Wednesday April 13, 2011 4:58 pm
iBuypower auctioning ‘Ultimate’ gaming PC for Japan Relief
Want to win a super-powerful desktop and help out those in Japan affected by the recent earthquakes and tsunamis? Boutique system vendor iBuypower, in collaboration with a number of major component manufacturers, is making that possible by auctioning off a top-tier gaming desktop, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Red Cross's Japan relief efforts.
The centerpiece of the system, and by far its most unusual component, is the Zalman GS1200, a full-tower case loaded with features ranging from plentiful fans to hot-swappable hard drives, tool-free installation, and more. The auction system is being built in the only GS1200 case in the United States.
Also present in the system will be two Zotac GeForce GTX 570 video cards in a Scalable Link Interface (SLI) configuration for top-speed video and 6GB of Kingston HyperX T1 RAM. IBuypower will construct and ship the computer, which will also come with lifetime tech support, a warranty covering three years labor and one year parts, and a selection of other "premiums," including t-shirts, backpacks, and other accessories.
For more information about the auction, which ends on Saturday, April 16, at 4:54pm Pacific Time, or to bid on the system, visit its eBay page. Or, for a tour of the system, watch the YouTube video below, supplied and produced by the companies involved in the auction.
Last month, iBuyPower upgraded its Battalion line of gaming laptops with Intel's newest Core i7-line of Sandy Bridge processors and USB 3.0. The line is comprised of three distinct models: The Battalion 101 P151HM1 ($1,199), W150HNQ ($899), and W170HN ($1,019).
This article, written by Matthew Murray, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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