Thursday, February 9th 2012

Ark PC Intros Tathlum AMD-Powered Gaming PC

Japanese built-to-order gaming PC maker Ark PC unveiled an AMD-powered variant of its Tathlum Gaming PC desktop (model: CY-AF8A99A-C2). The machine is built into a Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced chassis, and is accompanied by a 23-inch full-HD monitor. In the driver's seat is AMD FX-8150 processor, seated on an ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX motherboard, with 8 GB dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory, and AMD Radeon HD 7970 3 GB graphics. The processor is cooled by a Zalman CNPS9900MAX Red. Other components of interest include a Hitachi DeskStar 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s hard drive, onboard HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet. A SilverStone ST75F-SST-P 750W 80 Plus Silver PSU powers it all. Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is the OS of choice. The Tanthum CY-AF8A99A-C2 is priced at 167,800 JPY (US $2,175).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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12 Comments on Ark PC Intros Tathlum AMD-Powered Gaming PC

#1
Daimus
DDR3-1333? Hmm... They could put a faster memory for 2175 bucks.
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Yo_Wattup
Ripoff much? And what's with all these '6gbps' HDDs I'm seeing all the time? HDDs can't reach sata 3 speeds... :confused:
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Depth
by: Yo_Wattup
Ripoff much? And what's with all these '6gbps' HDDs I'm seeing all the time? HDDs can't reach sata 3 speeds... :confused:
It's like saying my phone runs on 230 volts because the charger does.
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btarunr
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by: Yo_Wattup
Ripoff much? And what's with all these '6gbps' HDDs I'm seeing all the time? HDDs can't reach sata 3 speeds... :confused:
6 Gb/s could help with buffer-to-host transfers or burst transfers.
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#5
Yo_Wattup
by: btarunr
6 Gb/s could help with buffer-to-host transfers or burst transfers.
So should I bother hooking up my '6gbps' HDD to a spare sata 3 port? I'm guessing this has something to do with the cache on the HDD... so sata 2 SSDs will not benefit from this?
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btarunr
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by: Yo_Wattup
So should I bother hooking up my '6gbps' HDD to a spare sata 3 port? I'm guessing this has something to do with the cache on the HDD... so sata 2 SSDs will not benefit from this?
Don't bother with moving that HDD it's not a big difference in performance :)

A natively SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) SSD, like any other SATA 3 Gb/s device, cannot push more than its interface speed, even when plugged into a 6 Gb/s port.
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#7
damric
I'm confused. I cannot seem to make those components add up to $2175, even with all of my magic skills.
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#8
Yo_Wattup
by: damric
I'm confused. I cannot seem to make those components add up to $2175, even with all of my magic skills.
Behold, modern business! Voila!
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#9
Prima.Vera
Damn. To expensive. But probably normal for Japanese market where everything is almost 2x price of any other country in the world. Still, for that price, one would have put a (way) better processor and RAM modules. :shadedshu
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#10
Melvis
by: Prima.Vera
Damn. To expensive. But probably normal for Japanese market where everything is almost 2x price of any other country in the world. Still, for that price, one would have put a (way) better processor and RAM modules. :shadedshu
Apart from Australia as we are 3x the price of any other country in the world :laugh: ;)
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#11
Prima.Vera
Well, here in EU prices are almost the same because of 1 million+ existing taxes.
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