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iBuyPower unveils Chimera 2 gaming desktop

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on November 19th, 2009

ibuypowerchimera2-sgGaming PCs tend to have some common features. The things are usually much more expensive than your average computer and they are crammed with high-performance hardware. iBuyPower is a boutique gaming PC maker that has some very cool machines and today it unveiled the Chimera 2 gaming PC.

The most notable thing visually about the computer is the four surface wrap around paint job with flames and a dragon motif. The machine can be had with several different CPU options including Intel Core i7 and i5 CPUs or AMD Phenom II parts. Several video card options are available as well.

Maingear Shift gets ATI HD5970 power

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2009

maingearshift-sbEarlier this month Maingear rolled out its Shift personal supercomputer and it was pretty impressive. With the ATI HD 5970, going live today it’s natural for us to see some new gaming desktops that offer the card inside and the Shift is one of those machines.

Maingear is offering the Shift with both single HD 5970 and dual HD 5970 configurations. The dual 5970 configuration promises 10 teraflops of visual compute power. That is a lot of graphics oomph and should make mincemeat of your favorite video game.

iBuyPower unveils hot Chimera Killer Special Edition gaming PC

Posted in iBuyPower by Shane McGlaun on August 7th, 2009

chimerakiller-sbI am a big PC gaming enthusiast and my gaming PC has more money in it than some people spend on their first cars. It’s worth it to me to get good frame rates and enjoy my hobby. If you are a big PC gamer and don’t want to spend big bucks on a gaming machine, iBuyPower has a couple new offerings that are reasonably priced.

The company has introduced AMD and Intel flavors of its slick Chimera Killer Special Edition gaming PC. Both versions of the system feature the Killer Xeno Pro gamign network card. The Intel machine sells for $1899 and features a Core i7 920 CPU, 6GB of RAM, an Asus P6T mainboard, and 750GB of storage. The machine also sports a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 video cards.

Voodoo’s new Omen looks good, costs a ton

Posted in Voodoo by Shane McGlaun on June 10th, 2008

Voodoo OmenComputers and cars have a lot in common when it comes to speed and performance. Namely the faster you want to go, the more money the machines will cost you. Voodoo computers announced a new Omen gaming PC today that is everything you expect form a high-end gaming machine—fast and expensive.

The new Omen isn’t even available to the masses, at least not at first. You can only get the machine by invitation sent to previous buyers of Voodoo systems. Even if you get an invitation to buy one of the shiny rigs you better come with deep pockets—the new Omen will set you back at least $7000.

Alienware updates and re-launches Area-51 ALX desktop

Posted in Alienware by Shane McGlaun on May 23rd, 2008

Alienware Area-51 ALX DesktopWhen it comes to Alienware one of the first things that always jumps to my mind are seriously expensive computers. For the computer gamers out there that just don’t want to bother with building their own gaming rigs, Alienware has been a popular alternative—so long as the budget allows.

We took a look at the ALX desktop in March when it was first offered with quad graphics. Alienware announced today that it has updated its Area-51 ALX desktop and was re-launching the line. The centerpiece of the updated rig is the availability of the industry’s first overclocked Intel QX9770 running stable at 4GHz available direct from the maker.