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Aftershock's Explorer desktop comes with custom liquid-cooling by default

By Koh Wanzi - on 23 May 2019, 10:51am

Aftershock's Explorer desktop comes with custom liquid-cooling by default

Aftershock Explorer

Aftershock has announced the Explorer, its new desktop flagship that will feature a custom open-loop liquid-cooling setup by default. This approach is a first for the company, as you can still get the Ultracore with regular air-cooling. 

The Explorer is a super high-end system that boasts hand-made hardline tubing in either clear acrylic or chrome metal, so you definitely want to put this somewhere you can show it off. To help with this, the Explorer uses Thermaltake's open-concept Core P3 chassis, featuring clear tempered glass side panels and an open-air design that displays your hardware in its full glory. The case can be wall-mounted as well, you know, in case you want to show it off like an art piece. 

The chrome metal tubing is the more premium option, and it comes with a digital LCD display for monitoring temperatures and a flow meter.

Aftershock will also let you configure it with up to two SSDs and two HDDs, so there's plenty of storage to go around. In fact, there's support for up to 1TB SSDs and massive 4TB HDDs for the creative types who need to store super large files on their PC. 

Image Source: Aftershock

The configuration page lists additional options for fans as well, and you can pick between the standard, non-RGB fans, Aftershock's S1 RGB Spectra, and NZXT's Aer RGB 2. On top of that, Aftershock is offering custom cable sleeves to help you complete your look. You can pick from a selection of custom sleeves, which includes really bright colors like neon yellow, crimson red, deep blue, and toxic green. 

Of course, you'll want a sufficiently powerful PSU to drive the system if you choose to opt for top specifications for everything. The highest wattage unit Aftershock is offering right now is a FSP 1200W 80+ Platinum PSU, but there are choices of smaller 850W and 650W units as well. 

Finally, here's an overview of the specifications:

  • Intel Core i9-9900K with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
  • ASRock Z390 Extreme4
  • Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD + Toshiba 2TB HDD
  • Windows 10 Home

The above will cost you S$5,254, after selecting options for the chrome tubing, 850W PSU, Aftershock S1 fans, and custom sleeving. 

You can opt for a more modest Core i7-8700K processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 if you want to keep costs down, but that's about as low as Aftershock will let you go on its configuration page, and the Explorer really isn't a system that you want to be cutting corners on anyway. 

The Explorer starts at S$3,300 with acrylic hardline tubing and is available to buy now.

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