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A Basic Gaming Machine For Under $600

21 November 2014


A Basic Gaming Machine For Under $600

Christmas is around the corner and you have been wondering what you could get. Either for yourself, or a gift for someone. A small gaming machine which would be a great little machine for day to day usage or some simple gaming.


Note: Excludes Software / peripherals / monitor


You could have a basic gaming machine that can be used for day to day usage and 1080p gaming.

The setup looks like this.



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Can the CPU keep up? Based off the Intel Pentium G3258 is one of the CPU which is best bang for your buck and with the overclocking test that The Tech Report has done with the CPU and Crysis 3 you will be surprised by its performance.


Check out how to overclock your CPU below:


With a 2GB graphics card you should be able to handle mainstream games currently such as: Counterstrike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Starcraft II.


Check out the video below to see how well the card performs on Crysis 3:


Crysis 3 game settings were: 

  • RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
  • V-SYNC: NO


Best $600 spent. Yes Sir, Yes Sir.


Products related to this article:


Windows 8.1 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core LGA 1150 3.2GHz Unlocked CPU Processor ASUS H81M-E H81 LGA 1150 Motherboard



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