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Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order

After a long design and development period, a full retail version of forum-member Peter Brands' (l3p) desk PC has finally been made available for pre-order in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.

The desk is based on Brands' Mod Of The Year winning desk PC, the aptly titled l3p desk. After winning the award Brands and six other compatriots set about creating a commercially viable desk PC case design, a process which was also logged on the forums. The result is a company called Red Harbinger, and its first product called simply the Cross.

Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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The design consists of a powder-coated metal desk into which is mounted space to fit two PCs, with two motherboard mounts (via a forthcoming Dual PC upgrade kit) along with loads of drive bays and space for other components, plus a plethora of ventilation grilles cut into the sides. This is all topped with scratch-resistant glass for easy viewing of your PC.

The cost? Well in the US the desk is on offer for $1,699, with those of us in Europe seeing a $390 flat rate shipping charge added on top bringing the total to $2,089 or around £1,350. Given some top-end PC cases retail for over £400 and a well made desk will be just as much, the price isn't unreasonable for what you're getting.

Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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We've seen a few instances of community-designed products making the leap from custom-made to mass-manufactured. And given the interest surrounding Brands' original desk design, it's no surprise that his L3p desk was snapped up with the promise of a retail version soon after.

Take a look at the full specs below as well as the gallery and don't forget to let us know your thoughts in the forum. All we can say is WANT.

Specifications
  • Material: Steel and Aluminum, Powder Coated

  • PSUMount: 1 standard

  • Max PSU Mounts: 2*

  • Motherboard Compatibility: mITX, ITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX†, XL-ATX†, SSI-EEB†, HPTX†

  • Standard Expansion Slots: 8, 10†

  • Maximum Expansion Slots: 8+8*, 10†+8*

  • 5.25” Drive Bays: 4 (2x2)

  • 3.5” Drive Locations: 8 (left side) + 12 (right side)

  • 2.5” Drive Locations: 6 (right side) + 12 (center, hidden)

  • Glass Type: Scratch Resistant, Tempered with Frosted Border, 10mm

  • Front Ports: USB 3.0 x 2, Audio, Mic, 22mm Power and Switch x 2

  • Max Front Ports: USB 3.0 x 4, Audio x 2, Mic x 2, 22mm Power and Switch x 4*

  • Cooling Fan Locations: 120mm x 3 (left), 120mm x 3 (right), 120mm x 8 (back)

  • Physical Dimensions (L x W x H): 59.1” x 28.6” x 30.1” (1502mm x 726mm x 765mm)

  • FEATURES:

  • Max GPU Length: 300mm standard (480mm with drive cage removed), 480mm†

  • Max CPU Cooler Height: 153mm

  • Covered Back PSU/Cooling Compartment

  • Optional Interior Leg-Mounted Shelving

  • Optional Interior Leg Mounted Headset Mount

  • Modular Tray System allows for conversion to Single/Dual/HPTX

  • Hollow Legs and Body Frame for optimal cable management and lighting.

  • Bottom Access Panels for cable management

  • Hidden Center Bridge compartment for 2.5” drives

*available with the Dual PC upgrade kit (available very soon)
†available with the XL-Motherboard Kit (available very soon)


Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order Red Harbinger Cross PC Desk available to pre-order
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