iBuyPower to Start Shipping Systems to a Best Buy Near You - HotHardware
iBuyPower to Start Shipping Systems to a Best Buy Near You

iBuyPower to Start Shipping Systems to a Best Buy Near You

Boutique system builder iBuyPower and mega electronics chain Best Buy have inked to a deal to become BFFs and give the former more mainstream exposure and the latter a bit of street cred. Or in other words, Best Buy is now carrying custom built high-performance gaming systems from iBuyPower, including the immediate availability of no less than 23 systems.

"Partnering with Best Buy has been a longtime goal and marks a significant milestone in our company’s history," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBuyPower. “This partnership aligns iBuyPower with Best Buy, the premiere consumer electronics retailer in North America."

You'll find iBuyPower systems ranging in price from $500 to $1,430. As it currently stands, iBuyPower offers more gaming rigs at Best Buy than any other manufacturer, including six configurations based on the company's Chimera 4 line, all of which feature a fiery case design.

All 23 system configurations can be found online at BestBuy.com. The most expensive is the Gamer Supreme ($1,430), which includes an Intel Core i7 2600K processor, 16GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM), GeForce GTX 570 graphics card, liquid cooling, 12-in-1 media card reader, DVD burner, GbE LAN, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, half a dozen USB 3.0 ports, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, all wrapped in a fiery case.
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This is interesting and I would say upsetting to a point for me personally. Several years ago I worked on a crew to refurb a local Walmart. When it finished and I did not feel like going back on the road I worked there for about 6 months in the electronics department while I was looking for another job. During this time I suggested to my manager as well as following that someone in development for Walmart about them offering an internet retail division specifically targeted at computers and peripherals. As a reasoning point I pointed out online mega retailers Newegg and TigerDirect and that type of retail model. I know it was submitted to development within Walmart. However; I also know that previous manager, is probably now in jail for CC fraud from what I have heard when I talked to people who worked there with me. The crazy part is the distributors, Cyberpower is privately owned, but iBuyPower has always been rumored to be a part of the NewEgg parent company, and the coincidence is really to valid to deny.

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