Did you always dream of a gaming desktop that doesn’t cost an arm and leg? Well, here might be your chance: CybertronPC Borg-709 TGMBG70945BL. It’s one of the cheapest desktops meant for gaming, sporting a proper multi-core AMD processor and a dedicated GeForce card. You should surely get some nice FPS on this rig, but let’s not judge this computer just yet…
So how good it is for gaming?
Not every CybertronPC features a graphics card that you can call gamer-friendly, yet in this model the graphics are handled by GeForce GTX 750 (1GB) engine. Now, it does not offer state of the art performance, but for many players the GTX 750 should give sufficient frame rates. Here are some examples you can expect:
– GTA 5, very high and 1080p: ~30 FPS
– Counter-Strike: Go, very high and 1080p: +60 FPS
– Battlefield 4, ultra and 1080p: ~35 FPS
If you don’t like this, you can always upgrade the graphics card. The interface on motherboard is PCI-E 3.0 x16. The PSU is rated at 600W so getting power to the new card shouldn’t be a problem.
The processor in CybertronPC Borg-709 TGMBG70945BL is a 6-core (3 physical cores) AMD FX-6300. The clock speed is 3.5GHz and turbo speed would be 4.1GHz. Having been released at the end of 2012 it’s quite an old processor, although it still gets a very decent ~6400 points in CPU Mark test. In short, the AMD processor is great for gaming and all the other uses such as YouTube and office applications.
The desktop has one 8GB DDR3 memory stick installed on the mainboard. It’s a good amount to start with, although bear in mind there are three free slots to up the RAM if you feel the need. The maximum supported memory size seems to be 32GB.
The 1TB 7200RPM (SATA 3) hard drive gives you a lot of storage for files, music, videos etc. Just remember it’s not as fast as an SSD. But don’t despair, there are free 3.5″ (and 2.5″) slots in the case, so you can install more HDDs or even a solid-state drive.
CybertronPC Borg-709 TGMBG70945BL has plenty of ports for peripherals, four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 are waiting for you. The video outputs include VGA and HDMI on board, and the GTX750 video card includes two DVI-I and mini-HDMI (it’s advertised as supporting up to three simultaneous displays).
To reach networks you can use the Gigabit RJ-45 port on the back side. The system also comes with 802.11bgn WiFi adapter, although some people commented theirs was an USB dongle which works fine but obviously eats one USB port.
For audio, there’s 7.1 channel setup available. In front you can find ports for microphone and headphones.
The desktop includes a DVD burner so there’s no need to acquire an external one. Media card reader is not installed, you need to get USB adapter if you want that.
Other important things
CybertronPC Borg-709 TGMBG70945BL comes with a USB keyboard and mouse, but monitor is not included.
Operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
CybertronPC Borg-709 TGMBG70945BL is pretty good for gaming, at least if you don’t have your expectations too high. The most important thing to keep in mind (the main culprit?) is GeForce GTX 750, a low end graphics engine, which allows you to play most games but not all of them with maxed out settings. Replacing the card of course helps with that. Other aspects of this computer are well-rounded, throwing any software or piece of program at it will be a smooth sail. All in all, for casual gaming this Borg should be a decent choice.