Anyone seen the HP blackbird gaming PC?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by contoursvt, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Looks really neat but I'd just build my own for 1/3 the price. Sure may not have the fancy case or 1000W supply but I'm happy with my Antec P180 case and my 600W supply :)

    http://h20435.www2.hp.com/#
     
  2. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmm, if the box is as slow as the flash-sodden website, I'd likely give it a miss ;)
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    SO take a Mac Pro, make it narrower, put it on a pedestal instead of handles, add one HD slot and put in a huge-ass power supply. "Tool-free" is not new (G5, Antec and other companies), nor is the cooling system "revolutionary", unless taking in air from the bottom is new (which I doubt).
     
  4. contoursvt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. The website was a little slow wasnt it :)

    My opinion on it is that it looks pretty hot...different at least. While it may not offer much of anything new in terms of ideas, its probably one of the better built gaming boxes that are made by a large company.

    With that said, there is no way its worth the $$ they are asking. I can add an 8800GTX to my box and hang toe to toe or outperform it for a tiny fraction of the cost...just not as flashy looking but then again I'm not much of a gamer so I like slightly more understated looks.

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  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't tell you - I'm still waiting for it to load.... Safari and flash is not a good combo....
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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  7. contoursvt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does actually. Thats the first thing that came to my mind as well. Maybe Antec was trying to imply something about the cooling ability of this chassis ;) Now if I had endless $$ and didnt care about wasting it, I'd get that HP box just because it looks different but unfortunatly I'm stuck with my fridge :)



     
  8. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    For those who couldn't be stuffed with loading times... ;)

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