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Asus Unveils 4GHz Quad Core, Triple GTX 280 Monster

Gordon Kelly


Asus Unveils 4GHz Quad Core, Triple GTX 280 Monster

Just four days after announcing one of the smallest most compact and affordable desktop PCs ever made Asus has shown it also has a taste for the opposite end of the market...

The 'ARES CG6155' is the most extreme PC seen to date and it backs up its Transformer armour-inspired* design with a technical specification likely to secure you secure bragging rights until, well... next week at least.

Built around an NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI base, the ARES starts as it means to go on with a 3GHz Intel quad-core Extreme QX9650 CPU supplied with overclocking tools to take it to 4GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a GeForce GTX 280 3-Way SLI graphics card. Oh yes, we're off and running all right!

Backing this up is the potential for 4TB (uh huh, I said four terabytes) of storage, a custom liquid cooling system and no less than two power supplies and two gigabit Ethernet ports. Naturally enough you'll also see a Blu-ray drive in there as well and Asus is good enough to equip the ARES with a gaming keyboard, mouse, mouse pad and headset, though the monitor is an optional extra.

How much will this true goliath of a system set you back? Let's just say Asus hasn't dropped that bombshell yet and if I suspect that old saying stands true: If you have to ask...

For those with the necessary mullah, we do think it could generate 1.21 gigawatts.

* Or as Hugo spots, Acer Pedator-inspired since - while not identical - the two are remarkably similar.


Press Release


June 23, 2008, 5:27 am

Can ASUS do anything wrong lately ???


June 23, 2008, 7:35 am

That - is - ridiculous. After being seen as the company specialising in small packages, this is clearly a phallic statement from Asus. Ugly and unnecessary - it belongs in Quagmire's bachelor pad.

Hans Gruber

June 23, 2008, 10:57 am

Generate? You mean use 1.21 Gigawatts! I guess with such a machine, you wouldn't need to pay separately for domestic heating come winter. Probably the only computer around that could play Far Cry 2. Love the linked video btw, awesome!


June 23, 2008, 2:48 pm

The question is: Can it run Crysis? lol


June 23, 2008, 2:49 pm

At anything up to and including 1,920 x 1,080 with 2xAA if you want my bet.


June 23, 2008, 3:47 pm

No, I meant 'generate' Azro - as in: no bolt of lightening or plutonium needed to time travel with this thing!

Mike Guy

June 23, 2008, 5:51 pm

Does this mean i can throw away my broken flux capacitor

The Pope

June 23, 2008, 5:57 pm

Worth noting that you'll need to be running 64-bit XP or Vista for 8GB of RAM


June 23, 2008, 8:29 pm

@ Hugo

Of course it can :) I was only joking...


June 23, 2008, 8:43 pm

Shame it's so ugly though...

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