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GamerNova™  i7
GamerNova Ultimate Gaming PC

GamerNova™ is our ultimate line of higher performance gaming computers. This PC strikes a balance of a powerful Intel quad-core processor, and one phenomenal graphics card.  We start off with the Intel Core i7 model 7700K quad-core processor.  You also get the Intel Z270 Express chipset with an nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card with 11 Gigs of RAM.  The best gaming PCs offer the ability to run more than one graphics card in the system to increase the graphics power, and also as an upgradability factor.  Official support for running your choice of either SLI or CrossFireX in one system – two competing technologies – is a feature of only the best gaming PCs, and KillaRad drops you right in the cockpit.  This latest-generation system has PCI Express 3.0 capability for the fastest graphics performance.

Intel Core i7 processors feature HyperThreading technology, which allows each of the four cores in the i7 to operate like two cores.  The result is an outstanding virtual eight core processor.  For system memory you get dual channel DDR4 memory, with a spacious sixteen Gigs, also faster than you would normally find.

Whether you choose nVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics, you're ready for the best games that the PC has to offer.  Enjoy hit games such as Overwatch, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, World of Warcraft: Legion, Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Dishonored 2.  In 2017 look forward to Ghost Recon Wildlands, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and more.

Default options for this PC include Windows 10 Pro, a Blue LED backlit gaming keyboard, a premium SteelSeries gaming mouse, a gaming mouse pad, and built-in Wireless-AC Wi-Fi.  The GamerNova i7 is here to champion PC gaming with more detail and more realism.  Compared to other systems you can save several hundred dollars by going with KillaRad.

The GamerNova™ i7 Model 8 Reset

  • Full Tower Black steel XL-ATX case
  • 1 120mm/140mm fan in back, 3 230mm fans, 1 front intake, 1 side intake, 1 top exhaust
  • Six 5 ¼" Drive bays in front, 4 available. One 3 ½" Drive bay, used by the media card reader by default.
  • Ten Card Slots for future upgradability


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  • Intel Core i7-7700K Quad Core Processor with HyperThreading Technology
  • Four 4.2 GigaHertz processor cores, eight thread execution units
  • Turbo speeds go up to 4.4 GHz.

  • K model processors are "unlocked", meaning the default CPU speed may be able to be increased, depending on cooling and other factors.  They can also take faster XMP memory.

CPU Cooler
* Your Choice:
 Heatpipe Tower Cooler 
 Pre-Filled and Sealed Liquid Cooler +150.00 

  • The liquid cooling option provides significantly lower CPU temperatures, which theoretically would extend the life of the processor.  Additionally the K model Intel processors can be adjusted to run faster than their regular speeds (overclocking) although this is not covered by the warranty.
  • This sealed cooling system does not require maintenance unlike custom water cooling setups.  Obviously mixing water and electronics could be bad.
  • The liquid cooler unit itself has its own 5-Year manufacturer's warranty.

Memory (RAM)
* Your Choice:
 16 GigaBytes of Cas 15 DDR4-3200 (Two 8GB modules in dual channel) 
 32 GigaBytes of Cas 15 DDR4-3200 (Four 8GB modules in dual channel) +$165.00 

  • 16GB of RAM is overkill, however some games are now asking for 8GB as a minimum requirement.  Enthusiasts tend to go for two times the amount of a good amount.

Power Supply
* Your Choice:
 850 Watts Maximum – 80 Plus Platinum Rated with 0dB Silent Mode  
 1000 Watts Maximum – 80 Plus Platinum Rated with 0dB Silent Mode +$45.00 
  • The 850 Watt power supply is suitable for powering this system even with graphics upgrades, add-in cards, extra hard drives, and various other upgrades.  Higher wattage options will provide some more headroom for future upgrades.

Graphics Options
* Your Choice:
 nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB of 256-bit Memory -$220.00 
 nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB of 352-bit Memory 
 Dual GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards each with 8GB of Memory +$330.00 
 Dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards each with 11GB of Memory +$770.00 

  • Each of these graphics options supports DirectX 12 for the latest 3D graphics effects.

Hard Drive Options
  • Drive 1: For the Windows "C Drive" (Solid State Drive Recommended)
* Your Choice:
 512GB M.2 NVME SSD – 2050 MB/s Read / 800 MB/s Write 
 Dual 512GB M.2 NVME SSDs in RAID 0 – (<1 TeraByte RAID array) +$220.00 
 1 TeraByte SATA3 3D NAND SSD – 550 MB/s Read / 520 MB/s Write +$308.00 
 400GB PCI-Express x4 MLC NVME SSD – 2200 MB/s Read / 900 MB/s Write +$138.00 
 800GB PCI-Express x4 MLC NVME SSD – 2100 MB/s Read / 800 MB/s Write +$513.00 
 1.2 TeraByte PCI-Express x4 MLC NVME SSD – 2400 MB/s Read / 1200 MB/s Write +$803.00 
 1 TeraByte Western Digital Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive -$132.00 
 2 TeraByte Western Digital Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive -$88.00 
 1 TeraByte Seagate FireCuda SSHD 7200 RPM Hard Drive + 8GB Flash Memory -$127.00 
 2 TeraByte Seagate FireCuda SSHD 7200 RPM Hard Drive + 8GB Flash Memory -$99.00 
  • Solid State Drives are all memory drives with no mechanical parts, now with enough capacity to begin to replace hard disk drives.  They have the fastest transfer speeds available and technically the right SSDs have overall greater reliability.  The wrong SSDs however are an accident waiting to happen.
  • † Manufacturer reported maximum sequential transfer rate figures. Your performance may vary in use and as the drive adapts to usage.
  • A 512 GigaByte drive gives you a large amount of space, at a more affordable price, with the option to add a hard drive for extra storage.
  • A 1 TeraByte drive offers an enormous amount of room for a massive library of games, applications, TV shows, and music.
  • Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drives offered here are 7200 RPM hard drives with an 8GB SSD flash memory cache in addition to the standard hard drive cache.
  • The flash memory in an SSHD adapts to your usage patterns to improve load times and overall speed.
  • You benefit from faster Windows boot times over a traditional hard drive.
  • Windows shows the formatted capacity for all drives as approximately 7% less than the capacity the drive is sold as.  For example 1 TeraByte offers ~930GB; 2TB offers ~1.8TB, etc.

All drives offered here have a minimum of 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranties.  However, it is normal and responsible to do your own periodic backups of your system to protect yourself from data loss.

  • Add a Second Hard Drive for More Storage?
* Your Choice:
 No Additional Internal Hard Drive 
 1 TeraByte Western Digital Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive +$89.00 
 2 TeraByte Western Digital Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive +$150.00 
 5 TeraByte Western Digital Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive +$242.00 
 2 TeraByte Seagate FireCuda SSHD 7200 RPM Hard Drive + 8GB Flash Memory +$125.00 

Optical Drive Options
  • Optical Drive 1: 24X DVD±R/RW Burner
    • Supports 4.7GB discs and 8.5GB dual layer DVD+R's (24X burning for DVD±R's, 8X speed burning for dual layer DVD±R's)
    • DVD+RW Write Speed: 8x - DVD-RW Write Speed: 6x
    • CD-ROM/R/RW Read Speeds: 48x - CD-R Write Speed: 48x - CD-RW Write Speed: 32x

Add a Blu-Ray Drive?
* Your Choice:
 No Extra Optical Drive 
 Blu-Ray + BDXL Disc Burner / DVD Burner / CD Burner - Serial ATA Interface +$99.00 

There are a number of high definition camcorders out there, and with a Blu-Ray burner, one could conceivably author their own home movie in HD on a Blu-Ray disc.

* Your Choice:
 Onboard 7.1 Channel HD Audio 
 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx PCI-Express 5.1 Channel Sound Card +$140.00 

  • Onboard Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Megabit Network Jack), ready for broadband Internet or home networking
  • Built-In Dual Band Wireless 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC Adapter with Bluetooth 4.1

Input Devices
  • Keyboard
 * Your Choice:
 No Keyboard -$35.00 
 Logitech Black Corded USB Keyboard -$25.00 
 Saitek Eclipse - Black and Silver Blue LED Back-lit Gamers Keyboard 
 Logitech G105 Blue LED Back-lit Gaming Keyboard +$10.00 
 Logitech G710+ Mechanical LED Back-lit Gaming Keyboard +$63.00 

  • Mouse
 * Your Choice:
 No Mouse -$50.00 
 SteelSeries Rival 300 Black 6-Button Optical Gaming Mouse 
 Logitech G403 6-Button Optical Gaming Mouse +$13.00 
 Logitech G502 11-Button Optical Gaming Mouse +$13.00 
 Razer DeathAdder Chroma 5-Button Optical Gaming Mouse +$10.00 
 Razer Taipan 9-Button Ambidextrous Laser Gaming Mouse +$25.00 
 Logitech G600 20-button MMO Laser Gaming Mouse +$0.00 

  • Mouse Pad
 * Your Choice:
 No Mouse Pad -$15.00 
 Func 1030 Gamers Mouse Pad with cord clip 

Software Included
* Your Choice:
 Windows 10 64-bit -$40.00 
 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 

Windows 10 includes Cortana, a speech actuated virtual assistant.  Plug in a microphone (or a webcam would do) and you can say "Hey Cortana" and do web searches by voice.  You can ask Cortana things like "What's the weather like out?" or "What's on my calendar?".  If you ask something it can't answer, it will bring up a web search results page for what you asked.  Cortana is integrated with the new Microsoft Edge web browser which strips out old Internet Explorer parts to work faster.  (Internet Explorer 11 is also included.)  When you buy Microsoft Office 2016, Cortana will also have useful integrations with that too.  Think of Cortana as a helpful, practical, "AI-lite" that takes us closer to the sci-fi inspired computer speech interaction that we've all been waiting for.  You receive free periodic updates to Windows 10 that make Cortana smarter.

Your new Windows 10 Start menu has Live Tiles which provide glanceable information, which you get to customize.  Afterwards the tiles come alive with photos, news headlines, weather reports, and other useful updates.  New Windows 10 apps borrow the popular 3-lines menu icon to hide bigger interface menus within.  This is a more intuitive user interface convention that works on the desktop, and on tablets and smartphones.  The concept is that apps that work on both the PC desktop, and mobile, will be easier to use.

DirectX 12, another Windows 10 exclusive, enables the latest high end gaming graphics on the latest PC hardware.

Windows 10 Pro adds Remote Desktop, the IIS web server, Hyper-V virtualization (bring your own OS licenses), and the ability to join a business network with a Windows Domain.

  • Add Office / Productivity Software?
* Your Choice:
 No Office Suite Software 
 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Preloaded +$139.00 
 Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Preloaded +$239.00 

  • Select Anti-Virus Software
* Your Choice:
 Windows Defender for Windows 10 
 Norton Security 1-Year Subscription +$45.00 
 Norton Security for 5 Devices +$55.00 

  • Add Secondary Malware Protection?
* Your Choice:
 No Secondary Protection 
 MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware Premium 1-Year Subscription +$24.95 

Anti-virus and anti-malware detection is like a flu-shot.  You need to keep up with yearly subscriptions to keep protecting your computer from the latest threats.  Symantec's Norton Security is an Editor's Choice winning anti-virus and firewall program.

MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware Premium is useful as a secondary layer of protection against viruses and malware.  This can be beneficial in protecting against certain threats that MalwareBytes can identify and eliminate sooner than some anti-virus companies can.  This is recommended for use in conjunction with a primary anti-virus program which we suggest to be a Symantec/Norton product.  The Premium version of MBAM dynamically protects your computer in real-time from malicious websites and certain in-bound Internet sourced threats.

  • KillaRad PC warranties include 3-Years of 100% US-Based and 0% outsourced free phone support and unlimited free e-mail support.

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