MIAMI, FL - January 16, 2007 - Systemax, the great American PC maker, today introduced its first PC configured specifically for online gamers, making it the optimized to more effectively run today's latest games such as World of Warcraft (WoW) and Battlefield 2. The new Systemax Vigilante Online Gaming PC comes standard with Bigfoot Network's award-winning Killer NIC, the first online gaming accelerator powered by LLR Technology.
"Millions of gamers buy PCs for one primary reason - to play games online. The time is perfect for Systemax to launch a PC optimized for online gaming," says Scott Strunk, Systemax's Vice President of Marketing. "Each component, from the Killer NIC all the way to the AMD Athlon 64 Processor, has been chosen to achieve the ultimate in online gaming performance."
The Systemax Vigilante online gaming PC comes standard with the following specifications:AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 5000+ Processor Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Bigfoot Networks Killer Gaming Network Card Corsair TwinX 2GB PC6400 DDR2 Memory 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Drive GeForce 7950GT 512MB Video 16x Dual Layer DVD Burner 52x32x52/16x Combo Drive SoundBlaster X-Fi Sound Card Ultra X-Finity 600 Watt Power Supply ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe nVidia nForce 570 Motherboard 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
"Systemax is leading the way into a new category of PCs designed exclusively for online gamers," says Harlan Beverly, CEO of Bigfoot Networks - the developer of the Killer NIC. "So many gamers spend all of their time playing online games or just living online; it's about time innovative companies like Systemax begin designing products specifically for them."
For more details about the Systemax Vigilante Online Gaming PC, visit http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2824002&CatId=1885.
For more information on Bigfoot Network's Killer NIC, www.killernic.com.
About Systemax Inc
Systemax Inc. ( www.systemax.com) is a Fortune 1000 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE symbol-SYX). Systemax employs a system of branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs and relationship marketers to sell PC hardware, related computer products, electronic and industrial products in North America and Europe. We offer direct pricing and quality PC systems built with the world's best components and backed by our Maximum Service Customer Care Plan. Whether you need a powerful PC for your home, or thousands for your office, Systemax has crafted a configuration that will drive your future. And we can customize your new Systemax PC any way you like. Tell us what you need; we'll take care of everything. And after you get underway with your new Systemax PC, you'll know that if you have any questions, or any problem-you can count on us to help, and keep on helping. For more information about Systemax PC's, visit www.systemaxpc.com.
About the Killer NIC
The Killer NIC is a Network Interface Card powered by LLR Technology and offers gamers superior speed and performance in their online games. Killer's 400 MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) and 64 MB of dedicated DDR is one of the first applications of Corporate Network Acceleration Technology introduced to the consumer market. The Killer NIC offers improved gaming performance, standard NIC functionality, and has an onboard USB 2.0 port as part of its Flexible Network Architecture, which allows gamers to write their own embedded Linux applications to run on the NPU. Killer runs on PCs that run the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is an innovative Austin-based start-up company that is dedicated to making the online gaming experience both faster and more fun. With roots from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the company was to develop hardware products that improve performance and reduce Lag in online video games. The company has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Fortune Small Business Award and the prestigious 2005 Moot Corp Competition at the University of Texas. The company received $4 million in funding from Venio Capital Partners.
Killer and LLR are trademarks of Bigfoot Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information, contact:
Max Borges Agency for Systemax PC
(305) 576-1171 x12
Aaron De Lucia
Porter Novelli for Bigfoot Networks