The Elysium is wrapped in an In Win S-frame case, an open-air chassis that sports a wild metal frame (i.e. essentially one sheet of metal, bent to accommodate the components), and is finished off with clear panes of tempered glass on either side, and a striking white paint job.
It also rocks the beastly eight-core Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition (Haswell, 3-3.5 GHz) CPU and two MSI Twin Frozr V Edition (GTX 970, 4 GB) graphic cards in SLI. You also get 32 GB (8 x 4 GB) of Panram Ninja-V Series DDR4 2400 MHz memory (although the system supports up to 64 GB) and a 2 TB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD paired with a 240 GB Intel 730 Series SSD. A burly 1500W Corsair AX1500i Titanium PSU powers the system.
Xotic PC opted for a Corsair Hydro Series 240 mm H105 liquid cooler, and there's an RGB lighting strip inside for a nice color pop.
The S-Frame chassis provides four 3.5- or 2.5-inch drive bays and supports up to eight PCI-E expansions with lots of room for graphics cards up to 340 mm in length and 160 mm in height. It accommodates ATX and micro ATX motherboards and has room for PSUs measuring up to 300 mm by 95 mm. Front I/O includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio jacks.
There's support for three 120 mm bottom fans, up to a 195 mm tall heatsink, and a radiator up to 360 x 135 mm.
The specs are impressive, but the main feature of the Elysium (under the hood, at least) is MSI's mysterious X99S motherboard. We'll have more on that soon enough.
The Elysium is downright gorgeous, although you can hardly tell because the images of the thing are all cropped quite closely.
Xotic PC told us that it worked closely with MSI from start to finish on creating this rig, which is reflected in the MSI motherboard and GPU. The company indicated that it sees the Elysium as more of a work of art than anything else.
When you add up all the components, labor, and custom artwork and painting, the Elysium comes in at $6,400. If that's not enough of a tease, Xotic PC said that this build is a CES exclusive — meaning that you can only see it at the show.
If you want to see the Elysium become a real product that you can buy, you should shout loudly (but politely) at Xotic PC via social media. The team over there is comprised of sensible Midwesterners, so surely they will listen to reason.