BFG Launches Phobos Line of Enthusiast Desktops - HotHardware
BFG Launches Phobos Line of Enthusiast Desktops

BFG Launches Phobos Line of Enthusiast Desktops

BFG TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS PHOBOS™ –
STUNNING NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE GAMING/HOME THEATER SYSTEM

Phobos features innovative touch panel LCD with Performance Control, upcoming BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards, Liquid Cooling Solutions from CooIIT, and Intel Core i7 Processors

Lake Forest, IL – January 5, 2009 – BFG Technologies, known as a leading supplier of premium power supplies and 3D graphics cards, is excited to announce its first line of complete gaming and multimedia PCs, called Phobos. These sleek hand-built, high performance machines were designed with the “Graduated Gamer” in mind. This audience is looking for all the performance associated with a high-end gaming system, but none of the hassle related to building and servicing such a system. As a result, Phobos is sold with complementary Concierge Service which includes expert in-home installation and a six month follow up maintenance visit.

“Phobos was designed for gamers and media enthusiasts who demand top of the line performance, but may not have the time, desire, or expertise to build or maintain a high end system,” said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Our Concierge Service ensures our systems meet those high expectations—delivering Unbelievable Performance without monopolizing our customers’ time.”

Phobos is designed with the highest-end components available, featuring the Intel® Core i7 965 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz Processor, two upcoming BFG NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards, and CoolIt® Contained Liquid Cooling Solutions to keep both the GPUs & CPU cool during the fiercest of gaming battles. BFG Tech also outfitted Phobos to serve as a home theater command center by choosing Windows® Vista Ultimate with Media Center, including four hard drive bays, offering RF remote and TV tuner with DVR functionality, a front slot-loading Blu-ray Disc® drive, the option for 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound audio cards, and an integrated iPod®/iPhone® syncing dock.

FULL SPECS BELOW

Phobos is as impressive externally as it is internally, offering Refined Aesthetics and an innovative design. Its sleek black gloss finish and hidden cable management makes Phobos look at home in the living room, next to a flat panel TV and high end audio components. BFG Tech’s ground breaking touch panel LCD with performance control further sets Phobos apart from every other system in its class. The panel provides users with a System Status Overview—a real time snapshot of the processor, memory, network, and storage data. Phobos owners can also make real-time performance adjustments based on desired use (Auto/Quiet/Max), monitor the capacity and health of internal storage devices, display and control audio and video files, and more.

Phobos™ System Specs

Phobos has three conveniently pre-configured high-performance systems that can be used as a starting point:

  • Phobos Performance (from $3,000)
  • Phobos Advanced (from $5,000)
  • Phobos Elite (from $8,000)

Please visit www.bfgsystems.com after January 8, 2009 to see what specific options are available in each version.

‘PHOBOS ELITE’ STANDARD CONFIGURATION*

  • Upcoming BFG NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards (x2 for Quad SLI®)
  • BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 for Dedicated PhysX™ Processing
  • Intel® Core i7 965 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz Processor
  • CoolIt® Contained Liquid Cooling Solution (GPU&CPU)
  • MSI® Eclipse SLI Intel® X58-based Motherboard
  • Patriot® 6GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 4x Western Digital® VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drives
  • Slot Loading Blu-ray® Super Multi Optical Drive
  • BFG LS-1200 1200W High Efficiency Power Supply
  • Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
  • Integrated iPhone®/iPod® syncing dock
  • Unique 8” Interactive Touch Panel LCD
  • In-Home Set Up Included with Every Phobos Purchase

*Based on current configuration at the time of printing. Specifications and available options subject to change. See www.bfgsystems.com for updates.
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Holy gratuitous power, Batman!!!

That looks friggin awesome! I love it when companies take it to a whole new level.

PRs don't make my jaw drop very often, but this is crazy. Those specs and that touchscreen look totally badass. Who doesn't want to play with this RIGHT NOW?!

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That is pretty badass. I wouldn't pay that much money, nor would I ever buy a pre-built Desktop system, but that is one nice looking machine. Very cool.

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If I had unlimited means I'd buy 1 AND build 1 of my own with all the absolute best components... then bench both to see how the 1 I built stacks up.

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8K wow... that is a cool UI though

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drool. I like.

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I was getting ready to scoff at that, but, damn.

I really want that case and slot loading drives.

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I don't know I don't think I could ever settle for a pre-made unit. Especially being that could easily match the components at a better performance level for a lower price.

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I think most of us probably agree with those sentiments, rapid, but that case and touchscreen! You won't be able to match that goodness if you build it yourself. :)

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Also consider that some system builders like Velocity Micro for example, offer on site service in some of their warranty plans. For someone who has little/no experience building/troubleshooting, that is priceless... especially if they paid thousands for the system.

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I wonder what slot loading Blu-ray drive they use...Super Multi sounds like LG. Actually, I didn't realize they made slot loading blu-ray drives.

Cool.

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