Check it: AMD's potent Phenom 9850 processor, which had a fairly impressive showing during its recent benchmarking test
, has teamed up with a pair of ATI's Radeon HD 3870 X2s
to bring the Aurora
desktop back on the scene. Available now and starting at just $999, Alienware's (potentially) "value-priced" gaming rig can be equipped with one of four AMD CPUs, a liquid-cooling system, twin 512MB 3870 X2 GPUs, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a few terabytes of HDD space, a Blu-ray reader (or burner if you've got the cash), an optional (but totally necessary) Killer K1 gaming NIC
, Ageia PhysX processor
and your choice of colored enclosures. Of course, speccing this beauty into a rig worth gloating over will easily set you back four large or so, but hey, you only live once, right?