Thursday, June 18th 2009

MAINGEAR Unveils Luxury Gaming PC for the Living Room

MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, is proud to announce the Axess HD Gamer, a luxury gaming PC that brings high end gaming to the living room. Built into a sleek, low profile, aluminum HTPC form factor with an acrylic trim, the Axess HD was designed to integrate seamlessly into any home theater set up with existing A/V components.

The impressive list of hardware for the Axess HD includes a powerful Core i7 processor combined with dual 9800 GT video cards in SLI to deliver a stunningly visual1080p experience. MAINGEAR also teamed up with NVIDIA to integrate GeForce 3D Vision so that gamers with Mitsubishi DLP’s or Samsung desktop LCDs can experience an unparalleled 3D gaming experience. MAINGEAR further enhances the luxurious home theater gaming experience by being the first company to offer the Phantom Lapboard, a unique keyboard that liberates users from desktop settings through an innovative 360-degree rotating design. The Axess HD Gamer also offers cutting edge media center capabilities including 7 channel pre amplified audio, Blu Ray and DVD Movies, Music, Home Videos, HD TV, Internet TV, based on Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium which also provides access to Netflix’s online streaming through the Media Center interface.

”The Axess HD Gamer was conceived to deliver unsurpassed gaming performance fused with advanced media center capabilities all contained within a low profile case, making it the perfect cornerstone for any home theater environment” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. “A lot of the media centers currently on the market don’t specifically address the PC Gamer and we want to give our customers a solution to game from the comfort of the living room without sacrificing quality or performance.”

"We're thrilled that MAINGEAR is providing a Games for Windows solution that complements the wide range of media functionality that Windows Vista Media Center already provides," said Megan Both, Snr. Director of OEM Sales at Microsoft. "This high performance 3D gaming system combined with the advanced functionality of Windows Media Center make the Axess HD Gamer a phenomenal option for the home theater enthusiast as well as the avid gamer."

Gamers can purchase the Axess HD Gamer at MAINGEAR's Web site www.maingear.com or order by phone at (888-MAINGEAR). The base price is $1,799. Axess HD Gamer comes with MAINGEAR’s standard 14 month warranty and is backed by the best in-house support team in the country.
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12 Comments on MAINGEAR Unveils Luxury Gaming PC for the Living Room

#1
LittleLizard
wow, first time i heard from phantom in a longg time. they made the best vaporware ever.
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#2
MRCL
Hm I don't know. Crysis you can forget on that machine I assume. However, I expected a price in the 5000s, so 1800$ is a nice suprise.
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Mussels
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9800GT SLI? why not put a single GTX260 or 4870?
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El_Mayo
by: Mussels
9800GT SLI? why not put a single GTX260 or 4870?
isn't 9800GT SLI better though?
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Mussels
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by: El_Mayo
isn't 9800GT SLI better though?
doubt it. dont forget the memory isnt additive and they're talking 1080P. you'd really need that extra power for the high res.
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El_Mayo
by: Mussels
doubt it. dont forget the memory isnt additive and they're talking 1080P. you'd really need that extra power for the high res.
oh wait.. 9800GT 512MB?
oh then yeah you're right then
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Mussels
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by: El_Mayo
oh wait.. 9800GT 512MB?
oh then yeah you're right then
even if they were 1GB, they lack memory power compared to the more modern cards.
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El_Mayo
by: Mussels
even if they were 1GB, they lack memory power compared to the more modern cards.
oh.. "memory power"
as in.. bandwidth n stuff?
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Mussels
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by: El_Mayo
oh.. "memory power"
as in.. bandwidth n stuff?
yeah. the 8800GT was designed for 256MB or 512MB of ram - putting more ram on it wont help it all that much. you need a higher bandwidth bus or higher clocked ram to really shine at the higher resolutions.

as great as the 8800GT's were/are for mid and low resolution, they dont handle as well at 1080P and above.
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El_Mayo
by: Mussels
yeah. the 8800GT was designed for 256MB or 512MB of ram - putting more ram on it wont help it all that much. you need a higher bandwidth bus or higher clocked ram to really shine at the higher resolutions.

as great as the 8800GT's were/are for mid and low resolution, they dont handle as well at 1080P and above.
ahh okay
i get ya ;) :toast:
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#11
DrunkenMafia
maybe the 9800GT option is because of the low profile case... :)

I haven't personally seen a low profile HD48XX or a GTX XXX. I have seen some 9XXXGT cards but.
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#12
tzitzibp
It might be possible to fit a 48xx with a sideways bracket!? :confused: but I would like to see the back of this rig! ;)
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