updated 12:45 pm EDT, Tue July 15, 2008
Overdrive HyperClocked PCs
Computer builder Overdrive PC has announced a new collection of custom-built systems. The machines use a process the company dubs "HyperClocking," a means of overclocking processors while retaining safe power levels; the systems are however divided between a variety of different price levels, beginning with the $1,500+ SmallBlock gaming PCs. These use at least Core 2 Duo E8400s clocked at 3GHz, and 512MB GeForce 9800 GTX cards.
The central systems are the BigBlocks, which start at $2,000 and offer a greater range of processors and video cards, up to a 3.9GHz Core 2 Extreme and three, 1GB GeForce GTX 280 cards linked in SLI. Buyers can additionally pick from Torque workstations, costing a minimum of $1,830, and the Rev.Pro and Rev.GT notebooks, priced at $3,600 and $4,000. The former is meant for work, while the latter addresses gaming.