How to build a £600 Gaming PC

AvP, Crysis Warhead & HAWX 2

£600 Gaming PC

Alien vs Predator

Away from synthetic benchmarking applications the ease of the performance from the i3 becomes clear. Of course 1.4 FPS isn't loads, but it shows that GPU is, within reason, more important than the CPU.

 

Crysis Warhead

We've long known that Crysis Warhead needs the ultimate hardware to make the most of, but we see here the proof in the old argument that once you're past two cores a game will no longer take advantage of them. Although when it comes to pure maximum frame-rate the extra power available in our OC3D Test Rig takes a big chunk out our sub-£600 gaming rig, at average rate which is the important one there is half a frame in it.

 

HAWX 2

Tom Clancys HAWX 2 isn't the toughest test of a system out there, and so it proves as the increased horsepower available from our i7-950 manages to push it ahead of the i3-540 based budget gaming rig. Of course both systems smash the 100 FPS bracket and so any differences are meaningless.

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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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