Voodoo PC OMEN a121x CrossFire Extreme Gamer PC

Introduction, Specifications, Warranty & Support

It almost goes without saying that we'd all love to have enough disposable income to be able to afford the best-of-the-best, top-shelf, ultra-high-end, no compromise products, whether it be a 36 foot Chris Craft Corsair with 840hp of Mercruiser under its decks (in the aft section, by the way, the wet bar and mini fridge are in the bow) or perhaps the fastest Gaming Rig money can buy.  Fortunately for many of you, the technically elite members of our audience, an ultra-high-end Gaming Rig can be built with your own hands and a few key off-the-shelf components.  However, semi-custom pre-built systems can offer features and build quality that the average enthusiast may not be able to furnish on their own.  Teak-lined side panels anyone?  Custom cooling for those sultry summer nights?

This is the niche', or should we say market segment, that the folks at Voodoo PC are targeting for service, with their line of premium Gaming systems, Workstations, Media Centers and Home Office PCs.  Of course, when we contacted Voodoo for a look at one of their latest rigs, we went for the jugular.  It's a baaaad OMEN...No, really.  It is.  The Voodoo OMEN a121x CrossFire Extreme Gaming System to be exact.

VoodooPC OMEN a121x CrossFire
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Overclocked At 2.95GHz

2 X ATI Radeon X1900 XT - CrossFire Enabled

ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 (RD580)

2GB Corsair TWINX2048-3500LLPRO
Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB

ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200
Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Motherboard

Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards (both at x16 mode)

Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1
3 x PCI

Marvell 88E8053 PCIe Gbit LAN, featuring AI NET2
Marvell 88E8001 GbitLAN, featuring AI NET2

Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Music
Realtek ALC882 High Definition Audio

CPU and GPU Liquid Cooling
* Voodoo OMEN Supercharged Intercooler
* Purple Voodoo Super-Coolant

Voodoo MAGA Aluminum Chassis
Various colors - BAM (Brushed Anodized Machined Tested)

Power Supply
Voodoo Stealth 650 Watt Modular Silent PSU

UliM1575 Southbridge:
4 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD
2 x UltraDMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33
OMEN Molded Digital Card Reader
1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
1 x External Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
Support RAID 0, 1
Installed Drives:
2 X Hitachi HGST 400Gig
1 X Pioneer DVD-110D

2 x 1394a ports

ASUS Motherboard Features
ASUS Precision Tweaker
AI Overclocking
Stack Cool 2

Asus Motherboard Extras
MediaOne Gallery
WinDVDCreator 2 Platinum
InterVideo PhotoAlbum
Disc Master 2.5 Platinum
DVD Copy 2.5 Platinum

Voodoo Extras
FUEL Software Essentials v2.0
Voodoo Renowned Cabling System
Voodoo Disaster Recovery System II
Voodoo EDGE Mousing Surface
Voodoo Koeskin System Binder
Free VoodooPC T-Shirt

Warranty And Support
1 year Voodoo Desktop Warranty
3 year Voodoo Desktop Warranty (optional and extra)
Support Line - Call free: 1-888-708-6636
Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM MST
Saturday 10:AM to 5:00PM MST

Price - As configured here = $6090.89 USD

Shown here in Candy Green AMD Finish


Delving briefly into the OMEN CrossFire's specs, you'll note this system is built around ATI's recently released CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset, on an Asus motherboard, driven by a highly overclocked Athlon 64 FX-60 at 2.95GHz guaranteed stable and warranted from the factory for 1 to 3 years. 3D Graphics are rendered with a pair of the fastest GPUs ATI has to offer in CrossFire mode - the Radeon X1900 XT. 800Gigs of 7200 RPM Hitachi RAID 0 storage array serves up the file system, along with 2GB of low-latency Corsair 3500LL Pro memory and a Creative Labs X-Fi to keep the tunage on key.  To say this system is decked out would be an understatement but we'll dig deeper on this later.

Voodoo offers a standard 1 year warranty which covers hardware, labor and even return shipping, at their discretion.  Backed up by toll-free and Live Chat Tech Support (limited hours noted above), you do get a whole lot for your money, but some of you may ask if all this high-end flash really worth it?  We'll try to cover that angle for you as well in the pages ahead.

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