Gaming Desktop from MAINGEAR for $9,000.
Quad CrossfireX and Skulltrail under Same Roof
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
[ 03/13/2008 | 06:47 PM ]
MAINGEAR Computers, the premier provider of high performance, luxury custom computers started offering new EPHEX Skulltrail gaming computers targeted towards gamers looking for the ultimate in performance, style, and service. This is a truly unique system. It is based on Skulltrail platform with two quad-core processors and features four GPUs.
The system is built on Intel D5400XS mainboard and features Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors working at 3.2GHz, that can be overclocked to 4GHz upon the customerís request. Also the system is equipped with 4GB FB-DIMM Memory (4x1GB) working at 800MHz frequency. The graphics subsystem of EPHEX Skulltrail may be built using different graphics accelerators. Among other options you can find two dual-chip ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 or two single-chip Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra cards. We would like to remind you that this flexibility is possible due to compatibility of Intel D5400XS mainboard with Crossfire as well as SLI technologies.
Depending on the final system configuration the price for a platform like that will start at $9,000. It also includes a few Western Digital Raptor Enterprise 150GB 10K RPM hard drives in RAID 0, that can be topped with a RAID 0 array of MTRON SSDs for an additional charge.
Housed in a innovative, all aluminum chassis, and featuring a separate, quick release hard drive cage isolated from the heat generated from the rest of the system, the EPHEX Skulltrail also features a closed circuit, maintenance-free water cooling solution that keeps the system quiet and delivers maximum cooling performance even with record-breaking CPU overclocking to 4GHz. EPHEX configurations also feature optional GPU liquid cooling, allowing for higher performance tuning and turning dual slot graphics cards into single slot solutions, allowing for more peripheral expansion.