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C64 As The High End


March 15, 2007 02:06 PM PST


Okay, Commodore is back in the game, so to speak.

If you were going to get a high end gaming PC, would you buy from a vendor like Commodore or Alienware, or build it yourself?

What parts make a high end gaming machine anyway? Certainly a cutting edge graphics card and a beefy CPU are requirements, but I'm not convinced RAM type really matters. Would you buy the expensive sound card, surround sound speakers or physics accelerators? Is PCI-X going to make a noticeable difference?

More pictures here.

Comments (4)
John, March 16, 2007 01:32 PM:

I would buy from Commodore....

But only if they made it look like a C64. Seriously though the Commodore and Amiga brand names have been bought and sold and passed around the block so many Time's I wonder what the point is anymore. The current generation of games doesn't even know what a C64 was, or even Amiga for that matter. I hope they didn't spend too much for that name.

Paul, March 16, 2007 01:37 PM:

What was the big deal with amiga anyways? I never had one, but the people that did have them back in the day make it sound like the lost golden age of computing or something. They're worse than Mac users.

John, March 16, 2007 05:13 PM:

The Amiga was seriously ahead of its time. It had features that other computers didn't get until over a decade later. If the head cheese at Commodore didn't screw it all up, the computing world might have looked different today. But that was a long time ago, and people just need to get over it.

There are a lot of distinct psychological camps for computer zealots. These guys fit in to the 'it was superior and should have taken over the world, but didn't camp'. I know some OS/2 guys like that.

GW, March 27, 2007 03:27 PM:

Those graphics are pretty sweet. Not the C64 vids, the graphics on the case. I would buy the case solo if it was available. It looks like it would have airflow concerns though.

Commodore and Amiga....whatever. I waited until Intel released their 286 chip before I invested a dime in the computer industry. No use in dumping money on dinosaur pre-x86 technology.

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