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Asus Launches Latest Gaming Rig: The Ares CG6155

By - Source: Tom's Hardware | B 3 comments

Asus today announced the launch of the company’s latest gaming monster, er, machine, the Asus Ares CG6155.

Asus Ares CG6155This is a rig that has a lot of us here in the office drooling on our keyboards. The (Alienware-esque) design of the rig says it all, really. Inspired by both ancient and modern armour (with Eastern and Western influences, don’t you know?), the rig looks like it’s about to burst right open and given the components inside, that’s a pretty accurate description.

The CG6155 packs the most advanced quad-core CPUs with factory over-clocking that boosts CPU performance by a third, 3-way SLI graphic cards, HD audio, DDRIII memory, up to 4TB HDD and a Blu-ray optical drive.

There’s no word on pricing yet, or availability and this has been a long time coming. We first saw this monster at CeBit in Germany before Christmas so we’re wondering how long it will be before we can actually get our hands on one. Then again, we’ll probably have to promise Asus our first born children to get one.

Here’s a run down of the specifications for you:

OS Microsoft Vista Ultimate
CPU Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650 (Overclockable up to 4.0GHz)
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
Memory Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz up to 8G
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 3-Way SLI
HDD Up to 4TB
ODD Blu-ray DVD
LAN 2 x LAN 10/100/1000
Power Supply 2 Kilowatts (Dual Power)

Take a look at Asus’ full press release here.

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    neodude007 , June 20, 2008 7:35 PM
    MMMMM 2 grand worth of 3 way SLI of uselessness
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    liemfukliang , June 21, 2008 1:52 AM
    Why now every vendor want to make very hi end gaming pc? If "notebook" like Asus EEE I now why, because it cheap and booming. But this very hi end PC? Expensive and has small market?
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    doomsdaydave11 , June 26, 2008 8:02 PM
    In reality that computer would run fine on a high quality 900-watt power supply. I don't understand why companies always require way more then they would ever need.