Desktop case connoisseurs will recognize the above as NZXT
's Vulcan enclosure, and they'll also know it comes with two 120mm fans, at front and top, plus the option to add in a 200mm (that's eight inches
, folks!) blower under the mesh side panel. Mind you, you'll be needing all the cooling you can get if you opt to run two of either the Radeon HD 5970
or GeForce GTX 480
in tandem, which this beastie can handle with its 1,200 Watt PSU. In terms of other specs, the Lan Warrior
part deux will service you with anything up to an Intel Core i7-980X, 24GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to two terabytes of SSD storage. We decided we'd max those options out and got ourselves a blood-chilling $11,658 quote. Hit the source below to try and spec out a more reasonable rig, we're sure it's possible.
iBUYPOWER Launches LAN Warrior II – Powerful Second Generation µATX Form Factor PC Comes Locked and Loaded for LAN Party Battles
Core-i7 powered LAN Warrior has room for 2 Full-length video cards and up to 24GB of DDR 3 Memory is housed in the highly acclaimed NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Chassis
El Monte, CA – May 14, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the new LAN Warrior II µATX form factor PC. The LAN Warrior II is 40% smaller than most full tower desktops, but don't let its modest footprint fool you, it packs quite a punch. The battle ready LAN Warrior II comes fully loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 2 ATI Radeon HD 5970 or 2 NVIDIA GTX 480 graphics cards in CrossfireX or SLI mode, and has room for up to 24 GB of DDR3 Memory.
Coming just over a year after the original PC Gamer Editor's Choice-winning LAN Warrior, the second-generation LAN Warrior is the most powerful µATX gaming system in existence, offering enough cooling, space, and power to stand toe-to-toe with any full-size desktop system, while maintaining a small footprint and boasting advanced portability features.
"LAN party gamers demand more power than a notebook can deliver but disconnecting and shipping a full tower desktop to an event is a difficult and clumsy endeavor," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. "The LAN Warrior II provides gamers with a more portable solution and is ready to take on any full sized system."
The LAN Warrior II is housed in the portable new NZXT Vulcan case, which features a durable non-slip finished top handle. The spacious Vulcan offers gamers superior cooling options with room for up to 3x 120mm, 1x 200mm, 1x 92mm fans and dual external water cooling cutouts. The LAN Warrior II launches with a full set of available air-cooling options, with a customized Liquid cooling unit to be available soon. The enclosure's 2x USB, E SATA, Audio + Mic ports are all continently located and easily accessible on the enclosure's top panel. The Vulcan is also available with internal LED lighting for night ops.
The LAN Warrior II starts at $999 and is available now exclusively at www.iBUYPOWER.com. iBUYPOWER systems come standard with 3 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.
For additional information about iBUYPOWER please visit www.ibuypower.com, or contact PR representative Mark Olson at 305.576.1171 x17 or email@example.com.