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1st Dream PC unveiled - the Beast Cerberus

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tohdom 14th October 2009, 13:57 Quote
i7- 920?
but why not use i7 975?

Bootable PCI-Express SSD probably will be better too..
logan'srun 14th October 2009, 14:01 Quote
Is it just me or does that PC look like a direct copy of everything Charles H has done for the last 18 months?

I've even seen that frontplate render in another forum he did for a concept build last year. . .

http://murderbox.com/uploads/pmb.005.jpg

Well I guess it's the best form of praise
-VK- 14th October 2009, 14:02 Quote
That is one sexy, sexy, PC.
wiak 14th October 2009, 14:07 Quote
woooat GTX 285? waste just waste, get 3 or 4 Radeon HD 5870s in crossfire and we got somewhere ;)
Tim S 14th October 2009, 14:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by wiak
woooat GTX 285? waste just waste, get 3 or 4 Radeon HD 5870s in crossfire and we got somewhere ;)

As far as I'm aware, work started on these PCs before Cypress silicon had even come back from the fabs - it isn't as simple as just slapping the new cards in and calling it a day. I'm sure Beast (and the other manufacturers) could offer an upgraded graphics subsystem once proper waterblocks are available for the 5800 series.
pizan 14th October 2009, 14:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
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Originally Posted by wiak
woooat GTX 285? waste just waste, get 3 or 4 Radeon HD 5870s in crossfire and we got somewhere ;)

As far as I'm aware, work started on these PCs before Cypress silicon had even come back from the fabs - it isn't as simple as just slapping the new cards in and calling it a day. I'm sure Beast (and the other manufacturers) could offer an upgraded graphics subsystem once proper waterblocks are available for the 5800 series.

EK 5870 blocks were available last Friday here in the US.

Edit: and yes logan, this does remind me of a murdermod
Xtrafresh 14th October 2009, 15:32 Quote
they could have at least made the video in HD :p

Goodlooking PC though, i agree, Triple SLI is just not "it" anymore now that the 5870 is here.
I also have my questions about the choice for Corsair SSDs. I fully believe the claims for transfer rates, but arent the Intels supposed to be miles and miles ahead?
M7ck 14th October 2009, 15:40 Quote
I like it.

Its a good looking pc but its not a winner, I am impressed at how tidy it looks but I would love to see all the entries now (especially scans).
Lizard 14th October 2009, 15:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
they could have at least made the video in HD :p

The video was shot in HD - but unfortunately bit-tech currently doesn't support Youtube HD right now.
Denis_iii 14th October 2009, 15:47 Quote
i like it! they should do an entire range following same look
Denis_iii 14th October 2009, 15:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
i like it! they should do an entire range following same look

good god that murderbox is gorgeous! murderbox vs beast = (your babe of choise) vs ugly betty
iggy 14th October 2009, 15:56 Quote
indeed. if anything, id say the cerberus is in fact utterly devoid of innovation. everything i see seems to be a straight murdermod clone, or a murdermod clone implemented badly.
stonedsurd 14th October 2009, 15:56 Quote
Whatever you may compare it too - that thing is pretty damned good-looking.
Von Lazuli 14th October 2009, 16:00 Quote
I think it reeks of murderbox too, but hey, it does look very very pretty.
Tim S 14th October 2009, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by pizan
EK 5870 blocks were available last Friday here in the US.
I know... but they weren't available 4 or 5 months ago when work started on these machines. We also had to have a cut off point by which point the PCs had to be with us ready to be fully tested - that was before the 5870 launched. If we didn't have a cut off, the machines would never get to us to actually write the feature.
quake1-rules 14th October 2009, 17:21 Quote
Think of your electricity bills, and the impact on the environment with the numerous bad effects of mining coal, burning it, and storing the toxic waste of coal or nuclear fuel.
TSR2 14th October 2009, 18:02 Quote
@quake1: I hope that comment was facetious, as there are actually no real disadvantages to nuclear. However, it will be able to do tasks faster, so remain switched on for less time. Running my modern machine is a lot more eco-friendly than running the 8 or so 10 year old machines that would be needed to achieve even close to the power. Besides, all the waste heat goes into the room, making a powerful machine an ideal replacement for a heater. It is also one good looking machine.
mkyb14 14th October 2009, 20:21 Quote
5449 British pounds = 8 692.2448 U.S. dollars (*google)

You are out of your mind if your paying that much for a PC. I built the same setup for a fraction of that cost. If you know what the parts are, and know enough about computers to be looking at this, there's no way that anyone should purchase such a ridiculously over price PC.

Yes it looks great and hat's off to the maker, but not worth anywhere that much money.
bigkingfun 14th October 2009, 20:57 Quote
I am sad to see the whole front-page article only contains a single image, and a low resolution video.
Can we have some more hi-res shots of that thing?
Looks cool, but we gotta see it nakkid!
D-Cyph3r 14th October 2009, 21:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by mkyb14
5449 British pounds = 8 692.2448 U.S. dollars (*google)


Ahh, but you forget, when it comes to electronics (PC Hardware in particular) current exchange rates mean JACK ****.


I dont know who decides to charge us europeans so much more, but i'd really like to find out.... and pay them a visit.


EDIT: And yes, it's a bad murdermod clone, something that has been done to death already. Not impressed personally. Now the Amari XCP, that was a dream PC imo.
p3n 14th October 2009, 21:36 Quote
Umm the gfx waterblocks are all linked together? Won't the top/middle cards get no cool water? These companies should be banned from defrauding people - waste of money.
wardogz 14th October 2009, 21:45 Quote
Yeah, i'm not too impressed either to be honest, murdermod looks nicer, and there's a whole slew of more 'must have, mods out there, and as for linking the blocks...well it may be the norm but it sure is rubbish for cooling the second or third components in a rig, and it's about time someone mentioned it (p3n..Well done that man )
perplekks45 14th October 2009, 22:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
they could have at least made the video in HD :p

The video was shot in HD - but unfortunately bit-tech currently doesn't support Youtube HD right now.

Ehhh, what? How can you not support uploading larger files? :|

Anyway: Another example of over-priced highest-of-the-high-end PCs.
leexgx 14th October 2009, 23:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
Umm the gfx waterblocks are all linked together? Won't the top/middle cards get no cool water? These companies should be banned from defrauding people - waste of money.

no the water blocks are all connected in an line, i thought it was strange loop at first but as long as thay are low flow blocks (lets water through slow i think its called low flow) the limited water flow of each water block will alow same amount of water to get all cards, so water will get to the top card the due to the water block
Gradius 14th October 2009, 23:57 Quote
I can build something better with less money. ;-)
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