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The KFC console

Post by DPrinny » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:18 am

https://landing.coolermaster.com/kfconsole/
The KFConsole has arrived. Forged from the fires of the KFC ovens and built by Cooler Master from the ground up, there has never been a tastier way to experience the latest titles in stunning 4k, 240fps.
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2020, you damn weird man

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Re: The KFC console

Post by icemann » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:37 am

I'll take a tower burger with that

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Re: The KFC console

Post by English Invader » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:23 am

Personally, I wouldn't want greasy fried chicken anywhere near my gaming hardware :? .

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Re: The KFC console

Post by rossi46 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:39 am

This is a joke, right?
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Re: The KFC console

Post by DPrinny » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:37 am

That's the bizarre thing about it, April fools is months away, either way, its funny

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Re: The KFC console

Post by Matt_B » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:08 pm

It's obviously just a publicity stunt.

It's a pretty successful one too, given how the media have picked up on it.

The only novel element is the case where, in lieu of a conventional cooling solution, they've given it a chicken warmer to dump the excess heat into.

The underlying hardware seems to be the NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element which is designed for blade severs but also makes for a single board gaming PC if paired with a suitable GPU.

It's nice but pricey; if they actually produce this thing expect be paying over a grand for a complete system. You can already buy equivalent systems from Intel and Razer for similar prices.

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Re: The KFC console

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 am

I'm... confused.
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Re: The KFC console

Post by the_hawk » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:56 am

I have questions

The first of which being, 'KFCONSOLE' is it a KF Console, or a KFC Onsole?
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Re: The KFC console

Post by RetroBob » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:24 am

greenberet79 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 am
I'm... confused.
Same!
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Re: The KFC console

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:28 am

greenberet79 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 am
I'm... confused.
Its 2020, its a weird one

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Re: The KFC console

Post by Matt_B » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 pm

I'll try again, but the TL;DR is that it's just a case for a new form factor of PC.

You can see the concept explained rather less cryptically on this page for the Razer Tomahawk:

https://www.razer.com/concepts/razer-tomahawk

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Re: The KFC console

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:50 pm

Matt_B wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 pm
I'll try again, but the TL;DR is that it's just a case for a new form factor of PC.

You can see the concept explained rather less cryptically on this page for the Razer Tomahawk:

https://www.razer.com/concepts/razer-tomahawk
But the KFC one has fried chicken................
It will also end up running very hot
I like small form factor PCs, hate the idea of having a large boxy thing for games.

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Re: The KFC console

Post by Matt_B » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:49 pm

DPrinny wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:50 pm
But the KFC one has fried chicken................
It will also end up running very hot
I like small form factor PCs, hate the idea of having a large boxy thing for games.
Yeah, it'll run hot, but nobody wants their fried chicken to go cold so they're turning a bug into a feature. :lol:

As small form factor PCs go, the NUC is the comparative Rolls Royce and I've used them a fair bit for work. They're not cheap, and they do tend to run hot and throttle when you really thrash them, but they'll do 99% of what a high-end tower PC can in a console-sized package.

The KFC one just won't be that small with the addition of the chicken chamber on top. Ah well, I'm sure they were always going for the meme value.

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Re: The KFC console

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Matt_B wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:49 pm
The KFC one just won't be that small with the addition of the chicken chamber on top. Ah well, I'm sure they were always going for the meme value.
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Re: The KFC console

Post by Sega2006 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:44 am

I saw that on a few of the News pages, it's fully functional but the heat will kill the PC eventually if the KFC hasn't killed you first.
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