Steiger Dynamics Launches LEET Gaming HTPC Lineupby Ganesh T S on December 13, 2012 6:15 PM EST
We are no strangers to boutique PC makers here at AnandTech, having reviewed systems from AVADirect, iBUYPOWER and Puget Systems regularly. Most of these boutique PCs are targeted exclusively towards gamers, while a few cater to the small form factor space. We rarely see boutique PC makers target the HTPC market. Low Carbon PC is one of the boutique PC makers making an effort to serve the HTPC / gaming crowd. Earlier this month, Steiger Dynamics entered the fray with a luxury gaming HTPC lineup, the LEET series. The LEET series has three models, the LEET Pure, LEET Core and LEET Reference.
Steiger Dynamics uses components from Intel, NVIDIA, Asus, Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic and Western Digital (amongst others) in the lineup. The HTPC credentials are strengthened by the option to add the Asus Xonar Essence STX (for the audiophiles who don't need bitstreaming) and the Ceton InfiniTV 4 quad-channel cable HD TV tuner card.
Steiger Dynamics aims at consolidating the various devices in the living room with the LEET series. By integrating the functionality of a desktop PC, gaming console, cable TV STB, Blu-ray player and NAS into one unit, they are implementing device convergence of a different kind. The LEET series is quite high end, with the premium being justified by an exclusive custom chassis and liquid cooling solution. The low-end LEET Pure series starts at $1798, while one could splurge more than $10000 on the highest-end LEET Reference with maxed out specs. The table below presents the hardware specifications of the various models in the LEET lineup.
|Steigler Dynamics LEET Configurations|
|LEET Pure||LEET Core||LEET Reference|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-V (LX)||Asus P8Z77-V / Asus Maximus V Formula / Asus Maximus V Extreme||Asus Rampage IV Formula / Extreme X79|
|Processor||Core i3-3220 / i5-3570K||Core i7-3770 / i7-3770K||Core i7-3930K / i7-3970X|
|DRAM||Corsair Vengeance Blue / Black (8 - 16 GB), Corsair Dominator (32 GB)||Corsair Vengeance Black (8 / 16 GB), Corsair Vengeance Red (32 GB), Corsair Dominator Platinum (16 / 32 GB)||Corsair Vengeance Red (16 / 32 GB), Corsair Vengeance Black (64 GB), Corsair Dominator Platonum (16 - 64 GB)|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics / EVGA GTX 650Ti - 670||EVGA GTX 660 - 2x GTX 690||EVGA GTX 660 - 2x GTX 690|
|Audio||Bitstreaming / Asus Xonar Essence STX||Bitstreaming / Asus Xonar Essence STX||Bitstreaming / Asus Xonar Essence STX|
|System Drives||Corsair Neutron GTX (120 GB to 2x480 GB)||Corsair Neutron GTX (120 GB to 2x480 GB)||Corsair Neutron GTX (120 GB to 2x480 GB)|
|Storage Drives||None / WD Red (1 TB to 4x3 TB)||None / WD Red (1 TB to 4x3 TB)||None / WD Red (1 TB to 4x3 TB)|
|PSU||Seasonic G-Series (360 / 450 W), X-Series (660W), Platinum Series (860 / 1000W)||Seasonic G-Series (360 / 450 W), X-Series (660 / 1250 W), Platinum Series (860 / 1000W)||Seasonic X-Series (660 / 1250 W), Platinum Series (860 / 1000 W)|
We will be meeting up with Steiger Dynamics at CES. If you have any questions for them, feel free to sound off in the comments.