Deputy Editor Gordon Ung gives you a tour around this year's benchmark-busting beast
Every year we set out to build the most kick-ass PC, where money is no object and performance rules the roost. This year's $16,000+ Dream Machine is no different. It's by far the most powerful PC we've ever built--shoot, it even cracked into 3DMark 11's esteemed Hall of Fame leaderboard!
The whole might be greater than the sum of its parts, but the parts are pretty damned impressive, as you will see in these behind-the-scenes videos of all the Dream Machine's components, with your host Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung!
Maingear this week announced its new F1X Gaming PC series, a line of high-performance systems available exclusively through TigerDirect.com, CircuitCity.com, and CompUSA.com (all Systemax subsidiaries).
"We're excited to partner with Tiger Direct to offer even more gamers the unparalleled performance, meticulous craftsmanship, and premium customer service that comes with every Maingear PC," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "Our partnership with Tiger Direct allows us to bring our message of quality computers and customer service to a new audience, with new ways to acquire a Maingear system including Bill Me Later."
The F1X series is being made available in three different configurations, including the ultra high-end F1X 750. This flagship model packs an Intel Core i7 975 processor overclocked to 3.6GHz, 12GB of DDR3-1333 memory, dual ATI Radeon HD 5870 videocards, an 80GB X-25M (second generation) SSD, 1.5TB Western Digital hard drive, a 6X Blu-ray buer, 22X DVD burner, closed loop watercooling, 1000W Silverstone power supply, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. As a top-end unit, it also commands top dollar to the tune of $5,149.
The F1X 500 (Core i7 950) and F1X 200 (Core i5 750) takes things down a notch and sell for $3,100 and $2,250, respectively. You can view their configurations here.