Some say all good things must come to an end. iBuyPower
all good things must lead to another good thing. A year after
introducing the highly portable LAN Warrior gaming PC
perfect for LAN parties, obviously), the company is issuing the all-new
LAN Warrior II. A lot has happened in the CPU, GPU and storage areas
since the original was launched, so let's take a look at what new
hardware is involved here.
For starters, the portable nature is still here. It's larger than one
of those Shuttle XPC units, but the Micro-ATX chassis means that it's
still portable enough to wrap underneath a single arm and skip into a
LAN party. Beneath the hood (an NZXT
Vulcan case), there's an Intel
Core i7 CPU, up to a pair of ATI Radeon HD 5970 or NVIDIA's GTX 480,
Windows 7 (64-bit), up to 24GB of RAM, up to four 3.5" hard drives,
room for two 5.25" optical drives, a 1200W full-ATX power supply,
optional 12-in-1 card reader and a carry handle. The entire machine
measures 16" x 7" x 16.6" with said handle, and it starts at $999 with
a 3-year limited warranty. It's available to order now, and with specs
like this, you should be square at every LAN party you attend from now
until...well, until the LAN Warrior III lands in the Spring of 2011.
iBUYPOWER Launches LAN Warrior II – Powerful Second Generation µATX Form Factor PC Comes Locked and Loaded for LAN Party Battles
Core-i7 powered LAN Warrior has room for 2 Full-length video cards and up to 24GB of DDR 3 Memory is housed in the highly acclaimed NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Chassis
El Monte, CA – May 14, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the new
LAN Warrior II µATX form factor PC. The LAN Warrior II is 40% smaller than most full tower desktops, but don’t
let its modest footprint fool you, it packs quite a punch. The battle ready LAN Warrior II comes fully loaded with
an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 2 ATI Radeon HD 5970 or 2 NVIDIA GTX 480 graphics cards in CrossfireX or SLI
mode, and has room for up to 24 GB of DDR3 Memory.
Coming just over a year after the original PC Gamer Editor’s Choice-winning LAN Warrior, the second-generation
LAN Warrior is the most powerful µATX gaming system in existence, offering enough cooling, space, and power
to stand toe-to-toe with any full-size desktop system, while maintaining a small footprint and boasting advanced
“LAN party gamers demand more power than a notebook can deliver but disconnecting and shipping a full tower
desktop to an event is a difficult and clumsy endeavor,“ said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “The LAN
Warrior II provides gamers with a more portable solution and is ready to take on any full sized system.”
The LAN Warrior II is housed in the portable new NZXT Vulcan case, which features a durable non-slip finished
top handle. The spacious Vulcan offers gamers superior cooling options with room for up to 3x 120mm, 1x
200mm, 1x 92mm fans and dual external water cooling cutouts. The LAN Warrior II launches with a full set of
available air-cooling options, with a customized Liquid cooling unit to be available soon. The enclosure’s 2x
USB, E SATA, Audio + Mic ports are all continently located and easily accessible on the enclosure’s top panel.
The Vulcan is also available with internal LED lighting for night ops.
The LAN Warrior II starts at $999 and is available now exclusively at www.iBUYPOWER.com. iBUYPOWER
systems come standard with 3 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.