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Dude, you're getting a $10k Dell

When I think of a gaming PC, I think of maybe an Athlon FX-60 processor with two top of the line graphics cards running in SLI or CrossFire mode. Never would I imagine, however, that I would plunk down $10,000 -- not far from the base price of a 2007 Toyota Yaris.

Excess is best at Dell with its new XPS 600 Renegade. This limited edition, custom-painted monster comes equipped with an Intel Pentium 965 Extreme Edition processor overclocked to 4.26GHz. In addtion, it features two 10,000RPM 160GB Raptor hard drives in a RAID-0 configuration plus an additional 7,200RPM 400GB hard drive. Also included is a Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card with front-side controller and 2GB DDR2 667 memory. To top things off, the XPS 600 comes paired with four GeForce 7900 graphics cards running in Quad-SLI.

With all of that processing power, the XPS takes full advantage of AGEIA PhysX processing and can run applications at up to 2,560 x 1,600. By the way, you can enjoy all of this goodness on the included Dell 3007WFP 30-inch widescreen flat panel monitor.

If all of this sounds enticing to you, the XPS 600 will be available in limited quantities for $9,930.



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Ridiculous
By plinden on 3/22/2006 2:26:05 PM , Rating: 2
This is ridiculous. Is there any point to this machine? I can't even see anyone claiming bragging rights because I'm sure you all would laugh your asses off if anyone you know bought this.

Anyone out there can estimate how much it would cost to build your own equivalent?




RE: Ridiculous
By Homerboy on 3/22/2006 2:45:33 PM , Rating: 2
you realize that Dell hardly plans to really sell any of these. It is simply a flag-ship model, almost like a concept car.

Just showing off what Dell can do, and getting the name "Dell" out there in front of gamers and the general public more. I'm sure they will sell a few just to those that "need" it and have nothign better to spend their $$ on but its hardly a bread-and-butter machine for them. Just an e-penis machine.


RE: Ridiculous
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 2:48:58 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly. Thus the "limited quantities."


RE: Ridiculous
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 2:57:21 PM , Rating: 2
As far as cost...

4 x 7900 GTX's = ~2000
1 x 30in LCD = ~1300
1 x OC'd Pent EE = ~1000
2 x 1GB DDR2 = ~ 200
1 x Quad SLI Mobo = ~200
1 x Windows Pro OS = ~140
1 x DVDRW = ~45
1 x DVD-ROM = ~25
1 x Xifi sound = ~125
1 x PPU = Dunno
1 x Key/Mouse = $45
1 x Case = ~120
1 x BigAss PSU = ~125
1 x Media card reader = ~25
1 x Floppy = ~10
1 x Wireless NIC = ~35


Probably missing a few things. Maybe $6000? I imagine they have some R&D tied into it as well, and it being "limited quantities, that adds some significant costs.


RE: Ridiculous
By ktlewis02 on 3/22/2006 3:05:32 PM , Rating: 2
30in LCD monitor for $1300? Where do you shop man? (And can you send me some? LOL)

Seriously though this thing is expensive but only some die hard Dell fans will be buying it.

I also heard there were only going to be 30 shipping on the website


RE: Ridiculous
By osalcido on 3/22/2006 3:31:32 PM , Rating: 2
strange i thought it came with 2 Raptor-150s and a 400GB :)


RE: Ridiculous
By Jedi2155 on 3/22/2006 4:46:48 PM , Rating: 2
Lemme adjust these prices to what I think they should be. My changes are in bold.

4 x 7900 GTX's = ~2000
1 x 3007FPW 30in LCD = ~2000
1 x OC'd Pent EE = ~1000
2 x 1GB DDR2 = ~ 200
1 x Quad SLI Mobo = ~250
2 x 150GB Raptors = ~600
1 x 400 GB HDD = ~200

1 x Windows Pro OS = ~140
1 x DVDRW = ~45
1 x DVD-ROM = ~25
1 x X-Fi Fatal1ty = ~220
1 x PPU = ~300
1 x Key/Mouse = $25

1 x Case = ~120
1 x Paint Job = ~400
1 x BigAss PSU = ~125
1 x Media card reader = ~25
1 x Floppy = ~10
1 x Wireless NIC = ~35

So using your numbers and my numbers combined I get price of around 7720 which probably means R&D & Advertising takes $1k and another $1k for profit.


RE: Ridiculous
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 4:49:21 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks, I knew I was off. Forgot about the hard drives altogether. And I was scared to look at the price of the 3007FPW. My 2001FP is still being paid for, LOL.


RE: Ridiculous
By Jedi2155 on 3/22/2006 4:49:31 PM , Rating: 2
Ah...crap screwed up a few numbers but lets just say around $8000 to build it yourself.


RE: Ridiculous
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 4:51:59 PM , Rating: 2
Not to pick, but I was assuming Dell would use their "enhanced multimedia" keyboard. That's why I had the price a little higher. I actually have one of these and love it. Dell shipped me about 5 of them by mistake (dumbasses), and I pulled one for personal use. Gave one to my brother, he loves it as well.


RE: Ridiculous
By Jedi2155 on 3/22/2006 5:01:42 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, that was one of the numbers I realized I screwed up on when I looked at the picture. It's not a dell keyboard at all but rather a Saitek Eclipse along with a Logitech G5 Laser mouse. So that price should go up to around $60-80 rather than $25. Although I have seen G5's go for $22 and Eclipse keyboards go for $20 which would match your $45 price target but then those are really good sales.


RE: Ridiculous
By FoxFour on 3/22/2006 5:23:54 PM , Rating: 2
Logitech G5 mouse, $50.
Saitek Eclipse keyboard, $50.
Klipsch 5.1 Ultras, $400.
650W power supply, $200.
2x150W external power bricks, $100.

I'd value the custom paint job higher than $400, as well... I think you'd have to pay closer to $1000 for the case and the painting. I guess it depends whether you know a good, cheap artist.


All in all, I don't think it's a rip-off, EXCEPT for the [b]ONE YEAR[/b] warranty. Most of those components have manufacturer's warranty of 3+ years, but Dell OC's the crap out of the CPU and drops the whole warranty down to 1 year.

Pathetic, for a $10K system.



RE: Ridiculous
By FoxFour on 3/22/2006 5:25:19 PM , Rating: 2
Bah, forgot this setup still uses HTML tags instead of BB.


RE: Ridiculous
By osalcido on 3/22/2006 6:22:56 PM , Rating: 2
400$ for a paint job???

i know places that paint cars for that much....

you're getting hosed


RE: Ridiculous
By Jedi2155 on 3/22/2006 9:49:53 PM , Rating: 2
could you recommend me one? I need to get my car painted :-D, lol.

But seriously, the paint job on these cases are usually automotive paint quality. So....its like getting a car painted except its your computer.


RE: Ridiculous
By obeseotron on 3/23/2006 2:42:45 AM , Rating: 2
Not that anyone will ever get to try it, but I dare you to try a quad SLI setup with an OCed dual core prescott with even a $125 PSU. I think you'd need to look into the $200-$300 range.


RE: Ridiculous
By ninjit on 3/22/2006 4:21:21 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think you can get some of the parts seperately to build your own machine (quad-sli mobo for example).

But considering all the components, it isn't actually all that ridicilous in price, it's just ridiculous in hardware - the 30" LCD alone accounts for $2200.


RE: Ridiculous
By DangerIsGo on 3/22/2006 4:33:17 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot to mention the $3000 that it costs to build it! :p Damn dell....


RE: Ridiculous
RE: Ridiculous
By ToeCutter on 3/22/2006 4:42:48 PM , Rating: 2
ROGER THAT!

I just read a little blurb about this in MaxPC. The quad SLI config (using daughter boards) will be "a Dell exclusive" for the time being.

What?! Dell "exclusive"?!

Way to screw the diehards who put nVidia on the map long before Dell started using decent GFX cards. I can still remember when Dell used integrated graphics for for 95% of their boxes. I'm astonished how quickly NV dropped to their knees for Dell; the fastest mobile chips have been going their way and now so too the fastest desktop chips.

How long before Dell starts building AMD boxen and the FX series becomes a Dell exclusive? DOH!


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RE: Ridiculous
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/22/2006 8:44:27 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry hoax, your comment was screwing stuff up. I moderated it away but here it is again:

Pfft, this pc is nothing in terms of the excess scale. 9 grand? Pocket change, just a small blip when compared to this 24K Gold plated monster from Voodoo that STARTS at $14,300!! Now that.... is excess.

www.voodoopc.com/showroom.aspx?productID=1090


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