The Maximum PC Auction: The Road Runner

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Take a good look at the Road Runner. Part 1970s-style MOPAR muscle car, part state-of-the-art computing power—you’re looking at one lust-worthy gaming rig.

Everything about this mid-tower screams asphalt-shredding speed—from the hot-rod metallic-orange paint job, to the dual BFG GeForce 7800 GTX boards running in SLI, to the water-cooled AMD Athlon 64 FX-57.

We chose the components for this rig with utmost care, having two goals in mind: the best possible performance, and a reasonably quiet decibel level. Mission accomplished. It just doesn’t get any faster than the Athlon FX-57/GeForce 7800 GTX SLI pairing, and by using a Cooler Master Aquagate water cooler, we can manage the CPU’s heat with a minimum of fan noise. A tasty terabyte of storage, courtesy of Hitachi’s Deskstar 500GB hard drives in a RAID 0 array, rounds out the package nicely.

CPU
The Athlon FX-57 is uber-fast, but cooling it can make your system uber-loud. To combat the noise, we equipped our gaming rig with a Cooler Master Aquagate water cooler. It’s cool and quiet!

Videocards
Without a pair of videocards this wouldn’t be a kick-ass gaming rig. The two overclocked GeForce 7800 GTXs in SLI push the Road Runner’s gaming performance into the stratosphere.

Hard Drives
With two 500GB Hitachi Deskstars in a RAID 0 array, this rig delivers as much space as you’ll need for all your games, movies, music, and photos with more than enough space left over for your future needs.

Auction Details
Check back here on December 1, when we'll publish details about how you can bid on this PC.





















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