Notebooks built around Intel's X79 Express chipset are starting to trickle out in pre-order form, including Maingear's refreshed Titan 17. Actually, it wouldn't be right to call this a notebook. The Titan 17 is a full-fledged desktop replacement that can be configured with an Intel Core i7 3960X six-core processor and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics cards in SLI.
Maingear claims its new Titan 17 notebook will make "haters cry hax" while "you cry 'Boom, headshot!'" That's a bit of a stretch -- not that haters will hate (don't they always?), but that Maingear calls this 17-inch beast a notebook. Armed with an Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M graphics configurable in SLI, the Titan 17 is more of a desktop replacement than a frequent travel companion.