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VoodooPC 24K - gold-plated luxury PC

Marc Perton

voodoopc goldWe get the fact that VoodooPC offers upscale "luxury" PCs. But up until now, we had to give them props for at least trying to pair high-end functionality with high prices, so that would-be purchasers could justify their splurge based on the fact that they absolutely had to have a liquid-cooled PC with 8GB of RAM, dual nVidia GeForce 6800 GT 256 PCI Express cards, an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 and a VoodooPC t-shirt (okay, maybe the t-shirt is an indulgence). But all of that is out the window with the latest from Voodoo: a 24-karat gold-plated version of the company's Omen desktop. The specs of the Omen 24K appear to be pretty similar to the regular Omen, which means it's a fast, powerful desktop targeted at extreme gamers and media producers. But 24-karat gold? Voodoo's PR people may claim that this is "the type of PC that will show up in luxe holiday catalogues and under Diddy's Christmas tree." We have a somewhat different take on it: this is the PC that show-off execs will position in the front-office next to the leather couches and framed modernist paintings to convey just how successful they are. Hmm. Maybe this will show up in those catalogs after all.

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