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Old 18-04-09, 06:38 PM
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OC3D Review: The PCO Group Intel I7 Gaming PC

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Old 18-04-09, 07:31 PM
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Nice review. Appauling that they leave all of the settings on auto and let that poor CPU hit 100°c!

Looks fairly tidy to me for a PC build from a company so, well done there!
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Old 18-04-09, 07:35 PM
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That 100C is criminal. The sort of people who buy a prebuilt computer generally won't know them back to front, so won't bother checking the bios or CPU temps, leaving them with a smoking pile of silicon in next to no time.
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Old 18-04-09, 11:26 PM
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Looks great, if you know how to build your own tho you may aswell, more fun that way
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Old 18-04-09, 11:43 PM
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That 100C is criminal. The sort of people who buy a prebuilt computer generally won't know them back to front, so won't bother checking the bios or CPU temps, leaving them with a smoking pile of silicon in next to no time.
Fully agreed. It's shocking!

Yes, Sleekit, it is a lot more fun when you build it yourself! Although, unfortunately there are many people that do not have the confidence to do it as they're scared it won't work. Also, if they have limited knowledge, they will not be able to troubleshoot if it doesn't POST for example.
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Old 18-04-09, 11:59 PM
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Fully agreed. It's shocking!

Although, unfortunately there are many people that do not have the confidence to do it as they're scared it won't work. Also, if they have limited knowledge, they will not be able to troubleshoot if it doesn't POST for example.
I think there are also an increasing number of people who probably could (and did back in the late 90s) but now reckon that people like dell will give you something for the same money...this is very sad
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Old 21-04-09, 07:54 PM
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What i'd like to know is how asus manages to pull a 21x multi out of a 920... :S
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Old 21-04-09, 08:05 PM
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What i'd like to know is how asus manages to pull a 21x multi out of a 920... :S
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Old 21-04-09, 08:09 PM
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Nope, it's not single core, it's all the cores all the time, they must have found an overide...

Well, that's what I believe it to be, it was mentioned in another review I was reading the other day.
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Tbh anyone that knows about an i7 and overclocking and so forth should just build it, its really not scary and it really doesn't take long i remember when i built mines from start to finish it took me about 2 1/2 hours if that and that was because i was actually reading manuals as i went through... i could probably disassmble this and and re do it now within an hour... The price is rather silly, the cooler is silly and the temps are just p*ss poor...
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