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GameRigs Ego Custom Gaming System - Specifications, Pricing and Availability

GameRigs impressed us at QuakeCon 2008 and Chris formally introduces us to this unique system builder.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Apr 6, 2009 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: GameRigs

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

 

Motherboard: EVGA nForce 750 FTW

 

Memory: 4x 1GB DDR2 Crucial 1066, 5-5-5-15

 

Graphics Card: EVGA 9800 GTX +

 

Power Supply: Ultra Products 750 Watt

 

Hard Disk (Boot): Seagate 7200.10 250GB

 

Optical Disk 1: LiteOn 20x SATA DVD w/ Lightscribe

 

Chassis: Custom Lian Li w/ Baked on Finish

 

Cooling: Intel Stock Cooler

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Premium

 

This review has turned into an extended test, so we were able to become well versed with the system and the quality of the build. I can tell you right off the bat that the system is solid. The craftsmanship and longevity of the case finish is all but indestructible!

 

GameRigs offers several systems; their current lineup consists of both notebooks and desktops. Today we will be looking at the Ego, a system that, as configured for our test, lists for 1,823 U.S. Dollars. This price point puts it in the budget category as far as gaming systems are concerned. The base configuration Ego comes in at around 2200 USD, but we chose to downgrade a few options like removing the Blu-ray optical drive in favor of a DVD-RW from Lite-On that features Lightscribe capability. On the other side of the fence, it is possible to configure the Ego system with dual or even triple video cards for SLi. The options given by GameRigs are not as vast as some system builders, but they do cover all of the major options that a majority of users would like to configure.

 

When talking with the company, one item stood out that will please buyers. The company has a turnaround time of a week once the system is ordered. We have all heard stories of systems taking up to a month to ship from a system builder; that is not the way GameRigs likes to do things and certainly not the way a consumer likes to be treated.

 

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