iBuyPower joins Intel Core i7-980X gaming desktop fray, launches handful of six-core PCs

Another desktop vendor has jumped aboard the six-core gaming desktop bandwagon, as iBuyPower has released four new systems featuring the new Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor.The cheapest of the six-core Paladin line at $2,159, the Gamer Paladin F890, comes with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, while the other three pack twice as much RAM.

Another desktop vendor has jumped aboard the six-core gaming desktop bandwagon, as iBuyPower has released four new systems featuring the new Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor.

The cheapest of the six-core Paladin line at $2,159, the Gamer Paladin F890, comes with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, while the other three pack twice as much RAM. The F890 also comes with a 1TB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics card. For $180 more, the Paladin F950 swaps ATI for an Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 card and also includes a Blu-ray reader/DVD-writer combo drive.

There's a big step-up in cost to the $3,189 Paladin F970, thanks to the inclusion of the Radeon HD 5870 card as well as an 80GB Intel X25-M solid state drive and Windows 7 Ultimate instead of Home Premium. Still have more money to burn? The Paladin XLC V3 will cost you $4,409, which gets you a 2TB hard drive (and the Intel SSD), a pair of GeForce GTX 285 in SLI configuration, and iBuyPower's Power Drive Overclocking Service. All four desktops come with liquid cooling as a standard feature.

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