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Extreme Gaming Rig

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October 13, 2007 6:21:50 AM

Ok, so im gunna name and shame here.
A local pc shop (Perth, Australia) by the name of Austin computers, which is usually staffed by the usual incompitent types is advertising their "Austin C2D Extreme Gaming" system, which is actually a C2Q system :pt1cable: 

Specs: (minus the BS propoganda)

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (SLACR G0 stepping) - LGA775 Pkg, 2.4 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache Total, 1066MHz FSB [BX80562Q6600SLACR] :sol: 

- Asus Mainboard P5K , LGA775, Intel P35+ICH9, FSB1333MHz, DDR2-1066/800/667, Heat Pipe, 8-Ch HD Audio, up to 12 USB, 1394a

- 1GB DDR2-800 Smart Memory Module RAM, PC2-6400 CL5 240-Pin DIMM :fou: 

- 320GB 3.5" SATA-II Western Digital Hard Drive 16MB Cache 7200rpm [WD3200AAKS].

- 8600GTS 256MB PCI-E Asus SILENT Graphics Card GDDR3 DVI HDCP [EN8600GTS SILENT/HTDP/256M/A] :fou: 

- Asus DVD-ReWriter Supports LightScribe - 18X - SATA, Black, Retail Box, with Nero [DRW-1814BLT]

- Thermaltake Soprano Case with Window, Black, 430W PSU,12cm fan, 1394 [VB1430BWSA] :fou: 

- 22" Asus LCD Monitor VW222U - Black 22" WSXGA+, 2ms, HDCP, VGA+DVI, Speakers, TFT, 2000:1 contrast ratio

- Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard - backlit keys, 18 programmable keys, media control keys

- Logitech G5 Laser Mouse. 2000dpi Laser Engine with Full-Speed USB, durable feet give the ultra-smooth glide in gaming.

- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium OEM Software, DVD, 32Bit, English, [66I-00752]. Licensed only for distribution with a new PC [66I-00752] :fou: 

- Logitech Speakers - X-230 - 2.1 32W RMS. Clean, crisp, consistent sound, and distortion-free bass. Ideal for gaming, movies, and music.


All for only $2,199AUD (~$2,000USD)


Problems...
Vista with 1Gb ram... WTF!
8600 for extreme gaming on a 22"... WTF!
430w psu for a quad...WTF!

Anyway, i kinda expect more from one of Perth's biggest/best computer shops. Nice work guys.

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October 13, 2007 6:40:04 AM

I think they are taking lessons from Future Shop here in Canada. Almost all of these stores do this. Only Canada Computers advertises better, and even they get caught with false promisses, but their prices are always bang on. No $2000 for a crap system!
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