Hardcore PC enthusiasts may argue that "building your own" gaming rig
is the only real way to go, but for those without enough spare
time/know how or the patience to deal with their own troubles in the
future, there's Maingear
. A lesser-known PC maker compared to the likes
of HP/Dell, this outfit is notorious for keeping up with technological
changes in CPUs and GPUs and always providing the latest and greatest
for those with the cash.
The company's latest lineup is the 'Power of 3,' which is comprised of
the X-Cube, Prelude 2, and F131 systems. All of 'em can be equipped
with NVIDIA GeForce graphics, an Intel Core i7 CPU and the P55 chipset,
which means the whole lot is more than ready to do battle with whatever
title you throw at it. The whole 'Power of 3' thing is actually an
NVIDIA idea, which configures a machine for "extreme performance" by
enabling synergy between the motherboard, GPU (PhysX), CUDA, an OpenCL
processor and DVD upscaling.
All three of these systems are available now, and while they start at
just $1239, you can add parts until your heart is content and your
wallet is screaming 'Uncle!'
MAINGEAR Debuts “Power of 3” Gaming PC Series
Specialized X-Cube, Prelude 2, and F131systems deliver rich gaming performance with NVIDIA GeForce graphics, Intel Core i7 processor, and P55 Chipset
Union, New Jersey – October 6, 2009 – MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, is excited to announce a special edition series of gaming PCs that fully embrace NVIDIA’s Power of 3 configuration optimized for extreme performance. By adopting this approach MAINGEAR recognizes that PC performance is more than simply a function of the processor, but rather a synergy between components including the motherboard, GPU, a dedicated PhysX, game-changing peripherals like 3D Vision, a dedicated PhysiX, CUDA, a OpenCL processor allowing to off-load CPU Intensive tastks like video transcoding, DVD upscaling, and PhysX calculations for ultra-realistic gaming.
“MAINGEAR strives to bring integration innovation to the performance PC market,” says Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR Computers. “NVIDIA's Power of 3 brings together cutting edge technology for the ultimate in high performance computing. Together with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors and the P55 chipset, NVIDIA's wide-range of homogenous computing technologies enable a wide range of CPU-offloading capabilities to accelerate the most popular software titles available today.”
NVIDIA's Power of 3 can be found on special configurations of MAINGEAR's award-winning X-CUBE, F131, and Prelude 2 custom computers. From small and powerful, to budget-minded, to just flat-out powerful, MAINGEAR and NVIDIA enable the Power of 3 on a wide-range of high performance custom computers – all built and supported here in the United States.
“The Power of 3 helps our customers build balanced PCs for gaming,” said Tom Petersen, Director of Technical Marketing at NVIDIA. “This is one of the best ways to get amazing gaming with PhysX and SLI. It’s great to see MAINGEAR bring this to their customers.”
For more information, please visit http://www.maingear.com/promo/nvidia/powerof3/
MAINGEAR is the premier high performance systems integrator in North America. MAINGEAR custom builds gaming, home office, mobile, multimedia, small business and 3D workstation solutions of the highest quality, which have won them many editors’ choice awards in every major computer publication such as C-Net, [H]ard|OCP, Maximum PC, CPU Magazine, etc. For more information on MAINGEAR, please visit www.maingear.com or call, toll-free, (888)624-6432.