There are a plethora of car enthusiasts out there who want one thing, and one thing only—power. More power often equates to better performance and speed. Blistering zero-to-60 times and 200-plus-mph top speeds can make a gaggle of speed demons melt like butter on a warm pancake. There’s another aspect of life outside transportation that draws equally passionate speed demons—computers. And sometimes, interest in cars and computers intersect, such as they do for Matt Herman, a C7 Corvette owner who built a Corvette-themed PC that requires its own radiator.
While Herman has a 700-horsepower, supercharged Corvette in his garage, he now has a computer in his office that he claims is in the top one percent of all high-end desktop computers—in the world. That’s a bold claim, but you wouldn’t doubt his claim look at the specs. Beefy parts include Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, MSI X399 MEG Creation motherboard, 32 gigabytes of G.Skill Flare-X F4-3200 C14 memory, and much more. Onboard storage includes two 512-GB hard drives and one one-terabyte hard drive.
The computer also features a water cooling system to keep the PC from overheating. Much like adding a supercharger to his Corvette for more power, Herman overclocked his PC, which allows the components to operate beyond their original specifications. However, overclocking a computer requires more power, and that additional power generations heat. An easy way to keep all the components cool is to add a cooling system that goes far beyond a few chintzy cooling fans. Herman rigged his computer with a water cooling system that required a reservoir, radiators, fans, and carbon-fiber tubing to route the water through the PC.
The build is insane. The computer is massive, and unlucky anything we’ve ever seen before. Herman not only painted it white to match his Corvette, but he also added a Corvette and Supercharged badge along with the Corvette emblem, too. Herman chronicled his build here if you wanted to follow in his footsteps and build an equally powerful computer. Just use it for more than Facebook and cat videos.