The Radeon R9 290X is now available pre-order—inside Maingear's latest PCs, that is. The system builder has introduced two machines, the Shift and F131, that couple AMD FX-series processors with AMD's upcoming top-of-the-line graphics card. Both systems feature Battlefield 4-themed artwork and ship with a free copy of the game, too.
The Shift is the bigger of the two. It features an FX-9370 processor, dual R9 290X graphics cards, 16GB of Corsair Vengeance memory, a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO solid-state drive, and dual 1TB Seagate Barracuda hard drives. Starting price: an eye-popping $3,789.
The F131 fits inside a smaller case, and it has more reasonable specs, as well: an FX-8350 processor, a single Radeon R9 290X, 8GB of Vengeance RAM, and a single 1TB 'cuda. It's still not exactly cheap, though. The base config costs $2,199.
Interestingly, Maingear says both systems will ship on October 23 if ordered today. AMD has yet to announce a release date for the R9 290X, but perhaps this could be it.
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