New Jersey-based Maingear debuted its new Rush gaming PC, a boutique offering with a custom-painted chassis featuring tempered glass and a sleek design.
The Rush's compartmentalized custom-painted InWin 909 chassis is accented with clean lines, Maingear's origami wiring, and a tempered glass side panel, giving it an elegant look that is about as customized as a PC can get. The Rush can be configured with the new Intel Z170 chipset and its 6th generation (Skylake) Core series processors or the still-relevant extreme edition X99 platform.
|Intel Chipset||Processor Options||Motherboard Options||Nvidia Graphics Options||AMDGraphics Options||Power Supply Options|
|Z170 (Skylake)||-Core i5-6500-Core i5-6600K-Core i7-6700-Core i7-6700K||-ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme Z170-ASUS Z170-A-ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Z1700Gigabyte Z170x G1-MSI Z170 PC Mate (Non SLI)||-GTX 750 1 GB GDDR5-GTX 750Ti 2 GB GDDR5-GTX 950 2 GB GDDR5-GTX 960 2 GB GDDR5-GTX 970 4 GB GDDR5-GTX 980 4 GB GDDR5-GTX 980Ti 6 GB GDDR5-Titan X 12 GB GDDR5||-R7 360X 2 GB GDDR5 -R7 370 2 GB GDDR5 -R9 380 2 GB GDDR5 -R9 390 8 GB GDDR5 -R9 390X 8 GB GDDR5 -R9 Nano 4 GB HBM -R9 Fury 4 GB HBM -R9 Fury X 4 GB HBM||-750W EVGA Supernova-860W Corsair AX860-1200W Corsair AX1200i-1500W Corsair AX1500i|
|X99 (Haswell-E)||-Core i7-5820K-Core i7-5930K-Core i7-5960X||-ASUS X99-A-ASUS X99-Deluxe-ASUS Rampage V Extreme X99|
The Z170 Rush systems can be configured with up to 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) of Kingston HyperX Fury or Predator DDR4 memory, operating at 2666 MHz or 3000 MHz, respectively. X99 platforms feature quad-channel memory kits with up to 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) of HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 or up to 64 GB (8 x 8 GB) of HyperX Predator DDR4-3000.
The chassis has six drive bays available and can be configured with up to 6 TB HDDs, 2 TB Samsung 850 EVO SSDs, or 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSDS. In addition, Intel 750-series PCIe NVMe SSDs (400 GB and 1.2 TB models) and M.2 NVMe Samsung 950 Pro SSDs (256 GB and 512 GB) can be setup as operating system drives.
Graphics cards can be configured in SLI or Crossfire, with Z170 platforms able to sport up to three cards and X99 models supporting up to four. Higher-end cards appear to be the only options for SLI or Crossfire systems, with Nvidia's GTX 750, 750 Ti and 950 along with AMD's R9 360X and R9 370 being excluded from available configurations.
Maingear's Epic 120 closed-loop CPU liquid cooling solution comes stock in the Rush, but it can be upgraded to a custom open loop solution to support graphics cooling and hand-crafted hard acrylic tubing. The chassis can be illuminated with optional LED lighting, and the Rush is a dream of a boutique system with its sleek aesthetics and tempered glass side panel, which proudly displays all the powerful hardware, cooling and expert craftsmanship from Maingear.
The Rush is available now from Maingear's website, with Z170 systems starting at $1,999 and X99 platforms starting at $2,209.
Updated, 11/13/2015, 5:30pm CT: Added clarification that the chassis is custom-painted, not custom designed.
Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. PC gaming, graphics hardware and VR devices are among his favorite topics to cover. He is a lifelong PC enthusiast, former IT administrator and a custom PC builder with a penchant for creating music, voice acting and all things geek.