The new Erebus GT from boutique system builder iBuyPower is a smaller, less expensive version of the original, which has now been renamed Erebus XL, and it features a proprietary liquid cooling solution powered by Koolance "that provides epic overclocking potential." It's a custom cooling solution that consists of three radiators and 13mm high-flow tubing to circulate 4.5 gallons of coolant every 60 seconds.
Like the original Erebus, the GT sports a steel chassis frame. The top and front paneling are made of aluminum, and there's a top-mounted fill port that goes to the built-in reservoir, which can be checked through the front panel.
"Our engineering team worked hard to get Erebus GT to market quickly after receiving such a warm reception at CES 2012," said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBuyPower. "The improvements from the first generation Erebus were the direct result of customer feedback and include a smaller footprint without sacrificing cooling ability and a lower starting price."
Pricing starts at $899 for a system built around AMD's FX platform and includes an AMD FX-4100 processor with iBuyPower's 'PowerDrive Level 1' overclocking service (OC up to 10 percent), 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 motherboard, 1TB SATA 6Gbps hard drive (7200 RPM, 32MB cache), 24X DVD burner, 700W power supply, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
There are plenty of upgrade options to choose from at every step of the way, as well as various platforms to build around, including Intel's Z68 chipset ($1,099 and up) and X79 platform ($1,399 and up), all of which are available now.