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Your Questions About Asus Transformer 2

Linda asks…

which computer is better for the $?

Defender Class – Mark 1

SKU: CMUR-754-689–DMR1

Sunbeam Transformer Case, 500 Gigabyte Hard Drive, 2 GB Ram (up to 8 GB), AMD Athlon 64 X@ 4400+ Dual Core, 2.3 GHz Processor, DVD +/-R Burner 18X, ASUS AMD Motherboard, GeForce 7900GS 512MB Overclock Edition Video Card, M-Audio HD Sound Card, Windows Vista Home Basic And Starter Package
PRICE: $1,399.95

SKU: CMUR-274-168–DMR2

Sunbeam Transformer Case, 500 Gigabyte Hard Drive, 2 GB Ram (up to 8 GB), AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Dual Core, 2.6 GHz Processor, DVD +/-R Burner 18X, ASUS AMD Motherboard, Sapphire Radeon 512MB PCI Express Video Card, Creative Sound Blaster 7.1 Channels Sound Card, Windows Vista Home Basic, And Starter Package
PRICE: $1,599.95



I saw you are considering these. I love them. They literally give the best. I was considering both and these are the parts that they use on them. I ended up getting the Opus series since I do video editing but one of my friends got Defender Mark II and he absolutely loves it.

Okay these are the exact specs on the first computer so you know you are getting the best parts:

RAM – CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

Motherboard – ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Power Supply – COOLMAX CUG-700B ATX 12V( V.2.2) 700W Power Supply

CPU – AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

These are overclocked ofcourse while they keep it underwarranty.

Hard drive – Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

If you want they will split this in two and put raid for free. Your choice.

Video Card – MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC GeForce 7900GS 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Over CLock Edition Video Card

Sound Card – M-AUDIO Revolution 5.1 5.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface High-Definition Sound Card

Cooler – GIGABYTE GH-PCU23-VE 92mm Ball CPU Cooler


Windows Vista Home (can get XP)

This is ofcourse just the first computer.

On the second one, you get better sound card, cpu but the main is the video card which you get the beast:

POWERCOLOR X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 VIVO Video Card with Artic Cooling Fan

Not to mention you get alot of other cool stuff.

Also what Seneca says, its not true. Carbonfrost offers the best prices. Try building these yourselves and you will spend alot more including him.

Daniel asks…

First time Gaming PC build……help!!!!?

I am embarking on my first PC build and i would like to know how well these PC components will work with eachother…If anyone knows of any known problems between these parts please let me know…Thanks in advance!

CPU-Intel Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz (LGA775)

GPU-XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

MOBO-EVGA Nvidia nForce 750i SLI ATX intel

MEMORY-OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit

CASE-Sunbeam Transformer ATX full Tower

PSU-Rosewill RX850-D-B 850W 80Plus Certified,ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 SLI 8800GTX SLI CrossFire

HDD-Western Digital Caviar 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s


DISC DRIVE#2-LITE-ON Combo Black SATA Model DH-52C2S-04 – OEM

OS-Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders – OEM


Don’t listen to Khelben about the case. A full tower is perfect for SLI, getting newer Nvidia card, as they get longer and longer each year. Also, don’t get OCZ, they have bad timing, I recommend getting G.Skill or Corsair. Also get a 1066mhz ram, it’s much better compatible with your parts. Also DON’T get Rosewill, they have low quality parts, they are mostly for lower end parts and budget parts. If you don’t plan to upgrade your computer for more than 2 years, get the 780i, Q9XXX, and another GTX for SLI.

Laura asks…

Good setup..? (new gaming rig)?

Okay.. Here are the specs for a computer I’m thinking of custom making.. :) It’s gonna be a AMD as you can.

Graphics Card : XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Mother board: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Data hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical drive:SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B – OEM

sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Power supply: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


Any particular reason why you’re buying a $700, top of the line GPU, while the rest of the parts are far from that quality?

I’d suggest an SSD since it will be a gaming PC. I’d suggest a hexa-core CPU as well. AMD has one for about the same price and socket as the one you listed above. The heatsink you listed also does not list Phenom II as a supported CPU, only Phenom.

Have fun with the build!

Paul asks…

Is this a good computer for gaming? What is it’s performance level?

CPU AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core Processor 9850 Black Edition

CPU Cooling Asus Lion Square Multiple CPU Cooler

Motherboard — (Asus Crosshair II Formula Motherboard)

Memory 4GB DDR II 1066Mhz Reaper w/EPP (2GB x 2)


Hard Drive Seagate CE SV35.3 1000GB SATA 7200RPM 32MB SV35 SERIES

Optical Drive LG 22X DVD RW w/ Lightscribe +- Dual Layer Serial ATA

Power Supply 1000W Cooler Master Real Power Pro

Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit

Media Reader nMEDIAPC ZE-C98 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader with USB/IEEE 1394/e-SATA Port/HD Audio Ports

Case Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-B Blue Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


That’s is one mightily fine system you could play every game on that.
What monitor have you got cos you want a 22″ that can go to about 1900X1200 to get the best out of the graphics card.
Also at some point you could upgrade the RAM if you want the computer quicker

Sharon asks…

is this a good laptop?

i want to be able to play games like halo 2 gears of war call of duty 4 race driver grid it is a Asus C90 Velocity Micro X 20 Gaming Laptop and it cost £450

Windows Vista ULTIMATE

512MB Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT (Dedicated, not shared)

160 GB 5400 rpm hard drive

Overclocking, Gaming, Standard, Power Saving Modes.

Can be overclocked at the touch of a button bringing the processor to a top speed from 2.40GHz upto 2.93GHZ each = 5.8GHZ

2Gb Corsair PC 5300 DDR2 SODIMM memory

15.4″ WSXGA+ Ultrasharp 1680x 1050 native resolution

Intergrated 2.0MP 240′ rotation Camera

Biometric fingerprint scanner (Scans fingerprints for access – Has not been used)

Turbo Gear fans – 4

Velocity Notebook holdal

100 w Voltage transformer included for use within the U.K.

(Brand New – I also recommend purchasing a seperate converter for extended periods of gaming use as a safety precaution)
i can always put more memory in if needed i know where to get 2 gb stick for £15


Yeah sounds good but make sure there is a warranty or guarantee :)

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