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iBUYPOWER Launches Gamer Fire 600 AM3 PC

iBUYPOWER's latest gaming rig - the Gamer Fire 600 - is based on the latest AMD Socket AM3 platform, one of the first in the industry.

Putting the AMD Socket AM3 platform aside, iBUYPOWER's Gamer Fire 600 just looks cool, borrowing its overall appearance from Transformers, Battlestar Galactica or other science fiction movies. The front takes on the appearance of a robotic helmet or the top section of a spaceship, depending on your point of view and imagination, with two ion cannons mounted on each side. Granted, this gaming rig isn't from outer space, however just in aesthetics alone, the Gamer Fire 600 is an impressive beast and certainly a rig to sport with pride.

With that out of the way, the Gamer Fire 600 features an impressive array hardware goodness within, harnessing the power of AMD's Phenom II X3 720 Triple-Core CPU, Gigabyte's CrossFire chipset, 4 GB DDR3-1333 memory and ATI's Radeon HD 4830 512 MB PCI-Express x16 video card. The housing is iBUYPOWER's CycloneX gaming tower case juiced by a 420w power supply (or a 600w SLI Ready power supply, both was listed). On the storage front, the rig offers a 500 GB Serial-ATA-II hard drive as well as LG's 20x dual format/double layer DVD writer. As for sound, the PC spits out 3D premium surround sound onboard, and comes with iBUYPOWER's 2.1 channel stereo super bass subwoofer speaker system.

So what's the cost of this system? Try $774 USD, and that's just for starters. Consumers can upscale most of the components, such as upgrading the processor to the AMD Phenom II X4 810 Quad-Core CPU or throwing in two ATI Radeon HD 4870-X2 DDR5 2GB PCI-Express cards running in CrossFire mode. For an extra $96, consumers can switch out the base hard drive for a whopping 1.5 TB, or perhaps replace the DVD burner with LG's GGW-H20L Blu-Ray re-writer for $239. Want the ultimate sound system? Try upgrading to the Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion series with Logitech's X-540 5.1 speaker and subwoofer set.

Perhaps the robot look just isnt for you. That's fine. For a whopping $564, consumers can upgrade the outer hull to the Coolmaster CSX limited edition Stacker full tower gaming case with a 420w power supply, impressively decked out with awesome blue flames and blue lighting on the side. Ultimately, this system can soar up into the $7K pricerange with most of the hardware options maxed out. And while iBUYPOWER does offer Windows XP Home Edition and Professional (with Service Pack 2) for an additional cost, it's definitely good to see that a manufacturer isn't trying to cram Vista down the necks of its consumers.

“We take pride in our ability to always be among the first system builders to incorporate new technology in our machines,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “It’s that agility that is allowing us to already be offering systems featuring the AM3 platform, and sharing its unparalleled 3D graphics capabilities with gamers everywhere.”

For what it's worth, the base system isn't too shabby for the $799 price, especially when consumers are slow to spend and weary of those "too good to be true" deals.

  • Pei-chen
    Expensive and weak; Tri-core + 4830 + generic parts for $774 is not a god deal.

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  • TheFace
    I purchased my computer through them a few years back. They're a good deal considering you can essentially build your own rig through them, and get it warranted.
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  • basketcase
    To bad IBUYPOWER is a horrible company. As far as I can tell they don't test their systems and trying to get timely support is a joke. It may be warrantied, but taking over a month to get your system back is no good.
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  • NuclearShadow
    Well I decided to compare their $774 price to buying separately and building your own computer which came out to about $694. While the prices may not be to far off any hardware differences are for the better on my build or more suitable like the motherboard since their build only comes with one 4830 anyways.

    CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649&Tpk=Phenom%20II%20X3%20720

    Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

    Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190

    Videocard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131129

    Powersupply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148022

    Harddrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

    Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010

    If the budget was $800 which is very close to their price someone could make a much better build than what they offer. Building it yourself is no doubt the way to go. Its fun and it can save quite a bit of money.

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  • grieve
    NuclearShadow $800 which is very close to their price someone could make a much better build than what they offer. Building it yourself is no doubt the way to go. Its fun and it can save quite a bit of money.
    Nice!

    change the name to Icantbuildpower.
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  • grieve
    Ibuymidrange
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  • IronRyan21
    Pei-chenExpensive and weak; Tri-core + 4830 + generic parts for $774 is not a god deal.
    What do you expect? Its iBUYWEAKPOWER
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  • falchard
    I think they did not do proper cost analysis. There is no point of more expensive DDR3 on an AM3 board. They should have went with DDR2 for the cheaper price since if someone wants more expensive DDR3 they should go with a Core i7 for now. Not only would it be cheaper but it would perform nearly the same.
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  • matt2k
    As much in favour of own builds as i am, dont forget that iBUY's pc comes with an OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse. just the small things that hike up the price ;)
    just my 2 cents, i personally wouldnt get one.
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  • is this worth $3,855.00? (going to use linux mint & backtrack)
    Gamer Fire 600 1 x Case ( Raidmax Altas Gaming Case - Black )
    1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System )
    1 x Processor ( AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T Black Edition Six-Core CPU )
    1 x Processor Cooling ( Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - Enermax Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
    1 x Memory ( 8 GB DDR3-1600 Memory Module - A-DATA Gaming Series )
    1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 3GB - Single Card )
    1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
    1 x Free Stuff ( - 4GB USB Flash Drive - Free with Purchase of AMD Phenom II X6 CPU )
    1 x Motherboard ( ASUS Crosshair IV Formula -- AMD 890FX w/ 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )
    1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
    1 x Power Supply ( 750 Watt -- Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M )
    1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 300 GB WD Velociraptor HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 10000 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    1 x Data Hard Drive ( 300 GB WD Velociraptor HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 10000 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    1 x Optical Drive ( Pioneer BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
    1 x 2nd Optical Drive ( Pioneer BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
    1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 External USB Flash Media Card Reader/Writer )
    1 x USB Expansion ( NZXT Bunker 5.25" USB Locking Device (4 x Ports) )
    1 x Sound Card ( Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series )
    1 x Network Card ( Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card )
    1 x Operating System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
    1 x Keyboard ( Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard - Black )
    1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
    1 x Mouse ( Zowie SWIFT Gaming Mouse Pad w/ Enhanced Durability and Performance )
    1 x Mouse ( Razer Imperator 5600dpi Ergonomic 3.5G Laser Gaming Mouse )
    1 x Gaming Accessories ( Sunbeamtech Lan Party Bag )
    1 x Monitor ( 24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6" Viewable) )
    1 x Monitor Cable ( 30 ft. DVI to HDMI Cable (Resolution up to 1080P) )
    1 x Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    1 x External Hard Drives ( 3.5" External 1 TB Hard Drive - USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 )
    1 x Extras ( Network LAN Surge Protector - Assures Integrity and Stability of Data Communications + Strengthens System Immunity against Electrostatic Discharges )
    1 x Power Protection ( Surge Buster - Opti-UPS SBAM1060X )
    1 x Headset ( Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset )
    1 x Video Camera ( Logitech C910 2.0MP USB 1080p HD Pro Webcam )
    1 x USB Cables / Accessories ( USB 3.0 External Hub (4 X Ports) )
    1 x USB Cables / Accessories ( USB 2.0 External Hub (4 x Ports) )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Power Package (Individually Sleeved 24-pin ATX, 8-pin CPU, and SATA Drive Power Cabling) )
    1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Advanced - Video Package (Individually Sleeved 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E VGA Power Cabling) )
    1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
    1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
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