When battling alien scum intent on colonising Earth, the last thing you need is a desktop weakling with sluggish response times. Hardcore gamers will appreciate the muscle of Packard Bell’s water-cooled beast, the iPower. Said to be one the most powerful gaming PCs around, it’s based on Intel’s Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor running at 2,4 GHz with 2 048 MB DDR2 RAM at a speed of 667 MHz. It includes 1 TB (2 x 500 GB) SATA hard drive capacity, DVD-R/RW and R9 ROM. You’ll also find an 8-in-1 card reader, nVidia GeForce 8800GTS graphics card, 56 kbps V92 internal modem and LAN 10/100/1000 communications. Other features include six USB 2.0 ports (two on the left-hand side), stereo microphone and headset front connectors, Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Windows Vista Ultimate.
It’s available at Incredible Connection; expect to pay about R20 000. For more information, visit www.packardbell.com