You’re not ready for this ‘CNC Machinist Porn’

EK’s water cooling experts attended this year’s Computex with passion, showcasing various versions of PCs at EK Expo (opens in new tab). The standout compilation for me is from the Torsion product line, which features a concept case that EK’s Ana brazenly describes as “CNC machinist porn”. And honestly, it doesn’t go very far.

The construction is impressive enough, with lots of liquid-filled tubes and a front distribution plate serving as both a reservoir and an attractive front for the entire system. Every part of the case, except the front glass panel, is CNC machined, with plenty of room for EK’s Quantum radiators at the back.

There’s an attention to detail here that you’d expect from EK, and it absolutely doesn’t disappoint. The whole thing is amazing to see. It’s the kind of PC that works like a work of art, and I have room in my life for that.

It’s the middle plate that carries the motherboard that stands out as it has CNC-machined slots for the PSU cables. These tracks are situated under the motherboard, so they’re not even something you’d normally see much of, but the slow panning of what this tray looks like is enough to make you wonder what’s possible if you really care about your motherboard cabling. case, something very few of us really care about (opens in new tab).

This aluminum plate is also seriously solid; at 13mm thick in places, this will make the flimsy motherboard tray on your current build cower in fear. As I said, this is a conceptual case, but EK says it will build them. I shudder to think how expensive such a case would be, but I’ll still be interested, even if I absolutely can’t afford it.

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There are a handful of other constructions displayed in the half-hour video and in the EK website (opens in new tab), and they are definitely worth checking out. The wood-themed Lignum case is definitely worth checking out, with the wood-accented water blocks being particularly eye-catching. It’s almost enough to make me think about building a custom loop.

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