Part 3 of the Challenge: The Results!

The Cheapest Gaming PC Challenge has kept the GameSessions team busy for the last few weeks. We set out to see who could build the cheapest possible gaming PC capable of playing our most demanding free trials and after planning and building all four machines, we tested them to see who was the winner. It was a day of anticipation, of tension…but mainly an excuse to play games and eat cake!

You can find out how the day went and how each of the PCs performed in the video below, or check out our final results blog post for more information.

 

Cheapest Gaming PC Challenge: The Results

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Final Build of the PC Challenge – The Wise Choice?

Plan

For the final build of the PC Challenge we wanted to build an APU based machine that would allow playing fairly recent AAA titles with playable FPS. This makes the machine a good starting point for someone wanting to try out PC gaming without breaking the bank. Plus, if they enjoy PC gaming the CPU is strong enough to support upgrading to a more powerful, discrete, GPU. Allowing the machine to play much more demanding games, without the need to replace any other parts. We also included a 3rd party CPU cooler for overclocking, which can be omitted from the build if there’s no plan to overclock.

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