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MAINGEAR Unveils Small, Green Pulse PC Based on NVIDIA ION

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MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers, is proud to announce the Pulse, a powerful, energy efficient small form factor PC based on NVIDIA ION graphics. The Pulse is the world’s first ION PC that can be upgraded with a GeForce GPU, offering consumers the flexibility to choose an economical, low power ION solution or an energy efficient, high performance configuration with GeForce.

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"Serious gamers have the option of adding a GeForce 9800 GT ECO discrete graphics card"

on an ion platform ?

i would think they would go fo a 720be or something and a better gpu
 
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"Serious gamers have the option of adding a GeForce 9800 GT ECO discrete graphics card"

on an ion platform ?

i would think they would go fo a 720be or something and a better gpu
"The ION configuration is available with Intel Core 2 45nm processors".
 

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oooo soo much faster with it's 9400M smaller ver. chip. It's faster with cuda......lol Can it play Crysis lol then they offer a UNDER clocked 9800 GT card lol. Which makes it a number 4 rebranding stragity from Nvidia....wow.....

Plus an atom well I don't really see that as a gaming chips seeing that they are slower....under 2Ghz(maybe tho...maybe depends on the game....total cpu bottle neck tho) Then the slow Quad update they offer lol.......well I guess it's all about the power it uses.

Even so the Atom well.....http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Atom-Athlon-Efficient,1997.html

AMD 2000+ 1Ghz is faster than a 1.6Ghz atom in most cases(normal cases that normal people do) and uses less energy + works in all am2/am2+ motherboards. Which Atom is well has to come with a new board......


I wonder when AMD is going to kick out those 40watt(25 watts lower than intels new quad) 2.3Ghz AM3 quads...(they already have 55watt opti quad on newegg)
http://www.dailytech.com/AMD+Unveils+40watt+Opteron+EE/article14939.htm
 
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Plus an atom well I don't really see that as a gaming chips seeing that they are slower....under 2Ghz(maybe tho...maybe depends on the game....total cpu bottle neck tho) Then the slow Quad update they offer lol.......well I guess it's all about the power it uses.

Even so the Atom well.....http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Atom-Athlon-Efficient,1997.html

AMD 2000+ 1Ghz is faster than a 1.6Ghz atom in most cases(normal cases that normal people do) and uses less energy + works in all am2/am2+ motherboards. Which Atom is well has to come with a new board......
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"The ION configuration is available with Intel Core 2 45nm processors". :D
 

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IM crazy lol thinking of Intel Atom chips......
 

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With that size case, they could put a lot more juice into the system than ION.
 
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"Serious gamers wouldn't buy this"
 

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Calling this a gaming PC is a scam, in my opinion. This is a gaming PC only if you consider casual games.
 
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If you use a generic image for the configuration page, make it a generic image! :)

 
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This is why I don't frequent TPU forums the way I once did. The level of ignorance and inability to read in this thread is just appalling. :wtf:
 

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On the inside. Considering they even give you the option of a 65W Core 2 Quad, and/or a GeForce 9800 GT, it makes sense.
 
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:wtf:isn't that the intel skulltrail??
Yup. Kinda hard to fit it in the given case...


http://img.techpowerup.org/090608/bta1222.jpg

On the inside. Considering they even give you the option of a 65W Core 2 Quad, and/or a GeForce 9800 GT, it makes sense.
Yup, very similar to a build I was planning out last week. Same Lian-Li case, motherboard, etc. Q9550s' are efficient little power sippers. Was even thinking along the same lines: 9600GT/9800GT as it looks like GeForce Boost isn't going to pay off.
 

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I was under the impression that ION was NV's Atom platform. Didn't know it was just the name of a chipset.
 

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I actually quite like the Maingear's formfactor. Not too big, yet not too small.

Anyway, now that I know ION supports 775, when I upgrade my main rig, this QX may see server duty with an ION board (even if I would need to underclock it to keep it's TDP down). I need the quad because I plan for my server to be a media server that transcodes on the fly as necessary for my 360, ps3, and other media devices, but the power savings of the chipset would be great for a machine that will be on 24/7. Throw in a good PCIe SATA controller, and a shitload of 1TB drives in a RAID6, and I'm looking at one kickass media/file server.