Maingear bills itself as a fine purveyor of "high performance luxury computers," hand built machines such as the Remix workstation (for "creative professionals"), and now Prelude 2, a 3D gaming workstation that features the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision setup, a 22-inch SyncMaster 2233RZ display, and a desktop PC rocking an Intel Core i7 processor -- all for $1,999 (though were guessing that once you start tweaking things here and there the price can rise pretty quickly). More detailed specs are sadly unavailable at the moment, but if you've been itching to jump on the 3D bandwagon (not that we approve, but whatever) this one is probably worth a look. Full release is after the break.

Update: Feel free to check out the order page over at Maingear's site for all the system's specifications and customization options.


MAINGEAR Unleashes Prelude 2 Equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision

New System Offers PC Gamers Tremendous Value with NVIDIA's Cutting-Edge GeForce 3D Vision Technology, Intel's Core i7, and Samsung 22" LCD Monitor for 1999.99

Union, New Jersey – February 18th, 2009 – MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, is proud to announce the Prelude 2, the Company's first system to incorporate NVIDIA's revolutionary GeForce 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D technology. Bundled with a 22" Samsung® SyncMaster 2233RZ display and boasting Intel's Core i7 processor, Prelude 2 offers gamers the most innovative and immersive gaming experience imaginable at a sub-$2,000 price point.

"The fact that Maingear customers will have the ability to play games in 3D stereo is just awesome," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GPU business at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision is taking the world by storm, and Maingear's Prelude 2 is going to deliver a mind-blowing experience."

"We're offering gamers the complete package to fully immerse themselves in the gaming arena of their choice" said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "With support for some of today's hottest titles like Burnout Paradise, The Ultimate Box, or the Mirror's Edge, Prelude 2 and NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision offers an unrivaled, unique gaming experience that is a phenomenal value at under $2,000."

MAINGEAR also partnered with Elemental to offer customers the power to easily convert any video and audio file for a variety of devices with Badaboom(www.badaboomit.com). Badaboom adopts a unique approach to transcoding by using the GPU rather than the CPU which not only runs faster but also frees up the CPU to process additional tasks. This allow consumers to painlessly convert video between formats, allowing them to view home video content on their portable devices, or Media Center content on their Apple TV – all in a convenient, intuitive application. The Prelude 2 will feature the full version of the Badaboom software.

Gamers can purchase the MAINGEAR Prelude 2 at MAINGEAR's Web site www.maingear.com or order by phone at (888-MAINGEAR). The base price for Prelude with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology is $1,999.99. Prelude 2 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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