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Dec 8, 2012

Gaming PC The Beast, a 4.5 GHz Gaming PC for Those Who Like Overkill

Gaming PC has formally introduced a system whose name may or may not be a play on the mythical yet only vaguely defined creature described in the Book of Revelation.

“The Beast” used to be a name, of sorts, for the most terrifying creature in the Bible, but the word “beast” has been used so often that it doesn't mean anything anymore, except a creature larger than life, with or without the scariness factor. Gaming PC definitely doesn't want people running scared from its newest high-end desktop computer, although the price may send them fleeing anyway. The starting sum is of $5,484.30, or 4,232-5,484.30 Euro, and while it can be brought down, it won't change the fact that The Beast is very expensive. Of course, when the hardware is centered around the Intel Core i7 3930K six-core central processing unit, there isn't much room for stinginess. "The Beast was built with advanced and modernized services to ensure an amazing gaming experience for its users," said an owner of Gaming PC, according to the company's press release. An Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard holds the aforementioned CPU, as well as up to 64 GB of DDR3 RAM (G.Skill Ripjaws X).

Two graphics cards are part of the set as well, although they may seem a bit much even for the most avid of gamers. After all, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 already has two GPUs, making two of them an overpowered quad-SLI option. The 690 is the only card eligible though, so it's either one or two of it. Moving on, there is a primary storage drive and a secondary unit. The former is a 240 GB Intel 520 Series SSD, the latter is a 2 TB Western Digital HDD. Further hardware and software details can be found on the official product page, where orders can also be placed.

Gaming PC The Beast
Image credits to Gaming PC

Lenovo, World's Greatest PC Maker to Build Assembly Lines in the US

One might wonder why Lenovo would feel the need to increase the number of active factories. After all, it already is the greatest PC supplier in the world.

Then again, that it overcame HP wasn't purely its own merit. HP's own flagging interest in PCs narrowed the gap between the corporations as well. Whether because of this or not, Lenovo has decided, according to Digitimes anyway, to build some assembly lines in the United States, rather than stick solely to China (five factories), Mexico (one factory) and India (again, one factory).

Lenovo doesn't make all its PCs. There are plenty of contract suppliers. Its goal is to increase the in-house production from 20% to 50% by the end of 2013. In the meantime, the company will finalize plans for the Sao Paulo (Brazil) and North Carolina (the US) factories.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
Image credits to Lenovo

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