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Erebus gaming desktop  (Source: iBuyPower)
Gaming rig is packed with goodies

Boutique computer maker iBuyPower has announced the latest addition to its gaming desktop line. The new computer is called the Erebus and it is highly customizable with a variety of options for RAM, processor, and storage among other things.

The entry-level machine starts at $1,249, and has an Intel Core i5-2400 processor and a liquid cooling system inside. It also features 4GB of RAM, GTX 550Ti graphics, 500GB of storage, and Windows 7 Home Premium. The Erebus line gets much more expensive from that starting point, as most customizable gaming machines are prone to do.

The high end Erebus-V3 gaming desktop has an Intel Core i7-990X Extreme processor, a custom liquid cooling system with six 120mm fans. The mainboard is a liquid cooled Rampage III extreme from Asus and the PC has 12GB of RAM. Graphics is via a trio of GTX 580 Superclocked video cards. The rig also has dual 96GB SSDs for storage and a 2TB HDD for main storage. Rounding out the features is a Blu-ray drive. That high-end machine starts at $6,899.

“After two years of hard work and we are proud to unveil this ground breaking system.” said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER.  “Erebus’ custom built liquid cooling system will allow gamers to push the overclocking envelope, delivering unparalleled performance and creating the ultimate gaming experience.”
 

Erebus system are available now.



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RE: Sponsored news now?
By Iketh on 5/18/2011 8:36:26 PM , Rating: 1
oh no you didn't just spell drool like that

On another note, there's absolutely no difference between putting a parts list together and searching for a pre-built system with the right components. Your point is moot.

If you're spending hours, then you're well-informed and taking advantage of it or you're working your way to that point. You're trying to knock a well-informed buyer, so again a very weak argument.

As others have pointed out, it's not "shaving" dollars. It's a substantial reduction in cost building your own.

In summary, you're entire post is an attempt to bring your own spirits up for buying a pre-built desktop after getting butt-hurt reading through the comments. But really it's ok. A psychological defense to artificially keep your confidence from plummeting is human nature.


RE: Sponsored news now?
By croc on 5/18/2011 10:45:56 PM , Rating: 1
At my rates, I'd rather be doing something for a client, thank you, than building my own system. But don't get all butt-hurt just because you don't make very much...


RE: Sponsored news now?
By Iketh on 5/19/2011 12:41:55 AM , Rating: 1
2 hours to put it together and get windows installed to save potentially a couple grand... wow that's quite a rate you have. I will concede mine is not that high.

That timeframe is without water-cooling though, but my point still stands since you're backing a system that is designed to achieve maximum overclocks with statements of how valuable your time is. That's nearly a paradox.

Your point would carry just a little more weight if you said you'd rather skydive or excersize or some other hobby, since clearly this is when I'd build a system. You do have leisure time, yes?

$7000 and it comes with 2x96GB Kingston SSDs in RAID. Seven THOUSAND. I'd instead use one Intel 510 250GB, keep TRIM, eliminate the doubled failure rate, and still save a shitload.


RE: Sponsored news now?
By croc on 5/19/2011 1:45:49 AM , Rating: 1
Yes, I do get a spot of leisure every so often... I like to spend that time sailing, NOT diddling with what I do for a living, thank you. Next trip planned is a cross-Tasman run to NZ, so my partner can visit some friends / rellies.


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