If you’ve been hunting for a new Windows 7 gaming rig, we’ve got good news: Maingear’s just stepped up its line of Vybe desktops and it sure looks appetizing. Like before, there’s a trio of pre-fabricated variants, but the goodies are now packed within a redesigned shell finished in black or white (SE and SS models only). The $949 Vybe S starts things off admirably with an overclocked 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 2310 rated at 3.3GHz (capable of turbo-boosting to 3.7GHz). It’s further loaded with a 1GB NVIDIA GTS 450 GPU, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB 7,200RPM HDD, 7-in-1 card reader, 7.1 surround sound support and a 24x DVD burner that’s all hooked into a USB 3.0 / SATA 6G Intel DP67BA motherboard. The $1,129 SE spices things up with an overclocked i5 2500 rated at 3.7GHz (boosting up to 4.1GHz) and a 1GB GTX 560 GPU that’s connected to an SSD-toting Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 motherboard. Lastly, there’s the $1,699 Vybe SS for those who like their noob-slaying experience with extra picante. It’s packing an overclocked and water-cooled 4.5GHz+ Core i7 2600K, a duo of those GTX 560 GPUs and 8GB of RAM to make sure you won’t experience any hang-ups running Crysis.
You can opt to customize the SE and SS rigs with more powerful parts, although you’ll be waiting a bit longer for shipping. You’ll find details at the source and healthy serving of eye candy in the gallery below.
Gallery: Maingear Vybe SS
Maingear intros redesigned Vybe gaming desktops, stuffs ’em with updated internals originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 15:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.