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Ark PC Intros Tathlum AMD-Powered Gaming PC

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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).

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DDR3-1333? Hmm... They could put a faster memory for 2175 bucks.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Well, here in EU prices are almost the same because of 1 million+ existing taxes.
 
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But why 8150?