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HP Blackbird

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by zoeygirly, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. zoeygirly

    zoeygirly Member

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    Hi all, i've been looking for a new computer and was wondering if anybody has bought/used the HP Blackbird and if so what you thought of it? I'm interested in the LC version and would appreciate any tips/thoughts you have.

    Here's a link:
    http://h20435.www2.hp.com/

    Thanks :)
     
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    Its so expensive because it has the HP badge on it. The computers in the series are nothing special.
     
  4. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

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    My god you could build something better for 1500. Water cooling is useless anyway. Just get yourself a Thermalright Ultra CPU cooler.
     
  5. DedShadow

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    Agreed. Water cooling is for people that have way too much money on their hands. Seriously unless your running an uberbeast you dont need your PC to be that cold.
     
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    Actually anandtech ran some tests and it seems air coolers like the Ultra 120 cool BETTER than water cooling. So it's more expensive and less effective.
     
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    Not to mention its alot safer. If one of your pipes leak in your water cooling system, you can kiss your system goodbye.
     
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    I'm not one to advocate watercooling, but the last statement's not true. Although you don't want leaks, if you use proper non-conductive anti-algae fluid a leak won't harm your components unless it rusts them (so don't let a leak go unnoticed!)
    The Blackbird is way overpriced.
     
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    Ah ok..I didnt know they had liquids like that. Just was going by what I was told lol. Learn something new everyday on this board =]
     
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    Yup, anti-corrosive, anti-algant, anti-galvanic, the list goes on...
     
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    Ahh ok..thats one of the reasons why I steered clear of a watercooling system because I was afraid that it would leak and I would walk in my room and discover my PC drowning and dying lol..but still..a bit too much money to spend when I can get better cooling systems. Sure it looks good..
     
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    My PC is air-cooled. It will run quieter than any watercooling system (pumps are never quiet), it's cooling setup cost around £100 (watercooling systems that are any good are £150 plus) and at full load on a heavily overclocked CPU, my CPU's temps never reach 45C.
     
  13. zoeygirly

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    Thanks for the link, i hadn't read that review yet--good info on that site

    I know it's really expensive but when i was screwing around on there with the configuration i could get everything i want plus the 22" monitor for about $4700 (incl.ship)which i don't think is that bad--wait, wait--i've been looking at the stuff seperately but on average for everything NOT including the mouse, keyboard, monitor it comes to over $4000 anyway?
    Bloody hell, where do you guys shop?

    If you want me to i can post the specs of what i have picked out and see what you think...

    PS> thanks for the responses guys :)
     
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    Post the specs and we'll tell you how much it's REALLY worth.
     

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