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Puget Deluge-i L2We've seen too many speedy, sub-$2,000 gaming PCs this year to get excited by Puget's near-$5,000 desktop, as elaborate as its liquid cooling may be. Its performance doesn't separate it enough from the midrange pack, and it's outclassed by its other high-end...
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 [ Background Music ] >> Hi! I'm Joseph Kaminski, lab technician at CNET.com and here we're looking at the future [inaudible]. As you can see, pretty big machine. This is few of the latest gaming machines other than its size. It's got a quite elaborate liquid cooling system. Before you open the door, you'll see there are USB ports and a FireWire port. Then when you open the door, you'll see a temperature gauge and the fluid level for liquid cooling system they have in place. Below that, you have your DVD-RW and a media card reader with USB port. And on the side, you could see through this Plexiglas window the tubing that allows the tubes to cool both the overclock CPU as well as a tube and videographic cards. Behind the cover, you'll also see that there are two neon lights that light up in a nice aqua blue that give the glowing water effect. And what keeps all this running is 1000 watt power supply [inaudible]. One thing we will say though, is trying to upgrade the system may be a little complicated considering that you have all these tubes running to the video cards. Despite all the liquid cooling and the flashy lights, it didn't really blow us up if the purpose is performance. Considering its price range, you really can't recommend this system when you can find systems a lot less that perform nearly as well and in any other system in its price range outperforming. So if you're not really into the bright lights and the tubes running all through with the water, I don't really recommend the system. I'm Joseph Kaminski and this has been a look at the [inaudible].