Like many other computer enthusiasts, I am a big fan of Newegg. iBuyPower is showing Newegg some love with a new set of five gaming desktops that are exclusive to the online shop. The new machines offer a variety of prices and levels of performance.
The five machines include the Gamer Extreme 922 SLC, 559 SLC, 919 SLC, 929 SLC, and the 979 SLC. The 979 SLC is the top of the heap and is crammed with gaming goodies and a $3999 price tag. The rig has a 240mm ASETEK CPU liquid cooling device, Intel Core i7 975 CPU, 12GB of RAM, dual NVIDIA GTX 295 video cards, a 128GB SSD, 1.5TB HDD, and a Blu-ray player.
For those shopping on a lower budget the entry level 922 LSC sells for $989.99 and packs in an Intel Core i7 860 CPU, 120mm ASETEK liquid cooler, 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GT220 graphics, and a 500GB HDD. The other machines in the range fall between these two in price and performance. The 559 SLC uses an AMD Phenom II CPU.