Monday, April 20th 2009

HP Firebird 802 Gets $500 Discount

HP's flagman gaming rig, Firebird 802, just got $500 cheaper. That includes a $150 cut to the $1,799 base price and a $350 instant rebate that brings the final price down to $1,299. For that money you get a 2.66 GHz Core 2 Quad 9400 processor (6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB), 4 GB of PC2-6400 RAM, 2x 250 GB hard drives, and dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800S MXM 3.0 graphics cards with 512 MB DDR3 memory on each card, working in SLI mode. The system also includes a DVD burner, a 350W external power supply, an unique vertical HP casing and a factory-sealed liquid cooling system for almost noiseless operation. Visit HP for more information.

Source: Engadget
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10 Comments on HP Firebird 802 Gets $500 Discount

#1
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Nice price drop although that system isn't worth that much hardware wise apart from the case.
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#2
BarbaricSoul
it's still a pre-built that can be outperformed by a sub-$1000 custom.
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#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: BarbaricSoul
it's still a pre-built that can be outperformed by a sub-$1000 custom.
I'd still pay that much for the case and the water cooling though :p
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#4
iStink
HP has always seemed like the kind of company to cut corners in order to make a cheaper product. I'll always stick to building my desktops.
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#5
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: iStink
HP has always seemed like the kind of company to cut corners in order to make a cheaper product. I'll always stick to building my desktops.
I just realised it uses a mobile gpu :shadedshu means no way of upgrading it to a desktop variant.
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#7
kenkickr
I'd buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 before buying a OEM system. I hate consoles by the way.
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#8
DaedalusHelios
by: kenkickr
I'd buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 before buying a OEM system. I hate consoles by the way.
I don't think there is anything wrong with consoles in general because they brought gaming to the mainstream. I do think paying for the games on a console is relatively expensive but they always make modchips and custom firmwares for that.
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MKmods
Case Mod Guru
Its really nice to see companies trying to change things a bit. While most of us would never consider buying a pre made system the world is full of people that would.

I remember a long time ago hearing from auto designer that cars change in small ways so it gives the public time to adjust to the changes (people have a hard time with big changes)

So to me its cool to see companies making baby steps (better than going backwards)

(the Firebird looks like a laptop comp in a more reasonable container with improved cooling)
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#10
iStink
by: MKmods

I remember a long time ago hearing from auto designer that cars change in small ways so it gives the public time to adjust to the changes (people have a hard time with big changes)
NOT ME! BRING ON THE FLYING CARS!

lol
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