10 Boutique System Builders And Their Hot-Rod PCs

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Power Surge

Power desktop systems are booming with a forecast of 20 percent growth spurt in sales expected this year. According to chip maker Intel, 95 percent of these content-creation, media, enthusiast and gaming PCs were expected to be sold through the channel by boutique and a growing list of specialty system builders.

These incredibly expensive performance desktops that pack premium water-cooled components are designed to deliver benchmark-bending performance. System builders such as IBuyPower, a $165 million City of Industry, Calif.-based solution provider, says its business is growing at double-digit rates.

Tuan Nguyen, director of product and marketing at IBuyPower, says the bulk of systems built by his company are for gamers with a smattering of high-end systems sold to military, education and Bitcoin miners.

Here are the top high-end performance system builders (listed in alphabetic order) and a sampling of their wares.

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