The $8800 desktop (no monitor for this bargain)

Pariah

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Anyone seen this company? I'd give the name, but it is a symbol, that isn't on the keyboard. Looks like someone is trying to compete with Apple for the most over-the-top vanity desktop. They have some of the most ridiculous options you've every seen for a desktop (16GB RAM, 2TB ATA storage, RAM drives). With options you can easily break $30,000 without even getting a monitor, one of which is one of those triple LCD's (57", $4000):

Mach

Should add, $8800 is the base price for the highend model, no additional options.
 

apac

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Take a look at the laptop section. They have very good prices for such impressive configurations.

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Fully loaded 17" widescreen laptop with radeon 9600 pro-m for only 2,200? My roommate got a 15.4" (I think) widescreen laptop from dell for around 2000 and the laptop on that site has a LOT more included.
 

Ionizer86

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Insane PC. But then again, aside from solid state done on RAM, everything else doesn't look that far out of reach (who can't OC a P4EE? Who can't shell out $500 for a 9800P 256MB and $250 for an 8x DVD+R drive?).

The ram and solid state are so costly! I wonder how their systems handle over 4GB ram...

BTW is the ADI1985 good? I haven't heard of this sound controller. For some reason, their display system seems cheap compared to Apple Cinema LCD displays.
 

NFactor

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That's crazy, you could get stuff so much more powerful than a EE for that price.

Try Zeon MP's or 800 series Opterons or Itaniums.

I would like to see someone buy that.
 

Sid59

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MaximumPC did Dream Machine 2003 and spent nearly 11K on a computer. it was nice.
 

OverVolt

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Blah! 3.8Ghz P4EE is nothing to sneer at, i think they don't use Xeons since none of the Server boards support OC'ing. It had a VERY cool panel on the front if you saw, amazing!
 

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Originally posted by: apac
Take a look at the laptop section. They have very good prices for such impressive configurations.

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Fully loaded 17" widescreen laptop with radeon 9600 pro-m for only 2,200? My roommate got a 15.4" (I think) widescreen laptop from dell for around 2000 and the laptop on that site has a LOT more included.
Wow, I agree, I'm more interested in those.
 

Pariah

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Originally posted by: Sid59
MaximumPC did Dream Machine 2003 and spent nearly 11K on a computer. it was nice.

Yea, but theirs included $4000+ on 2 displays, this one has no display. For the price, I would get this one which has much better hardware, but to be honest, for half the price you could build an identically performing system. Most of the cost is in extras that don't add any performance. For those of you that scoff at the trivial cost of Falcon Northwest systems, you now have a new option.
 

GnomeCop

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wow the laptops are really not that bad a price

I wonder how the build quality is. Wow just imagine when they offer centrino based laptops.
 

aka1nas

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Too bad the solid state disk option is an extra $4999 on the laptops....ouch.:brokenheart:
 

SilentZero

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Does anyone know where one could buy one of those LCD displays for their case? They look pretty innovative!
 

bob4432

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Originally posted by: clicknext
Originally posted by: apac
Take a look at the laptop section. They have very good prices for such impressive configurations.

Link


Fully loaded 17" widescreen laptop with radeon 9600 pro-m for only 2,200? My roommate got a 15.4" (I think) widescreen laptop from dell for around 2000 and the laptop on that site has a LOT more included.
Wow, I agree, I'm more interested in those.


not exactly the most battery friendly laptop i have seen.....
 

GaryShandling

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Apple is one of there main partners, along with 20 other main hardware manufacturers. Looks like they can do what the hell they want. Click on about, then partners.