Anyone need a new Computer, try this one...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by M-203 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

 I found this whilst surfing around hardware news this morning:
http://www.wired.com/reviews/product/reactor_pc

With that kind of cooled power, I'll take 2 please... 

ShelbyGT_The_Car
Reply #1 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:05 AM

while your buying have one sent over here too! very nice system but the price is a killer.

Lantec
Reply #2 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:27 AM

I don't know....I like to be able to pop mine open and touch stuff.......I'll stick with fans.

BoXXi
Reply #3 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:03 AM

BoXXi adds it to his "Lottery List".........

starkers
Reply #4 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:15 AM

Looks impressive, but the price is prohibitive... and in Oz I reckon that rig 'd come in around $20,000+  AUD.

Funny thing, that, the Oz dollar is the strongest it has been against the greenback in years, yet PC hardware, software prices keep going up and up and up.  6 months ago I bought 2 sticks (twin pack) of DDR2 800 RAM for $79. 05 AUD,  that same RAM today is 2 bucks shy of $190.00 AUD.... so a mid-sized car is gonna cost less than a rig like that.

 

jpmurph1
Reply #5 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:45 AM

Starkers i purchased DDR2 ram (4 gigs) for less than 45 bucks about 6 months ago now it is well over a hundred bucks

Xiandi
Reply #6 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:43 AM

What a beast of a machine that is!   I do like the way it looks, but at around 100 pounds.....you would need a solid desk to put it on....and a manly man to move it.

starkers
Reply #7 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:58 AM

Starkers i purchased DDR2 ram (4 gigs) for less than 45 bucks about 6 months ago now it is well over a hundred bucks

As you can see from the price comparison, we do pay considerably more for the same thing... which is why a rig like the one M-203 linked to would be 20 grand plus and out of the reach of most gamers/average users. 

I'd like to build a machine around an Intel i7 920, but Id be looking at $2000 plus just for the mobo, CPU, RAM, PSU, and graphics card, and that'd be after I'd harvested my own case, sound card, HDD's and ROM drives, etc.  To do it all from scratch, it'd be in excesss of $3000 AUD. 

The Oz dollar is trading at a tad under 92c US, so somebody is profiteering/gouging when I hear folks in the States are building similarly rated machines for under a grand... and given many of the parts are made in Asia, and much closer to Australia, the shipping costs would be far less than getting those same parts to the US.  Yup, somebody is ripping us off orright.

loukeeya
Reply #8 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:21 AM

will it go with my 50" monitor tho?  

starkers
Reply #9 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:21 PM

will it go with my 50" monitor tho?

Nah, you'd need a much bigger one for a monster like that.

I hear a few closed down cinemas in your area are selling off their old screens.

starkers
Reply #10 Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:22 PM

Dang... double post.

Disturbedcomputer
Reply #11 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:50 AM

3D interactive monitor that can be viewed from any side  would be better

when they invent it, that is

and no need for a mouse just reach in and grab the folder, picture etc. and move it to where you want it

push an Icon to start the program

 

would like to have that PC but even at the cheap $3,???.00 too much $$$$$

starkers
Reply #12 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:33 AM

would like to have that PC

Ah, but if you did, one would have to wonder if it too would be a disturbed computer.

Disturbedcomputer
Reply #13 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 5:02 AM

Ah, but if you did, one would have to wonder if it too would be a disturbed computer.

well if it was mine it would be a Disturbed Computer

starkers
Reply #14 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:29 AM

well if it was mine it would be a Disturbed Computer

Ah!!!  I thought as much.  However, it wouldn't need the strait jacket, probably not the padded cell, either.

Disturbedcomputer
Reply #15 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:56 PM

Ah!!! I thought as much. However, it wouldn't need the strait jacket, probably not the padded cell, either.

 

No just bubble wrap      or packing foam

loukeeya
Reply #16 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:21 PM

WANTED: one cinema screen to go with the above computer........  

starkers
Reply #17 Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:53 PM

No just bubble wrap or packing foam

Ah yes, safety first... just in case you forget to put on your strait jacket.

WANTED: one cinema screen to go with the above computer

Oh well, if one isn't forthcoming, maybe you could go to Marks & Spencer (still got them over there?) and buy some white sheets to sew together.

DjiRate
Reply #18 Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:27 AM

WWWWAAAAAAYYYYYYY to much money when you can build that system without it being bullet proof for way less...ill stick with a comfortably priced system...even if i had the money to burn i would never pay for that thing...waste of money

starkers
Reply #19 Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:17 AM

.even if i had the money to burn i would never pay for that thing...waste of money

Same here!  The only thing that makes this machine stand out in the crowd, really, is the liquid cooling system.  With good after-market cooling, a machine with those hardware specs is gonna be a fraction of that quoted price and run more than well enough for the average home user/gamer.

Nope, those machines are novelties and for people with more money than sense.

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #20 Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:20 PM

Huh, I get better framerates than that on Crysis.

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