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http://voodoopc.com/promo.aspx?promoID=3



And here's an article on it in Computer Power User

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Voodoo PC's OMEN Elemental

Oh, What (A Lot Of) Money Can Buy

The fanatics at Voodoo PC just pushed the luxury computer bar to a new height. Forget anodized metal and high-end automotive paint: The gilded OMEN Elemental would feel at home in the Versailles palace. Thanks to some newly installed precious metal plating baths, gold rods, and a rather difficult electroforming process, Voodoo PC can plate the OMEN chassis inside and out with 24-karat gold. It can also plate with nickel or copper, but if you want to match that platinum wedding band, you will have to wait, as Voodoo hasn't yet mastered its platinum-plating technique.

This sort of luxury rig doesn't have any low-end options: Hard drive capacities begin at 500GB for 7,200rpm drives, and only the fastest available video cards are included. Voodoo hasn't launched this system yet, so our review unit included two 400GB Hitachi HGST 7,200rpm drives in a striped array and a 74GB, 10,000rpm Western Digital Raptor WD740. Voodoo plans to offer faster cards than our unit's two 256MB Evga Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX's at launch.

The OMEN Elemental has a modified cooling system that boasts a fan-speed and flow-rate monitoring device. The system also includes Windows XP Media Center Edition, and Voodoo will offer dual Hauppage TV tuners. Only OMEN Elemental certified technicians build these luxury computers, and Rahul Sood, Voodoo president and CTO, personally inspects and signs each rig before it ships.

Of course, the OMEN Elemental includes a first-rate service package. For starters, Voodoo scrapped the cardboard shipping boxes for a metal crate that includes multiple retractable handles, wheels, and sturdy clasps. The thick foam inside secures the system during transit. When customers want to upgrade the rig, they pay a flat labor rate (currently $80 total) and wholesale component costs. The customer ships the system to the maker (at Voodoo's expense), and Voodoo installs the new components so that the system looks brand new. Not bad for $15,000 -- the price of a car.
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That is freakin insane
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I know a certain very rich British fellow on here that would love to buy this system
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Who would that British fellow be?
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Who would that British fellow be?
It would be a certain someone who would insist on it having an Intel CPU.
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omg u read that magazine too? thats the best mag ever, i subscribed for a year
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CPU kicks ass. I got a subscription for christmas.
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Gilded case.... shoot me... please
    
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Its...so...pretty... *drools*
Very nice!
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Very nice!
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Uhh yeah. Some of the OC/ed systems on this forum cost a tenth of the price and probably double that thing's performance. They don't look at overclockability, Stick in the thing with the highest price specs, and coat it in gold. Hah, I feel sorry for anyone that buys this, Personally I'd take less than a third of the money and still come up with some extraordinary.
    
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