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CLX's Set Build Lights Up Our Office

We’ve talked about CLX and their custom builds before. Check out their awesome space themed Ra build here.

This CybertronPC perfomance brand has been making super fancy custom rigs for a long time now, but they also make some more conventional builds that are more affordable. More affordable doesn’t mean compromise though, and we’re super excited to be able to take CLX’s Red Set Build for a spin.

You can get your own custom CLX Set rig here.

Seeing Red

Red and black is the name of the game here.

This In Win 303 metal case is actually fairly straightforward, almost modern minimalist. It’s all black and red, with the exception of white backlit USB ports, audio, and CLX text on the front, and the dramatic, thorn-like CLX logo.

The right side of the case has a really interesting honeycomb pattern that doubles as air vents, and the right is a tempered glass door for easy access to the internal components.

The red LEDs light up the mid-tower chassis, and shine through the 3mm tinted glass panel, all coming together to create a remarkably dramatic statement. The seven Thermaltake 120mm fans light up with awesome red rings, and an LED strip adds even more razzle dazzle to the show.

See it in action here-

You can also get this build in a variety of different colors if red isn’t quite your speed. No matter what color you go with, it’s going to look awesome.

Cooler Heads Prevail

To keep the CPU from burning up, CLX is using a custom AIO liquid cooler. The coolant goes out to the three fans on the top of the case, and the red and black CLX logo rounds out the branded look.

The seven Thermaltake 120mm fans keep airflow through the inside of the case going strong, so things shouldn’t get too toasty, even under a heavy load.

Specs

CLX has made it clear they know how to build pretty PCs, but that’s only half the battle. If you don’t have the hardware to back it up, what’s the point? That’s not the case here.

It all starts with the Gigabyte X99 motherboard, housing an Intel i7 6800K 3.4GHz (4.2GHz OC) CPU. It may not be 7th gen, but you’re still playing with power here.

For RAM, it’s sporting 16GB (up to 128 max) of Corsair Vengeance DDR4. Your OS and favorite files will live on the 500 gigabyte 2.5 inch Kingston SSD, along with a two terabyte hybrid spinner for your bigger installs.

The right side of the case has a really interesting honeycomb pattern that doubles as air vents, and the right is a tempered glass door for easy access to the internal components.

When it comes to graphics, this build uses the MSI Aero, a GTX 1080 with 8 gigs of GDDR5 RAM and a cool black, Founder’s Edition looking case. It’s got three DisplayPort outputs, one HDMI, and even a DVI out if you’re using an older monitor.

For the PSU, CLX went with the EVGA 850 G2. With 850 watts, power shouldn’t be a problem, and it’s got it’s own separate chamber in the top of the case for cable management and cooling purposes.

As with virtually any custom PC you can get cheaper or more expensive parts depending on your needs. If you want less RAM and a 1060, no problem. If you want to go all out and get two 1080’s running SLI, all the power to you.

The nice thing about these custom builds as opposed to doing them yourself is the one year warranty. Especially for first time owners, knowing someone’s there to help you out can make a big difference.

For Your Lap

If you’re more interested in being mobile fear not, CLX also has a laptop called the Osiris 17. (Sensing the ancient Egypt theme?) This meaty little guy is capable of putting out some pretty high numbers, assuming you get it with the right parts.

The Osiris case has a nice, heavy feel to it, the metal of the display chassis has a white CLX logo and a nice chrome band. It looks like a gaming laptop, but it’s more subtle than some of the competition.

Definitely an interesting addition to the team.

Game, Set, Match

We love fancy builds around here, the fancier the better. But there’s obviously a market for the mid tier, for those who still want cutting edge gaming tech with fantastic looks, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg.

And the Set looks great. The case and lighting work really well together, and the seriously powerful components inside give it an awesome edge. Between the sweet lighting, tight cable management and year warranty, we’re starting to understand why not everyone wants to build systems themselves. I certainly still will, but I doubt my cable management will ever look this good.

Check out CybertronPC’s custom build options here, and get a Set for yourself made exactly how you want it.