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Acer’s new Predator Desktop a gamer’s dream with Skylake and 64GB of RAM

With Intel’s new Skylake chips on the way to desktops, it only makes sense that they would start popping up in prebuilt machines, and now we’re starting to see this with the announcement of the Acer Predator G6-710. At the core of the machine is the new 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor, but the rest of the machine can keep up, too.

In addition to the liquid-cooled, overclocked, quad-core CPU, the Predator G6-710 packs in 64GB of DDR4 RAM, a massive amount of memory that ensures snappy response in even the most demanding games. For graphics, the Acer takes advantage of a standard Nvidia 980, a hearty card with 4GB of VRAM and support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.

Acer describes the design of the case as its “belligerent armour” which is an exciting way of saying this computer would look terribly out of place in an office. The sharp contours and striking front bay designs will appeal in particular to the type of PC gamers who posts frequent pictures of their battlestation on the Internet. It does serve a purpose though, enabling access to a number of Acer Easy-swap drive bays for up to 12 terabytes of data storage.

No word yet on pricing, but Acer did share that the Predator G6-710 will be available starting in October, with detailed pricing and configuration info arriving then as well. Whatever the price, the setup will also include a SteelSeries APEX RAW keyboard, and a SteelSeries Sensei RAW gaming mouse, so all you will need is a monitor to start gaming.