The guys over at destructoid.com weren't too
impressed with Dell's $10,000 pricetag for the company's flagship Renegade
system so they decided to take the matter into their own hands by collating the key components of a custom built
Quad SLI gaming rig. Breaking their imaginary system down, they found that the main areas essential for building a
machine comparable in performance to the Renegade were:
- Duh, the Quad SLI graphics cards. A budget
of around $2800 should set you up with a 4 card bundle.
- A Gigabyte Quad SLI motherboard to stick those four cards in, $240.
- Pentium 3.73GHz Extreme, $1300.
- 10,000 RPM Hard Drive and 2GB of branded RAM, $450.
Battlefield 2 at 1600x1200 with graphics on full, priceless.
The obvious downsides to building your own Quad SLI rig include: the hassle of constructing the system and installing Windows yourself (although we're sure most people could do a better job than Dell) and the lack of a warranty, but before you think about these problems ask yourself the question: is that red flame color scheme worth two grand?