How to build a £600 Gaming PC

Metro 2033, MoH & Resident Evil 5

£600 Gaming PC

Metro 2033

Metro is the harshest game we've got in our bench-suite at the moment. Or at least so it's proved so far. At minimum and maximum the performance of the Catalyst 10.11 is enough to gain the odd frame, but overall they are inseparable. A tenth of a frame apart

 

Medal of Honor

When we first tested the latest in the Medal of Honor series we found the console roots of it were a pain for our benchmarking purposes. However, as we've got a dual-core here we dusted it off and sure enough there is just enough of a difference between the two systems that whilst the i7-950 manages to keep us over the magical 60 FPS mark, the i3 can't quite get there.

 

Resident Evil 5 DX10

Finally we look at Capcoms fine port of the last in the Resident Evil series. Similarly to HAWX 2 both of the systems manage to blitz 60 FPS and so any excess frames wont ever be noticed at the end-user level. However once again when you require pure power our i7 understandably comes out ahead.

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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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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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