Announced at IFA 2017 alongside some compelling 2-in-1s, crazy thin laptops, and powerful office computers, was the new Predator Orion 9000, which by far stole the show during Acer's keynote.
This liquid-cooled behemoth comes with PCI-e ports to support up to four graphics cards, complete with support for up to 128GB of RAM, and 44TB of storage. The Acer Predator Orion 9000 will also support Intel's new Core i9 Extreme processor, packing a ridiculous 18 CPU cores. It is, indeed, quite insane.
Inspired by the custom gaming PC community, Acer set out to build something fully customizable, from the motherboard down to the "IceTunnel 2.0" liquid cooling system. The chassis was a major point of design for Acer, which was built specifically to partition different components for separate streams of airflow, to keep things as frosty as possible.
The case will also support 16.7 million RBG colors, because gaming PCs have to, apparently, complete with a transparent side panel to showcase all of those sexy internals. Interestingly, the interior of the case was fitted with a metallic mesh to reduce electro magnetic interference from other devices. You shouldn't get any odd buzzing sounds when using your phone too close to this thing.
The case also comes with several handles, and even wheels to aid with portability. I dread to think how heavy this thing might be, but it should be a little easier to move around than most gaming PCs in this sector.
Designed for multi-monitor set-ups and extreme 8K resolution simulation gaming, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 will be able to handle literally anything you throw at it, even if you plan to run multiple games simultaneously.
While the internals will be fully configurable when pre-orders go live, Acer said that it didn't want to build a PC exclusively for the high rollers. As such, this tower will be available from the "affordable" price of around $2000 when it goes on sale in the coming months. If you want to configure this beast with multiple GPUs, a Core i9, and 128GB of RAM, I suspect you're going to need a small fortune to pay for it.
Acer announced the Predator Orion 9000 alongside tons of other gaming accessories and laptops, while touting the renewal of its partnership with Riot Games for League of Legends eSports promotion. The Predator gaming series is going from strength to strength in an increasingly competitive PC gaming market.
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