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Nvidia Branded PC: GeForce PC Kit is for DIY'ers

Nvidia typically provides the underlying technology for systems makers and enthusiasts to integrate into computers, but the graphics company has unveiled a DIY barebones PC kit for beginner hobbyists.

The GeForce PC kit is an Nvidia-branded computer kit that sets itself apart with a CoolerMaster Elite 334 Nvidia Edition case with a green-tinted window. That part aside, the rest of the system is mostly off-the-shelf items with an Intel Pentium E5300, GeForce 9800 GT, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 500W PSU, 250GB HDD.

Here are the full specs:

The whole package retails for just under $500 from CompUSA or TigerDirect. Interestingly, Nvidia's support page for technical Support, RMA requests, replacements and warranty issues for the GeForce PC Kit directs users to TigerDirect, signaling it as the manufacturer.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Marco925
    ATI also had a branded PC that I saw as well.
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  • enderwiggen
    Discovery! This is whats causing Fermi to take so long. Nvidia hard at work.
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  • Boxa786
    ATI have been doing branded PC's for a very long time and this Nvidia entry looks very basic with old gen tech, still no sign of Fermi, no wonder its using a 9800 card...

    ATI just taken their prices, again, spose its because of Fermi not arriving, again!

    by the time Fermi releases, ATI will be on 6 series cards.
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  • babybeluga
    Put that at $250 and people may buy it...
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  • flyinfinni
    Thats a pretty weak PC for today's gaming/DIY types... A 9800GT when they are about to release Fermi, and a Pentium E5300 with all the new semi-budget i3/i5 type chips? only 10/100 ethernet? All of this for almost $500? It wouldn't be too hard to build a better PC for that price- with an OS.
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  • deadlockedworld
    This is a mediocre deal. You could build a much better system off for that much off newegg.

    E5300: $67
    Ram: $40 est.
    9800GT: $85 est.
    Motherboard: $44
    PSU $30 est.
    Cooler $15-20 est.
    HD-$59

    Where did $500 come from? they keyboard and mouse?
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  • gekko668
    what's my Fermi at?

    Release Fermi and i'll might consider.
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  • brendano257
    deadlockedworldThis is a mediocre deal. You could build a much better system off for that much off newegg. E5300: $67Ram: $40 est. 9800GT: $85 est. Motherboard: $44PSU $30 est. Cooler $15-20 est. HD-$59Where did $500 come from? they keyboard and mouse?
    Your total is $340. You forgot the case at ~$40, and optical drive at ~$20, and keyboard/mouse at ~20-30$. That's only 80$ "profit", that's not as outrageous. It's just about half of what you thought it was. Think it thought at first. And newsflash: Companies sell stuff for more they cost to manufacture, this is called a "business."
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  • cobra5000
    The Nvidia case, THATS where the price premium comes from!
    Thats got too be it!
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  • rooket
    Wow...that is a low end system.
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