 TB 3.5-inch drive
  • SSD storage: Up to 2 x 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
  • M.2 NVMe SSD storage: Up to 1 TB Samsung 960 Pro
  • Optical: Up to 6x Blu-ray Burner / 8x Super Multi Combo with playback software
  • Power supply: Up to 850 watt EVGA Supernova 850 P2 80 + Platinum certified modular power supply ROHS
  • Air cooler: AMD: Maingear certified AMD Wraith Cooler | Intel: Maingear certified Intel Retail Cooler
  • Liquid cooling: Closed loop: Epic 240 Maingear CPU SuperCooler | Regular open loop: Custom liquid-cooling for CPU and GPU with total of 360 mm radiator, high airflow fans and distilled deionised non-conductive liquid | Superstock open loop: Custom handcrafted liquid cooling with crystal hardline or metal hardline tubing, premium chrome fittings, total of 360 mm copper core radiators, high airflow fans, distilled deionised non-conductive liquid
  • Networking: Integrated Wi-Fi up to Wireless 802.11 AC | Integrated Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet | Integrated Bluetooth v4.2
  • Dimensions (in inches): 14.37 (height) x 18.11 (depth) x 9.84 (width)
  • Average weight: 35 lbs

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