Overdrive PC Lives, Under Velocity Micro’s Umbrella

Overdrive PC Lives, Under Velocity Micro’s Umbrella

Velocity Micro acquired Overdrive PC a few years ago, and today it relaunched the brand with the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX, a machine designed for high-end performance and looks; indeed, Velocity Micro bills it as an “extreme luxury” system. The BigBlock.GTX is built on an ASUS Rampage Extreme IV motherboard and runs a six-core Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition Processor that has been “Hyperclocked” up to 4.6GHz.

The speedy CPU is complemented nicely by three-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680s, 32GB of quad-channel memory, and a pair of 240GB Intel 520 Series SSDs (backed with a 2TB storage drive). There’s a 1500W PSU supplying all those power hungry components, and Windows 7 Ultimate is the OS of choice.



Monster specs and Hyperclocking prowess aside, the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX’s other big selling points are design and support. To those ends, the rig comes wrapped in a black or silver all-aluminum chassis and boasts custom fans and automotive-quality paint jobs, and lifetime US-based phone support comes standard.

Luxurious performance doesn’t come cheap, though; configurations start at $7,999. Maybe we could have it for Christmas, if we’re really good all year, and all the grandparents go in on it with mom and dad?



Velocity Micro Relaunches Overdrive PC Brand
Overdrive BigBlock.GTX Becomes the Premium Option in Velocity Micro’s Line of Ultra-Performance Gaming Desktops

Richmond, VA — June 12, 2012 —Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets announces the relaunch of the Overdrive PC™ brand with the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX. Powered by only the very latest and most powerful pre-qualified parts, the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX is the new benchmark for extreme speed and luxury in a desktop PC, continuing an ultra-performance desktop legacy that dates back to 2003. With the relaunch of Overdrive PC, Velocity Micro has the most appealing extreme performance desktop option on the market—one of the most powerful, benchmark crushing gaming PCs that money can buy, supported by Velocity Micro’s US-based customer care.

“We’re always looking for new ways to revolutionize the desktop PC through our meticulous engineering to create a truly mind blowing customer experience. With the Overdrive brand, we’re able to continue to push that envelope,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “By giving our customers this extreme luxury option, the new Overdrive PC rounds out our line of ultra-performance desktops perfectly.”

Acquired by Velocity Micro in 2007, Overdrive PC has always represented the pinnacle of desktop performance, pillared by Hyperclocking, a trademarked form of overclocking that yields faster clock speeds and unparalleled reliability at lower thermals than traditional methods. Along with a six-core Intel® Core® i7 3960X Extreme Edition Processor Hyperclocked™ to 4.6GHz, the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX features include:

· Asus® Rampage IV Extreme motherboard
· 1500W Power Supply
· 32GB Quad Channel Premium Memory
· 3 x NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 680 Graphics in Tri-SLI
· 2 x Intel® 520 Series 240GB SSD
· 2TB Storage Hard Drive
· Windows® 7 Ultimate
· 100% aluminum chassis with custom fans
· Automotive quality paint options mirroring premier sports cars from Bugatti®, Ferrari®, and BMW®
· Lifetime US-based phone support
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Looks like a bad-adz PC.

It's a tad pricey though,........

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doubt that Overdrive PC will ever be the company it once was! i think its cool that Velocity Micro brought the name back out into the mainstream, however, what you wont find on the inside is the wizardry wiring that used to be in place from the original bad boys of Jody and Mario

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Eight large for a desktop ? Without water-cooling ? Sounds a bit steep, but I'd really like to see HH do a test which concentrated on performance, ventilation, and noise - you needn't, however, devote too much effort to the «[a ]utomotive quality paint options»....

Henri

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Thanks, eunola, for the headsup ! I should have checked the net before posting, but when I saw the passage to the effect that

the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX features include:

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· 100% aluminum chassis with custom fans

but where water-cooling wasn't mentioned with a word, I drew the (obviously false) conclusion that it had been omitted from this pricey (and, I suspect, rather warm) box. In any event, I do hope we can look forward to a detailed HH test...

Henri

 

PS : Have to confess to a certain degree of sympathy for your grandfather's point of view....

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