Have you ever ever needed to spend over $3,000 on a $1,500 gaming PC? In that case, Konami may need simply the system for you. No, actually, these machines are costly – however they appear fairly, a minimum of. Japanese conglomerate Konami, finest identified within the up to date gaming world for its Metal Gear and Silent Hill sequence, is now dipping its toes, ankles and knees into the desktop PC market, with three new Arespear gaming PCs.
PC Watch (through PCGamer) studies that Konami has three fashions of those Arespear PCs obtainable to preorder for September: the Arespear C300, Arespear C700, and Arespear C700+. The C300 is promoting for 184,800 yen (approx. $1,761 / £1,358), and the C700 and C700+ are promoting for 316,800 (approx. $3,019 / £2,327) and 338,800 yen (approx. $3,228 / £2,488) respectively.
The C300 is an entry-level construct that ought to play much less graphically intensive titles at 60fps at 1080p decision, and the C700 and C700+ are pretty high-end builds that ought to play any trendy title at or above 60fps on excessive settings. For the worth, although, you possibly can most likely spend half as a lot on constructing your individual equal to those techniques… however would you get that bulbous chassis front-panel and Konami Arespear side-panel brand?
The Arespear C300 runs an Intel Core i5 9400F CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, together with 8GB of DDR4 RAM rated at 2,666MHz. The i5 9400F is a positive entry-level CPU with six cores and a lift clock of as much as 4.1GHz, however the GTX 1650 is the worst-performing graphics card from the present era, and this isn’t completely justified by its low price ticket. The AMD RX 5500 XT prices solely a bit extra and performs a lot better.
The Arespear C700 and C700+, nonetheless, ought to be able to some correct high-end gaming. They run an Intel Core i7 9700 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card, and 16GB DDR4 RAM rated at 2,666MHz. This mix is often about as high-end as you’ll be able to go whereas sustaining some semblance of a funds. However the pricing of those pre-built PCs appears to throw out this ‘semblance of a funds’ that often makes the 2070 Tremendous and i7 9700 preferable over, for instance, a Core i9 9900K and RTX 2080 Ti.
To be fully truthful, the PCs do include Home windows 10 already put in, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and an audio card. However, to be even fairer, these don’t make up for anyplace close to the additional value of the rigs. In reality, operating some fast maths, you’ll be able to construct your individual equal to the C700 for about $1,620. That’s together with an Official Home windows 10 licence from Microsoft, a sound card, and a liquid cooler. And it’s with rounding the worth of each element as much as the closest $10 mark. And it’s having not even chosen the most affordable equal elements you possibly can go for (utilizing a Samsung NVMe SSD over some cheaper and simply as speedy alternate options, for instance). So, for lower than the C300, and for about half the worth of the C700, you may make a construct that’s equal to the C700.
So far as the distinction between the C700 and C700+ goes, it appears prefer it comes right down to the addition of RGB lighting and a tempered glass aspect panel… for an additional $200. We all know pre-builts will be costly, however come on, Konami.
Picture taken from Konami Official’s Arespear teaser on YouTube.