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Posted: 3/22/2006 11:13:13 AM EDT


www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/22/dell_sells_xps600_renegade/

Dell starts selling $9,900 overclocked gaming PC

By Tony Smith
22nd March 2006 16:38 GMT

Dell will today begin taking orders for its "limited edition" XPS 600 Renegade quad SLI, physics engine-equipped desktop gaming rig, the computer giant said today. The kit will set you back a whopping $9,930, though that includes Dell's 30in LCD monitor.

The XPS 600 Renegade comes in a custom-painted case inside which sit four GeForce 7900 GPUs each with 512MB of video memory ready to run games at 2,560 x 1,600. The unit also features an Ageia PhysX processor on which games can offload all their complex physics calculations to free up the CPU - a dual-core Pentium D Extreme Edition "factory overclocked" to 4.26GHz, no less - for stuff like artificial intelligence work.

Dell's also put a SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card in the box, which also houses a Western Digital 160GB, 10,000rpm Raptor hard drive and - in case you run out of room - a second WD HDD, a 400GB, 7,200rpm job. There's 2GB of dual-channel 667MHz DDR 2 connected to the CPU via an Nvidia nForce 4 SLI chipset.

All this, plus the 30in 3007WFP monitor, comes to $9,930, but Dell said it has a range of lesser spec'd machines for gamers on a tighter budget. It also said it was offering the Ageia physics controller on its regular XPS 600 and XPS 400 desktops in versions priced at $2,039 and $1,239, respectively.

Dell said it has begun selling the XPS 600 Renegade, but at the time of writing the machine had yet to appear as a purchase option on its US website.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:18:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/22/dell_sells_xps600_renegade/

Dell starts selling $9,900 overclocked gaming PC

By Tony Smith
22nd March 2006 16:38 GMT

Dell will today begin taking orders for its "limited edition" XPS 600 Renegade quad SLI, physics engine-equipped desktop gaming rig, the computer giant said today. The kit will set you back a whopping $9,930, though that includes Dell's 30in LCD monitor.

The XPS 600 Renegade comes in a custom-painted case inside which sit four GeForce 7900 GPUs each with 512MB of video memory ready to run games at 2,560 x 1,600. The unit also features an Ageia PhysX processor on which games can offload all their complex physics calculations to free up the CPU - a dual-core Pentium D Extreme Edition "factory overclocked" to 4.26GHz, no less - for stuff like artificial intelligence work.

Dell's also put a SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card in the box, which also houses a Western Digital 160GB, 10,000rpm Raptor hard drive and - in case you run out of room - a second WD HDD, a 400GB, 7,200rpm job. There's 2GB of dual-channel 667MHz DDR 2 connected to the CPU via an Nvidia nForce 4 SLI chipset.

All this, plus the 30in 3007WFP monitor, comes to $9,930, but Dell said it has a range of lesser spec'd machines for gamers on a tighter budget. It also said it was offering the Ageia physics controller on its regular XPS 600 and XPS 400 desktops in versions priced at $2,039 and $1,239, respectively.

Dell said it has begun selling the XPS 600 Renegade, but at the time of writing the machine had yet to appear as a purchase option on its US website.


I can build my own for way less, Heck, I built the one I am typing this on for about a couple hundred bux.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:19:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/22/dell_sells_xps600_renegade/

Dell starts selling $9,900 overclocked gaming PC

By Tony Smith
22nd March 2006 16:38 GMT

Dell will today begin taking orders for its "limited edition" XPS 600 Renegade quad SLI, physics engine-equipped desktop gaming rig, the computer giant said today. The kit will set you back a whopping $9,930, though that includes Dell's 30in LCD monitor.

The XPS 600 Renegade comes in a custom-painted case inside which sit four GeForce 7900 GPUs each with 512MB of video memory ready to run games at 2,560 x 1,600. The unit also features an Ageia PhysX processor on which games can offload all their complex physics calculations to free up the CPU - a dual-core Pentium D Extreme Edition "factory overclocked" to 4.26GHz, no less - for stuff like artificial intelligence work.

Dell's also put a SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card in the box, which also houses a Western Digital 160GB, 10,000rpm Raptor hard drive and - in case you run out of room - a second WD HDD, a 400GB, 7,200rpm job. There's 2GB of dual-channel 667MHz DDR 2 connected to the CPU via an Nvidia nForce 4 SLI chipset.

All this, plus the 30in 3007WFP monitor, comes to $9,930, but Dell said it has a range of lesser spec'd machines for gamers on a tighter budget. It also said it was offering the Ageia physics controller on its regular XPS 600 and XPS 400 desktops in versions priced at $2,039 and $1,239, respectively.

Dell said it has begun selling the XPS 600 Renegade, but at the time of writing the machine had yet to appear as a purchase option on its US website.


I can build my own for way less, Heck, I built the one I am typing this on for about a couple hundred bux.



And it won't hold a candle to what Dell is selling.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:21:54 AM EDT
Dell = ThE SuCKaGe
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:22:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

I can build my own for way less, Heck, I built the one I am typing this on for about a couple hundred bux.



I know. I gave my last box (Athlon XP 3200+) to my son when I moved. Haven't had a Windoze box in 7 months. Time to start spec'ing out a game machine again.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:23:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:24:45 AM EDT
I could do better with $10k

how many games even support the Phisysics accelarator.

Its not like you even need on nowdays, with cards like the X1900XTX that have plenty of power to spare.

why not go with a dual soket AMD board and put two dual core processores in it.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:27:51 AM EDT

It will be in a garage sale in 5 years.
\

More like 1 year--you will be able to pick up the same system (maybe minus the big monitor) for $999.

AFARR
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:28:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:30:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 11:32:50 AM EDT by deej86]

Originally Posted By roboman:

And it won't hold a candle to what Dell is selling.


Personally, I don't like Dells. My high school ran Dells. Very problematic machines. YMMV of course.

Originally Posted By raf:
It will be in a garage sale used computer store in 5 2 years.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:30:29 AM EDT
Sounds like some nerds are going to have A LOT of space for porn...
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:42:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/22/dell_sells_xps600_renegade/

Dell starts selling $9,900 overclocked gaming PC

By Tony Smith
22nd March 2006 16:38 GMT

Dell will today begin taking orders for its "limited edition" XPS 600 Renegade quad SLI, physics engine-equipped desktop gaming rig, the computer giant said today. The kit will set you back a whopping $9,930, though that includes Dell's 30in LCD monitor.

The XPS 600 Renegade comes in a custom-painted case inside which sit four GeForce 7900 GPUs each with 512MB of video memory ready to run games at 2,560 x 1,600. The unit also features an Ageia PhysX processor on which games can offload all their complex physics calculations to free up the CPU - a dual-core Pentium D Extreme Edition "factory overclocked" to 4.26GHz, no less - for stuff like artificial intelligence work.

Dell's also put a SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card in the box, which also houses a Western Digital 160GB, 10,000rpm Raptor hard drive and - in case you run out of room - a second WD HDD, a 400GB, 7,200rpm job. There's 2GB of dual-channel 667MHz DDR 2 connected to the CPU via an Nvidia nForce 4 SLI chipset.

All this, plus the 30in 3007WFP monitor, comes to $9,930, but Dell said it has a range of lesser spec'd machines for gamers on a tighter budget. It also said it was offering the Ageia physics controller on its regular XPS 600 and XPS 400 desktops in versions priced at $2,039 and $1,239, respectively.

Dell said it has begun selling the XPS 600 Renegade, but at the time of writing the machine had yet to appear as a purchase option on its US website.


I can build my own for way less, Heck, I built the one I am typing this on for about a couple hundred bux.



And it won't hold a candle to what Dell is selling.



Speak for yourself bud...

I could build a quad core box with 8 way SLI and phase change cooling for way less than that. Top it off with a 3TB RAID 5 setup, a better monitor and a stereo that would make you cry and it would STILL cost less than that.

(In two years it will be worth $100 on ebay)
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:46:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
Dell = ThE SuCKaGe



d3ll = teh gh3y.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:52:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By roboman:

And it won't hold a candle to what Dell is selling.


Personally, I don't like Dells. My high school ran Dells. Very problematic machines. YMMV of course.

Originally Posted By raf:
It will be in a garage sale used computer store in 5 2 years.





Couldn't possibly be because the students constantly fuck them up, now could it?


This box will be a pretty amazing box, but yeah, if you can find a board that supports 4 video boards in SLI, you could build a box for probably quite a bit less than ANY oem box.

It used to be that Dell made good performance desktops, then we got into the low price cheapo desktop race, and kinda lost touch with the performance end. Maybe we'll be getting back into it.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:53:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:53:58 AM EDT
Mrs JJ would not approve.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:56:44 AM EDT
phhff....that's more overpriced than a colt. you can build a better one for less.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:58:20 AM EDT
I've had my Dell Dimension 2600 for over 2 years now. Not one problem at all. If you know how to use a computer, it will generally continue to run for many years.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:02:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lockedon:
phhff....that's more overpriced than a colt. you can build a better one for less.



WAY less.

A quick check tells me that there is currently no games that support the PhysX PPU. Meaning that it does nothing but sit in the machine and look pretty.

Meaning that I could build an AMD box that would stomp the crap out of it in every game out there for about $2000.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:07:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By Lockedon:
phhff....that's more overpriced than a colt. you can build a better one for less.



WAY less.

A quick check tells me that there is currently no games that support the PhysX PPU. Meaning that it does nothing but sit in the machine and look pretty.

Meaning that I could build an AMD box that would stomp the crap out of it in every game out there for about $2000.



True... for now. Technology evolves. I bet in ~2-3 years, the PhysX type device will be commonplace, and games will be written to take advantage of it... not to mention take advantage of multiple core CPUs and conventions like SLI.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:15:44 PM EDT
Waste-o-money
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:18:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 12:20:01 PM EDT by Sub-MOA]

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By Lockedon:
phhff....that's more overpriced than a colt. you can build a better one for less.



WAY less.

A quick check tells me that there is currently no games that support the PhysX PPU. Meaning that it does nothing but sit in the machine and look pretty.

Meaning that I could build an AMD box that would stomp the crap out of it in every game out there for about $2000.



True... for now. Technology evolves. I bet in ~2-3 years, the PhysX type device will be commonplace, and games will be written to take advantage of it... not to mention take advantage of multiple core CPUs and conventions like SLI.




Bleh… Intel is not going to catch AMD until conroe which is due out sometime in June or July. The PhysX PPU is going to retail for something like $200. Nvidia is going to put a PPU on their next generation boards… Due out in July. (What a coinqydink)

So, sometime July(ish) the supa dupa Dell boxen will look like an antique.

LONG before any games start supporting a PPU.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:37:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
Dell = ThE SuCKaGe



d3ll = teh gh3y.


Oh teh noes!!11!!1oNE!!1!EleVeN!
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