HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA
Released January, 2009
The Pros:Extremely compact - easily placed in tight quarters, great for LAN parties. Created for silent operation - thermal conscious design + water cooling. Hot swappable disk drives.
The Cons:5400RPM disk drives - far from high end. Limited upgradability - components are all custom built for eachother/enclosure. Expensive - limited value for the price.
The HP Firebird with VoodooDNA is a high performance gaming PC and is the successor to HP's Blackbird 002. The Firebird with VoodooDNA comes in two models - the 802 PC and the more advanced 803 PC.
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Both systems feature an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory and dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800S graphics cards in SLI configuration for intense HD graphics. They also include dual hot-swappable hard drives, 250GB each in the 802 PC and 320 GB each in the 803 PC, and a variety of ports including an HDMI port for connection to an HDTV. The 803 PC offers additional performance features such as a slot-loading Blu-ray player, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and a Creative Labs audio card which the 802 PC model lacks. Like the Blackbird 002, the Firebird is designed with an aluminum case and a Voodoo factory-sealed liquid cooling system to keep the system quiet. The system comes with an HP wireless optical mouse and low-profile keyboard and has a 1 year limited warranty.
HP Firebird 802 - MSRP $1799 & up
- 2.66GHz Intel Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9400
- Hot-swappable 500GB dual hard drives (2 x 250GB)
- Slim, slot-loading DVD±R/RW drive
- 6MB L2 Cache
HP Firebird 803 - MSRP $2099 & up
- 2.83GHz Intel Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9550
- Hot-swappable 640GB dual hard drives (2 x 320GB)
- Slot-load Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
- 12MB L2 Cache
- Creative Labs X-Fi Mini PCI audio card
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 802.11b/g WLAN
Common to Both Models:
- Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800S graphics cards in SLI
- 4GB DDR2 memory
- Factory-sealed liquid cooling system
- External 350W power supply
- 5:1 memory card reader
- Ports: 6 x USB, 1 x Firewire, 2 x eSATA, 1 x HDMI out, 1 x DVI-I out
- Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit edition, SP1
- HP wireless optical mouse and low-profile keyboard
- 1 year limited warranty
User Reviews (4)
extremely compact - easily placed in tight quarters, great for LAN parties
created for silent operation - thermal conscious design + water cooling
hot swappable disk drives
5400RPM disk drives - far from high end
limited upgradability - components are all custom built for eachother/enclosure
expensive - limited value for the price
both models share the same graphics and memory
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