A Complete Instruction For Your PC Kit And How To Buy (Part 5) - Overclockers UK Primo 6100i

5/31/2012 3:32:18 PM

Overclockers UK Primo 6100i

Description: Overclockers UK Primo 6100i

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$520 (VAT included)

If your demand on the computer is quite simple and you’d rather not spending money on the features which you never ever use, Primo 6100i of Overlockers is ideal for you. It only set you back approximately £400 for a basic unit along with a dual-core Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz) processor. Of course, it can’t be compatible with the quick Core i5 system we used to see, but with the overall scores are 62 in our benchmark test, it is certainly proved to be suitable with the daily task demand. With the 4GB DDR3 RAM 1600MHz, the system won’t stop though a plenty of browser tabs and applications running simultaneously.

A noticeable weakness of the Core i3 processor is its integrated graphics capability – the graphics on the HD 2000 chipset of Intel is not powerful enough to run most of the current modern 3D games at the average speed and high resolution, and the PC couldn’t run our Dirt 3 test at all. Nevertheless, if your hobby is limited into the normal games occasionally, you won’t encounter any problems in running games such as Plants vs Zoombies of Popcap or any old 3D games like Portal of Valve, supposing you decrease the graphics settings.

The mother board Asus’s P8H61-M of the PC provides a PCI card slot, 2 PCI-E x1 slots and 1 slot for the PCI-E x16, which you can use if you’d like to add more graphics cards. The 500W power supply will be definitely powerful enough to face up with a premium graphics design such as Radeon HD 6950 of AMD. However, please bear in your mind that most of memory cards will block the PCI-E x1 right under the x16 slot.

Two of the memory slots are occupied; therefore, if you want to upgrade its memory, it is compulsory for you to replace the current modules. As for 4 SATA2 ports, two of them are used by the hard drive and DVD-RW drive. The hard drive is quite small with 500GB, but it is quite plenty of room for music collection, softwares as well as video. Furthermore, it is definitely reasonable for a low-price PC, especially basing on the current supply of the hard drive. Its case, which is quite compact – light and portable but touch, has 3 disk slots for 3½ inch and 1 slot for 5½ inch.

At the front of the case, 2 USB ports, 1 port for headphone as well as 1 port for a usual 3.5mm microphone are easily to be found. At the back of the motherboard, it has 6 more USB ports – no USB3 ports – as well as 1 PS/2 port, DVI and VGA graphics outputs, 1 port for Gigabit Ethernet and analogue 5.1 surround audio output along with an optical S/PDIF output for the digital sound. PC doesn’t accompany with any keyboard or mouse.

At the price of $520, Primo 6100i has a reasonable price with its performance and specifications, but Hyper Flame of Palicomp is at the same price if you order it without the monitor and accessories. It is also equipped with a 1TB hard disk, Blu-ray drive and a more powerful graphics capability from the AMD Llano A8-3850 processor.

Description: Overclockers UK Primo 6100i


Comments: If your demand is modest, Primo 6100i will absolutely work well, though we have seen many PCs with the same price with more features.

Desktop PC:  Intel Core i3-2100, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Intel GMA 2000, DVD+/-RW+/-DL, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 360x180x420mm, 1 year RTB warranty.

Power consumption: 74W standby, 37W idle, 3W active.

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