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Old 05-05-2006, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell starts selling $9,900 overclocked gaming PC

Dell today starts taking orders for its "limited edition" XPS 600 Renegade quad SLI, physics engine-equipped desktop gaming rig. The kit will set you back a whopping $9,930, although this includes Dell's 30in LCD monitor.

The XPS 600 Renegade comes in a custom-painted case inside which sit four GeForce 7900 GPUs each with 512MB of video memory ready to run games at 2,560 x 1,600. The unit also features an Ageia PhysX processor on which games can offload all their complex physics calculations to free up the CPU - a dual-core Pentium D Extreme Edition "factory overclocked" to 4.26GHz, no less - for stuff like artificial intelligence work.



Dell has put a SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card in the box, which also houses a Western Digital 160GB, 10,000rpm Raptor hard drive and - in case you run out of room - a second WD HDD, a 400GB, 7,200rpm job. There's 2GB of dual-channel 667MHz DDR 2 connected to the CPU via an Nvidia nForce 4 SLI chipset.

All this, plus the 30in 3007WFP monitor, comes to $9,930, but Dell has a range of lesser specced machines for gamers on a tighter budget. And it is offering the Ageia physics controller on its regular XPS 600 and XPS 400 desktops in versions priced at $2,039 and $1,239, respectively.
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Is the 30" monitor making alot of it's price? Or the Quad-SLIs...
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That already came out a while ago, and therye already sold out.

Unless you mean they just got more in?
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Wow sold out...rich people -_-
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i cant belive it cost 9k, i know dell rip you off, but thats just taking the ****
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Dell 30¬Ē UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor = $2,199

thats a big chunk, then whatever those cards go for....
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dell bought out alienware.. stole there designs made the renegade

i wonder what the temps would be in that computer

they know how to make money
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This computer sold out before the alienware purchase even happened.
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What a monumentally silly expense. I have no problem spending what it takes to build the best of something (and no I'm not rich), but that just seems extreme.
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Phew! Even a XPS 600 with very similar specs is only 3k cheaper... not what I expected (I expected cheaper than that):

Dell UltraSharp 30" Widescreen 3007WFP

Pentium 955 Extreme Edition w/ Dual Core Tech
(3.46GHz, 4MB Cache)

Dual 512MB nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX

2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 4 DIMMs

80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (10000RPM)
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/ 8MB cache

AGEIA PhysX physics accelerator

Total: $6,520.00
(including -$200 off the 3007WFP when buying with a Dell system)
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