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Velocity Micro relaunches Overdrive gaming desktop: overclocked to 4.6GHz, with trio of GeForce graphics

Velocity Micro relaunches Overdrive gaming desktop: overclocked to 4.6GHz, with trio of GeForce graphics
Mat Smith
Mat Smith|@thatmatsmith|June 12, 2012 9:00 AM

After furnishing its latest machines with fresh Ivy Bridge processors, Velocity Micro has decided to tend to its high-performance gaming machines. The desktop's Overdrive BigBlock GTX promises to be "the new benchmark for extreme speed and luxury." It reckons it accomplishes this with a Core i7 3960X processor, "hyperclocked" to 4.6GHz, 32GB of quad-channel memory, three (yes, three) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards in Tri-SLI and two SSDs backed up with a weighty 2TB hard drive. The machines will also get treated to a splash of sports car-style paint, aiming to mirror the likes of Ferrari and BMW. Naturally, all that top-drawer tech corresponds to a similarly top-drawer price tag. The gaming rigs start from $8,000, which helps soften the blow of another recent product launch.

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Velocity Micro Relaunches Overdrive PC Brand

Overdrive BigBlock.GTX Becomes the Premium Option in Velocity Micro's Line of Ultra-Performance Gaming Desktops

Richmond, VA - June 12, 2012 -Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, peripherals, and the remarkable line of Cruz™ tablets announces the relaunch of the Overdrive PC™ brand with the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX. Powered by only the very latest and most powerful pre-qualified parts, the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX is the new benchmark for extreme speed and luxury in a desktop PC, continuing an ultra-performance desktop legacy that dates back to 2003. With the relaunch of Overdrive PC, Velocity Micro has the most appealing extreme performance desktop option on the market-one of the most powerful, benchmark crushing gaming PCs that money can buy, supported by Velocity Micro's US-based customer care.

"We're always looking for new ways to revolutionize the desktop PC through our meticulous engineering to create a truly mind blowing customer experience. With the Overdrive brand, we're able to continue to push that envelope," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "By giving our customers this extreme luxury option, the new Overdrive PC rounds out our line of ultra-performance desktops perfectly."

Acquired by Velocity Micro in 2007, Overdrive PC has always represented the pinnacle of desktop performance, pillared by Hyperclocking, a trademarked form of overclocking that yields faster clock speeds and unparalleled reliability at lower thermals than traditional methods. Along with a six-core Intel® Core® i7 3960X Extreme Edition Processor Hyperclocked™ to 4.6GHz, the Overdrive BigBlock.GTX features include:

· Asus® Rampage IV Extreme motherboard

· 1500W Power Supply

· 32GB Quad Channel Premium Memory

· 3 x NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 680 Graphics in Tri-SLI

· 2 x Intel® 520 Series 240GB SSD

· 2TB Storage Hard Drive

· Windows® 7 Ultimate

· 100% aluminum chassis with custom fans

· Automotive quality paint options mirroring premier sports cars from Bugatti®, Ferrari®, and BMW®

· Lifetime US-based phone support

For more information on the Overdrive PC legacy or to purchase a custom configured, expertly tuned Overdrive PC system, visit http://www.Velocitymicro.com/opc.php.