Getting a gaming desktop is no problem if you have money. But if you’re on budget it might be an issue. Or it was before CybertronPC, a Kansas-based custom computer company, entered the scene. Many of their new models have been selling like hot cakes, such as the CybertronPC Borg-Q TGM4213D with AMD quad-core processor, 8GB RAM and a dedicated GeForce gaming card. But can you really get a gaming desktop for this low price or not…?
The most obvious question is, what kind of graphics card is installed in so inexpensive computer? Well, it’s the GeForce GT610 (1GB dedicated memory). And let me tell you, it’s not a powerful engine at all. It’s in the same league than the integrated Intel HD 4000, so you’re not going to play many games with high settings. As an example, if you wanted to play GTA 5 you’d get ~20FPS using low details and 1024×768. Easier games, such as League of Legends, CS: Go and Fifas work a lot better, but the GeForce GT610 is still far from a full-blown gaming card.
AMD FX-4130 is the name of the processor here. It’s an older 2013 model, although the specs are still nice: four cores, clock speed of 3.8GHz and turbo of 3.9GHz. CPU Mark score is decent 4200, although I must say often gaming desktops have far better (6000+) scores than this. The processor is not a beast but will do its job for casual gaming.
CybertronPC Borg-Q TGM4213D has 8GB DDR3 memory included, it’s enough for a player. It should be installed on a single stick and there are free slots, so you can upgrade the RAM if you want to.
Storage drive isn’t that great, just a 1TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive. But a good thing, there’s room for additional hard drives or even a solid-state drive, so if you have some tech skills feel free to put in extra units.
Ports and connections
CybertronPC Borg-Q TGM4213D features six USB ports – two are in the front, those are USB 3.0. Also two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 are located in the back panel. The video card has outputs for DVI, HDMI and VGA. This also allows for a dual-display configuration.
The desktop includes a DVD burner, you’re free to install stuff from discs if you want. Keep in mind SD card slot is not available.
You can connect to Internet via the Gigabit RJ-45 jack in the back panel. There’s no WiFi by default, you need install adapter yourself if you want wireless functionality.
Other relevant things to keep in mind?
CybertronPC Borg-Q TGM4213D doesn’t come with a monitor, you must get the display separately. However, keyboard and optical mouse are included.
The power supply is rated at 450W. Keeping that in mind, you can upgrade the graphics card to a better one (you should if you’re a hardcore gamer!). GeForce GTX950 or even GTX960 should go in without the need to swap the PSU for a better one.
Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the operating system.
To be honest, I would not call CybertronPC Borg-Q TGM4213D a real gaming desktop. Otherwise it’s good, but the most important thing, the graphics card, is lacking. With the default set-up, you can only play less demanding games like Minecraft, sports games and browser-based ones. If you want to play Triple A titles like GTA 5 you really need to buy a better graphics card and install it. If you understand this, then I guess the CybertronPC makes a good casual gamer desktop.