Konami Has Begun Selling Its Own Gaming PCs

Konami Arespear All 3 models
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While most PC gaming enthusiasts prefer to build their own rigs, there is still a sizable market for pre-built systems. It seems that someone over at Konami thought that releasing their own line of gaming PCs right before the launch of next-gen consoles would be a good idea. Tom’s Hardware (via PC Watch) has spotted this unexpected venture from the well-known game company. Konami Amusement has begun taking pre-orders for three new designs, which are expected to ship sometime in September. Konami Amusement is a subsidiary of Konami Holdings Corporation.

Common Features to All Models

All of them share a number of features. An ASUS Xonar AE sound card is included, which should provide an exceptional audio experience. They also have two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports in the front. The type of motherboards are not listed, but each has one PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and three PCIe 3.0 x 1 slots. Additional storage options are available via two m.2 slots and two 5.25-inch bays.

Arespear C700+

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The top-of-the-line model is the Arespear C700+. It features a water-cooled Intel Core i7-9700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. For storage it includes both a 512 GB NVMe m.2 PCIe SSD and a 1 TB SATA hard drive. It also comes with 16 GB (2x 8GB) of DDR4-2666 MHz RAM and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. A 750-watt PSU should provide plenty of power for such a design. PCIe options include one PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot, one PCI-E 3.0 x8 slot, PCI-E 3.0 x4 slot, and three PCI-E 3.0 x1 slots. The case also features RGB lighting. This one will set those interested back around $3,226.

Arespear C700

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Next up is the Arespear C700. It has all of the same internal components of the C700+. The only notable difference is the case. The clear, RGB-lit side panel is replaced with a solid-black panel. That minor change allows the price to drop to $3,016.

Arespear C300

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Lastly, we have the Arespear C300. This could be considered the more budget-friendly or entry-level PC. An air-cooled Intel Core i5-9400F is paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Memory is downsized to a single stick of 8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz ram. Storage is also reduced to a 512 GB m.2 SSD. For USB options, it has three USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. The PSU for this one is scaled back to 400 watts. The case is now an all-black motif. This offering retails for around $1,760.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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