updated 01:15 pm EST, Mon November 6, 2006
Vadim ultra high-end PC
UK company Vadim Computers has designed a custom gaming system with extremely high-end specifications. Coming in a neon-lit Lian-Li case, the computer has an Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme processor, with each core running at 2.66GHz. Its twin GeForce 8800GTX cards supply video acceleration, and an Ageia PhysX accelerator boosts game physics. System RAM starts at 2GB of DDR2 but can be upgraded to 8GB. Likewise, the stock hard drives are two 150GB Raptors, but they can be swapped to create a RAID setup with up to four 500GB drives. Other noteworthy features include CD-RW and DVD-RW drives, as well as two FireWire ports and six USB ports. The base machine costs £4,622 ($8,786) before VAT.