The Potenza is small in size and modest in price.
Microsoft evidently wants to prove that it has game, and what better way to do that than by teaming with a respected boutique system builder to sell a somewhat compact gaming machine in its retail stores? Effective immediately, you can purchase Maingear's Potenza Super Stock gaming system at Microsoft's retail stores or online . The obvious downside is the lack of customization options, though you can still configure and purchase the same machine on Maingear's website, too.
The Microsoft Retail SKU runs $1,599 and includes an Intel Core i7 3770 processor, 16GB of DDR3-1600 memory, 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM) flanked by a 30GB solid state drive for caching, 8X DVD burner, Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card with 2GB of video RAM, four USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, a DisplayPort, a DVI port, GbE Ethernet, and Windows 8.
This all comes housed in black chassis that measures 14.75 inches (H) by 7.5 inches (W) by 9.25 inches (D). It's a unique case in that the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees to exhaust air out the top of the chassis, with cool air being sucked in from the bottom.
The Maingear Potenza Super Stock, as configured above, is available in all 30+ Microsoft Stores nationwide.