Maingear announces new gaming desktops with Core i9-12900KS

With the Intel Core i9-12900KS launch date fast approaching, Intel’s partners are preparing to add the new CPU to their pre-built desktops. Maingear is one of the first to announce the integration, with 12900KS coming to three of its current desktop configurations: VYBE, RUSH, and R1 Razer Edition. The 12900KS will serve as the most powerful Intel CPU configuration for each of these pre-built desktops.

The Vybe series is Maingear’s cheapest pre-built CPU for the new Special Edition. It’s built around a mid-tower ATX case that features a tempered glass side panel and offers options for air cooling, all-in-one liquid coolers, and a custom loop option. Starting price for the Vybe is $1599 for the base spec (excluding the 12900KS).

The R1 Razer Edition takes this a step further, featuring a Tomahawk A1 ATX mid-tower case with a Razer-themed tempered glass design that is RGB-illuminated on the bottom. If you like Razer’s green color theme, this is the desktop for you. However, there is no custom loop option with this pre-made one. The only options are air cooling or an AIO water cooler for the CPU. The starting price for the R1 Razer Edition is $1,699 (again, without the 12900KS).

Maingear Rush

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The Rush desktop is Maingears’ most extravagant configuration of the three that will feature the 12900KS. Based on a Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL E-ATX full tower case, tempered glass is everywhere, with options for tons of additional RGB case fans. Options for this pre-built cooler include your typical air cooling as well as an AIO liquid cooler, but also an option for a complex custom loop configuration that comes with a large distributor plate on the front of the case for everyone to see. The starting price for the Rush is $2,299 (excluding 12900KS).