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News Cryo launches fastest UK retail PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 26 Mar 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    My god. Quite impressive.

    3GB of RAM ? For THAT price ? Huge meh.
     
  3. Tim S

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    yeah, the first thing I'd do is get 6GB in there. My desktop at work has 8GB of RAM and I'm currently using 52 percent of it!
     
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    I dont see (room for) a hardware raid card, so isnt that raid array eating cpu cycles? :> (assuming the raid 0 is a typo, who wants 2tb of non-redundant storage?)
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    £1700 for watercooling and a phase unit?

    Yeah, right.
     
  6. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    What programs / how many tabs do you have open?
     
  7. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    All of them - it's scary watching Tim work.
     
  8. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    And woman say men cannot multitask!
     
  9. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    RAID-1 introduces negligible CPU overhead - it doesn't have to calculate any parity or stripe any data, it just writes simultaneously to two drives and reads from them alternately. If you click through to the build page, you'll see that RAID-0 is indeed the default config for the storage array (though you can have RAID-1 instead if you prefer - I would.

    Also, the default spec (£3,995 as quoted) includes "6GB (3x2GB) Corsair PC3-14400 DDR3 low latency memory"
     
  10. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i wonder how long £3,995 could keep you signed up to OnLive for?

    lol
     
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    Given that it works as advertised, but good question. We won't know until Xmas I guess.
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Takes away the fun. Still impressive.
     
  13. Buzzons

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    I'd buy it... means if it goes wrong yuou can call them up and complain. If a phase unit you put in goes wrong.. that's a LOT of kit dead.

    But then again, i have 2 cpus.. so would need even more kit :(
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Its a decent system but I just cant get past how awful their site design is ~_~
     
  15. Red 5

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    Behold!
     
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    32-bit (to 3GB memory) or 64 bit (to 24GB memory) optional
     
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    ^^this. It looks terrible, they need to get a designer in there.

    Regardless, seeing this PC makes my i7 @ 3.8ghz feel decidedly paltry :(
     
  18. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    That's still cheaper than the highest you can spec a Dell XPS machine, and yet probably twice as powerful (and cooling-wise, FAR more impressive).

    Dell are stupid.

    Anyway, like most of you have said, 3GB RAM?! What a joke.

    And you just know they can push it to 5GHz really ;)
     
  19. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    What he isn't telling you is that 51% of that 8GB is being used to back-up his porn
     
  20. myhottrashcan

    myhottrashcan Just some guy

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    Phase change units are nifty as a proof of concept, but they are noisy - the equivalent of a small refrigerator running all the time. It gets old fast.
     
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