iBUYPOWER Brings Core i7-980X Extreme Edition To Paladin Gaming Desktops

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News Posted: Thu, Mar 18 2010 5:50 PM
iBUYPOWER has never been one to get lapped by the other hardcore gamingPC makers, and following up on Core i7-980X related announcements fromall of those other guys, this company has stepped it up by introducingnot one, but four new overclock-ready Paladin systems. Better still,all four feature new Intel six-core processors, and all four can beoverclocked to best performance of the 3.33GHz stock configuration.

As you might expect, the company is offering these Core i7 rigs withthe latest ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards, and you can stuff upwards of12GB of DDR3 RAM in there too. There's 1TB of hard drive space, Blu-raydrives to go around and even optional SSD boot drives if you have extracash to spare. The group also features Windows 7 Ultimate, and thenicest rig promises up to 30% more power than a standard i7-980XExtreme Edition CPU. The new Paladin rigs start at $2159 and beconfigured to fit your needs (or wishes) right now.


iBUYPOWER Launches 4 New Highly Overclockable Paladin Systems – All Featuring New Intel 6 Core Processors

Paladin XLC V3 ships overclocked by as much as 30% and all four models feature free liquid CPU cooling

El Monte, CA – March 18, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator of gaming PCs, is excited to announce four new Paladin gaming systems all powered by the new Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition Processor. The new 6 core processors are extremely overclockable, deliver benchmark shattering performance and allow unmatched multitasking capability.   Gamers need not be concerned with having multiple browsers open, team speak, or MP3s files playing while gaming due to the new processor’s revolutionary hyper-threading technology.

The four new configurations all feature the finest components available, including the newest ATI Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce high-definition video cards, which all support DirectX 11 graphics.  The Paladin F950, F970 and XLC V3 all pack 12GB of DDR3 Memory, provide at least a 1 TB of storage space and a Blu-ray drive.  The fully loaded F970 and XLC V3 also come standard with an 80GB solid state drive and have been upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.  Additionally, like all iBUYPOWER desktop systems, the newest Paladin model all feature free liquid CPU cooling.

Gamers looking to get the most out of their new six core systems can take advantage of the iBUYPOWER Labs’ Power Drive Overclocking Service, which overclocks the CPU by as much as 30% and comes standard on the Paladin XLC V3.  Other innovative iBUYPOWER exclusive products and services include the Harmony Sound Reduction System, the Internal USB Expansion System, and iBUYPOWER’s Specialized Advanced Packaging System with expanding foam inserts to prevent damage during shipping.

The new Paladin systems start at $2,159 and are available now at www.iBUYPOWER.com.

Customers with more specific gaming needs can configure a fully customizable system at www.iBUYPOWER.com. All iBUYPOWER systems also come standard with 1 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.


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rapid1 replied on Thu, Mar 18 2010 5:59 PM

Now thats an interesting looking case isn't it. Either way these processors are just flooding the market, or custom PC makers are flooding the market with systems sporting one anyway. I like the one with the 240mm Radiator. I think I would choose different video cards though as the 285's are outdated really.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Mar 18 2010 6:17 PM

Looks to be concept art. It'll be damned good looking if they can pull it off, though.

It will need a glass swinging door on the front to get those sweet reflections.

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Inspector replied on Thu, Mar 18 2010 6:58 PM

LOL that picture is digitally made right? :) the reflection on it looks like so :P.

I love these specs and these 980x just being all over the news with a beastly build that are fit for them. Go iBUYPOWER! :)

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 1:07 AM

Did any spot where it said that NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 had DirectX 11 suppport?

 

Looks like iBUYPOWER made a mistake there, the GeForce GTX 285 is a DirectX 10 card. Not a DirectX 11 card.

 

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I read the news about custom PC from ibyypower.com and it look like there a lot of hardware to choose to meet your need. Not bad. The custom PC specs is good. I knew it can be over $2,000 or more.

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RyuGTX replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 4:19 AM

If they pull off custom panels for the optical drives, that would be great!

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LockeCPM5 replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 11:44 AM

The image they are using does not look like a photo, it looks like a painting/computer rendered image.

As far as their offerings, I would change the XLC V3 to include 2 Radeon 5870 cards or even one or two Radeon 5890 cards. As it stands it is still a killer system with the Geforce 285 SLI setup, but no DirectX 11 support would make that configuration not very "future proof"

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Inspector replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 12:25 PM

Wait Locke what? Where does I say no directx 11 support?

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Inspector replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 12:28 PM

Opps my bad locke I thought u were refering to the radeon card xD

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realneil replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 2:27 PM

Rapid1: I have an EVGA 2GB GTX-285 card in my little old Core i7-870 and it does wonderful considering how outdated it is. LOL! (think: "smooth as a baby's butt gaming!)

I agree that they should be going with DX-11 Based cards though. New NVIDIA DX-11 cards are due out soon, right? I think that they'll update their configurations at that point.

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realneil replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 3:01 PM

Double Post, sorry folks!

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realneil replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 3:02 PM

Triple post, sorry folks!

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RyuGTX replied on Fri, Mar 19 2010 3:05 PM

realneil:

Rapid1: I have an EVGA 2GB GTX-285 card in my little old Core i7-870 and it does wonderful considering how outdated it is. LOL! (think: "smooth as a baby's butt gaming!)

I agree that they should be going with DX-11 Based cards though. New NVIDIA DX-11 cards are due out soon, right? I think that they'll update their configurations at that point.

 

Yeah, the DX11 cards by Nvidia should be out by the end of March. I'm sure they'll add that option in.

 

As far as the build plan shown on the original post, that is just a suggested one. If you go and customize the Paladin XLC, there are tons of options, including the option to go with 2x Radeon 5870. I picked that and left everything else as default and the price came out to be $4505.

 

 

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Awesome!! These are some mean looking Hot Rods!!

Finally the next generation is here! I have been waiting for someone to star using Blueray drives, I am impressed that it now comes in such a cool looking case to boot. I really like the Sci-Fi designed front panel, it looks like the type of display Spock would use :)

Now they just need to give some of these away in an HH sweepstakes!! Hint..Hint!!

Maybe like ten of them, then ask us to create peer reviews for their selling points campaign...Lets dream shall we:)

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