For the most part, computers haven’t changed much. Some might have different cooling systems, and some may be full of RGB lights and have glass displays. Of course, the specs, speeds, efficiency, and cooling systems get better, but not much innovation is focused on the design of the tower itself.
As the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) just revealed, that’s about to change, and now you can get computers that aren’t just basic towers. One of the most notable is the computer shaped like an RGB lit-up shark!
What Is It?
The shark computer is from Cooling Systems, and it’s called Shark X. This isn’t just an empty case that you fill with your own parts. It comes fully loaded with everything you need to get started right away.
This can be a disappointment for those who want to deck the shark out with their own products, but it’s a relief for gamers who want everything already set up or don’t quite know what they want to do with their system yet. Since it features pretty high-quality products as well, it can be an improvement for many gamers that are a few generations behind on their GPUs.
It also has a bit of space so that upgrades or changes down the line are possible. That way, if you want to keep the cool shark design even as your PC gets some big upgrades, you can.
While many designs released during CES are no more than faint concepts or ideas, Shark X brought excitement to viewers when they realized this is more than just a concept.
The shark design is based on the Leviathan Mod by Inony. Though it looks top-heavy, the stand is designed to be stable and balanced, so it stays in place even with occasional bumps.
It’s expected to be released by the end of 2023.
What Are the Specs?
The Shark X has some pretty impressive graphics to match the shape. It will come equipped with an Intel Core i9-12900k or AMD Ryzen 9 5950x. It can handle a GPU up to the GeForce RTX 4090 GPU or GPUs up to 335mm long. It also contains a mini ITX PC.
Despite its unique shape, it also includes a liquid cooling system and can handle the pressure of some intense games without a struggle. There is also an SFX power supply and a Wi-Fi antenna located in the back fin. There isn’t any information yet on the RAM that will be available.
What Other Concepts Were Released?
While the shark console is cool, it wasn’t the only neat thing released during CES, specifically by Cooler Master. In addition to a shark-shaped computer, there’s also the Sneaker X. As the name suggests, the Sneaker X is shaped like a sneaker.
While it has about the same hardware, the GPU can’t be upgraded beyond the RTX 3080 Ti. because there isn’t enough space in the case. It supports up to a 360mm AIO cooler radiator that goes on the bottom of the case and can keep things cool without any bubbles.
Like the Shark X, the Sneaker X should be released sometime in late 2023. The Sneaker X design was released in previous years, but the official release date was pushed back.
There’s also the Cooling X. This one isn’t as amazing as the others, as it looks like a standard tower. However, it’s a smaller version of a tower, so it delivers high performance in a compact package. It uses water cooling and aluminum sides to vent heat.
Cooler Master also released some workstations, such as the ORB X, which is a workstation that surrounds you. Unfortunately, this one is well outside most people’s price range, at $15,000 MSRP. But it does look good and can be on every gamer’s dream wishlist. They offer a 27-inch to 57-inch monitor screen so you can find the perfect size for you. There is also a charging pad on the desk so that you can charge your devices while gaming.
Finally, there’s the Dyn X. This is designed mostly for gamers, featuring three adjustable screens that go from peripheral to peripheral. You can also change your preferences for distance to the pedals and wheels and driver cockpits.
All of the systems are decked out in RGB lights, so you can feel like a true gamer, and with a lot of stuff becoming more compact in the towers or gaming systems, your wiring setup can look a little nicer too.
While all this is amazing, it doesn’t allow you to play on the go. Even the tiny Cooling X is made to be stationary. So when you’re traveling for work and using a car service in Washington DC, you’ll have to settle for a standard gaming laptop for now.