Boutique gaming PC outfit CyberPowerPC said it hit the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) floor "at full throttle" accompanied by a top-of-the-line and decked out Fang III Black Mamba computer system. First introduced in December 2011, the Fang III can now take a bite out of gaming chores with AMD's new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, which along with everything else will leave a couple of holes in your wallet.
You'll have a tough time finding a Fermi graphics card available for purchase until early April, but in the meantime, you can already configure a CyberPower PC with one of Nvidia's recently announced next-gen videocards, the boutique system vendor announced.
"CyberPower's top-of-the line Black Pearl, Black Mamba Fang Series, and Gamer Xtreme 3D desktop gaming rigs will all feature Nvidia's Fermi cards," CyberPower said. "CyberPower's entire Gamer Xtreme line will also have options for customers who want to upgrade to Nvidia Fermi architecture cards. When combined with Intel's latest six-core CPUs, CyberPower customers can be assured their custom gaming PC will pump out geometric realism, while offering increased image quality, and extreme performance."
Investing in the latest and greatest Intel chip isn't a requirement. CyberPower's Xtreme series represents a more budget friendly starting point, and for a little over $1,500, you can configure a rig with an Intel Core i7 930 processor, Asetek self-contained liquid cooler, Asus P6T SE motherboard, 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 videocard, a 1TB hard drive, dual optical drives, 800W PSU, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
Boutique system builder CyberPower today announced it has completely redesigned its Black Mamba custom gaming machine, which the company describes as "the cornerstone of the Fang Series."
CyberPower's not kidding about the overhaul. Everything about the Black Mamba has been replaced or rejiggered, including the chassis, which now consists of Corsair's Obsidian 800D enclosure.
On the inside, the Black Mamba now comes equipped with the new Xtreme Hydro custom cooling kit, Intel's still flagship Core i7 975 processor, Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard with "the latest special BIOS that allows for improved overclocking and support for...Gulftown that will be released" next year, a pair of Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards, two 64GB Kingston SSDs in a RAID 0 array, and plenty of other goodies.
The redesigned Black Mamba doesn't come cheap, with the base MSRP set at $3,800. Yikes, someone pass the anti-venom.
CyberPower this week announced a new line of high-end gaming PCs under its also new Fang series nomenclature, which it says has been co-developed with Intel and "other leading manufacturers." The company kicks off the new line with the flagship Black Mamba Venom and Cobra Venom, both of which come overclocked and sport a customized BIOS, as designated by the Venom tag.
"The Fang series with Venom incorporates a special BIOS to allow for higher overclocking," CyberPower stated in a press release. "The BIOS supports real-time readings of CPU speed and additional options for QPI signal and CPU Clock Skew features, all of which improve overclocking capability."
On the higher end, the configurable Black Mamba Venom comes standard with Intel's just-released Core i7 975 Extreme Edition processor factory overclocked to 4GHz, and EVGA X58 Classified or Gigabyte X58 Extreme motherboard, 6GB of tri-channel DDR3 memory, a pair of 300GB Velociraptors in a RAID 0 array with a 1TB hard drive for storage duties, two Nvidia GTX 285 videocards in SLI, and a 6X Blu-ray writer all housed in Cooler Master's Storm Sniper chassis.
The slightly lower end Cobra Venom sports the same processor along with X58 motherboard options, while dropping down to a single 1TB hard drive, a single GTX 285 videocard, and a combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD player housed in Azza's Solano 1000 case.
The Black Mamba and Cobra Venom will start at $4,000 and $2,400 respectively. No word yet on availability.