Fast CPUs and booze.
Intel celebrated the launch of the Core i7 at a party in Sydney's Cruise bar. Intel boasted about releasing the fastest CPU on the planet, and provided some real-time demonstrations of video encoding and physics processing, with the Core i7 leaving the Core 2 Duo in its wake.
Perhaps not the best PC cases to use in a room full of drinking journos.
Scorptec also showcased its own Core i7 creation with an air cooler and some fiery lighting.
As night fell, the case lights came into their own.
They cost a lot, but if you've got the gaming desire, and some spare dosh, these latest high-end beasts will definitely give you bragging rights among the gamerati.
A side-by-side setup was used to compare the Core i7 to the Core 2 Duo; most people there were intrigued by the open-air Antec cases showcasing the systems' gizzards.
And here are the afore-mentioned drinking journos. Many of who were in good form for a Tuesday and drank well into the night.
Altech's NRG, liquid-cooled, overclocked Core i7-based PC was on show, and it looked marvellous. The Altech guys know a thing or two about building a fast and neat-looking system.
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