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Commodore Gaming PCs: The desktop is trendy again

Commodore has unveiled a range of gaming PCs that will bring high performance and a pinch of sexiness to your desktop

We shed a small nostalgic tear this morning as we encountered Commodore's new range of gaming PCs. Four models are planned -- from top to bottom performance-wise, the XX, GX, GS and G.

The high-end XX packs enough grunt to make an Alienware machine run to its deformed alien mum. It uses an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and two Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards running in tandem. The bottom G wimps out with an E6320 1.83GHz dual-core chip, 2GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS -- but even this is fast enough to run most games.

If the specs alone don't rock your world, just check out the gorgeous cases they come in. Commodore Gaming PCs are fitted with interchangeable 'C-Kin' panels so you can customise them to your heart's content. There are literally dozens of designs to choose from including the Classic Commodore Jupiter Lander and Louis Vuitton (both pictured).

They're not cheap, nasty plastic things, either -- Commodore uses what it calls a 'revolutionary painting process' to make them look pretty damn gorgeous. You can check out the rest of the pics here.

The Gaming PCs are expected to go on sale this April for an as-yet unknown price. But you can bet they won't be cheap. -RR