We’re big fans of the Acer Predator range of systems here at Digital Trends, so it’s always exciting to learn of a new player in the game. But when that player is as monstrously powerful as the Predator Orion 9000, it’s almost a little intimidating. Although entry-level versions will be significantly weaker than the most expensive offering, if you do opt for the best hardware available, you’ll end up with a staggering 18 cores and 32 threads on the processor alone. The dual top-tier graphics cards put this monster into orbit.
You don’t need to opt for quite that much if you don’t need it (or can’t afford it) but the option is there. You can effectively spend as much as you want, to get as much power as you want for your perfect gaming PC.
Whatever you choose, it’s all encased within the “spacecraft-like” interior of the black-and-silver chassis, with a clear side window with customizable RGB lighting on the front bezel. The case itself serves a functional purpose, with built-in shielding against electromagnetic interference. It also has handles and wheels, making it one of the easier high-end desktops to move around — it’s perfect for transporting to a friend’s house or LAN (local area network) party.
To make sure all of the powerful internal hardware stays nice and cool, you can utilize Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0, which helps pull plenty of cold air in through the front, while ushering all the warmer air out of specific thermal vents. Combined with a liquid-cooled CPU, the system should stay quiet, even if you pack it full of high-end hardware.