MainGear Axess HD Gamer Wants to Frag Your Living Room

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High-performance computer maker Maingear has just announced a new expansion to its Axess line of home theater systems, the Axess HD Gamer. The system combines a low-profile design that’s designed to blend in with AV and home theather systems…while bringing high-powered gaming to the big screen…complete with 3D graphics on 3D capable displays. And, the system ships with the Phantom Lapboard so users can game from the comfort of their favorite furniture.

“The Axess HD Gamer was conceived to deliver unsurpassed gaming performance fused with advanced media center capabilities all contained within a low profile case, making it the perfect cornerstone for any home theater environment” said Maingear CEO Wallace Santos, in a statement. “A lot of the media centers currently on the market don’t specifically address the PC gamer and we want to give our customers a solution to game from the comfort of the living room without sacrificing quality or performance.”

As one might expect from a high-end boutique PC, the Axess HD Gamer can be configured in a number of ways, but the basics include an Intel Core i7 processor (2.66 to 3.33 GHz), 3 to 12 GB of RAM, and dual Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics cards (with 1 GB of video memory each), which support Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision on compatible displays (including selected Mitsubishi DLPs, Samsung and ViewSonic desktop displays, and projectors from LightSpeed). The systems also ship with 500 GB to 2 TB of hard drive storage (high speed drives and SSDs are available as options), gigabit Ethernet, and Windows Vista. The Axess HD Gamer also pushes 7 channel pre-amplified audio, and is available with DVD or Blu-ray optical drives.

Pricing for the Axess HD Gamer is available now from Maingear’s Web site, with pricing starting at $1,799.