Commodore reveals specs for new gaming PC

Commodore has revealed the specs for its return to gaming computers. The Commodore Cxx will have:

  • Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700, 2.66 8M Cache
  • Hard drive/Storage: 2x 150Gb 10000 Rpm Sata Raid 0, 1x 500Gb 7200 Rpm Sata
  • Memory: 4 Gb Corsair Dominator twin2x2048-8500C5D
  • Front ports: USBx2 Firewire x 1, HeadPhone x 1 MicroPhone x 1, 7in1 cardreader
  • Optical drive: Philips DVDRW
  • Power Supply: 750W Hyper PSU
  • Audio: SoundBlaster X-Fi
  • Graphics: 2x nVidia 8800 GTX 768 Mb
  • Operating system: Vista Ultimate
News source: PCRetail

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My friend has a slightly better computer then that and it still sucks for Vista games, he's back on XP. What's the point of this?

I am a bit of a fanatic about wanting an Alienware machine, because I know they are meant to be superb. However since Dell bought them I have not been so fussed, even though nothing has change that much.

These Commodore Machines though 8) I want one, I just love the minimalist look of the black box and as I have been gaming since I was 3-4 years old through from the old commodore 64's and Amiga 500+'s, I would love to get a more up-to-date version All I really want my PC for is games and the odd bit of internet :cheeky: You all could say get a x-360/Wii/PS3, but all the games I want and play are either PC only, or better on PC.....

I would prefere spending some gold on an AlienWare machine... rather than buying a black-cube with a gigantic C=64 carved on the side. When are we going to see McDonald's or Nike PC's?

I'd have to agree with you there.

If Commodore was going to compete in the console market then this would be some real news. But Commodore becoming a PC OEM for "high-end" gaming machines doesn't phase me very much. Plus this will be their "first generation" of PC's off the assembly line and will no doubt contain more bugs than something from AlienWare or another OEM that has been in the market for awhile.

i REALLY doubt the prices of those high-end gaming pcs are gonna be anywhere close (within 1k) to what the components themselves would cost...
i'm not saying anything bad about the specs, and i might even consider buying one just for one of those awesome cases, but i would probably regret it cuz there are better things i would like to do with my 1000+ buks that they would screw over...

if i'm wrong though, i would love to get my hands on one of those, provided they have the bios unlocked of course.

Of course buyign a fully built PC is more expensive than the components

the advantage is of course that you can just start it up and start using it, and it's fully tested and comes with a complete warranty for the whole thign, not separate components. Overall if you have the money to buy a brand new PC as in replacing all components, the extra cost for a fully built hgih end gamign PC is worth it.

you know it works, you know it's tested, you knwo the components are picked to work together, you know the cooling is sufficient at all times. and you avoid the cable wrestlign and hours of putting it all together just perfectly.

HawkMan said,
Of course buyign a fully built PC is more expensive than the components

the advantage is of course that you can just start it up and start using it, and it's fully tested and comes with a complete warranty for the whole thign, not separate components. Overall if you have the money to buy a brand new PC as in replacing all components, the extra cost for a fully built hgih end gamign PC is worth it.

you know it works, you know it's tested, you knwo the components are picked to work together, you know the cooling is sufficient at all times. and you avoid the cable wrestlign and hours of putting it all together just perfectly.

even then it still depends on HOW much more it is than the components themselves...
for instance, would you buy it if it costs over 15k when the parts themselves cost only 7k? i highly doubt anyone who can put together a computer would...

and if the bios is locked, then theres no way in hell i'm gonna buy one of those, since some of those stuff are obviously meant to be oc'ed.

I had a Commodore 64, and a VIC20 back when I was young, and I don't see the point of this either.

...but does this one come with an 8 pound 5 1/2" floppy drive, or high capacity cassette tapes?

Defiantly said,
I had a Commodore 64, and a VIC20 back when I was young, and I don't see the point of this either.

...but does this one come with an 8 pound 5 1/2" floppy drive, or high capacity cassette tapes? ;)

as long as it has a SID chip, i'm there!

TCLN Ryster said,

The C64? Thats modern... I had a Commodore 16 :)

The C16 was much later than the 64... It came out the same time as the 128 and Plus4

Nostalgia be damned! As you said ANYONE could find the hottest parts and stick them into an ugly case with a bit of paint on them, thats a shame that this is their "revitalization".

Yes, it's a bit "cheap" to just do a PC like this, but it's not like they have much of an option. I don't think it's easy to push into the console segment with a whole new, incompatible console using their own custom hardware. And if they did like before and made the hardware themselves, the prices will be insane if they were willing to provide this performance. At least this machine will be directly usable by gamers, not an extremely pricey piece of hardware without any games.

"However, Commodore is remaining tight lipped on the actual cost of the machine. “While I can’t say anything specific about the price structure, the low end will be extremely competitive with the market, and the high end will offer great value for money on super human systems,” sales and marketing manager Sean Charles told PC Retail."