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More BFG Phobos details emerge

by Scott Bicheno on 7 January 2009, 09:37

Tags: BFG Technologies

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Specs, price and availability

The most conspicuously unique thing about the Phobos offering, however, is what it's calling the "concierge service", which is included in the price of the system. Essentially this means that you get the system hand-delivered and installed, and get what appears to be unlimited access to technical support. A look at the spec reveals why this might be important.

Here are the specifications for the most expensive of the standard configurations:

  • Upcoming BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Cards (x2 for Quad SLI)
  • BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 for Dedicated PhysX Processing
  • Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz Processor
  • CoolIt Contained Liquid Cooling Solution (GPU&CPU)
  • MSI Eclipse SLI Intel X58-based Motherboard
  • Patriot 6GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 4x Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drives
  • Slot Loading Blu-ray Super Multi Optical Drive
  • BFG LS-1200 1200W High Efficiency Power Supply
  • Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
  • Integrated iPhone/iPod syncing dock
  • 8" Interactive Touch Panel LCD

And here's a breakdown of what the touch-screen brings to the table:

  • System Status Overview Screen
  • Performance Control Screen
  • Multimedia Screen
  • Memory Overview Screen
  • Storage Monitor Screen

You'll be amazed to hear that all this tech yumminess doesn't come cheap. There are three standard configurations: the Performance starts at $3,000, the Advanced $5,000 and the Elite $8,000.

The Phobos will initially be available only in the US and solely through BFG online, starting 8th January. However one of the people heavily involved in the development of this concept is marketing manager Graham Brown, who's a Brit, so hopefully we'll see it over here soon.