Small form factor PCs are all the rage these days, and the boutique builders are no exception. Increasingly, companies are looking for ways to push the envelope in terms of what they offer in a compact rig, and to that end Maingear
built a liquid-cooled system called the Epic Torq.
The system offers closed-loop liquid cooling
on both the CPU and GPU. The system runs up to an Intel
Core i7-4790K (4/4.4GHz, overclocked up to 5GHz) with either an NVIDIA
GeForce GTX Titan Z (12GB GDDR5) or AMD
Radeon R9 295X2 (8GB GDDR5) GPU.
It supports up to 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-2133 (2x8GB) memory, up to three internal storage drives (up to 1TB SSD and 4TB HDD), and onboard Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 ac WiFi with Bluetooth 4.0.
There are plenty of fans, including a 240mm radiator fan, dual 120mm side fans, and a 180mm front intake fan. Ports include HDMI, DisplayPort, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, eSATA, S/PDIF out, and three audio ports.
The Epic Torq starts at $1,599 and includes lifetime labor and phone support with a three-year hardware warranty.