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Konami has started building desktop PCs

Konami has started building desktop PCs

Japanese games firm Konami is entering the PC hardware market.

As reported by local news outlet PC Watchand spotted by Tom's Hardware – the company's Konami Amusement division is now taking pre-orders for the Arespear PCs. These are set to launch in September.

The firm has three PCs available at the moment. The C300 is the cheapest at ¥184,800 ($$1,760) boasting an Intel i5-9400F, 8GB of DDR5-2666 RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU.

The C700 and 700+ (pictured) come with higher specs and price tags – ¥316,800 ($3,016) and ¥338,800 ($3,226) respectively – with an i7-9700 CPU and 16GB of DDR4-2666 RAM as well as an RTX 2070 Super. The latter features a transparent side panel and RGB lighting.

Though in the West, we know Konami as a computer games computer, in Japan, it's a far-reaching business that operates gyms and gyms.

Last year, the firm said that it had dreams of being a global leader for esports and rebranded its flagship Pro Evolution Soccer franchise as eFootball PES. Konami is also building a 12-story esports centre in Tokyo


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