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At CES 2013, the PC boutique iBuyPower announced a product that's in many ways much more than the sum of its parts. They announced the Revolt, a small form factor gaming PC that's riding the same wave of small gaming PCs that includes Alienware's X51, DigitalStorm's Bolt, and the review pending Steiger Dynamics LEET. These products are essentially about the move of PC gaming into the living room, something arguably predicated by the continued miniaturization of PC hardware, a very mature gaming platform that's had time to sand off its harsh edges just as gaming consoles continue to develop more and more of their own, and the convergence of games for all three main gaming platforms.

The iBuyPower Revolt isn't just another indicator of a sea change in gaming and an upswing in interest in PC gaming, though. What iBuyPower has done with the Revolt is create a PC product that is almost wholly their own, from the chassis to-and this part is crucial-the motherboard. That makes the Revolt notable both in terms of how it falls into the larger PC gaming landscape, but also in how it establishes iBuyPower not as a boutique, but as a legitimate vendor with the potential to compete with heavyweights like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, and Toshiba. That means that more than just balance sheets hinge on the Revolt's success; to an extent, iBuyPower's very nature in the market hinges upon it. The question becomes: can the Revolt possibly live up to expectations?
 

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Uh, no. Lol
 

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I feel sorry for anyone who picks up a pre-configured system; horrible power supplies most of the time.
 

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I thought you guys were being harsh, till I saw the product.

Nobody* is going to want to have to look at that.

*not a lot of people
 

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Originally Posted by mikeyzelda View Post

They call it a "Revolt"
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Marketeers need to realize that using strong words doesn't lead to strong marketing. It leads to the weakening of the words.
 

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Marketeers need to realize that using strong words doesn't lead to strong marketing. It leads to the weakening of the words.
Marketeers also need to realize...

1. Overhyping is bad. See AMD's Bulldozer.

2. Claiming it will be greater than the predecessor, when in reality it's not what the fans expect (in a bad way). See Simcity Societies (very unpopular with SC4 hardcore fans).

3. Hyping certain features of a product. No, that 4 GB of VRAM is not going to improve a Radeon 7750's performance, nor is the GPU computing feature going to be used frequently in games. And good luck running a DX11 game at excellent graphics, with a multi-monitor setup. Engineers should also be part of the blame, unless if they were ordered to do it.

3b. Pairing an i7 processor with an Geforce 610m GPU. No, just no.
 

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lol looks like they are trying to make it look like a xbox maybe for some sales by people that think its a console.
 

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I thought there was an actual revolt upon first glance of the title.
 

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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

I'm excited to see their review of the Steiger Dynamics LEET. That is one hell of a custom PC they've put together.

Whoa... That is awesome, that's what I've been in to these days, smallest and most powerful I can get.
 

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Anything by ibuypower = instant crap.
Except it's all solid parts. iBuyPower likes to use cheap power supplies in their machines and some of the retail pre-configured machines are not great in terms of value but they are not an instant throw away brand.

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I feel sorry for anyone who picks up a pre-configured system; horrible power supplies most of the time.
It's actually a solid, 80+ Gold unit from FSP's server division. Which is the better half of the FSP brand.
 

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I like how the motherboard in the Revolt isn't really "their own design", it's ASRocks Z77E ITX motherboard with functionality removed - wth!? I guess that's how all vendors do it? (I don't buy a lot of vendor built configs)
It reduces cost for features most users dont use or care about.
 

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It's actually a solid, 80+ Gold unit from FSP's server division. Which is the better half of the FSP brand.
That's refreshing.
 
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