Corsair Dominator Platinum SE Torque - Bengal Rig Update 4

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Bengal Rig Update 4

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Those of you who've been following along with my glacier-like upgrade progress will know that there are a few things on the list that I need to eventually get up and running. Corsair ML fans to give a little extra cooling performance in the summer months whilst also taking advantage of their lighting potential. I'd also like to consolidate all my tiny SSDs into two or three huge ones, if only to make the cables a little neater. And, of course, with a 144Hz 1440P monitor my wheezy old GTX980Ti is desperately over-worked and so a 1080Ti is, like most people I guess, on the menu somewhere.

Today's upgrade though was something that I wasn't expecting, and wasn't high on the agenda, but like all the best things once it appeared you realise what a huge improvement it is. Any fool can dream of a particular build, but the ones that really stick with you are the ones that come out of left field and significantly benefit you. Much like the best christmas presents are that thing you said you wanted but had forgotten about, or even something you didn't know existed but fits perfectly into your list of likes.

Into the office the other day we got the latest Special Edition of the Corsair Dominator Platinum RAM kits. There have been all-black ones, and chrome ones, but the most recent Corsair release is the Torque, a 3200 MHz 32GB DDR4 kit which apes the tarnished chrome, oil puddle rainbow effect that is so beloved of saturday night cruisers and drag racers alike. With a black heatspreader, orange fins highlighted with white LEDs and the Torque bar which has a white light bar at the top. As with all Corsair modules, and particularly their Dominator Platinum ones, the build quality and component choice is exceptional. It feels like a seriously high-end item in your hand, and works perfectly out of the box. Of particular benefit to those of you who like to play in your BIOS, the Special Edition modules here are 3200 MHz by default but Corsair get as close as they possibly can to guaranteeing you should be able to run 3600 MHz without issue.

It looks very nice in its stock form as you can see from the photograph at the bottom of the page, but the moment we saw the combination of a black heatspreader with orange lettering, and the orange fins, it was clear that with a little adjustment it would be perfect for the Bengal Rig.

Click on and see what that modification is (which only works if we all pretend it isn't clear from the image at the top of the page, so pretend dear reader, pretend).

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Most Recent Comments

18-05-2017, 11:40:04


:O Needs a spring cleaning by the looks of it Thomas :PQuote

18-05-2017, 12:23:40

They do look nice and lush with that build that's for sureQuote

18-05-2017, 12:43:45

It's not Tom's rig it's VBs.

Nice going man. They look great in there Quote

18-05-2017, 12:46:46

Originally Posted by SuB View Post

:O Needs a spring cleaning by the looks of it Thomas :P
I think I'd have a break down with that much dust in my rig, Mine gets a blast of air, Brush of an anti-static brush and a vacuum once a week Quote

18-05-2017, 14:14:49

Yeah I know it's dusty as all hell. The trouble with banging away at content for you guys all the hours I'm awake is that the few moments of time I have got in front of my rig to do what I want, I tend to want to game rather than dust

Plus whenever you're in the "middle of the build" stage it's always easier to leave it dusty and then clean it up once the spec has been finalised. There is a curious psychological barrier to overcome. By dusting and going all out on cable management I'd be accepting this is my finished system. Whereas by leaving it slightly in a state that annoys the OCD people, I'm still in the denial stage

PS - Don't worry Andy, judging from the forums I think 99% of the members here don't realise that anyone other than Tom does anything.Quote

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