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Mouse Computer's gaming rig -- for non-gamers


Japan's Mouse Computer -- best known for their effeminately named LuvBooks -- is trying-on hardcore this morning by dressing up a couple of middling rigs in chain wallets, wife-beater Ts, and Vista Ultimate in hopes of nabbing a gaming PC classification. Let's pop the hood and see shall we? The MASTERPIECE series (pictured) tops out with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E6600 processor, 2GB of 333MHz PC2-5300 memory, 512MB of GeForce 7950 GT graphics, and 320GB of unspecified RPM disk. That's the high-end box mind you. The NEXTGEAR series tops-out with a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo E6300, 2GB of RAM, 250GB of disk, and 256MB of GeForce 7900GS graphics... oh, puleeease. No dual-graphics option, quad-core QX6700 or Q6600 processors, or even an overclocked Core 2 Duo Extreme X6800 in the bunch. Then again, these kits won't set you back $10k either. Expect a well-equipped Masterpiece to hit later this month for ¥219,870 (about $1,813) while the Nextgear slides in at ¥179,970 (about $1,484) -- sans monitor and Japan only... which is fine by us.

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