Another article on this said that HP wanted to tap into the lucrative high-end computer sales market. The stats say that high end gaming machines go for about $5,000 US, while the average "regular" machine is about $800 US.
So what do we think? With Dell buyiung Alienware and HP buying Voodoo, will these big, generic companies bring better prices to the boutique companies because of purchasing power? What about customer support, better or worse? I personally don't buy my computers from manufacturers, but if I did, I would prefer to buy from one of the smaller companies.
Compy 1 (Brand New as of 2/7/07):
P5N32-E SLI w/ C2D E6600 at stock (for now)
Zalman CNPS9700 cooler
2GB Corsair DDR2800 @ 5-5-5-15 @1.9v
1x EVGA 8800GTX (stock)
1 150GB Raptor+ 250GB WD Internal SATA's
250GB WD Backup Drive
2x Plextor DVD burners, IDE
2x Plextor DVD burners, SATA
Audigy2 w/ Klipsch 2.1's
Black Silverstone TJ-07
PC P&C 510W SLI PSU
Dell 30" LCD