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Press Release: Deluge Mini Launched

Posted on April 4, 2009 by Jon Bach

Puget Systems Bolsters Deluge Family of High Performance, Liquid Cooled Gaming Rigs; Adds Deluge 'Mini' to the Lineup

New Deluge-i7 and Deluge-i7 Mini Tout Intel Core i7 Performance; Newest NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Innovations; and Superior Asetek Cooling Systems, Optimized for Extreme Gaming

SEATTLE, WA - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com), a boutique integrator of custom PC systems for enthusiasts, gamers, consumers and SMB markets, today announced significant performance, graphics processing, and cooling system innovations to its popular Deluge family of high performance, liquid-cooled gaming rigs. Puget Systems also announced today it has added an exciting new portable gaming solution for extreme gamers and enthusiasts, the Deluge-i7 Mini -- a powerful, lightweight and portable gaming system ideal for traveling to gaming events and LAN parties.

The new Deluge-i7 gaming systems tap into the raw performance power of the Intel Core i7 architecture, and extreme graphics processing capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX and GTS GPUs -- with single and SLI options available. Puget Systems also offers users two liquid cooling options to choose from; the innovative Asetek LCLC liquid cooling system (available on both the Deluge-i7 Mini as well as the full sized Deluge-i7 systems), or Puget's own custom-developed liquid cooling system. As an additional bonus to hard-core PC gamers, Puget Systems is offering 3D stereoscopic gaming capability with an added NIVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision option.

The Deluge-i7 Mini offers gamers all the performance and gaming options available to the full size Deluge-i7 systems, with the exception of Puget's custom-developed liquid cooling system, which is only available on full sized systems.

"This is an exciting announcement for Puget Systems' gaming customers," said Jon Bach, president of Puget Systems. "We've tapped into some very compelling resources uniquely available to us through our close partnerships with companies like Intel, NVIDIA, and Asetek, to deliver huge advancements in our popular Deluge series. While the gaming industry continues to advance with increasingly sophisticated and immersive games, Puget Systems and its partners are staying ahead of the curve with systems like the Deluge-i7 series."

"Intel's high-performance Core i7 processor is a great match for Puget Systems' latest products for the gaming community," said CJ Bruno, GM, Intel Americas, Inc. "Quality, innovation, and a commitment to personal-touch service is what Puget is all about, and we are proud that our Core i7 architecture is playing a key role in the gaming experience for Puget's customers."

"Puget Systems is committed to delivering new levels of PC gaming experiences to its customers, which is exactly our mantra at NVIDIA," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GPU business at NVIDIA. "The Deluge-i7 series with the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision option promises to deliver gamers a truly immersive 3D experience that will literally make the games pop off the screen."

"There is no question that extreme gaming today is hotter than ever, and what better way to keep one of the most advanced gaming rigs on the enthusiast market running cool at optimum performance than with Asetek liquid cooling systems," said Gary Baum, senior vice president of marketing, Asetek Inc. "We are excited to work closely with Puget Systems to ensure they have a reliable and comprehensive thermal solution that enables extreme performance while providing whisper quiet operation."

Puget Systems New Deluge-i7 and Deluge-i7 Mini: Options Under the Hood

Every Deluge-i7 Series and Deluge-i7 Mini system is custom tailored to each individual customer requirements, and ship with the following options and standard components:

Intel X58 Chipset

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core (overclocked to at least 3.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 940 Quad Core
Intel Core i7 965 Quad Core

CPU Cooling:
Asetek LCLC or Puget Liquid Cooling (full size system only)

Video Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 1792MB
* all in single and SLI options

Hard Drives:
Intel X-25M SSD in 80GB and 160GB
WD Caviar QUIET 320GB, 640GB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2.0TB
WD Velociraptor 150GB and 300GB

Power Supplies:
High quality, high efficiency Corsiar power supplies (650W for non-SLI, 1000W for SLI)

64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate (eligible for upgrade to Windows 7, per the Puget Systems Free Upgrade Program at https://www.pugetsystems.com/go/windows7_upgrade.php)

Pioneer DVDRW and Blu-Ray options

NVIDIA 3DVision (optional)
Pricing and Availability

The Deluge-i7 and Deluge-i7 Mini gaming systems are available immediately with prices starting at $1830 and $1740, respectively. For more information, or to custom tailor a Deluge-i7 or Deluge-i7 Mini system, please visit (https://www.pugetsystems.com/deluge.php). Customers ordering online using Puget Systems' Deluge-i7 configurator will have their new systems shipped within 5-7 business days.

About Puget Systems

Puget Systems is a specialized integrator of custom personal computing systems meticulously designed to exceed the discriminating requirements of consumers, enthusiasts, gamers and businesses in multiple industries. Puget Systems combines industry-unique custom innovations, the highest quality leading-edge components with an unparalleled commitment to personal service and support. Founded in 2000, Puget Systems is now headquartered in its new facility in Auburn, Washington. For more information, please visit www.pugetsystems.com.