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When HP decided to build a one-of-a-kind gaming rig, it didn't mess around: the Blackbird 002 is a liquid-cooled Intel-powered machine with the latest and greatest silicon available, housed in a unique cast-aluminum chassis that weighs seventy-two pounds.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Jun. 29, 2008
  • Price at launch: $3,299.00


  • Desktop type: Tower, Gaming PC
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 23.5 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 22 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 9 inches
  • Weight: 72 pounds
  • Color: Black / Gray


  • Operating system: Windows Vista


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Conroe
  • Base CPU model: Core 2 Extreme X6800
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.93 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Kentsfield
  • Model: Core 2 Extreme QX6850
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz
  • Factory overclocked speed: 3.67 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce 8600GTS
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 256 MB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: ATI
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 2900 XT
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB
  • SLI / Crossfire: Yes

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 2 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Base RAM speed: 667 MHz
  • Slots: 4


  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), RAID 0 (HDD), RAID 1 (HDD), HDD (10000RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 320 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 2.25 TB


  • Optical drive: Yes
  • Drive type: Slot-loading
  • Optical disc support: Other, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • USB: 4
  • eSATA: 1
  • FireWire 400: 1
  • PS/2: 2
  • IDE: 1
  • Serial: 6
  • Ethernet: 2
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • Digital coaxial audio (S/PDIF): 1
  • Digital optical audio (S/PDIF): 1
  • Other: 3 USB Headers, 1 FDD


  • 5.25-inch: 1
  • 3.5-inch: 5


  • PCI Express x16: 2
  • PCI Express x8: 1
  • PCI Express x1: 1
  • PCI 5V: 2


  • Discrete audio card: Optional
  • Discrete audio brand / model: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality Profesional Series, Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer


  • Liquid cooling options: CPU, GPU
  • PSU wattage: 900 W


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