How to build a £600 Gaming PC

PCMV and POV-Ray

£600 Gaming PC

PC Mark Vantage

Obviously there is a major difference in available power here as the i3 is a dual-core and our test rig is a i7 quad. However once you accept this huge variance in potential CPU cycles you realise that our £600 Gaming Rig based on the Aria 540 bundle performs surprisingly well. As you can see on the video it handles internet duties with aplomb.

 

POV-Ray

Again the i7-950 bludgeons the i3 into submission when it comes to overall performance, but the "Per CPU" score is surprisingly close with the i3 being only 39 Pixels Per Second behind in rendering speed.

However this isn't really about the ability of our rig to render Ray-Traced images with lightning speed. It's all about polygon crunching. So let's go there.

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12-12-2010, 20:26:45

tinytomlogan
Can you build a modern gaming rig for around £600? That's the question we posed, and you'll be surprised at the answer.

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13-12-2010, 00:45:54

Zeals
So you recommend Intel 1156 over AMD CPUs for a budget rig?

It also proves you can't bottleneck your GPU with your CPU SO you were right all alongQuote

13-12-2010, 04:07:18

tinytomlogan
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So you recommend Intel 1156 over AMD CPUs for a budget rig?

It also proves you can't bottleneck your GPU with your CPU SO you were right all along
It depends what you are lucky for in the rig dude. At this price with decent performance its deffo a really good idea to get the i3 and overclock it as the performace is great. Really depends on the budget tbh.Quote
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