iBuyPower AM711 Desktop Review

iBuyPower AM711 Desktop Review

iBuyPower Gamer AM711 Gaming PC
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Black and red iBuyPower AM711 is an entry level gaming desktop for those that are seeking power and performance at an affordable price. You still have the same good quality hardware that is configured and built by hand then tested and packaged carefully by iPower in USA. Here you have a budget level but surprisingly good gaming desktop PC with a Haswell Intel Pentium processor and an NVIDIA GT630 discrete graphics card with 2GB dedicated GPU.

In the ARC 647 Mid Tower Case, iBuyPower AM711 Desktop has an 4th generation Intel Pentium dual core G3220 (cache) processor at 3.0 GHz speed, 4 GB DDR3-1333 RAM memory, 1024 GB SATA 3 Hard Drive at 7200 rpm and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system pre-installed.. Being a budget dual core Pentium processor in a world of quad core processors if you’re not expecting a lot from it, you may be in for a nice surprise. It is not only great for daily tasks and things like photo and video editing or streaming movies, you can play many games with it at higher resolutions and it is capable of keeping up with even Intel i7-4770K in many CPU intensive tasks. 4GB RAM is good for plenty of multitasking in a computer at this price range, 1TB is generous amount of hard drive as storage space for your multimedia files and has the 50% faster than standard 7200rpm spindle speed.

NVDIA GeForce GT 630 2 GB is again a great graphics card for an entry-level gaming PC for fast performance: For example you won’t notice any lags when playing a game like Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Far Cry 3 and Hitman absolution at normal to high settings. It is capable of playing most of the advanced games at 40 to 70 frames per second in high definition and you’re guaranteed to get decent FPS at low to medium settings in games like BF3 and WoW. So neither the Pentium G3220 nor the NVIDIA GT 630 graphics card will be the bottleneck in your gaming performance in those advanced games.

iBuyPower AM711 Desktop Review
Smart and modern looking black and red iBuyPower Gamer AM711 gaming desktop has the measurements of 19 x 7.50 x 19.50 inches and comes with a 24X SATA DVDRW Optical Drive (Write to CD and DVD), 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, 2 DIMM slots (one is occupied with the 4GB), Microphone and headphone jacks, 1 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot, 1 PCI Express x1 slot, 802.11 bgn WiFi and Bluetooth wireless module and 300W Power Supply. You’ll find the AM711 desktop PC, Gaming Keyboard, Optical Mouse, power cord and printed documentation in the package. All iBuyPower systems are made in and shipped from USA and include a 12 month limited parts and labor warranty as well as toll-free technical support for life.

Conclusion: To be honest we weren’t expecting a lot from the iBuyPower AM711 desktop when we started this review but have to admit we are impressed with the performance levels of its both budget priced Intel Pentium G3220 processor and the NVIDIA GT 630 graphics card as well as the quality of components used in this PC. Pretty much all the necessary connectivity ports are also covered to help you out with your daily tasks and gaming.

Pentium G3220 is quite a solid processor, also with the help of the discrete NVIDIA GPU, 4 GB memory and 7200rpm hard drive. The AM711 (like the other iBuyPower gaming desktops) definitely offers high class superior performance at a very affordable price. The tower, keyboard and mouse all look the part and the system is made in USA to be durable with good quality components. Highly recommended if you’re in the market for a gaming PC and on a budget as it seems to offer great value for money.

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