Tagged: i5 3rd gen


How effective is a low budget gaming rig?

We had two previous posts about making a low budget gaming solution out of a refurbished office machine paired with entry level gaming card. How good is such a combination in current games? Up until some time ago, I wouldn’t even have considered such a solution. Then I literally stumbled upon Tech Deals, a great YouTube channel that had this very combo tested and benchmarked. Have a look at the videos below and be amazed. I know I have been. $250 i5-2400 + Radeon RX 460 $250 i5-2400 + Radeon RX 460/GeForce GTX 1050 $150 i5-3450 Are you convinced yet?...


Deal Alert – i5 desktops for a bargain

There is a hot deal going on on eBay right now, with a number of HP Pro 3400 and 3500 desktops. What’s so hot about them? These machines still have a lot of computing power inside their cases. Pair them with a video card that doesn’t need external power, like GTX 1050 or 1050 ti and you get a beast of a machine, capable of running almost everythign, over 60fps at 1080p. Even more so, these machines are in mini tower format. This means that you can fit any video card inside Here are the deals: HP PRO 3500 –...