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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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RE: incorrect?
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 4:58:55 PM , Rating: 2
Dell has been getting some specialized Raptor drives from WD. They were selling 80GB Raptors instead of 74GB ones for a while. They probably are 10K rpm 160GB drives.

RE: incorrect?
By TomZ on 3/22/2006 5:15:00 PM , Rating: 2
...or maybe Dell have a different definition of GB. :o)

Just like marketers rate 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes instead of the "right" definition of 1GB = 1024^3 bytes. That dirty trick already overstates the size of the drive by 7.3%. It wasn't so bad when they did it with MB, which was only 4.9%.

RE: incorrect?
By bamacre on 3/22/2006 6:03:38 PM , Rating: 2
No, seriously, they do get these special drives. When the 74GB raptors came out, Dell had them and listed them at 74GB. About 6-8 months ago, they had 80GB raptors.

RE: incorrect?
By osalcido on 3/22/2006 6:25:48 PM , Rating: 2
western digital wont be doing that anymore ;)

RE: incorrect?
By TomZ on 3/22/2006 6:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't know that! Wow!

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