The folks at CyberPowerPC just announced their new Gamer Scorpius line claiming it's the world's first 8-core gaming desktop line powered by AMD's brand spanking new Bulldozer architecture. And so it begins. We suspect this is just the first of many Bulldozer-based announcements to come out of the boutique system building scene, but can the rest compete on price?
CyberPowerPC's starting price for a Scorpius Gamer equipped with a Bulldozer chip is $535, which buys you an AMD FX-4100 (3.6GHz, quad-core) processor. Stepping up to a six-core FX-6100 (3.3GHz), eight-core FX-8120 (3.1GHz), or eight-core FX-8150 (3.6GHz) runs an additional $64, $100, or $160 respectively.
Other default options include a Xion Predator 970 mid-tower chassis, Asetek 510LC liquid-cooling solution, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 motherboard, 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Nvidia GeForce GT 520 videocard, 1TB SATA 6Gbps hard drive, 24X DVD burner, 450W power supply, and keyboard/mouse. Add another $104 for Windows Home Premium 64-bit, bringing the tally to $639.
Not a bad little machine, and as always, upgrade options abound. On a related note, you can check out our review of Bulldozer here .
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