Shuttle’s been catering to the commuting gamer for some time now. Its latest however, not only packs in some high-end components, but tackles two of the biggest problems with small form factor PCs: cooling and the noise created by said cooling.
The compact-case builder managed to sneak in a liquid-cooling system from CoolIT to bring down the operating temps on the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor it used. It’s also got twin AMD ATI Radeon X1950 Pro CrossFire graphics cards, 150GB 10,000rpm Western Digital Raptor hard drive and 2GB of Crucial Ballistix RAM.
I was thinking I should get one of these boxes, but according to the product info on the site “these systems aren’t for newbie’s though; only the 1337 gamers can harness the performance of XPC 1337 systems.” Oh well, guess I’ll just spend my $3,449 elsewhere.
EDIT: Actually I should have hit the configurator. The price is actually $4,860 with the components I mentioned. The $3,449 is a base price with a Core 2 Duo E6600 and 7,200rpm 250GB hard drive.
Shuttle XPC SDXi PC [product site]