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  The enthusiast scene is filled with consumers with do-it-yourself attitudes who regularly build their own systems from scratch. In fact, some feel that part of the fun associated with a new build is comparing prices online and asking for advice on tech forums in order to configure the ideal system. Although there are obvious benefits of going this route, there are those who may not have the time to find the lowest prices on each individual component or inclination to assemble a rig unassisted. While an abundance of options are available for consumers who prefer a pre-built system, they usually come with a few compromises. These compromises consist of the use lower quality components to... Read more...
Smooth Creations launched the Radeon HD 5870 1GB XOC Havoc Edition graphics cards. The HD 5800 Series with support for ATI CrossFireX is also available. The HD 5870 models boast a memory speed of 1.4GHz and a core clock speed of 950MHz. The HD 5850 GPUs have a memory speed of 1100MHz and a core clock speed of 825MHz. The Radeon HD 5870 1GB XOC Havoc will be available on all Smooth Creations product lines, including the Lanshark and the Extreme Series. The Fastest desktop Intel Core i7 runs the fastest Radeon HD 5870 1GB Introducing Smooth Creations Radeon HD 5870 1GB XOC™ Havoc Medford, Oregon —September 25, 2009, — Smooth Creations a nationally known system builder that builds custom painted... Read more...
iBUYPOWER's new Gamer Fire 480, Gamer Fire 600, and Gamer Mage 855 Gaming PCs take advantage of the newly announced ATI Radeon HD 5850 or 5870 graphics cards. Gamers will appreciate the new GPU’s Eyefinity technology, which lets the new Radeon cards drive up to six 30-inch displays. The new graphics cards also lighten the load on the system's processor by taking on tasks like video transcoding. The new Gamer Fire 480 pairs the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 with AMD’s latest 3.1Ghz Dual-Core Phenom II X2 550. This budget-minded system also offers 4GB DDR2 system memory and a 320GB hard drive for just over $800. For a bit more functionality, the Gamer Fire 600 Gaming PC steps up to a triple-core AMD Phenom... Read more...
CyberPower introduced a trio of custom-built gaming PCs based on AMD's new 5800 series of video cards that feature DirectX 11 and Eyefinity multi-display technology. As you may recall, ATI’s Eyefinity technology enables you to seamlessly connect up to six ultra high definition displays in a variety of portrait and landscape configurations. CyberPower's three new systems include the Intel-based Gamer Xtreme 4200 and Gamer Xtreme 5200 as well as the AMD-based Gamer Dragon 9500. Read on for a closer look at each of the new systems below. CyberPower Intros Three Power-Packed Systems That Unlock The Near Eye Definition of ATI’s Next-Gen 5800 Series GPU Technology BALDWIN PARK, CA (September 23, 2009)... Read more...
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HP announced a new generation of consumer desktop PCs as well as an updated HP TouchSmart PC software suite. The redesigned consumer desktop lines include the HP Slimline, HP Pavilion, HP Elite, and Compaq Presario. The HP Slimline, HP Pavilion, and HP Elite lines will come with the HP MediaSmart software suite. This multimedia software makes watching TV or Blu-ray movies, sharing photos via Snapfish, burning music, etc. very easy. The new HP Pavilion Slimline s5000 series stands at half the size of a conventional PC tower and will fit neatly on a desk or in a dorm room. The HP Pavilion p6000 series focuses on offering a rich and rewarding Web and multimedia experience. The HP Pavilion Elite... Read more...
We’ve seen plenty of gaming notebooks that are meant to dazzle potential customers with outrageous designs, ultra high-resolution displays, twin GPUs, and quad-core processors. The MSI GT627-216US isn’t such a notebook. Instead, the GT627-216US takes a more subdued approach to offer budget-minded gamers a powerful machine at an affordable price.Although the MSI GT627-216US may take a budget-minded approach, it doesn’t skimp on what’s important to gamers, namely the graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS at the heart of this notebook helps it to produce more than respectable scores in many gaming benchmarks. In addition, the GT627-216US has an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor and... Read more...
Intel’s latest Core i7 processors are attracting a lot of attention, and rightfully so. CyberPower’s latest Fang Series of gaming rigs make use of the new Intel processor and add some cool features of its own, such as a special BIOS that is designed for higher overclocking. This BIOS supports real time readings of CPU speed and additional options for QPI signal and CPU Clock Skew features. Today, CyberPower is introducing a pair of overclocked systems as part of the Fang Series. The new Black Mamba incorporates Intel’s latest Core-i7 Extreme 975 processor along with EVGA’s X58 Classified or Gigabyte’s X58 Extreme motherboard. The sibling to the Black Mamba, the Cobra, uses the same Intel processor... Read more...
Now that Intel has unleashed the new Core i7 processors, you can bet a number of people are anxious to get their hands on the latest processor. Velocity Micro is ready to fulfill those wants. The company has announced the immediate availability of new desktop systems that are powered by the Core i7-950 and Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. The new Core i7-975 Extreme Edition runs four cores at 3.33GHz each. What’s even better, an unlocked multiplier makes the Core i7-975 Extreme Edition a highly overclockable processor. The mid-range Core i7-950 provides excellent performance at a more mainstream value price. Velocity Micro will offer a few systems with the new processors. Configurations start at... Read more...
If you’ve been wishing for Core i7 power in a mobile form, your dreams have come true. AVADirect is now offering a Core i7 notebook for sale on its website. Preorders are currently being taken; the company plans to ship the notebooks the first week in July. AVADirect's D900F isn’t an entirely new design (it was based on the D901C), but it does offer a true desktop Core i7 processor along with all of the benefits that accompany this platform such as triple-channel memory. The D900F can hold up to three hard drives, includes Bluetooth, and offers a WUXGA 17-inch LCD screen. Many other options are also available. See below for the full press release and additional specifications. AVADirect First... Read more...
CyberPower is teaming up with Newegg to offer the Gamer Ultra 7208. This system runs on the new AMD Athlon X2 7850 2.8 GHz Dual-Core CPU with HyperTransport Technology. You’ll also find an Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express video card inside. Additional details and specs are below. CyberPower and Newegg Carve Low Cost Niche forAMD Dual-Core Systems with Release of Gamer Ultra 7208 BALDWIN PARK, CA (June 1, 2009) – CyberPower Inc. and leading e-commerce retailer Newegg today announced the Gamer Ultra 7208, which puts the power of AMD’s latest Dual core technology in a very affordable, mainstream gaming system. The CyberPower Gamer Ultra 7208 is available exclusively at www.newegg.com. The system... Read more...
As one of the largest computer makers in the world, Dell has offered its own line of gaming machines for years. After Dell purchased Alienware, however, Dell’s XPS gaming line became blurred with its Studio multimedia computer line. Around this time last year, rumors began to circulate that Dell was planning to kill off its XPS line. Dell quickly put those rumors to rest and assured users that its XPS line was an important part of its brand despite the company’s ownership in Alienware. Times have changed, however. Now we’re hearing reports that Dell plans to kill off the XPS line with regards to gaming. Moving forward, Alienware will be the official game face of the organization. As a company,... Read more...
MSI is expanding its lineup once again, this time with two new notebooks. The new EX723 targets users looking for entertainment, while the new GT729 satisfies those looking for speed and power. The EX723 features a 17-inch LCD with a resolution of 1440 x 900. This 16:10 screen is capable of displaying DVD caliber images for your gaming and viewing pleasure. MSI’s exclusive VIVID LCD technology helps this notebook display better richness in colors and provide all of the fine details when gaming, editing images, or watching movies. This notebook uses an Nvidia GeForce G110M graphics card with 512MB VRAM to provide fluid, detailed, and realistic graphics display.  Other key specs include Intel... Read more...
MSI launched its latest flagship gaming notebook, the GX723. This 17-inch desktop replacement centers on a 512MB GeForce GT 130M graphics chipset that is good enough to run modern games smoothly. The notebook also offers MSI's Turbo Mode which lets you overclock the Core 2 Duo processor as long as the system is on AC power. The GX723’s display offers a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. Above the display, there’s a 2-megapixel webcam. You’ll find a 320GB or 500GB hard drive and up to 4GB of memory on this system. A Blu-ray or DVD drive is also available. Five speakers are tucked into the limited space on the notebook providing Dolby sound without an external setup. For wireless connectivity, 802.11n... Read more...
CyberPower announced its latest Intel Core i7 system today. The new LAN Party Commander features a the CM Storm Scout case which comes with a 140mm front intake fan as well as 140mm top and 120mm rear exhaust fans. The Scout also has a reinforced carrying handle to make it easy to tote this system to your next LAN party. The base CyberPower LAN Party Commander is configured with Intel’s Core i7-920 2.66 GHz CPU and the Intel X58 Chipset. You’ll find an ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 1GB DDR5 graphics card and 6GBs of DDR3 triple channel memory in the base configuration as well. As with other CyberPower systems, numerous customization options are available. The full press release for the CyberPower... 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...
If you’re a fan of multiplayer gaming but hate the hassle of packing up your computer in order to go to a LAN party, iBuyPower has you covered with its latest PC. The LAN Warrior is a Core i7-based powerhouse in a small form factor case. The LAN Warrior’s included carrying strap and harness system make hauling this PC to and from your LAN-loving destination even easier. “We designed the LAN Warrior for gamers that need more power than a gaming laptop can provide,” said Darren Su, vice president of iBuyPower. “With the space for 2 dual-slot video cards and a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 Processor, the LAN Warrior is just as powerful as systems twice its size.” The LAN Warrior starts at $999 and... Read more...
Acer announced U.S. availability of the Aspire 3935-6504 and the Aspire 8935 today. The Aspire 3935-6504 is a thin-and-light notebook with a distinctive style. The Aspire 8935 is part of the next generation of large-screen Gemstone notebook PCs. The Aspire 3935-6504 features a 13.3-inch frameless, widescreen CineCrystal LED display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This 16:9 aspect ratio screen also features edge-to-edge LED backlit technology for increased viewability in low-light situations. This notebook measures less than one-inch thick. It’s housed in a golden brown brushed metal chassis and weighs 4.18 pounds. Focused on styling, the Aspire 3935-6504 incorporates unique design elements... Read more...
CyberPower Announces Power Mega 1000 Graphics Workstation Features NVIDIA Quadro NVS420 Quad-Display Graphics Solution CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega 1000 – an Intel Core-i7-based desktop workstation, which features NVIDIA’s Quadro NVS-420 graphics solution. CyberPower teamed with NVIDIA to deliver an advanced system that meets the needs of today’s most demanding graphics environments.  The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 x16 PCIE is a quad-display business graphics solution. It is capable of supporting up to four 30-inch digital displays at 2,560 x 1,600 resolutions via DisplayPort / dual-link... Read more...
We recently had the chance to have a conversation with John Malley, BFG Tech's Senior Director of Marketing, regarding the company's recently released Phobos line of high-end gaming systems. We asked about the current state of the Phobos product line and its unique features and service options, and John also spoke about future possibilities for the company as well. Read on to see what John had to say about Phobos and why BFG thinks now was the right time to introduce such a system...HotHardware: With the economy currently struggling, why would BFG introduce an ultra-high end, boutique system at this time? Wouldn't it have made more sense to start with a more affordable offering to gauge interest... Read more...
Let’s face it; buying a gaming machine with today’s latest components is anything but inexpensive. iBuyPower’s Gamer Paladin F970, which is designed to make the most of its powerful Core i7 processor and other high-end components, is proof of that fact. When the Gamer Paladin F970 was first released, the standard configuration initially had a price tag of $3,799. Recently, iBuyPower dropped the price on the standard configuration of the Gamer Paladin F970 to $3,395. Even at that price, however, the Gamer Paladin F970 is still considerably more than its less expensive cousin, the F950, which has an MSRP of $2,319. Of course, the Gamer Paladin F950 also uses lower-end components throughout.... Read more...
PCs are increasingly becoming an item that people want to personalize to suit their performance and lifestyle needs and preferences. As a result, we’re seeing more and more computers with custom colors and unique styling. Dell’s new Inspiron slim and mini-towers offer plenty of design and personalization options for customers. The new Inspiron desktops let people express themselves through a choice of eight color options, slim or mini-tower sizes, and custom configurations. Color options include Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple, and Promise Pink ($5 per system sale will be donated to Susan G. Komen foundation). With this announcement,... Read more...
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