MAINGEAR launches RUSH desktop with absolutely insane hardware options



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What you need to know

  • MAINGEAR announced the RUSH desktop tower today.
  • The desktop is available with incredibly powerful processors from AMD and Intel, including the Intel 10980XE and the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core chip.
  • The MAINGEAR RUSH is available now starting at $1,899.

MAINGEAR just announced the RUSH desktop tower, an incredibly powerful PC. The RUSH can have up to two NVIDIA RTX Titan GPUs or four GPUs to focus on productivity if requested. You can get the RUSH chips from Intel or AMD, including the Intel 10980XE and the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core chip. The RUSH is available from MAINGEAR starting at $1,899.

The RUSH is aimed at gamers who want the most power out of their system. It has APEX liquid cooling, is ASUS ROG certified, and has top-end internals. Wallace Santos, the founder of MAINGEAR, describes the PC, stating, "The MAINGEAR RUSH is a powerhouse system designed to push the limits of what hardcore gamers can achieve." He also adds, "We have married best in class gaming hardware, from today's leading brands such as ASUS, with our custom-engineered APEX liquid cooling solution. Every element of the RUSH was designed to deliver unbelievable performance and efficiency."

The RUSH is the first system to have the APEX liquid cooling system. MAINGEAR explains the cooling system, stating, "The next generation of APEX merges a custom quiet pump, pressure regulated cooling, a flow rate sensor, and a high-capacity reservoir with additional custom parallel GPU and radiator bridges for improved cooling and overclocking potential." The APEX liquid cooling system is made from solid blocks of clear acrylic, which enhances the look of the system.

You can get the RUSH with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 2 m.2 NVME SSDs. Here's a complete spec rundown.

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ProcessorUp to AMD RYZEN 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5 GHz (4.7 GHz Max Boost)Up to AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-Core 2.9 GHz (4.3GHz Max Boost)Up to Intel Core i9 9900K 8-core 3.6GHz (5.0GHz Max Boost)Intel X299 - Up to Intel Core i9 10980XE 18-core 3.0GHz (4.6GHz Max Boost)
GraphicsUp to 2 x GeForce Titan RTX 24GB GDDR6Up to 2 x Radeon VII 16GB HBM2
MotherboardsAMD RYZEN – Up to ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULAAMD Threadripper - Up to ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme AlphaIntel Z390 – Up to ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULAIntel X299 – Up to ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega
MemoryUp to 128GB DDR4-3600 4x32GB (Dual Channel)AMD Threadripper - Up to 256GB DDR4-3200 8x32GB (Quad Channel)Intel Z390 – Up to 128GB DDR4-3600 4x32GB (Dual Channel)Intel X299 – Up to 128GB DDR4 -3200 8x16GB (Quad Channel)
StorageUp to 2 m.2 NVME SSD (motherboard dependant)Up to 7 x 2.5" Sata SSD or 4 x 3.5" Sata HDD (configurations may vary)
Optical8X ASUS External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive12X Asus® Blu-ray Burner External USB 3.0 with playback software
Power supplyUp to 1600W EVGA® SuperNOVA P2 80 PLATINUM Certified Fully Modular PSU
CoolingClosed Loop – Up to EPIC 240 SuperCoolerRegular Open Loop – Custom Liquid Cooling for CPU and GPU with 920mm total Radiators, High Airflow Fans and Distilled Deionized Non-Conductive Liquid
WeightAverage weight 80 lbs (36.3kg)

In addition to its powerful internals, MAINGEAR highlights the RUSH's looks. The company calls it a piece of art and offers several ways to customize its look. You can control its integrated RGB lighting with ASUS's Aura Sync software and select one of MAINGEAR's custom painted finishes and MARC designs.

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