HP Voodoo Omen PC costs $7,000

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 10 2008 @ 20:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP has unveiled an impressive gaming system, the Voodoo Omen. This system has many cool features like advanced liquid cooling and a built-in 7" secondary LCD display but unfortunately the cheapest configuration costs you at least $7,000.

Here's a look at the specifications of the Voodoo Omen:
  • Aluminum case with easy removable side and top panels. The case measures 7.5" x 23" x 22" (W x L x H) and weight starts at 100lbs (45kg).
  • Built-in 7" LCD display, uses USB and has a 800 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Liquid cooling. You can choose between red, blue, green, purple and orange coolant
  • PSU: 1150W air-cooled or 1300W liquid cooled
  • Asus Striker Extreme II (nForce 790i) motherboard
  • Watercooled Intel Core 1 Extreme QX9770 (3.2GHz) or QX9650 (3GHz)
  • Up to 8GB of Corsair PC-14400 DDR3 memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra or ATI Radeon HD 3870. Somehow this system offers support for both SLI and CrossFireX.
  • Up to 3 HDDs. You can choose between 500GB, 750GB and 1TB HDDs from Seagate or a Western Digital Raptor 160GB or VelicoRaptor 300GB. RAID 0, 1 is also possible.
  • Support for up to 6 solid state drives (SSD). HP uses the Samsung 64GB SLC.
  • One or two DVD burners with Lightscribe, one or two-slot Blu-ray drives are also possible.
  • Audio: onboard, Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer or Creative XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional
  • Razer keyboard and mouse
  • I/O: 1x PS/2, 2x eSATA, 1x IEEE 1394a, 2x LAN port, 6x USB 2.0, 1x Clear CMOS switch, 1x optical + 1x Coaxial S/PDIF output
  • Windows Vista

  • Key features:
  • Vertical diffusion thermals – the power of natural convection currents is harnessed for advanced cooling and quiet acoustics.
  • Auxiliary LCD – a 7-inch (diagonal) built-in auxiliary LCD is a full-function secondary display.
  • Advanced liquid cooling – copper cooling pipes embedded in the chassis, aircraft-quality quick-release hose connectors, and more combine in one of the most advanced liquid cooling systems on the planet.
  • Tool-less architecture – side panels, hard drives, video cards and other critical components can be removed without tools.
  • Top-loading cables – cables plug into the system under a removable top panel, improving access to the cable connections and contributing to the clean exterior design.
  • Interior lighting – battery-powered interior lighting gives users visibility to upgrade components when the system is powered off.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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