Print 69 comment(s) - last by oneils.. on Mar 23 at 2:31 PM

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.

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

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.

"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs
Related Articles

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki