Welcome to outer space.
We’ve seen tons of beautiful builds around here, but none that are quite so out of this world. This super custom build by CLX, the performance brand of CybertronPC, is rocking cutting edge hardware and a dual cooling system that has to be seen to be believed.
Something this bananas is certainly going to set you back quite a few dollars, but we were lucky enough to get one in the studio to check out, and needless to say we came away impressed.
If you're looking for something a little more down to earth but still awesome, check out this Set build also by CLX.
The In Win 909 case is covered in a super awesome custom paint job by House of Kolor, and it’s like looking into the cosmos before you even turn it on. The chamfered edge and anodized aluminum definitely have a premium (not to mention heavy) feel, and in typical In Win fashion it looks amazing.
The sides are constructed from 5mm tinted tempered glass panels so you can see the crazy light show within, overlaid with an aggressive CLX logo on one side and a smaller Ra logo on the other.
The front panel is just metal, the audio jacks, three USB 3.0, and one USB 3.1 Type-C ports can be found on the bottom left of the case. A magnetic aluminum dust filter pulls out from the front so you can keep the case clean.
The Ra really has to be seen to be believed, check it out here-
One interesting thing to note is that to access the I/O of the motherboard you have to remove a back panel because it’s all recessed. It’s a little inconvenient when you’re moving it around, but it does add a level of security knowing you’re not going to rip any cables out by accident.
This build is already striking between the metal case and the remarkable print, and we haven’t even turned it on yet.
When you turn it on, it’s like a star exploding. But in a good way.
The two reservoirs push UV reactive pink and black fluid coolant across seven fans covered in LEDs, while CableMod UV lighting in the top of the case makes everything glow. The custom tubing loops (that’s right, there’s two) push coolant through glass tubes that elegantly flow throughout the case to the dispersal fans. Both the CPU and GPUs are liquid cooled, and the result is something that’s not only stunning to look at, but super efficient.
Pretty good combination.
Running all these high-end components is going to make things toasty, even in a case as big as the 909. To counter that, CLX went all out with cooling – both liquid and the good old fashioned fan variety.
The custom cooling loops are fitted with Purple Hard Line Compression fittings, but in addition to that it’s also running eight Thermaltake RGB Riing Fans, meaning more cooling but also pretty light shows.
So what’s powering this crazy awesome build?
CLX also went all out with storage. The OS is installed on a 1.2TB Intel 750 PCIe SSD, in addition to two 4TB Seagate HDDs. That’s more than nine terabytes of storage. CLX is not playing games.
Oh wait – yes they are, because this build is also running dual GTX 1080s via SLI. If that wasn’t enough, CLX removed the GPU from the founder’s edition shell and encased them both in glass so they could be liquid cooled. We’ve seen these liquid cooled glass GPUs before, and we loved them then just as much as we do now. They look freakin’ awesome, and the added cooling is just icing on an already delicious cake.
Powering this beast of a build is an EVGA SuperNova 1300W. Obviously they had to go with the Supernova, and it’s definitely got enough juice to power this machine.
So how does it actually perform?
About as awesome as you’d expect from this beast of a build.
We ran 3DMark, and as you can see the Ra performed better than 99 percent of all other builds tested. There’s probably someone out there running four Titans who bested us, but still, this rig is a monster.
In the best possible way.
We also played a bit of Battlefield 1, everyone’s favorite World War 1 simulator. We were pushing a stable 50 FPS at 4K, and it looked glorious.
The two 1080s ran without a hitch, and temps stayed well within acceptable range thanks to the extensive cooling system.
The Stars Align
There’s no question that this thing is awesome. Custom PCs like the Ra are obviously more expensive, and this one is no exception. This is all cutting edge stuff, and for the elaborate customization process of the cooling systems alone you’re looking at a serious chunk of change.
Still though, this is a thing of beauty. Not just aesthetically but also from a performance perspective. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and in this case, you’re getting quite a lot.
You can get your own decked out CybertronPC rig here.