News HP Blackbird 002 - Voodoo Powered

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    much better than what Dell has ever came up with.
     
  3. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    That does look very very nice... It makes my P180 look, well, not quite ugly (I love the thing!) but not so sleek and pretty!
     
  4. Mankz

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    I'd happily pay £250 for that case.
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    Only available in the US, huh? Is anyone else thinking import? :D
     
  6. Salazaar

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    I'd be a very happy puppy if I could get that case on its own.
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    *droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool*

    ps: for the love of Gandalf, please check out the website lol...... again.... *drool*
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    any chance of getting that case along?
     
  9. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Not TOO special a case. Just looks like a Cosmos that's been ribbed for geek's pleasure.
     
  10. Mankz

    Mankz 5318008

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    Also, on the link on the main page, there is no space between the now and the the so it reads 'nowthe'
     
  11. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    meh, I don't see the point.

    all these super-powerful workstations built by dell, HP, etc come at a massive price premium and often are not anywhere near as easy to upgrade as a custom-built PC.

    the area where I go to uni is right in a major research area (lots of companies with govt and other research contracts) and I've made a reasonably profitable business out of building tailored solutions to projects at 3/4 to half the cost of these commercial solutions.

    I provide support as well, so don't wave that in my face as a reason for such a high price tag on these kind of systems.

    the other thing that these systems fail to address is that only in a few very select applications is both massive graphics and massive CPU capability required, usually its just one or the other.
     
  12. TheVoice

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    ^Evidently people want to buy them, else they wouldn't make them.

    Good to see top-spec pre-built PCs starting to look very good though. The current Dell XPS is fantastic, and I really like the look of this one too. How Alienware and their tacky rubbish can compete is beyond me.
     
  13. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    the reason they've started to make them look good is because they're trying to appeal to the top-end consumer market.

    most research and number crunching these days is done on servers. those applications that do need a lot of power usually want to have the equipment in a rack for easy storage and then group multiple work areas around said rack (at least thats the preferred arrangement over here)

    I have only used a full-tower case for 3 jobs, and those were for small companies. all the other jobs were rack-based.

    currently I'm working on a system that is going to be used to process and render ultra-high resolution models of undersea vent activity, and then display them on a wall of 12 30" displays. HP quoted them about twice the price for its proprietary system as I did for one made using readily available components. (the only not-so readily available parts being an Nvidia Tesla unit and a Quadro-Plex)

    the great part is that Nvidia itself provides support for anything relating to the tesla and quadro-plex, and the company is writing the crunching software themselves in-house on CUDA. that means that I only have to build and set up the controlling server, and support that; while HP would have had to build, set-up, and code the whole thing.
     
  14. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I really like the foot thingy, but overall dont really like the design of the case, and cant see the case becoming available because they'd never sell a complete system then and surely thats where all the money is ??
     
  15. lamboman

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    Thought I would just say this guys, although the case looks quite nice from this side view, it doesn't actually look that good overall and on the front. It has a sort of Dell about it.
     
  16. completemadness

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    10 second disc swap ?

    how is that measured ? take the side off, unplug disc, take disc out, put in new disc, plug in new disc, side back on (i doubt it)

    If its just disc out, disc in - my Lian Li v2000+ takes about 4 seconds, if you put the special screws in before hand
    Its a bit of a nothing statistic to me .... plus who cares if it takes "just 10 seconds to swap a HDD" who's in that much of a hurry, as long as it doesn't take 5 Min's

    Edit
    P.s. Forum link opens in a new tab ;)
     
  17. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the case is beautiful..... i think i am going to copy it..... :D
     
  18. mattthegamer463

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    I looked through the specs and I see no mention of motherboard, except that it has 3 PCI-E slots. I smell a proprieterrible motherboard in that beast. I wouldn't buy it for the world though, I won't ever trust another desktop vendor again.

    HP makes some b!tchin' lappies though.
     
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  20. mattthegamer463

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    Goes to show how well I read things. HP's site didn't mention that as far as I could tell though.
     
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