Items tagged with Gaming PC

Maybe it's the green push, or maybe it's the fact that it's easier than ever to find potent enough PCs that don't exactly resemble gaming PCs, but whatever the reasons, the big, burly gaming desktop seems to be dying. Aside from a few Alienware, iBUYPOWER, CyberPower, etc. rigs, you hardly see full-fledged gaming PCs introduced at the same frequency as those less daunting mini-towers.Just when you've started to digest the bad news, in comes Fujitsu to make it all feel like a distant memory. The company best known for its ultra-light notebooks is apparently hoping to make a sizable splash in the gaming desktop arena, and soon. Based on a new teaser website dedicated to freaking you out and eventually... Read more...
Dig Star Wars? Need a new case for your next gaming rig? Hold your horses, 'cause In Win looks to have just the thing. Announced this week, the X-Fighter ATX mid-tower chassis is said to be inspired by some of the greatest vessels ever to grace the big screen, namely crafts from the heralded Star Wars series. You'll notice a foursome of triangular feet, hard steel, silver/aluminum lines and a futuristic feel. There are also a pair of 12cm ceramic fans at the front and rear along with a VGA Turbo Cooling System with dual 8cm ceramic fans there. There's even support for a water-cooling system should you find that necessary. Crazier still is the telescopic duct that extends outward and shifts side-to-side... Read more...
iBuyPower has a thing for pushing out high-end gaming rigs, and its newest desktop is "extreme" exemplified. The Paladin XLC, which stands for Extreme Liquid Cooling," features a Coolermaster HAF 932 tower (which is truly monstrous), Intel's Core i7-975 processor and three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPUs in a triple-SLI configuration.The super-cooled machine is equipped with Asetek's 240mm radiator liquid cooling solution, which is paired with a pair of 230mm fans. In other words, you've got ample cooling in this thing, which is certainly good given the sheer amount of horsepower. There are three basic configurations, each of which pack a Core i7 CPU, 6GB+ of DDR3 memory and 1TB+ of hard drive space.... Read more...
Shuttle's XPC line doesn't stay put for long, this week growing yet another member in the G2 7600. Arriving on the scene just weeks after the Core i7-powered H7 5800 landed, this small form factor box switches things up by going with AMD. In fact, this box is the company's first AMD socket AM3-ready SA76G2 barebones kit, and it's Advanced Micro Drives to the core. It features an AMD 760G chipset, AMD AM3 and AM2+ processor support, AMD’s ATI Radeon™ 3000 graphics, and ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology support. Needless to say, this rig is an AMD fanboy's dream come true. The HD-capable box comes configured with an AMD Phenom II X4 810, 8GB of RAM, a CrossFireX graphics card and built-in... Read more...
Maingear may not be on the same level of recognition as Dell, HP or Alienware, but it's definitely making a name for itself in the enthusiast market. Known for crafting unique, high-end machines that serve an increasingly larger niche of power-hungry PC users, the company is branching out just a bit here with a new machine aimed at living rooms. If you're a multimedia junkie who has been searching high and low for a potent PC to slip underneath your HDTV, look no further.The Axess HD Gamer combines the power of a full-fledged gaming PC with the usability of a full-fledged HTPC. The machine definitely looks the part of an HTPC, with a slim, low-profile enclosure that's built from aluminum and... Read more...
MAINGEAR had a hit with the F131 hot rod gaming PC, so the company decided to bring it back. The latest F131 is better than ever with up to three ATI 4890 graphics cards in CrossFireX and up to 8TB of hard drive space with modular, hot-swappable SATA connectors. You’ll also find advanced liquid cooling with the Domino ALC from CoolIT Systems in this machine. The base price for the F131 is $1,299. The full press release is below. MAINGEAR Re-launches F131 Gaming PC The Award-Winning F131 is back and better than ever with all new high performance technology, M.A.R.C custom laser etching and advanced liquid cooling from CoolIT MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom... Read more...
To say it has been awhile since we've seen a compelling new system from Puget Systems would be an understatement, but maybe we just haven't been looking hard enough. Either way, it's hard to ignore the company's latest: a pair of Core i7-based rigs that don't come cheap but promise top-notch performance from top to bottom.The firm's popular liquid-cooled Deluge family is today seeing two newcomers join the fray, the Deluge-i7 and Deluge-i7 Mini. Both machines are obviously based around Intel's heralded Core i7 architecture, with the former arriving in a traditional tower and the latter arriving in a small(er) form factor that's more suited to LAN parties and the like. Both machines have just... Read more...
Thermaltake has been turning more than a few heads at the CEBIT show, presently taking place in Hanover, Germany, with a new and unique desktop chassis called the Level 10. The Level 10 chassis is on display in Thermaltake's booth with a "No Photos" sign in front of it; so naturally, pictures of it have started popping up all over the Internet. Thermaltake reps are staying mum on most of the details of the case--such as when it will ship and how much it will cost--but we've been able to glean a few details and speculations about the new chassis. The Level 10 full-tower chassis is geared for gamers and enthusiasts and will be offered as a limited-edition case meant to celebrate Thermaltake's ten-year... Read more...
IBuyPower just began offering up Dragon-based gaming machines earlier this month, but now it's announcing three new machines for those with tighter budgets. The newest desktops in the Gamer series will all be made available exclusively through NewEgg.com, and none of them will break the $1000 barrier. Starting things off is the Gamer Power 505 ($519.99), which was built specifically for entry level gamers who will be perfectly content with the Athlon 5000+ platform and the Medusa Gaming Tower. Inside, users will find a stylishly lit interior (viewable through a side window), a back lit front panel, an NVIDIA 9500GT video card, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB SATA II hard drive. Next up, we've got... Read more...
Just a week after CyberPower introduced its own line of Dragon-based gaming PCs comes this clip from IBuyPower. The custom gaming machine maker has just announced two new Dragon-based systems, both of which include AMD's latest Phenom II processors, the 790GX Crossfire chipset and ATI's Radeon 4000 series graphics cards. The new machines go by Gamer HAF 91B and Gamer Fire, though most of the components are similar on each. The former, which is the lower-end machine, includes a Phenom II X4 920 CPU, a 500GB SATA II hard drive (7,200RPM), LG 20x dual-layer DVD burner, 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM, a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU, a 550 watt power supply and a CoolerMaster HAF 932 case. It's available right... Read more...
CyberPower's on a serious roll of late, as just days after its Dragon series was introduced, the company is serving up its Gamer Infinity 9515 for those intent on finding a good deal. As the economy forces gamers to take a more serious look at their budget, CyberPower is hoping that this Intel-based desktop will hit the sweet spot between raw horsepower and affordability. Reportedly designed to "fit everyone's computing needs at the best value for dollar," the 9515 desktop houses a 2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor, NVIDIA's HDTV-compatible GeForce 9800GT 512MB PCI Express video card, up to 4GB (2 x 2GB) of DDR2 dual-channel RAM, 500GB of SATA II storage space and a 20x dual-layer DVD... Read more...
Maingear Selects Asetek To Cool New, Powerful F131 Gaming PCsIntel Core i7-based Custom Gaming PCs Deliver Outstanding Thermal Performance at Extremely Low Noise LevelsSAN JOSE, Calf. November 20, 2008 – Asetek announced today that its popular LCLC liquid cooling solution has been chosen by MAINGEAR Computers for their latest generation of high performance, luxury custom computers. Based on Intel's powerful Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme processors, the newest F131 systems can handle the most extreme gaming and entertainment applications. "We're confident the Asetek liquid-cooling unit is the premium solution for our i7 based F131. It has proven to be both powerful and reliable with very low noise,... Read more...
Dell just took the wraps off their latest XPS desktop system for gamers and enthusiasts today and this time around the new systems are targeted at being more affordable.  The new XPS 630 we’ve evaluated here at HotHardware, is Dell's new customizable machine with support for NVIDIA dual-GPU SLI graphics, the latest dual and quad-core Intel processors, and a slick chassis design that will turn heads at your next LAN party.  Click the link below and check it out...Dell XPS 630 Desktop Gaming PC Evaluation... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted an article where we evaluate the features and performance of the Systemax Sabre Intel Core 2 Extreme Gaming PC. This machine is packed with a Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor, a couple of gigs of RAM, Raptors in a RAID 0 confg, and a pair of Radeons running in CrossFire mode. It also sports a custom case and illuminated input devices. Here's a snip from the article... "What's in a name? So often hardware companies name their products to paint a mental picture, or set the tone for how they want potential customers to view their particular component. The names chosen... Read more...
  What's in a name?  So often hardware companies name their products to paint a mental picture, or set the tone for how they want potential customers to view their particular component.  The names chosen are meant to invoke feelings of speed, performance, size or perhaps the supposed exhilaration you will experience when you see that piece of hardware in action.  With the latest gaming PC to hit the HH labs, we take a look at the Sabre Intel Core 2 Extreme Gaming PC from Systemax and start off by asking: What's in a name? Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines a sabre as: Main Entry: sa ber Variant(s): or sa bre /'sA-b&r/ Function:... Read more...
Hello Everyone! Just in case you missed to new link at the top of the page, we're here to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features, performance, and overall value of Systemax's Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC.  Here's a snip from the article... "In this article we'll be taking a look at gaming rig from Systemax dubbed the "Wildcat".  Actually, its full name is the Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC, but for the sake of brevity and our sanity we will refer to the system as the "Wildcat" for the remainder of this article.  Some of you may remember Systemax as a budget and workstation-class PC builder, but rest assured, times... Read more...
  Due to the fact that we're an on-line PC hardware enthusiast and technology news publication, the majority of our readers tend to be the do-it-yourself type that build their own custom systems. We cover the gamut of PC hardware, from high-end motherboards and graphics cards, to optical drives and speakers. And while we typically focus on the latest "hot" hardware here, we also like to diversify our content with mainstream hardware that has greater appeal to the masses as well. To that end, we've begun evaluating full production systems in addition to individual components here at HotHardware.com. We may be a team of DIY enthusiasts, but we know... Read more...
The gang at Corsair have posted an article outlining the various details of building a high performance gaming PC. Of particular interest is the section regarding overclocking the system. For those who might have limited experience in overclocking, who better to teach you the black art than one of the leading enthusiast memory vendors. Should you be looking to build a system yourself, be sure to also check our our own Hot Hardware Holiday Buyer's Guide.The sweet spot for resolution right now seems to be 1280x1024, which is the native resolution of most 17" and 19" LCD monitors. In a newer game like Call of Duty 2 or Battlefield 2, even the top-of-the-line video cards like the 7800GTX and the... Read more...
Hey guys :) Today Marco has given us a preview of the interesting new additions found in the upcoming NVIDIA Forceware drivers. Some pretty sweet features have been added to the driver set, so click here to see what's in store for you GeForce owners. They're set to be released tomorrow, and we'll be sure to provide you a download link ASAP. Goodnight! Intel Posts Record Second-Quarter Revenue Of $9.2 Billion SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $9.2 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year and down 2 percent sequentially. Second-quarter net income was $2 billion, up 16 percent year-over-year and down 6 percent sequentially. Earnings per... Read more...
ATI's new AGP Radeons @ The Tech Report: "For a little over a year, ATI's Radeon X800 series GPUs have powered the company's high-end AGP offerings. Over that time, however, ATI has introduced a number of new graphics products, including the Radeon X850 XT PE that boasts dynamic clock gating and higher clock speeds than previous Platinum Editions, and the Radeon X800 XL built with 0.11-micron fabrication technology. For months, these new graphics cards were limited to PCI Express, but AGP versions of each have recently become available. ATI has also bolstered its AGP lineup with the addition of an All-in-Wonder Radeon X800 XT. Together, these cards breathe new life into a graphics interface... Read more...
Good evening folks.  Awfully sorry for the long delay in news postage today.  We had a little miscommunication on coverage that left things unattended longer than we wanted.  Don't fret, however, we have some evening tidbits that should hold you over for a while. OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC4000EL Dual-Channel Kit Review @ EOC: "When it comes to choosing the right memory for your overclocking needs, you'd be hard pressed to find memory more highly recommended than OCZ Technology. In the short time since OCZ hit the memory market in August 2000 it has become the most sought after brand of high performance RAM products among computer enthusiasts. OCZ has always catered to the high-end... Read more...
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