updated 05:20 pm EST, Tue November 24, 2009
iBuyPower preps four store-specific game PCs
iBuyPower this afternoon refreshed the ready-made gaming PCs it ships to NewEgg. All of the Gamer Extreme and Supreme models, ranging from the 922 SLC through to the 979 SLC, use an Asetek-made liquid cooling setup that lets them run coolly while also giving them some performance headroom. The 979 and its sibling 929 also adds the PC builder's own internal USB expansion, which supplies added power to the normally weak front USB ports and also supplies Bluetooth.
The 922 SLC as the relative budget model starts at $990 but still comes outfitted with a 2.8GHz Core i7, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a GeForce GT 220 for its graphics. A lone AMD model, the $1,550 559 SLC, centers on a 3.4GHz Phenom II, doubles memory and storage to 8GB and 1TB respectively, and upgrades the video to a GeForce GTX 295. An Intel alternative at the same price, the 919 SLC, opts for a 2.93GHz Core i7 and a Radeon HD 4890 instead.
At the very high end, the 929 SLC has just 6GB of memory but gets a 3.33GHz Core i7, GeForce GTX 285 video and Blu-ray at its $2,500 price point. The 979 SLC opts for two GeForce GTX 295 cards to provide four-way SLI, adds a DVD burner as a second optical drive, and uses a 128GB solid-state drive as a boot drive while turning to a 1.5TB disk for the brunt of its storage. All the extra features give the 979 a $4,000 price.
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