8Pack has a history of building ridiculous PCs with insane custom loops – if you don’t believe us, just look at the £30,000 Orion X. Over at Computex 2018, we met with 8Pack to see his latest creation, the £10,000 Polaris MK2.
Watch via Vimeo (below) or over on YouTube HERE
While there is undoubtedly some top-notch hardware inside the rig – including the 12-core i9-7820X, an Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme and 2x GTX 1080 Tis – Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry reckons the system is ‘more of a visual revision than anything else’ as the chassis has been changed from the previous Caselabs model to a Lian Li PC-V3000. 8Pack says this gives a ‘smoother and more stylish’ look, which I suppose you would expect for £13,000!
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Nonetheless, however you slice it, this is a monster rig that would not only blitz through games, but also prove to be a productivity powerhouse thanks to the 12 -ore CPU, which has been overclocked to 4.7GHz across all cores. We have to say, the custom watercooling gear – particularly the figure-of-eight plate – also looks absolutely incredible.
The full system spec is as follows:
- ROG Rampage VI Extreme
- Intel i9-7920X
- EKWB and OCUK custom loop (1x quad radiator, 1x triple radiator)
- 2x ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti 11G
- T-Force 8Pack Dark PRO 64GB DDR4 3200
- Samsung 960 PRO NVMe 1TB
- Samsung 850 EVO SATA 1TB
- WD Red Pro SATA HDD 5TB
- SilverStone Strider ST1500
- Lian Li PC-V3000
If you want to buy one of these rigs, head over to Overclockers UK. The spec listed there isn’t quite the same as what we were shown, but the system can be modified upon request.
KitGuru says: The Polaris MK2 is a stunning rig of epic proportions. If you want a killer system that looks as good as it performs, look no further. Be prepared to pay for it, though!