PDA

View Full Version : BFG Launching its Own PC Gaming Rigs


Mondopest
01-05-2009, 10:33 AM
GamingShogun (http://www.gamingshogun.com/Article/3076/2009_CES_-_BFG_Launches_Phobos_Gaming_PC.html) reports that BFG Technologies has announced its own line of gaming PCs. This 'Phobos' gaming line includes a ton of bells and whistles, even going as far as being booted up via an LCD touch-screen!
...these gaming rigs will come in three different flavors, from the $3,000 dollar 'Performance' to the $8,000 dollar 'Elite'. You will be able to find out more on the Phobos line after January 8th at BFG's Official Site.

Phobos Elite System Specs
• Upcoming BFG NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards (x2 for Quad SLI®)
• BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 for Dedicated PhysX™ Processing
• Intel® Core i7 965 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz Processor
• CoolIt® Contained Liquid Cooling Solution (GPU&CPU)
• MSI® Eclipse SLI Intel® X58-based Motherboard
• Patriot® 6GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
• 4x Western Digital® VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drives
• Slot Loading Blu-ray® Super Multi Optical Drive
• BFG LS-1200 1200W High Efficiency Power Supply
• Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
• Integrated iPhone®/iPod® syncing dock
• Unique 8” Interactive Touch Panel LCD
• In-Home Set Up Included with Every Phobos Purchase

Maybe I am too much of a PC old-timer but the idea of using a touch-screen button to turn on my computer seems wrong somehow.

Valar Morghulis
01-05-2009, 11:04 AM
I've always been a fan of leaving a manual way for any automatic action when updating a design. However, my problem with a touchscreen of this type is how much additional power will it pull while the system is off? If the screen died on me, it would be no different than a physical button/switch going out...I'd still have to pull out the screwdriver to connect the two pwr pins. That extra power adds up fast though.

Mondopest
01-05-2009, 11:30 AM
Good point, I had not thought of the economics of the situation. If that screen died it would probably cost a pretty penny to replace it. Although, with the cost of the units as a whole I would assume BFG would offer a warranty of some kind. Unfortunately, the press release is a bit lacking of warranty-speak.

Gedd
01-05-2009, 11:35 AM
What's the point? Just about everything out there now is a console port. And GTX 285's and 295's? After all these months that's what Nvidia has coming next? /sigh

Suicidal ShiZuru
01-05-2009, 11:41 AM
This seems pretty stupid to do right now... Also I love the concept of a high end rig for someone too stupid to build it themselves let alone use it. Its like a soccer mom buying a fancy car but being scared to even pull the hood latch because it might go kaboom.

This audience is looking for all the performance associated with a high-end gaming system, but none of the hassle related to building and servicing such a system. As a result, Phobos is sold with complementary Concierge Service which includes expert in-home installation and a six month follow up maintenance visit.

Damn... If anything goes wrong in six fucking months you need to just shoot yourself for building fake ass "high end" systems.

ElektroDragon
01-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Absolute MADNESS in this economy. Nice to know my new $3K PC is already obsolete though.

Mondopest
01-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Or what if this starts some sort of trend in video card manufacturers to build their own gaming PCs too? Can you imagine if EVGA and XFX got into the game. Part of me hopes they do, if only to promote some competition and bring prices down.

PsychoticVile
01-05-2009, 01:23 PM
If you go to their website one of the screens says Concierge Service. Does that mean when I go on vacation it will tell me where the good places to eat are and what shows or sites I should see while I'm there? I'm thinking it should for 8 grand.

XxSATANxX
01-05-2009, 01:46 PM
just built a intel duo 2.53 ghtz
4 gig ram
geforce 9800
320 Gig HD
DVD burner

runs crysis like butta!!!

$ 505

Syl
01-05-2009, 01:52 PM
...this computer is a bit overkill to say the least.

Mondopest
01-05-2009, 02:29 PM
If you go to their website one of the screens says Concierge Service. Does that mean when I go on vacation it will tell me where the good places to eat are and what shows or sites I should see while I'm there? I'm thinking it should for 8 grand.

LOL Why the heck not? They put the NorthStar system in some cars. They could have their Concierge come online via the LCD screen and arrange for delivery food to be brought to your house (or parent's basement, whichever the case may be).

WholeWheatCracker
01-05-2009, 03:29 PM
Good point, I had not thought of the economics of the situation.

If you're spending this kind of coin on a PC, I doubt an extra few bucks on the electric bill at the end of the month are going to concern you too much. That said, this is getting silly - $8k??? Really? For a porn box? Better comes with some sweet-ass peripherals!

firecut
01-05-2009, 07:26 PM
Absolute MADNESS in this economy. Nice to know my new $3K PC is already obsolete though.

Exactly.....who in their right mind is going to spend the $$$$ to get this PC when the economy is on the very verge of going down the toilet. Save your money for food and other basic essentials.

Exodus
01-06-2009, 02:26 PM
I can't think of any game out there coming within the next 3yrs that would justify an 8000$ price tag at this point. Diablo 3 most certainly won't need even these specs to run beautifully nor will biowares mmo. Rage you say? Who cares it's another fps from idsoftware.

By the time those games come out the parts required to even make this machine will have devalued at a percentage of at least 25%.

I'm a very big fan of BFG video cards but i just can't justify this.

Exodus
01-06-2009, 02:28 PM
Exactly.....who in their right mind is going to spend the $$$$ to get this PC when the economy is on the very verge of going down the toilet. Save your money for food and other basic essentials.

People with union jobs in a business that you absolutely know will not plummet, fail and declare bankruptcy.

Exodus
01-06-2009, 02:29 PM
that or gov't jobs

firecut
01-06-2009, 07:30 PM
People with union jobs in a business that you absolutely know will not plummet, fail and declare bankruptcy.

I hate to say this but the US is nearing the point where "all bets are off"...I wouldn't count myself safe in any business/industry other than basic services (police, fire, medical).

Exodus
01-07-2009, 08:19 AM
I hate to say this but the US is nearing the point where "all bets are off"...I wouldn't count myself safe in any business/industry other than basic services (police, fire, medical).

Exactly. :rolleyes: