|Headquarters||City of Industry, California|
|Products||Enthusiast Personal Computers|
|Website||www.vigorgaming.com (and www.vigorgamingpc.com not available at this time 07/2010; alternative site/s - unknown)|
Vigor Gaming was a privately held manufacturer of enthusiast level personal computers based in City of Industry, California. The company was founded in 2004 by several former employees and the former owner of competing company. Vigor Gaming Computers are designed specifically for gaming enthusiasts, and are broken down into various models with varying capabilities. Vigor offers several different models of desktop computers and laptop computers with prices ranging from sub $1,000 all the way up to $15,000 for a fully configured gaming PC. Vigor gaming also produces enthusiast grade components, including their Monsoon II Thermoelectric cooling solution designed to aid in overclocking.
Bankruptcy and Aftermath
In March 2010, news broke that Vigor Gaming had become bankrupt and defunct. During the month Vigor's customer support became unreachable by phone or e-mail. All customer orders pending were left unfulfilled.
A whois search for VIGORGAMINGPC.COM shows their address as 1300 John Reed Court Suite C, City of Industry, California 91748, United States. Their registered address appears as 18760 Amar Road, Walnut, CA 91789. A California Business Entity Search shows entity number C3083315 to be suspended and C2898438 to be dissolved, both have VIGOR in their name. Primary rumors suggest the company was robbed by its owner, who had embezzled operating capital and sales revenue before selling his local home and disappearing.
Competitors to Vigor Gaming include AVADirect, Velocity Micro, Voodoo PC, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, Dell's XPS computers, Alienware, and other companies with products focused on high performance, gaming machines.
Vigor Gaming PCs have received a lot of attention in various print magazines such as PC Magazine, Maximum PC, and Computer Shopper, but their most publicized product has been the Monsoon II Thermoelectric cooling solution. This device, which incorporates active TEC technology with a powerful air-cooler, has received much acclaim on enthusiast hardware review sites, such as Tom's Hardware,GotFrag Hardware, TweakTown, PC Perspective, and AnandTech.