There are many places you can pick up a high-end gaming system these days -- and starting Wednesday of this week, there will be one more. BFG Tech, a company probably most well-known for making video cards, has launched a new line of high-end gaming computers called Phobos.
The computers will be aimed at the upper echelons of the gaming computer market. There'll be three lines, the Performance (~$3,000), Advanced (~$5,000) and the Elite (~$8,000).
What kind of PC can that amount of cash get you? Well, you can expect top-of-the-tech level of performance from components such as duel BFG GTX 295 cards, Core i7 processors, and giggles and gaggles of quick RAM. Cooling will be provided by a liquid-based system from CoolIT.
Phobos was designed for gamers and media enthusiasts who demand top of the line performance, but may not have the time, desire, or expertise to build or maintain a high end system,” said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. Towards this end, BFG will be offering a 'Conceirge Service', which means they'll come install the system into your house personally, and offer you a free check-up session six months down the road.
The name 'Phobos' seems to work well for the new line of computers. Anyone who ever played Doom will know what 'BFG' stands for. And in Doom -- if I'm not mistaken -- the first episode took place on the non-Disneyland like, hostile Mar's moon Phobos. So Phobos fits the BFG bill nicely.
The new website for these performance monsters is www.bfgsystems.com.