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Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan

Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan

The Cross Desk can house E-ATX motherboards and extensive water-cooling systems including two triple 120mm-fan radiators, two further quad 120mm-fan radiators with other specs including mounts for 20 hard disks and 18 SSDs, all in a desk chassis.

UK etailer Scan has today announced that it is offering exclusive UK pre-orders of Red Harbinger's Cross Desk.

We reported last month that the case would be available direct from Red Harbinger albeit for a slightly eye-watering £1,350 once you've factored in shipping. However, it has now disappeared from that site and has popped up on Scan.

The current due date is, sadly, 6th January 2014, so there's unlikely to be any large, extremely heavy and flat presents under your Christmas tree. However, Scan is currently offering this exquisite PC case for £100 less than the previously quoted price, asking £1,250 with free shipping on your entire order. It will also be offering Cross Desk-based systems under its 3XS branding too in the future.

The Cross Desk is inspired by forum user l3p - aka Peter Brands' Mod of the Year-winning desk PC project L3p D3sk, which featured a radiator mounted under the floorboards of his house for chilly coolant temperatures and stunning UV green interior.

Peter teamed up with several other people at Red Harbinger to create a case that could be manufactured and built easily, but still have the same water-cooling prowess as the original L3p project.

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Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan *Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan *Red Harbinger Cross Desk on pre-order at Scan
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It's undoubtedly a large sum for a PC case, but if you factor in the cost of a case such as the Corsair Obsidian 900D or SilverStone TJ11 plus a decent desk, you'll likely be looking at close to half the cost already.

Will you be investing in the Cross Desk? Let us know in the forum.

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Pete J 2nd December 2013, 18:47 Quote
Ohh, very nice! 18 3.5" drive slots - that's a lot of storage! If I wasn't happy with my current desk I'd be looking into it.

On the other hand, I wonder if the frosted glass top can have a smoky, more opaque cover - I wouldn't want all the components with LEDs blinding me whilst I'm using it.
Spreadie 2nd December 2013, 21:46 Quote
Do it in a wood finish and they'll sell three times as many.
Stanley Tweedle 3rd December 2013, 00:09 Quote
You know the next logical step is for computer to be built into the house with liquid cooled radiator providing under-floor heating.
Tattysnuc 3rd December 2013, 09:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
Do it in a wood finish and they'll sell three times as many.

Agreed. A black finish as per my Habitat desk would be better IMO.
veland 3rd December 2013, 09:49 Quote
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You know the next logical step is for computer to be built into the house with liquid cooled radiator providing under-floor heating.

Already done it. When rebuiding my house I put two WC loops in. One in the kitchen floor and the other in the crawlspace under the living room. Only one of them in use (under living room), cooling CPU, MB ang VGA. Currently the water going out from the PC is at 23c and the only sound is the fan on the PSU.
PingCrosby 3rd December 2013, 13:37 Quote
I'm lucky to live in an old decrepit freezing cold house that doesn't even get warm in the summer and don't need any cooling for my PC what so ever, in fact in the winter I just take the side casing off and we all sit round it singing xmas carols and eating mince pies to keep warm (P.S. we only eat the mince pies recommended by your good selves of course)
Spreadie 3rd December 2013, 13:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
I'm lucky to live in an old decrepit freezing cold house that doesn't even get warm in the summer and don't need any cooling for my PC what so ever, in fact in the winter I just take the side casing off and we all sit round it singing xmas carols and eating mince pies to keep warm (P.S. we only eat the mince pies recommended by your good selves of course)
Ah, the old P4 CPU - what sturdy and reliable room heater it is.

Soon to be replaced by the AMD R290x GPU. :p
Kovoet 3rd December 2013, 16:45 Quote
So so tempted
Nexxo 3rd December 2013, 19:53 Quote
£1350,-- is totally worth it. In terms of expansion it's the only PC case you'll ever need to buy.

I wonder when someone is going to do an MNPC Tech style aluminium test bed for mass production.

OK, OK, OK. I'd make a desk a bit more Norman Foster looking, with integral triple monitor stand. I'd have transparent LCD panels mounted under the glass top, with underneath those that nice new adhesive transparent sheet that turns opaque at the flick of a switch (and backlit) so that it can double as transparent top showing the lovely computer innards and as an additional computer screen.

Man, and I haven't even started my current project yet...
PingCrosby 4th December 2013, 15:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
I'm lucky to live in an old decrepit freezing cold house that doesn't even get warm in the summer and don't need any cooling for my PC what so ever, in fact in the winter I just take the side casing off and we all sit round it singing xmas carols and eating mince pies to keep warm (P.S. we only eat the mince pies recommended by your good selves of course)
Ah, the old P4 CPU - what sturdy and reliable room heater it is.

Soon to be replaced by the AMD R290x GPU. :p

Or my HTC One, which is better than any radiator :)
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