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This amazing custom $23,000 gaming PC was made for an Aussie gamer

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 16 2021 5:37 PM CDT

Australian custom PC retailer AfterShock PC have crafted one of the most beautiful gaming PCs, no scrap that -- one of the most beautiful things that I've ever seen.

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The company was tasked by gamer Ali Kaos, who wanted AfterShock to build the most insane PC they could with teh components available at the time. Inside, the PC has AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor at its heart which is inside of the flagship ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha motherboard.

AfterShock used not one but two ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards for the ultimate in GPU performance, which is staggering in its own part. It seems AfterShock has half of the global supply of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards in this single gaming PC.

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Apple's rumored Mac Pro 2022: up to 64 CPU cores, STARTS from $19,000!

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 9 2021 10:30 PM CST

If you thought $400 for some wheels for the Apple Mac Pro in 2019 was expensive, then the new Mac Pro 2022 models are going to cost a pretty penny -- with pricing beginning at a rather huge $5499.

Apple will reportedly have 3 different Mac Pro 2022 configurations with the first being a 32-core Mac Pro with 64GB of RAM, 32 GPU cores and starts from $5499. The model up from that offers 48 cores of CPU performance, a much larger 256GB of RAM and 64 GPU cores with prices starting at $11,999.

Meanwhile, the flagship Apple Mac Pro 2022 will pack a huge 64 cores of CPU grunt, 512GB of RAM, 128 GPU cores and prices starting from a staggering $18,999. This isn't too far out of the norm as the Apple Mac Pro 2020 model cost over $50,000 when it was fully kitted out with 1.5TB of RAM and 4TB of PCIe-based storage.

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Intel's new NUC 11 PC review unit comes in unique house-shaped box

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Feb 3 2021 10:19 PM CST

Intel's new NUC 11 series PC has just launched, with the new Qi version of the NUC 11 Panther Canyon PC coming in an interesting house-shaped box.

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The regular version of the Intel NUC 11 doesn't come in the house-shaped box, but the Qi-charging capable version of the NUC 11 does (and confirmed by Robtech) Inside of the NUC 11 you'll find an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, and support for a super-fat NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD.

Intel's new NUC 11 Performance Panther Canyon is the flagship gaming high-end NUC that packs a discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, Optane Mem H10 memory, and 16GB of RAM by default -- but it can be upgraded.

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Alienware announces Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming desktop PC

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jan 12 2021 8:53 PM CST

Dell has just unveiled its latest Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop, which comes with the new Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5900X (12C/24T) or Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T) processors.

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The new Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop also packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor by default, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 10GB of GDDR6X memory, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD storage and 1TB of 3.5-inch 7200RPM SATA storage.

You can change out the Ryzen 9 5900X for the higher-end Ryzen 9 5950X processor, increase the 32GB of RAM up to a much higher 64GB or even 128GB, and the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD from 1TB to a larger 2TB as well as the 1TB 7200RPM SATA storage to 2TB.

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Origin's new RestoMod PC crams new hardware into 90s beige PC box

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Dec 12 2020 10:08 PM CST

Origin PC has a really slick retro gaming PC on its hands with a new limited edition rig called the RestoMod, which is a new PC built into a custom Corsair 4000D case -- but very retro, very 90s styled.

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The basic model will cost you just over $2000 and include the custom Corsair 4000D case styled as a retro 90s beige PC tower -- including a fake CD-ROM drive, fake floppy drives, and a fake turbo button. Inside, you have a window panel to let you look into your gaming PC -- so retro on the outside, new school to look inside with your new components... nice.

As for the components inside of the Origin RestoMod you'll get an Intel Core i5-10400 processor, 16GB of RAM, 250GB storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card.

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Razer's teeny-tiny Tomahawk Gaming Desktop PC is now up for pre-order

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Dec 8 2020 8:30 PM CST

Razer introduced the new Tomahawk Gaming Desktop at CES 2020 earlier this year, before the world was turned upside down by COVID-19, and now the small gaming PC is up for pre-order.

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The new Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is up for pre-order starting at $2399 (with no GPU) which will give you an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (yay) with a 2TB HDD @ 5400RPM (wtf). We have cooling through 120mm fans at the top, and another on the GPU.

Razer also offers the Tomahawk Gaming Desktop with a GPU as well, for $3199 -- where you will get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card.

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Acer just announced a metal & carbon fiber laptop designed by Porsche

Kevin Carbotte | Wed, Oct 21 2020 11:51 PM CDT

Acer revealed a new laptop that is sure to pique the interest of sports car fans. The new Porsche Design Acer Book RS features cutting-edge components, including Intel's Evo platform with 11th gen Core processors. And as the name suggests, Porsche, the famous sports car brand, had a hand at designing it.

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The new Porsche Design Acer Book RS features an all-metal chassis, a unibody hinge, with a carbon fibre cover. It also includes a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen made of antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. The display supports 100% sRGB color and produces 340 nits of brightness.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will not crush any gaming records. The system is set up well for productivity, though, with the latest Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics. Acer Book RS computers come equipped with up to a 1TB of PCIe SSD.

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Check out Maingear's new SFF gaming PC, packed with GeForce RTX 3090

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Sep 24 2020 7:27 PM CDT

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is finally here (our review on the RTX 3090 FE, and MSI's custom RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO) but Maingear's new SFF gaming PC is something you need to check out.

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Maingear's new Turbo line of gaming PCs is a small form factor family (SFF) of rigs that have the company's hand-crafted APEX liquid cooling. This means it can keep the CPU (both Intel and AMD's latest chips) as well as NVIDIA's new 8K monster GeForce RTX 3090 nice and chilled under water cooling.

CEO of Maingear, Wallas Santos, explained: "Paired with our hand-crafted revolutionary APEX liquid cooling and custom desktop designs, our new line of gaming PCs deliver the most performance that we have ever offered. When equipped with the incredible RTX 3090, our Turbo desktop in particular truly transforms into an unbeatable small-form-factor beast unlike any other pre-built on the market".

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ASRock's BOX-4000 mini PCs can drive four 4K@60Hz displays at once

Kevin Carbotte | Tue, Sep 8 2020 11:34 PM CDT

ASRock Industrial today introduced a new series of mini PCs that packs a lot more power than you would expect for a business computer. The new 4x4 BOX-4000 series offers Ryzen 4000 APUs with built-in Vega graphics.

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ASRock's new line of workplace mini PCs are a lot more powerful that the average office computer. These compact systems feature AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000 CPUs, which you can get in Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, or Ryzen 7 4800U flavours.

Each option includes a 7 CUs of Vega 7 graphics to handle all your display needs, including support for up to four displays with one DisplayPort 1.2a, one HDMI 2.0a, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports that support DP1.2a. Each output can drive a 4K panel at 60Hz, which would give you a tremendous amount of desktop space to work with.

Continue reading: ASRock's BOX-4000 mini PCs can drive four 4K@60Hz displays at once (full post)

Acer Predator Orion desktops now support GeForce RTX 30 series cards

Kevin Carbotte | Tue, Sep 1 2020 10:24 PM CDT

Following NVIDIA's bombshell reveal of the RTX 30 series graphics cards, Acer announced that it would soon offer preconfigured Predator Orion gaming desktop computers with RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics card options.

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Acer's Predator Orion lineup includes three models that represent different price points. The Predator Orion 9000 is the high-end option, which supports Intel's Core i9-10980XE Extreme-Edition. These systems will support up to NVIDIA's top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.

The mid-tier Predator Orion 5000 is not quite as powerful as the 9000-series, but these systems are no slouches. The Predator Orion 5000 machines come equipped with the slightly more pedestrian Intel Core i9-10900K processor. Acer will drop any RTX 30 series card into one of these, including extreme RTX 3090.

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