CLX launches a gaming desktop that’s two PCs in one

CLX launches a gaming desktop that’s two PCs in one

CLX launches a gaming desktop that’s two PCs in one

The new CLX Hathor is labeled a “duo gaming” PC and features an Intel NUC Extreme Compute Element in addition to the core components.

CLX today announced the launch of one of the most unique desktop PCs on the market, which it refers to as a “duo gaming PC,” but it’s also designed as a machine you can use for gaming and streaming without needing two separate computers. . If you haven’t heard of CLX, it’s a systems integrator, meaning it makes custom PCs, usually focused on gaming, with customer-chosen parts.

This new model is called CLX Hathor and is essentially a tower desktop PC that has a second PC inside of it, thanks to the design provided by Intel NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element. The first PC is pretty much a standard affair for a desktop PC. It comes with Intel Core desktop processors up to a Core i9-13900K with 24 cores and 32 threads and graphics up to Nvidia GeForce RTTX 40 series or Intel Arc 7 series graphics if you prefer. You can also get up to 64GB of RAM and there are options to upgrade the storage, network connectivity and you can even choose the power cords, cooler, thermal compound and so on.

Angled view of the CLX Hathor desktop PC, showing internal components including a second compute unit under the main motherboard.

However, the really cool part is that there is a second PC inside the same case, which uses the Intel NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element. This is essentially a mini PC on its own, but it’s small enough to fit inside a full tower case along with the main PC components. The Compute Element is available with up to an Intel Core i9-12900 processor and 64GB of RAM, plus it has its own storage and connectivity, including 10Gb Ethernet and various ports. This is meant to be a supplementary system, which you can use to stream your game while the main machine handles the actual game, for example.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of cooling here, with an AiO liquid cooler and plenty of fans on all sides of the case to keep air moving through the chassis. This should keep both PCs running smoothly, even with all the power packed here. Both systems also use the same power supply, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough power to run everything you load into your setup. The machine is available with up to a 1600W power supply, which should be more than enough.

Of course, putting two computers in one case isn’t cheap. The CLX Hathor starts at a whopping $3,999, which doesn’t include things like a discrete GPU for the primary PC. However, if you have the cash for it, you can check out the CLX Hathor on the company’s website.

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