Razer has been talking about modular gaming PCs with streamlined interchangeable parts for years. Now, after various concepts, CES reveals, and standard PC cases with associated branding, the company is actually selling a pre-built desktop PC for the first time.
Tomahawk is the final version of what we saw at CES 2020 back in January. It’s a simple case design with two PCIe slots: one for a full-size GPU and one for an Intel NUC Element card that contains CPU, RAM, storage and basically everything else you need for a functional PC.
The NUC module includes a 45W Core i9-9980HP Coffee Lake processor, 1
Tomahawk has room for a full-size GPU of up to 320 x 140 mm, and it is an option to order it with an Nvidia GTX 3080 Founders Edition pre-installed. 210 mm x 365 mm x 150 mm metal chassis has a capacity of 10 liters, comes with 750 W PSU and uses active cooling. There are 4 USB-A 3.2 ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 Razer says that the small size is designed to take to tournaments and LAN parties or just free up desktop space.
You really have to appreciate these features for Tomahawk to be worth it, because it’s not surprising that it does not get cheap. Razer has priced it at $ 2400 for the base model without a discrete GPU or $ 3200 with a GTX 3080; Pre-orders have opened in the US, but it is currently listed as sold out.