Acer updates Predator desktop with Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 470 graphics, slightly less orange

Acer updates Predator desktop with Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 470 graphics, slightly less orange

Summary: Acer threw down the metallic orange gauntlet with its Predator desktop, offering one of the most radical designs for a major manufacturer's PC. Now it's updated the specs on the system, while adding a little bit more black to the case design.

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Acer threw down the metallic orange gauntlet with its Predator desktop, offering one of the most radical designs for a major manufacturer's PC. Now it's updated the specs on the system, while adding a little bit more black to the case design.

The new Predator comes with an Intel Core i7-930 CPU, a sizable 12GB of RAM, 1.5TB 7,200rpm hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 graphics card. You can upgrade the system on your own to SLI status thanks to a couple of extra PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots. A hinged black panel hides the external drive bays on the front of the case.

Pricing is reasonable for the Predator considering the updated configuration. At $1,999, of course it's much pricier than any mainstream desktop, but in the realm of super-powered gaming PCs, there are far, far pricier options. Then again, many of those systems don't have the love-it-or-leave-it color scheme that Acer gave its debut (and only) gaming computer.

[Via CNET]

Topics: Hardware, Processors, Storage

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  • All that and only a GTX 470?

    For 2 grand it better have a GTX 480 or at least a 4870, hell how bout two 4850's in crossfire? dump some of the 12Gb of ram, never gonna need that much and upgrade the video card instead. At this price a single GTX 470 is not a competitive solution.<br><br>Just bought an EVGA Superclocked+ 480 for $500, that's less than $200 more than a 470<br><br>They should offer a multicolored lineup, can't see many people going for that color scheme. Although to me the case LOOKS fantastic, I'll bet it lacks cooling options when compared to other high end models which may explain the odd choice of a 470, perhaps the heat from a 480 could not be adequately dissipated by the case.
    User 13
  • RE: Acer updates Predator desktop with Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 470 graphics, slightly less orange

    Acer builds scrap and thats an Acer. For the money I just picked up a DS Maelstorm, not as much memory (not needed) with a much cooler and Kueler case.
    xouty2k
  • Rather buy DigitalStorm...

    They have better customer service, more standardized components, and vastly more configuration options. No, I don't work for them and never have. I did purchase one system from them, though. Was the best experience I've ever had with any computer company in decades of buying systems.
    BillDem
  • RE: Acer updates Predator desktop with Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 470 graphics, slightly less orange

    My system was around two grand and has a Core i7 965, 12GB RAM and twin 4890 Radeons. My Antec 1200 is not as sexy though, to be sure.
    dband@...
    • I disagree

      @dband@... The 1200 is twice as sexy! plus it actually offers real cooling! This thing is basically just a hot box

      Disclaimer: I own an Antec 1200 with matching CP-1000 PSU
      User 13
  • More Ug-Lee...

    I dunno, to me all these "modern" case designs look unpleasant like a snarling bulldog. Why would I want a snarling bulldog in my room? Where are the pleasant looking computer cases? Or happy people with artistic flair don't design computers anymore?
    mrdelurk@...
  • Its not uglee its more scary

    guess ACER wants to take on Alienware and get into the big rig gaming market. Problem is any gamer worth his or her salt is gonna build their rig from scratch and not buy a pre built monstrosity. These are for the "wannabes" or the old guys who want to look "Kuehl" Me? Ill stick with my self built, fully researched workhorse stuffed in my thermaltake Armour + server case (my god its full of stars...) and I only spent less than $1700 and its not for gaming either its for 3d Modeling and graphics My PS3 handles my gaming needs...
    KineticArtist