[CES 2012] If you are a gamer, then you fall under one of the two classes – you prefer to build your own gaming machine from scratch, or you would like to purchase a powerful, off-the-shelf model and start tweaking it from there. If you happen to fall under the latter category, then you might be interested in the IdeaCentre K430 which can stash away up to an Intel Core i7 processor, a maximum of 32GB DDR3 memory, a choice between NVIDIA SLI or ATI CrossFireX technology, in addition to optional twin hard drives in RAID 0 configuration for multimedia intensive processing. Storage-wise, you can settle for a 4TB hard drive at best, or up to 128GB of SSD storage.
Just like old school computers, there is a three-speed color-coded switch that you can select from, letting you choose from turbo, auto and cool running modes. Other than that, data transfer can also be done in a jiffy if you happen to rely on external USB 3.0 compatible hard drives, thanks to a USB 3.0 port and a 9-in-1 memory card reader that plays nice with the relatively new SDXC memory card format. Of course, to keep yourself entertained, you can watch regular DVDs or settle for a Blu-ray drive (after forking out a bit more, of course) if you want a higher resolution.
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