Packard Bell reveals gargantuan ipower X2.0 gaming desktop

Wait a second -- are absurdly large, overdecorated gaming desktops making a comeback? With Acer's Aspire Predator and ASUS' ARES CG6155 lighting up eyes everywhere, we're beginning to think yes -- particularly when you take one glance at Packard Bell's elephantine ipower X2.0. Revealed at the Electronic Sports World Cup in Paris, this beast features a tremendously large, high-gloss chassis, a liquid cooling system, a dedicated lock to keep PCB snatchers at bay and a nice array of components including Intel's Core 2 Quad / Extreme processor, a Blu-ray optical drive, hybrid TV tuner, up to 3TB of storage, a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2, a 21-in-1 card reader and a gaming keyboard / mouse. Somehow, Packard Bell is managing to offer this thing up for anywhere between £999 ($1,979) and £infinity, but don't count on securing one 'til Christmas. [Warning: PDF read link]

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