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CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

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Playing video games on one of CLX Gaming’s robust custom PCs may ruin lesser PCs, and even consoles, forever.

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CLX Gaming is a custom system integrator focused on PC gamers who want to design their own computers rather than build one themselves.

The CLX website has an in-depth interface that allows you to customize your rig in all sorts of ways.

It feels a bit like a video game character creator, and while this is standard for PC-building services, CLX’s is rather stylish.


Choosing parts can be tremendously difficult if you don’t understand PC components, but thankfully, CLX builds are modular so you can buy one pre-assembled and upgrade later.


CLX draws inspiration from Egyptian mythology, so many of the product families are named after gods like Ra, Horus, Osiris, and Anubis.

Every PC gets shipped in a massive wooden crate like it’s some kind of ancient artifact, which enhances the vibe.

We tested a recommended Horus build for several months. The performance was phenomenal.

Highlights of this build include:

  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz Octa-Core
  • Motherboard: ASRock B550M Pro4/ac - Micro ATX

NVIDIA’s DLSS AI rendering software boosts framerates dramatically without compromising image quality.

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A real highlight of our experience was playing the Back 4 Blood beta on the Horus.

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Rushing into battle in Chivalry II was also brilliant. Despite the occasional connectivity issues, gameplay ran smoothly.


The Horus could easily handle Call of Duty: Warzone at max settings, along with anything else thrown its way.

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CLX began incorporating 11th Gen Intel Core processors in March 2021, and the processing power really shows with the following:

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  • PCIe Gen 4 supports the latest discrete graphics cards and other PCIe devices
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6/6E technology automatically prioritizes play on busy networks
  • Thunderbolt 4 technology brings fast connectivity to monitors and other peripherals
  • Intel Optane memory launches games and loads levels faster than ever before

The PCs themselves are also a real work of art.

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Perhaps the greatest benefit of using CLX rather than building your own PC is how much better the company is at assembling it.

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Everything is neatly packed behind a glass door with tightly bound wires. Dynamic RGB lighting makes the final product look mesmerizing.

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The internal Aura RGB LED lighting is perhaps the best part.

Head over to to build a PC.

The cheapest pre-configured PCs start at $600 and top out at around $6,000.

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