The system uses an overclocked high-end CPU and matching hardwareThose who think that The Beast is powerful are definitely right, and those same people would also be right in assuming that the newer gaming PC from Gaming PC is also very powerful.
Before we say anything more, some background information is in order: The Beast is the gaming PC that Gaming PC released a few days ago.
We covered it quite thoroughly here, down to the humongous price that interested customers will have to consent to paying ($5,484.30, or 4,232-5,484.30 Euro).
The Destroyer is a newer system from the same company, and while it does qualify as a high-end computer, it is not quite as overpowered as the other one.
The price is the very first hint: $3,580, or 2,774 – 3,580 Euro, give or take a few hundred.
Destroyer is part of the hardcore gamer PC line and relies on the Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core central processing unit.
This chip isn't left in its normal state though, despite being the strongest consumer CPU even in that form. Gaming PC went to the trouble of overclocking it to 4.5 GHz.
32 GB of DDR3 RAM back the chip up (random access memory). It's not exactly the 64 GB in The Beast, but still more than enough (G.Skill Ripjaws X).
On that note, the Asus Maximus V Extreme motherboard also supports an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics adapter, with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM of its own.
Of the remaining hardware, the two storage units deserve a mention (an OCS Vertex 4 256 GB SSD and a 2 TB Western Digital HDD), as does the custom water cooling system that keeps everything running in order.
"We built this machine to be the best bang for the buck when it came to extreme gaming. This is our favorite machine. This is how we want our own at-home machines to be," said the company.