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iBuypower Launches Sleek Revolt Gaming PC

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

Company rethinks gaming PCs with a sexy new design.

iBuypower kicked off its first day of CES with the unveiling of a brand new gaming PC dubbed the Revolt. The company is hoping the Revolt will serve as a breath of fresh air in a sea of boring black. As such, the chassis is quite different to the more traditional cases you'll see on the market, and iBuypower says its re-engineered the internal components for 'the most exciting PC gaming experience in existence.' Lofty claim!

 

"We didn't look to the industry for inspiration when we were developing Revolt," said Darren Su, Co-Founder and VP of iBUYPOWER. "What we looked for was the burning question of, what would we like to have on our own desks? We wanted to shake up the industry and make something beautiful. This is what Revolt is." 

Powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics and Intel's Core i-series of processors, the Revolt is liquid cooled with a full-size 140mm radiator and powered by a redesigned server-class power supply. The top of the line model is decked out with an i7 3770K Intel processor, Nvidia's GTX 680 graphics card and an SSD (though iBuypower didn't mention capacity). It's a Mini-ITX form factor PC and measures 16-inches tall, 4.6-inches wide, and 16.2-inches long. It's got Intel's Z77 chipset under the hood, two DDR3 DIMM Slots (Up to 16GB), one PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot, one Mini-PCI Express Slot, 802.11b/g/n 1T1R Wireless LAN, Bluetooth v2.1 EDR, two USB 3.0 ports up front and four around the back, an SD card reader, two USB 2.0 ports in the back, two SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, two SATA2 3.0 Gb/s Connectors, one mSATA 3.0 Gb/s Connector, Support for RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug Functions.

Pricing for this baby starts at $649 and goes right up to $1400. We're told it's already available for pre-order and will be shipping in February. Peep the pics below for an eyeful of this uniquely designed PC!

     

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    Yuka , January 10, 2013 12:44 AM
    USD$1400 the top model, huh?

    Maybe I'm used to the usual "luxury" price tag/increase for most boutique vendors, but I find that 1400 is quite good for an i7 + GTX680 + other goodies in that form factor.

    Kudos to iBuyPower for it.

    And yeah, hopefully the Steam boxes will fall around that price-tag.

    Cheers!
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    Yuka , January 10, 2013 12:44 AM
    USD$1400 the top model, huh?

    Maybe I'm used to the usual "luxury" price tag/increase for most boutique vendors, but I find that 1400 is quite good for an i7 + GTX680 + other goodies in that form factor.

    Kudos to iBuyPower for it.

    And yeah, hopefully the Steam boxes will fall around that price-tag.

    Cheers!
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    wolley74 , January 10, 2013 12:45 AM
    Tiki wins at 4" wide, and far less likely to melt or leak
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    A Bad Day , January 10, 2013 12:48 AM
    Interesting design...

    Quote:
    It's a Mini-ITX form factor PC


    Even more interesting...

    I demanded benchmarks!
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    aibenq , January 10, 2013 1:08 AM
    love the design, but how about the airflow??? since it's very packed and small... :D a
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    lord hircine , January 10, 2013 1:28 AM
    Really wanna get this but not sure how good are the airflow and overheating issues. Or i might just wait for the 700 series to come with it if they ever do make these with the 700s
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    Anonymous , January 10, 2013 2:02 AM
    To all of the airflow question people:


    "the Revolt is liquid cooled with a full-size 140mm radiator and powered by a redesigned server-class power supply."
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    schnitter , January 10, 2013 2:47 AM
    Wolley74Tiki wins at 4" wide, and far less likely to melt or leak


    and 1800 starting price tag, yes.
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    dudewitbow , January 10, 2013 4:20 AM
    ShobabTo all of the airflow question people:"the Revolt is liquid cooled with a full-size 140mm radiator and powered by a redesigned server-class power supply."


    to add on, assuming the AIO cooler was most likely an astek oem based cooler, the cooler will probably be similar to the nzxt kraken x40 give or take the difference between the stock fan.
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    fuzzion , January 10, 2013 4:23 AM
    No sli ?
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    blackjackcf , January 10, 2013 4:51 AM
    fuzzionNo sli ?


    Probably because it would be a really, really tight fit.
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    JOSHSKORN , January 10, 2013 5:22 AM
    Really? Only can go up to 500 watt PSUs? No SLI, not enough PCI-e options available. No thanks.
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    abbadon_34 , January 10, 2013 7:51 AM
    Yeah, still ignoring the PSU, when will they learn. At least it includes water cooling, not that it's anything special as far as wc goes, it good to remind the masses of the difference and capabilities of a PC vs. all other crap.

    P.S. Is it just me, or does it look like an XBOX360 ? intentional? coincidence?
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    captainblacko , January 10, 2013 8:26 AM
    fuzzionNo sli ?


    its an ITX mobo with only one PCIe slot. So no SLI.
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    acerace , January 10, 2013 12:05 PM
    JOSHSKORNReally? Only can go up to 500 watt PSUs? No SLI, not enough PCI-e options available. No thanks.


    No SLi because of the form factor. Read the article people!
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    Anonymous , January 10, 2013 12:08 PM
    so ugly looking, i prefer the fractal design aesthetic
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    Anonymous , January 10, 2013 12:09 PM
    kind of ugly looking i prefer the fractal design aesthetic
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    cknobman , January 10, 2013 12:36 PM
    JOSHSKORNReally? Only can go up to 500 watt PSUs? No SLI, not enough PCI-e options available. No thanks.


    Know what your commenting on before posting. This is a small form factor system never intended for SLI so commenting on that just shows your stupidity.

    I went to the website and priced one out with a 3570k, water cooling, 120gb ssd, 500gb hdd, 500 watt PSU and a superclocked 670 for $1270.

    All things considered not a bad deal for what your getting.
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    upgrade_1977 , January 10, 2013 2:19 PM
    Yeah, not a bad deal. They should name it "Xbox 720 KILLA", just cuz it kinda looks like a future xbox
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    tarzan2001 , January 10, 2013 4:15 PM
    upgrade_1977Yeah, not a bad deal. They should name it "Xbox 720 KILLA", just cuz it kinda looks like a future xbox


    That's what I thought too! It looks like an xbox, but cooler! :)  And considering the specs, the price is not bad either!
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    lord hircine , January 11, 2013 4:45 AM
    How do i open the case if i wanna clean out the dust? is there a switch for it something?