ok, as far as that voodoo goes, maybe i'm missing something but i'm sure you could build a rig yourself that gets comparable frames per second (like maybe 5 less) for less than 10,000. I mean jeez, 4 tb of storage!?!? (And i love how they threw in the 300gig external drive.)
I also like how the canadian price is almost identical to the us price! LOL!!
did someone max it out because they could? for example both a 30 inch and a 24 inch flat panel. 2 terabyte of disk just for storage beside the raid 0 for OS. Seems the monitors alone would take up a good chunk of $5000 along with dual 8800 ultras.. Maybe it would not cost $16,000 but it is way above $5K also.
I built a custom system on Voodoo site the other day for 20,000. I then went and priced a system out on newegg and it didn't break 6K. That's with a 30'' monitor. Granted both systems would be out of my reach, but still it's rather ridiculous.
i guess you are paying for some mighty fine customer service as well! I'd guess that dell couldn't hold a candle to vodoo in the tech support department, and some people will pay an arm and a leg for that kind of service.
Still, I think the only people who'd buy this computer would be someone who wasn't very familiar with computers anyway, or someone who wanted a sadistic way to prove their wealth to people on boards like this one!