The murderbox extreme desktop can cost enthusiasts just over $20,000 before even installing EA's new shooter, Crysis 2.
Typically we try not to cater to just one particular brand (because we love everyone), but gaming site Kotaku points to a monster liquid-cooled PC that most of us (poor folks) will probably never see in our lifetime, especially maxed out to its full potential. Even Jack Thompson would agree, the murderbox earns its name honestly, packing killer hardware that can soar up to $20,000, seemingly murdering your bank account while playing Crysys 2 like a bat out of hell. A flaming bat, I might add.
"The pure fusion of power and beauty, murderbox ascends to assert its place atop the high-end PC platform with a unique and bold statement," reads the product description. "Murderbox exploits the very latest advancements in computer technology while employing classic design cues derived from a simple, elegant concept of form balanced with function. We offer the ultimate in high performance, custom-crafted computers - machines built without compromise for those accepting only the best."
The scary part about the murderbox is that the manufacturer isn't divulging any specs on the website-- sales are established only by submitting an email inquiry. However, the company reveals that the starting price is at $6,000 and goes up from there, depending on the amount of customization.
"A well appointed murderbox with a single liquid cooling loop, GPU and a few drives typically comes in around the $7,000USD mark while something on the level of Daniel's 008 build is in the neighborhood of 2-3x that. Every murderbox is executed to perfection – it really comes down to degrees of 'ultimate,'" the company adds.
One of the many gallery images shows the aforementioned 008 build, sporting the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition CPU, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 cards in SLI, 12 GB of DDR3 HyperX memory, and three 160 GB Intel X25-M SSDs in RAID/0. More images can be accessed here showcasing additional murderbox models. The official murderbox FAQ can be accessed here, and interested buyers can contact the manufacturer using this email address.