MAINGEAR Announces X-CUBE Small Form Factor Game PC With NVIDIA TITAN Z For The Cost Of Just Its Graphics Card
Are you in the market for a seriously powerful graphics card? Are you at least a little bit intrigued if I said you could buy one and get a free PC along with it? It sounds too good to be true, but the wizards at MAINGEAR have made it happen. This past week, the company revealed its X-Cube 'TITAN Z' edition, a PC priced at $1,499, which happens to be the going price for the card itself at retail.
Loosely priced out, you'd be spending about $2,200 if you were to build this PC yourself, but not only would you be paying a lot more, you wouldn't have the great MAINGEAR warranty that encompasses the entire build. So, we know that this build comes with an incredible graphics card; how well does the rest shape up?
Well, we'll be honest: You'll want to be making some upgrades, but I'm sure that's not surprising. The default Intel Pentium G3258 dual-core processor, even when overclocked to 4.4GHz, isn't going to do the games and detail levels the TITAN Z can muster any justice. You might also find the 8GB of RAM to be a bit lacking, and no SSD to be problematic. Beyond that, this version of the X-Cube ships with a 500GB Seagate hard drive, a 600W Builder Series power supply from Corsair, GIGABYTE's GA-Z97-DS3H motherboard, an external ASUS DVD burner, MAINGEAR's EPIC 120 Supercooler (an all-in-one liquid cooler) and a Windows 8.1 license.
It's impossible to not be impressed with all that's included here for the going price, but as I said, you'd be wise to make some upgrades. If you want to make modifications, you can go with any current top-end Intel CPU, including the i7-5960X eight-core, up to 32GB of Corsair Dominator memory, up to 3x 1TB SSDs, up to a 1200W power supply from Corsair, and an improved cooler, by way of MAINGEAR's EPIC 240 Supercooler.
So, if you're in the market for a TITAN Z, it goes without saying that this deal is where your eyes should be looking. I feel bad for anyone who happened to pick up a TITAN Z in recent weeks, because this deal really is crazy good.