how can it cost 20k?!?!? even with a 50% markup on parts...
core i7-2600K: 300
24 gigs ram: 400
quad SLI GTX590's: 3000
four 256gb SSD's: 2000
two 1500W power supplies: 800
water cooling: 300-500ish
[citation][nom]snurp85[/nom]how can it cost 20k?!?!? even with a 50% markup on parts...mobo: 300core i7-2600K: 30024 gigs ram: 400quad SLI GTX590's: 3000 four 256gb SSD's: 2000two 1500W power supplies: 800water cooling: 300-500ishCase: 200even with allllll of that,thatd only cost $7500.what a ripoff.[/citation]
Not to mention it will be worth $500 after a year....hehe.
I know the guy (through forums we both frequent) that started this company after he received great feedback from people that saw his own machine. He will tell you straight out that this is not a machine for people like those of us that know how to build their own, and it is not for people that would be attracted to Alienware or others with big, flashy lights and things. He said it was more about a high end PC that has high end looks that are classy and clean without all of the glowing plastic crap detracting from it, or something along those lines. He markets more like a boutique store to people with money that want a good looking machine. And at least the last time I had inquired about it, the pricing includes someone flying out to your home with the computer and installing it for you.
Again, not something I would ever buy, and not something that most of you would ever buy, because we have the skillset to build our own and select our own parts, and most of us value function over form. But you probably know someone who likes to own pretty things that has more money than skill, and to someone like that, this might be just what they are looking for.
In any case, he is doing a decent enough business he had to hire another worker recently, and he wasn't far off from being able to quit his day job. Can you blame a guy from filling a niche in the market that also allows him to do something he enjoys doing? I know I can't. I just wish I had enough patience to do my installs as clean as on the murderbox
For $20,000, I could build a computer with quad-SLI GTX580s, dual hex-core CPUs, probably liquid cooling, and enough SSDs in RAID that a normal HDD would be unnecessary. Who are they trying to rip off?
This machine is for the lazy and filthy rich people who prefer paying cash than using their brains to build such a system.
I believe many will buy this machine at its max specs just because of its unrealistic price tag of $20k+.
This article is very late. That particular gtx285 sli model has been around since the cards were released. The point is the amazing craftsmanship they put into the builds. Hardware is always cutting edge with them so look at the aesthetics and don't get caught on the hardware in a computer they made 3 years ago