Maingear’s new Axess HD Gamer brings PC gaming into your living room with a Core i7 processor, to 12GB of DDR3 memory, a Phantom Lapboard, 2x NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT cards in SLI, and media center capabilities. Much more specifically, the Axess HD Gamer can include 8-channel HD audio, a Blu-ray drive, WIndows Vista Home Premium and 4TB of hard drive storage or, if you’d rather, dual 160GB SSDs.
The connections include: dual gigabit ethernet, VGA, DVI-D, HDMI and component out, eight USB 2.0 ports, two 6-pin FireWire ports and eSATA. There is also the option to add a TV Tuner (no CableCARD). If you opt to get this unit completely loaded, it will run you at least $6,000 (base $1,800).