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
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
If all of this sounds enticing to you,
the XPS 600 will be available in limited quantities for $9,930.
quote: The limited-edition, custom-painted Dell(TM) XPS 600 Renegade delivers to U.S. consumers an immersive gaming experience based on the industry's first dedicated physics accelerator -- the AGEIA(TM) PhysX(TM) processor.
The AGEIA technology lets users interact with supported games in more sophisticated and realistic ways. The AGEIA PhysX processor can power real-time dynamic motion and interaction on a massive scale so games can feature large numbers of complex characters and moving objects in incredibly life-like environments. For example, instead of using traditional weapons, gamers can pull down the roof on their enemies, crushing them in a pile of collapsing debris.