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Internet News   Internet News : Commodore Opens Online Store
   posted by elatour on 25-Apr-2007 1:02:04 (2930 reads)
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Re: Commodore Opens Online Store
Posted on 25-Apr-2007 5:59:21
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Too bad the product is so insanely overpriced


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Who will buy this stuff?


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Commodore once went belly up due to trying to sell overprices PCs... Seems like history repeats itself...

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I don't know if it is overpriced, I tried to build a computer from an online store here in Sweden, (http://www.komplett.se), with the same parts that commodore lists on their site for the xx model, and I got a price of 34500 swedish crowns, that is about 3750 Euro or about 2550 english pounds, and that is without fans, illumination, assembling, case art, front panels and every other little detail that they choose to have on their case and in their case.

Their list price for the xx-model is 2899 english pounds, that is about 39000 swedish crowns or about 4200Euros.

Just for reference, here is a link to their listing of components on their site:
http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Game+PC/Commodore+xx.aspx

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So where is os4 mentationed ? hehe

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Raid 0! Why the heck are they using Raid 0?!? For those kind of prices, we should be getting Raid 5!


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I agree that these are high priced pc,s but they come with custom cases and are very high spec and powerfull. There no dearer than a high end dell and way cheaper than alienware pc,s .I am building a new pc and by the time it is finished it will have cost me around £1600+, the 20.1 inch belinea widescreen monitor i have bought cost £288 of that so not bad .I use my pc for everything from internet to viewing dvd,s plus video editing and games .

These Commodore machines are desighned to be for hardcore gamers rather than the average pc user . I do like the look of them and there not overpriced if you compare the same specifacation with other pc companys .

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@NomadOfNorad

Umm, one word- performance. Striping gives a performance gain, RAID-5 gives redundancy of data.

Are you _sure_ you know what RAID is?


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I don't know if it is overpriced, I tried to build a computer from an online store here in Sweden, (http://www.komplett.se), with the same parts that commodore lists on their site for the xx model, and I got a price of 34500 swedish crowns, that is about 3750 Euro or about 2550 english pounds, and that is without fans, illumination, assembling, case art, front panels and every other little detail that they choose to have on their case and in their case.


Problem is their systems are grossly overspecced from a Price/Performance POV, even for playing the latest games. Their insane specs only adds cost, rather than a lot of improved gaming experience.

You could easily build a *very good* gaming system for half or even a third of the price of a "Commodore xx", and then put the rest of the money in the bank for a while and instead buy a *completely new* system in three years (or whatever), and then you will also get a system with 2010 technology.

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Bunch of overpriced brand name product. Wait a sec...


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I think what hits the price tag is the duel graphics boards. I think if you are building a cutting edge computer you pay a lot for it. If somebody wants to be cutting edge for a week or two then your going to pay alot. Raid is a nice option. I am not too keen on the duel graphics cards that are going to suck lots of watts from the power supply. Quad core is not going to help any game currently, but in the future may be a plus. If you build a computer like I usually do and go for something a notch or two below the cutting/bleeding edge then you can dramatically cut the price without cutting much noticable performance.

I don' t think that is too bad, but I think they really should come out with a lower spec model that falls in the under $500 mark. The C=64 earned its place as a popular computer because it was cheap and relatively good in its day. This is kind of reverse logic from what was succeful with the original Commodore, but I do hope it works for them.

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I'm no expert, but... dosn't Striping gives you a 10/20% increase in performance, at double the cost and 100% more likey for harddrive failor to take out your data.

Ddn't really catch on for some reason.


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@wegster

Yeah, I do sure know what RAID is. RAID 5 is RAID with striping and redundancy. RAIN 0 is striping only. What that means is that if one of the drives in a RAID 5 array fails, you simply slap a new drive into the place of the old one, and everything is restored from what's on the remaining drives. In RAID 0, if one of the drives fails, you lose eeevvveeerrryyyttthhhiiinnnggg that was on all the drives in the array, not just what was on the drive that failed.

I'm not interested in having the fastest diskread and diskwrite in the West, I want something that guarantees I never lose my data to a disk crash. RAID 0 should only be used for data you don't care if you lose...

True, every computerist worth his salt knows to backup, backup, backup... but if I'm paying for hardware RAID, I want all the advantages that come with RAID, not just the "coolest one."


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...and people complain that Amiga OS4 systems are expensive! They look positively cheap compared to this.

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