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HP Firebird PC 803  (Source: Engadget)
HP's new Firebird gets leaked and looks pretty sweet

Voodoo was a long time player in the boutique gaming PC industry and when it was purchased by HP many gaming enthusiasts figured that Voodoo would be gelded. However, the gaming company continued making some interesting desktop and laptop gaming machines.

The first Voodoo and HP system to come from the purchase was called the HP Blackbird 002. It was an interesting rig with a price tag that was higher than most were willing to spend. Add the cost to the fact that you could build the rig for much less than HP and Voodoo were asking for it and the machine was scorned by many gamers and computer enthusiasts.

Engadget has posted up some details on the next Voodoo DNA infused computer to come out of HP. The machine is called the HP Firebird PC 803 and looks like a much larger version of the Eee Box to my eyes. To save space most of the internal components are turned on their side, making for a chassis that is thinner on the front than typical computers.

Crammed inside the attractive case is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz CPU, NVIDIA nForce 760i SLI chipset, 4GB of RAM, dual NVIDIA 9800S video cards, Wi-Fi, and dual 320GB HDDs. A Blu-ray player is also integrated to make the machine a capable HTPC as well.

One interesting feature of the Firebird is that it uses an external power supply to allow for the thin form factor. That also helps reduce the heat produced inside the chassis. Perhaps the most important specification of the system is still unknown -- the price. Anything with Voodoo's name on it isn’t cheap, so don’t expect a bargain, but it should be considerably cheaper than the Blackbird 002.



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Who named this thing?
By unrated on 12/23/2008 2:18:46 PM , Rating: 3
I would probably buy one, but the name just doesn’t sound interesting enough. Call it something like HP Firebird Voodoo Hypersonic FBI Magicblaster Bulldog DNA Ultrazipper Tower and then I’d be first in line to buy one of these babies.




RE: Who named this thing?
By pwndcake on 12/23/2008 11:00:27 PM , Rating: 2
I'll wait for the Xtreme Quadra Tyrannosaur Pro edition.

And only if the logo comes in cornflower blue.


RE: Who named this thing?
By afkrotch on 12/24/2008 11:14:50 AM , Rating: 2
I'd rather wait for Goatse Red logo.


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