HiPe PC has just released the Daisho 2.0 and the K-Tana 2.0 FX, two high performance PCs for gaming or just showing off.
The Daisho 2.0 is the most interesting: with two networked PCs inside and case that looks bigger than a VAX, the Daisho includes the Daito, "a Geforce 8800 SLI-Ready gaming PC with up to 4GB DDR2 memory and 4 Terabytes of hard drive space" and the Shoto, a dedicated media center PC with an integrated motorized LCD touchscreen.
The K-Tana 2.0 FX is more about overclocking...and photos with semi-nude female ronins.
The K-Tana 2.0 FX pictured is all about overclocking: two liquid-cooled Core 2 Quad Extreme processors accelerated form 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz, accelerated NVIDIA 8800 SLI cards and, more importantly, multiple neon lighting, high-gloss paint and a custom graphics options. In other words, airbrushed flames for that added speed kick but sadly no semi-nude female ronins are included in the price.
The K-Tana and the Daisho start at $2,814 and $3,662, but if you put them to the max the price can reach $7,327.00 and a few dollars shy of $10,000. That will buy you 4GB SLI-certified DDR2 RAM and up to 4 Terabytes of hard drive, along with pairs of top of the line NVIDIA graphics cards, Creative X-Fi Elite 7.1 sound cards and Blu-ray drives.
Both come with Windows Vista but apparently there are no Linux options from the factory. Reportedly, Mac OS X just refuses to run on these boxes on matter of principle.