Carbon fiber frame, open chassis and an independent suspension system? It sounds like EVGA is building a race car with these parts, but it’s actually its new pre-built gaming rig. EVGA recently teased the E1, its wildly designed PC with a unique frame design that is equal parts racing car engine and medieval torture stand.
It’s pretty obvious that EVGA was looking to turn its head with E1. Just look at the sleek carbon fiber frame. Look at the crazy steel cable suspension system that holds up the platform where you install the motherboard, GPU, and power supply. We all love to tumble over our PC buildings with its synchronized RGB lighting. After all, this is the reason why virtually all cases today have transparent side panels. But E1 is definitely the next level to showcase your building with its completely open design.
What’s even wilder are the components that EVGA announced that the E1 would be built with. The included graphics card has not even been officially announced yet and the motherboard has not yet hit the market. EVGA even included a limited edition keychain with E1, because why not?
Made to overclock – Along with the futuristic design, EVGA made sure to include the tallest components with the E1. Officially, the company only mentioned that a K | NGP | N graphics card would be included, but the image on the website looks almost exactly like the images that Vince Lucido, the overclocking expert known as K | NGP | N, recently shared Facebook and is believed to be the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K | NGP | N graphics card that has not yet been released.
The rig will feature the Z690 Dark K | NGP | N motherboard, which will most likely fit Intel’s latest Core i9-12900K CPU. EVGA also includes a 1600W titanium power supply with a carbon fiber finish that matches the E1’s frame. You can not buy such a thing and not be obsessed with performance, so the E1 has a closed circuit cooler that has a digital readout and its analog meters that show you the CPU, GPU and overall temperatures. The analog meters are a bit of an old-school design, but they sit on top of an I / O that has the power button, USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, and headphone and microphone jacks.
All components will be suspended in the open carbon-fiber frame, which weighs just 2.76 pounds. I doubt there is a need to lug this building around, but its weight makes it much lighter than the competition.
Light on details – EVGA has only said that its E1 will be extremely limited and only available to EVGA members. The company did not mention any price details or when it will be available, but it is not hard to assume that the E1 will be extremely expensive just to go out of the components alone. Between the top-of-the-line graphics card we haven’t even officially seen yet and its wild patent-pending chassis design, be prepared to amass serious debt just so you can impress your gaming buddies.