MainGear Turbo 2021 Complete Review

Maingear Turbo Is Half Size Of A Mid-Tower Desktop, At 12.3 By 6.7 By 14.4 Inches. Some Compromises Are Inherent In That Downsizing

MainGear Turbo 2021 Complete Review

Maingear’s Turbo small-form-factor gaming desktop is proof that size doesn’t matter. Though this PC is much smaller than a typical mid-tower, the New Jersey boutique company managed to fit a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor and a 24GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card into our totally overkill review unit—and cool them both properly. Turbo prices start at $2,162 but climb to a staggering $6,456 for our system as tested with custom hardline liquid cooling for both CPU and GPU. That makes it one of the very fastest and most expensive desktops we’ve ever tested, but we can’t say it’s not worth the dosh: the Turbo’s unique blend of compact design, outrageous performance, and extensive customization is unparalleled. If you can afford it, it’s one swell ride.

If a Desktop Were a Supercar

The Maingear Turbo is roughly half the size of a mid-tower desktop, at 12.3 by 6.7 by 14.4 inches (HWD). Some compromises are inherent in that downsizing, mainly limited storage expansion, but they are surprisingly few. The real eye-catcher on our lavishly equipped unit is its Apex hardline open-loop liquid cooling with chrome tubing. It cools both the CPU and GPU.

This news was originally published at PC Mag