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Voodoo Omen PC is $7k water-cooled gaming behemoth

Voodoo Omen PC is $7k water-cooled gaming behemoth

After announcing the super-slick Envy ultraportable earlier on today, Voodoo have also unveiled their new gaming PC, the Omen.  Conclusively proving that hard edges are back in style (and that minimalism never really went away), the monolithic 22-inch tall Omen was designed in-house.  Based on an ASUS Striker Extreme II (NVIDIA 790i) motherboard, CPUs up to Intel's Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core 3.20GHz QX9770 (with 12 MB of L2 cache; 1600 MHz FSB) and up to 8GB of 1600 MHz Corsair PC-14400 DDR3 SDRAM can be specified.  Graphics options include the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 ULTRA with 768MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and the ATI Radeon HD3870 series.

Blackbird 02 by HP and VooDoo

Blackbird 02 by HP and VooDoo

So let me start by first stating, this is a mammoth machine, with some pretty top end specs and an amazingly beautiful appearance. Now, let’s get onto the specs of this beast.

The case is a giant heat sink that can support up to 600 pounds and weighs 70+ pounds. It is made entirely from cast and stamped aluminum. The side panel has hinges and a gasket on the side panel to reduce noise pollution. The case and its components allow for tool-less maintenance, just about everything is removable and serviceable without tools, even the CPU, GPU, and HDDs. Made to be user-serviced with its task lighting and easy to remove side panels.

VoodooPC has a new flagship – the Quad-Core OMEN!

VoodooPC has a new flagship – the Quad-Core OMEN!

Okay, so hands up everyone who wondered if, after HP bought them, high-end gaming rig manufacturer VoodooPC would get soft.  They've always been known for putting together uncompromising power-house machines - and charging uncompromising prices to boot - so has the HP keep-it-commercial corporate culture taken over?  By the look of their new OMEN PC, resplendant with its Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core processor, I'd say that they're doing a pretty good job of staving off the middle-age spread.

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