For all the hate people perceive we have for IGN, one thing is certain: They are the best for good reason. Yesterday they presented a fully custom built Wii 2 Prototype made out of computer hardware that is comparable to what has been reported so far. In almost every fashion the system out performed both the 360 and the PS3. Of course, what everyone wants to know is the cost. Well, step inside for that and a video showing off the prototype.

The system was about 423$ to put together. It’s important to keep in mind that it’s highly likely the custom built cpu will run higher than 3.2 ghz, and the performance level of all parts should increase due to the specialized design of them. That means even in dealing with streaming, we are still likely to see slightly better graphics than the present generation. Also with custom built parts it may actually be cheaper to build than 400$+. We’ll know more at E3, but it’s nice to finally see “something” that at least can portray the sort of power and graphics we can expect.

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