Need a gaming rig but don't like aliens
, or mystic healers
? How do you feel about creatures that are themselves made up of the parts of other creatures? That's the mythological inspiration for iBUYPOWER's latest creation, the Chimera 2. It's a Core i7- or AMD Phenom II-packing, SSD storage-using, DDR3-memorizing powerhouse that's covered in a lovely flame job -- marred by a somewhat silly fanged head on the side. Prices start at a rather reachable $999 if you don't mind a (relatively) lowly Core i5
processor and Radeon HD 5750
graphics, but with a few tweaks you'll quickly quadruple that figure. Such is the way of the gaming rig, child: let thy finger not check too many options lest thy credit suffer the pains of thine exuberance.