BFG Phobos Gaming PC Review

Posted: August 13, 2009
BFG Phobos Gaming PC Review

Olivia Munn and Alex Albrecht review the BFG Phobos PC, perfect for all your gaming needs with an Intel Core processor, 6 GB of RAM and an 8" touch screen, all starting at $3,000. This all sounds swell, but find out if this hefty machine is worth your green.

What You Need to Know

  • This thing is actually larger than most gaming PCs, which is saying a lot
  • It is almost 2’ high and 9” deep, so it's going to take up a lot of space
  • The PC looks cool and intimidating
  • You plug in your connections on the bottom; you have to unscrew the one thumb-screw and take off the metal bracket and from there, you have to turn the computer on its side, plug everything in, and refasten the screw
  • This gives it a nice clean look since all the cords are in one place
  • The process is a giant pain in the ass, but to be fair, their Concierge Service will do it all for free when they deliver it
  • This is the first gaming pc with a touch screen mounted on it; it does things like play music, show detailed system info and even overclock
  • If you're running Windows Media Player, you can control it all directly from the screen, so you won't even need to use the computer
  • You can also see how much hard drive space you have left or how much of your processor and memory is being used
  • Overclocking the system is probably the easiest we've seen yet; just tap max, and this ramps up the CPU and video cards
  • The PC has an Intel Core i7 processor, 2 GTX 275s and 6 GB of RAM
  • In our normal 3DMark Vantage tests, it did pretty well with a score of about 23,850 points; to put that in perspective, it's only about 3,000 points short of our fastest machine
  • Games look incredibly smooth and the one-touch overclock really did give us a performance boost


  • The system we demoed is about $3,450, which is pricey
  • The problem is, the faster Maingear machine was $500 less

Overall Rating



Comments are Closed

  • nateg452

    that guy is funny whoever he is.

    Posted: September 19, 2009 11:52 PM
  • marinecorec4

    so sexy

    Posted: August 19, 2009 12:20 AM
  • brandonvi

    o ya somthing i forgot this morning when I was looking that computer up both the sites cyberpower and Ibuypower both have 5% discounts for computers over $999 and the one i was talking about at $1877 also came with mail in rebates

    $29 mail in on windows 7
    $20 on the case i selected
    $10 on the heat sink
    $40 on the motherboard

    +5% of $1877 = $93.85

    Total off $192.85 bringing this Very high end computer down to only $1684.15

    Really people shop around dont just buy somthing that looks good althow the case i picked does look cool its more important to find the company that sells the same or in some cases better stuff for the good price

    Posted: August 17, 2009 1:51 PM
  • brandonvi

    WAY WAY WAY over priced i cant say what they are geting with the $450 over 3k since that was the standard but At cyberpower pc you can get just about the same computer with the same listed parts other then the 8" touch screen and only cost $1877

    True they dont install it for you but honestly computer cables only pug in 1 hole you cant put the screen cable in the mouse cable spot it just wont go only an a total bone head cant pug a computer up

    the $1877 I said gets

    a few things to notice that company is not offering windows 7 yet also only a 1 year warranty while others including this cyberpower pc and Ibuypower both offer 3 year warranty also because i could not tell what they did with the hard drives i put in a 4 drive total 2 TB hard drive so you have LOTS of room and it should be fast also Cyberpower is also giveing away 2 free games with this rig and i found a Very nice case with 2 230MM fans that are HUGE

    Posted: August 17, 2009 9:57 AM
  • Sho2247


    Posted: August 15, 2009 12:36 PM