Alarco Gaming Desktop PC w/ Intel i5-2400
Alarco Gaming PC is a mid-range desktop tower with the modern tech specs and functions including a 3.1GHz speed Intel i5 processor, GTX 650 graphics card, 512GB Solid State Drive, 8GB memory, Windows 10 Pro operating system, 4 RGB fans and decent connectivity. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19 users at the time of this product review.
It is currently listed as Amazon’s Choice for “Gaming PC under 500 dollars”. The motherboard is a B75 LGA and the quarter 4 of 2010 release quad core Intel i5-2400 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) runs at the 3.1GHz speed up to 3.4GHz with the turbo boost. The average CPU benchmark score is 3798 for a medium level performance to carry out daily tasks comfortably with some multitasking power. 8GB DDR3 RAM lets you have a few browsers and apps open and run at the same time without experiencing delays.
512GB SSD is quite a generous amount as a local storage space and plenty faster than a standard SATA HDD hard drive. The NVIDIA Ge Force GTX 650 video card has a 1GB dedicated memory and a benchmark score of 1769 for a mid-range performance for some gaming power. This means you can play some of the modern games at the reduced settings and resolutions. For example you can play GTA5 comfortably at 30 frames per second, Pubg at 30fps and low settings and Fortnite at 60 FPS medium settings or 100 FPS on low settings.
Connectivity options include an HDMI output, a VGA output, a DVI output, WiFi, Ethernet port, 3 x USB 3.0 ports, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, and 500-watt power supply. The 3 rRGB 120mm fans with remote control and tempered glass side panel give it a nice look. Please note that the power button is a bit easy to press accidentally. The customer support is reported to be quite good and it seems to offer good value for money. It is nice as a starter desktop computer and easy to upgrade if you need or want to. There is an additional RAM slot if you want to increase it from 8GB to 16GB by adding another 8GB stick.
Alarco Gaming Desktop comes with a year of warranty for any problems or questions you may have within the first 12 months. This warranty covers any defects in parts or workmanship and not the abuse or damage caused by the customer. Buyer will need to pay for the return shipping if the defect is covered under the warranty and the seller will pay for the repairs, replacement or labor. As part of Amazon’s 30-day return policy the computer can be returned within 30 days of the receipt at your address. But they can charge up to 20% if the items is not returned in the original packaging or in poor condition. If you don’t have a big budget for a powerful gaming machine, this one is worth looking into as it will let you play a variety of old and modern games at acceptable settings and resolutions.