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Pre-built computer systems are certainly gaining traction in this day and age, seeing companies like iBUYPOWER, CyberPower PC, Alienware, Origin PC and ASUS alike push some high-end products direct to customers, whether they are straight from the factory or out of a building workshop.
Adding to the plethora of recent releases is the ASUS ROG G11, offering up a powerful Intel Core i7-6700 processor, up to 32GB or DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video card coming complete with Windows 10.
With storage space options that include a 3TB hard drive and 256GB PCIe SSD, these releases are certainly catered towards those with a little cash to spare and no time or knowledge about building a system for themselves. Saying that, buying pre-built certainly isn't a totally negative thing, just the same way people spend money on workshops to modify cars - it all depends what you want as a computer enthusiast!
Acer has gone all out by bringing enthusiast-grade gaming across the entire spectrum of devices, including a new decacore smartphone and beefy 8-inch tablet.
At IFA 2015, Acer announced its new Predator 6 performance smartphone that will reportedly "dominate any game you throw at it".
The Predator 6 runs Android (possibly 5.1), sports 4GB of RAM, a 10-core MediaTek processor (most likely the Helio X20 mobile SoC), and a 6-inch full HD display with haptic feedback that Acer says will "perform just like a controller". It also has a 21-megapixel back-facing camera and features a slim, lightweight feel modeled after the stylized metallic flair of Predator line. No pricing has been revealed so far.
While Apple might have its September 29 event to unveil the new iPhone, it looks like we can expect a new 21.5-inch iMac to be unveiled sometime in the near future, too.
9to5Mac is behind the report, saying that the new 21.5-inch iMac would feature a 4K display. The current 27-inch iMac features a 5K display, but the new 21.5-inch iMac will done down the pixel density to 4096x2304, up from the current 1920x1080 resolution on the 21.5-inch iMac. The new 21.5-inch iMac won't be announced until sometime next month.
Corsair announced the production version of its Bulldog DIY 4K gaming PC, with the first prototype shown off during Computex. The barebones system is designed to be a full PC that can be used in the living room, and leaves plenty of options for consumers to build a system as they see fit.
The Bulldog chassis is a "highly ventilated, stylish, compact console design" able to keep PC components cool, along with a 600-watt SFX power supply, and Hydro Series H5SF small form factor liquid CPU cooler. It's powered by a motherboard capable of supporting the Intel Z170 chipset, with a PCI Express 3.0 16x slot, two memory slots able to support 32GB of DD4 RAM, USB 3.0 and SATA ports, and Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 7.1 channel audio.
Consumers must add their own Intel CUP, RAM, GPU, and storage - and can either run Microsoft Windows or SteamOS - to finalize the unit.
Acer today announced the Aspire Z3-710 Series all-in-one desktop PC, running the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
The AIO features a 23.8-inch display full HD (1920x1080) LED display, and is powered by an Intel Core Ci5-4590T CPU, up to 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and DVD super multi optical drive. The Aspire Z3-710 also has three USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, with 802.11ac wireless capability.
The Acer Aspire Z3-710 starts at $749.99 with an Intel Core i3 4170T CPU, 6GB RAM, and 1TB HDD.
For those looking at pre-built computer systems, ORIGIN PC has been one of the first companies to announce full support of NVIDIA's latest video card release, the GeForce GTX 950.
This 2GB GDDR5 card has been heavily marketed towards 60FPS 1080p gaming, specifically in MOBA games such as League of Legends, SMITE and Dota 2. Further promoted on the ORIGIN PC landing page are games like Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm, Fable Legends and Project Cars for those looking at some variety.
Released for the ORIGIN PC line of desktops including the CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS, purchase information can be found here.
Minecraft is an interesting beast, with some of the most dedicated fans playing the game for countless hours, but what about a custom-built Minecraft PC? Yeah, it's been done, and holy hell does it look glorious.
Spencer Kern is the man behind the build, with a Minecraft-themed 'Redstone PC'. Spencer went as far as fully customizing the peripherals too, with an awesome-looking keyboard, mouse, headphones, and an Xbox 360 controller with a built-in chatpad.
Acer used Gamescom 2015 as the launch pad for its newly redesigned Predator gaming desktop, known as the Predator G6-710.
The gaming system is powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 64GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 and Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX) 5.0 and 5.1 channel audio.
Ideally, the gaming rig is "futureproof" with the addition of 64GB RAM, so owners have the chance to play video games and watch movies in stunning detail.
PC manufacturer MAINGEAR is launching new desktops that make use of the Intel 6th Generation Core processors, also codenamed Skylake.
The Skylake CPUs have been promoted to offer minimal energy consumption and maximized CPU performance, providing PC users a great gaming experience. The Intel 6th Gen Core processors feature Turbo Boost Technology, and using the MAINGEAR REDLINE overclocking service, can receive 15 percent higher speeds.
All MAINGEAR gaming PCs now can utilize the Intel 6th Generation Core processors.
With an internal chassis volume of 10 liters, MSI has pushed its new pre-built Nightblade MI gaming PC to the market. Boasting a full-sized MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video card within, this miniature PC also comes packed with Windows 10, DirectX 12 and an Intel Core processor.
Further featuring 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel 4th generation i7 processors and a maximum 16GB of RAM, this gaming PC is powered by a seemingly-small 350W bronze rated power supply. If you're worried about connectors and ports in this small desktop, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that featured is two USB 3.0 ports on the side, alongside two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, one Ethernet, one HDMI out, one display out and a single PS2 port all located on the rear.
Further features include support for three total hard drives in the form of two 3.5" and one 2.5". With the Nightblade MI brandishing an Intel i7, GTX 960 and more located within, this PC should easily handle most mainstream gaming tasks.