Shock, horror and awe: We’ve just come across a machine that’s actually capable of running Crysis at playable frame rates. It’s Packard Bell’s iPower X2.0 desktop, and it’s one of the most powerful gaming rigs we’ve ever seen. While the machine’s been cropping up at games championships over the last six months, we’ve just found out it’ll be available to Joe Public in the new year.

It comes in more spec varieties than the Asus Eees, but if you’re prepared to splash the cash, the top-end version has enough power to punch a hole in the universe.

There’s an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, 8GB of memory, 3TB of storage, watercooling, HDMI, DVI, Blu-ray and a GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card. All of which means you’ll be futureproofed for a fair while yet.

Prices start at £999, but for the works, you’ll be looking at a figure much further north when this comes out in January.

Out November | From £999 | Packard Bell

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