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Two New Gaming Rigs Feature NV 3D Vision

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iBUYPOWER is now offering two gaming PCs that utilize Nvidia's cool NV 3D Vision technology. Buckle your seat belts, baby.

Earlier this week, iBUYPOWER launched two new gaming rigs that should burst a few excited arteries, especially those residing in gamers who are clamoring over Nvidia's swanky new GeForce 3D Vision technology. Has gaming taken a step into a new frontier? Possibly so, and with the combination of high-tech wireless glasses, Samsung's 22-inch SyncMaster 120 Hz LCD monitor and Nvidia's powerhouse graphics, both rigs could very well be both tasty and highly immersive.

iBUYPOWER's 3D Vision systems come in two flavors, packed with either AMD's Phenom II X3 720 CPU (Gamer Fire 640-3D) or Intel's Core i7 920 CPU (Gamer Paladin F830-3D).  As for the AMD offering, iBUYPOWER threw in Gigabyte's GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 AMD 790X motherboard and stuffed it with 4 GB DDR-1333 memory. The Gamer Fire 640-3D also features Nvidia's GeForce 9800GTX with 512 MB of memory, a 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drive and a 20X DL DVD drive, all housed in PSI's Cyclone X gaming tower case. On the OS front, Microsoft claims its stake on the rig's hard drive with Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit.

The Gamer Paladin F830-3D, on the other hand, seems a bit more beefy. In addition to Intel's Core i7 processor, Asus' P6T serves as the system backbone, utilizing Intel's X58 chipset while supporting SLI setups. The gaming rig also sports 6 GB DDR3-1333 memory, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 260 with 896MB of memory, a 750 GB 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drive, and a Blu-ray/HD-DVD/DVD burner. Unlike the AMD offering, Coolermaster's HAF 932-Black gaming case houses this gaming beef cake, and comes with Microsoft's Windows Vista home Premium 64-bit operation system. Oh, and Far Cry 2 is included as well!

“At iBUYPOWER we are always looking to add cutting edge technology gamers crave to boost PC Gaming to the next level, untouchable by the current generation of consoles.” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “By adding systems that feature the GeForce 3D Vision we are giving our customers a chance to interact with their games in way never before imagined.”

On top of the bundled Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision package, both gaming rigs also come with Samsung's 22-inch 120 Hz monitor, a 1600 DPI laser gaming mouse, and a multimedia keyboard. Of course, the solutions described above are not set in stone, and consumers can custom fit their desired rig with a plethora of options including 1200 watt-power supplies, Intel's 80 GB X-25 gaming SSD, Quad-SLI GeFroce GTX 295 graphics and more.

So what's the price? For the configurations listed here, the AMD-powered Gamer Fire 640-3D costs around $1,349USD. However, the meatier Intel-based Gamer Paladin F830-3D features a meatier price: $1,999USD.

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    jennyh , 13 March 2009 20:15
    Wow, Nvidia sure do know how to waste money on garbage don't they.