Acer Predator Orion 9000 Review: Go Big or Go Home

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mlee 2500

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I do not automatically discount the value of someone else building a PC for you..there's something to be said for it, especially if your time is exceptionally valuable, but even I have a hard time seeing the value proposition here.
 

TheOtherOne

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For that much money and plenty of big horse power hardware, they added a freakin DVD-R/RW optical drive in 2018? I know a lot of people are not even bothering with any optical drives but at least use a Blu Ray if adding one.

And what about for storage just one only 2 TB HDD when market is filled with 8 - 10 TB HDDs as a new normal?
 

kinggremlin

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Designing a combo top end gaming/serious workstation PC is like trying to build a combo top end sports car/professional grade pickup truck. Even after spending ridiculous amounts of money you still end up having to make compromises because the two target markets require such different hardware. If you have an $8000 budget and need a workstation and a gaming pc, build 2 pc's. Do you really want to have a steam library of games installed on the same computer you use for professional work related apps?
 

mikewinddale

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If I had $8000 and wanted both a workstation and a gaming PC, I'd just get a high-score count Xeon, lots of ECC RAM, and both a Geforce/Radeon and Quadro/Firepro. Use an HDMI switch to connect both the gaming GPU and the pro GPU to the same monitor.

And heck, with that kind of money, you could get two top-of-the-line NVMe drives and install a different OS on each one.
 

Loadedaxe

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Im with Kinggremlin.

If you want to game, build a gaming rig and a separate workstation PC. Because this monstrosity is like one of those late night dates you took home when you were drunk.

You wake up the next morning and think..."wtf did I just do"?
 

aberkae

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Obsolete and sli? Look at the geforce page of supported titles no aaa from 2018 and limited ones from 2017.
A i9 9900k System with 1180 and gsync hdr 4k monitor all together will be cheaper .
 

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Seriously! You would be paying about $8300 with tax and shipping once everything is said and done. I priced out a nearly identical system on PCPP and came up with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i9-7980XE 2.6GHz 18-Core Processor ($1879.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard ($282.42 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Dominator Platinum 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($1496.27 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($229.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.38 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.97 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Total: $5740.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-09 11:00 EDT-0400

That's almost the exact same specs and it's $2,000 less.
 

zthomas

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Just after reading, pulling up a mental tally in pricing this over built machine.. how the heck did you come up with the 7 grand number.. 4-5 maybe.. but 7 thousand??
 


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