How to build a £600 Gaming PC

3D Mark Vantage and Unigine

£600 Gaming PC

3D Mark Vantage

Beautiful. We said in the intro that our testing over the years has shown the importance of a good graphics card over a bonkers CPU, and so it proves here. Basically identical GPUs performing identically enough. Sure the P-Score rocks harder on the i7 but that's at such a low resolution the CPU has a greater effect. The moment we up the ante to something you'd actually play at the affordable gaming rig makes a mockery of its price-tag.

 

Unigine 0xAA

Well how about this then? Unigine definitely pays a heavy price at the minimum frame-rate level as the i3 CPU struggles to keep everything running. However thanks to the extra oomph at the top end of the CPU and the improved performance of the latest drivers, at both maximum and average frame-rates, even with 8xAA, our budget rig is a bargain.

 

Unigine 8xAA

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Most Recent Comments

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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Originally Posted by Zeals View Post

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

13-12-2010, 04:38:12

alienware
Nice. Good price on that OC combo too, go Aria !Quote

13-12-2010, 04:39:45

MSIRawZ
Awesome review Quote

13-12-2010, 07:33:05

Fodr Kreatr
simple: don't buy a case for it and run it in a freezer, no fans needed!

Jks ofc, that'd be nutsQuote
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