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Have you ever thought about where GRiDbugs might come from? They first appeared in Disney's original TRoN movie back in the early 1980's. The 'Game Grid' has evolved since then and even split into many different constructs. Here at the Canadian GameGrid we have been personalizing hardware interfaces for many users, including some extreme graphics and gaming applications. Country Bug BooksEach build has unique properties and we refer to them as GRiDbugs, give them names from science fiction film and fantasy, such as, BorgCube, Galatica and others.

Carl (GridBuG 26, Dec 2011) wrote to us, "Never having met Darrel before, I was rather apprehensive to have a complete stranger build me a gaming rig, but after a few eMails and conversations about what I wanted and what kind of budget I had, we settled on the components and the price."

"I have to say that this rig came in just under budget and I love it! The solid-state drive is lightning fast and very quiet. I play Battlefield 3 at full graphics and the highest resolution with no over-heating or hang-ups. The windows experience index rates this rig a 7.7 out of a possible 7.9....I am a happy camper!  Game on!"

"Thanks Darrel!"

Rhonda (Dec 2014) wrote to us, "Hi Darrel, Well the iPod repair was such a hit, our other son would like to have his fixed as well. It's an iPod 4 and he would like a purple screen. Do you want me to bring it in before you order the screen? Thanks again, Merry Christmas!

Current Hardware :



GridBuG 27

17th December 2011


An AMD Phenom II 6-core gaming super-computer that operates at extreme framerates produced by a Nvidia GeForce Video Card on a 3D High Definition monitor. The system boots on to a Windows 7 64bit platform from a Solid State, SATA3 6gb/s, Drive (SSD). A minimum sound capability of 5.1 HD audio, a BluRay drive, cool gaming case and Vipre Internet security. It's amazing to see how fast the SSD works! The windows experience index came in at 7.5 which is awesome since 8.0 is maxed out. Under heavy load temperatures on the AMD CPU are steady at around 45o and the EVGA graphics card is operating at around 74o Celsius. There is a noticable decrease of several degrees when the fans hooked to the variable controls are set to maximum. The games installed for public use are Batman Arkham City, Diablo III, Metro 2033, The Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft.



Current Hardware :

NZXT Phantom EATX Steel Computer Case 5X5.25 7X3.5/2.5 With Integrated Fan Controller (shown above)
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor 3.3GHZ Socket AM3
Coolit Systems Eco 120 CPU Water Cooling System AUTO-REGULATED & Maintenance Free LGA1366/1156/1155/AM3
ASUS M5A99X Evo ATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 990X 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI USB3.0 SATA3 GBLAN Motherboard
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Fermi 850MHZ 1024MB Superclocked GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 2XDVI Mini-HDMI Video Card
Antec High Current Gamer 750W 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze SLI Power Supply 135mm Fan
Enermax Vegas Trio BLUE/RED/GREEN Combo LED Twister Bearing Speed Control PWM Fan 120MM
  Blu-Ray Drive (currently being installed)

Current Software :

Microsoft®Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT
Vipre Internet Security 2012 - Lifetime Subscription

Current Suggested Retail Price is    $1,535.00

Peripherals : (not in SRP)

Samsung S23A700D 23IN Widescreen LED LCD Montor 1920X1080 120HZ 3D 2MS DVI-D HDMI
Azio Levetron KB588U Mech4 Mechanical Programmable Water Resistant USB Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G9X US Gaming Laser Mouse 5700DPI With Adjustable Weights Grip and LED Color USB

Logitech X-140 2.0 5W RMS Black Analog Speakers W/ Headphone Jack & Auxiliary Input
APC Power Saving BACK-UPS ES UPS 750VA 450W 10 Outlet 365J RJ-45/CABLE Protection
TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N Triple Antenna Network Adapter Card 802.11B/G/N 2.4GHZ MIMO PCI