iBuyPower Builds Three New Systems Around AMD's New Radeon Graphics Cards

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News Posted: Wed, Apr 20 2011 4:33 PM
It didn't take boutique system iBuyPower long to pounce on AMD's recently released Radeon HD 6450, HD 6570, and HD 6670 graphics cards (see our evaluation of the latter two here) . These are entry-level graphics cards intended for OEMs, and iBuyPower is putting them to good use by building a trio of affordable gaming rigs around them.

"We build systems for gamers of all levels and budgets," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBuyPower. "These new AMD Radeon graphics cards deliver the total package, providing a great balance of value and performance."


Gamer Mage D245 / Gamer Fire 580

For game players on a strict budget, iBuyPower is selling its Gamer Mage D245 starting at $499. The fist-full of Benjamins buys an NZXT Gamma gaming case, liquid cooled AMD Athlon II X2 260 dual-core processor, 4GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Radeon HD 6450 graphics card, Asus M4A87T motherboard, 500GB hard drive, 24X DVD burner, 12-in-1 media card reader, 450W PSU, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.


2011 Mage

If you have a little more coin to spare, the 2011 Mage kicks things up a notch with a Radeon HD 6570 graphics card, 640GB hard drive, and Xion Echo gaming case for $559.

Finally, there's the higher end (yet still affordable) Gamer Fire 580 starting at $849. That investment upgrades you to a quad-core Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor, AMD Radeon 6670 graphics card, 1TB hard drive, and 700W power supply.

All three systems are available now.
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rapid1 replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 5:54 PM

I really like that MAGE case, of course you cannot tell how big it is really, but I'd say that is a mid tower on the smaller size seeing as it looks 4 to 5 inches bigger than a 19" monitor.

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$499 for a liquid cooled system is a pretty good value I would think. But in all honesty I would stay away from these entry/mid level graphics cards.

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 7:29 AM

Does any one else think that the NZXT Gamma case looks like the front of a old arcade console? Not that that's a bad thing, just saying.

Spent many hours (and a lot of quarters) at those old games. I remember when Space Invaders first came out, and when Asteroids was the hot game.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 12:34 PM

Yeah CDtter it does in a miniaturized way just imagine a wall behind it a screen on it and Mortal combat or Street Fighter being played :)

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rrplay replied on Fri, Apr 22 2011 10:36 AM

CDeeter:

Does any one else think that the NZXT Gamma case looks like the front of a old arcade console? Not that that's a bad thing, just saying.

yep CDeeter I def think that it looks like quarter eating machine  I like the Tempest EVO  a bit better for this config Looks like a bit time slicing and dicing  with the AMD configs someone can certainly find an affordable  sweet spot for cpu/gpu & bang for buck performance .

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CDeeter replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 3:36 PM

And don't forget Joust, Donkey Kong, and Pac Man.

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Inspector replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 4:06 PM

lol, wouldn't it be cool if you had to insert a quarter to start the pc? :D

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