NZXT introduces $ 800 gaming PC with no dedicated GPU.
NZXT has introduced an exciting pre-built PC for the age of graphics card shortages – one that runs on the Ryzen 5600G, with a CPU built-in GPU that can be reasonably used for gaming. However, under normal circumstances, NZXT’s $ 800 Foundation PC may not be the first choice for those looking to get into PC gaming, given the low availability of expensive GPUs (and the machines they include) and the high cost to those budget-minded. Makes an interesting option for Buyer
The AMD processor / graphics card combo is the center of the build, but its other specs are also respectable: it comes with a 500GB NVMe SSD and 16GB RAM. And while its 650W bronze power supply may not be winning an award for performance, it should be able to deliver power like the RTX 3060 if you are able to get your hands on it in the future.
Of course, for almost any gaming scenario it would be preferable to have a dedicated GPU, which is why most vendors include one – even the GTX 1650, which includes the lowest-end HP Omen. Includes which can surpass 5600G graphics.
If you’re shopping for one of these models, however, you may have a competition – they could be gold mines for scalpers, who sometimes “check” a pre-built expensive GPU. Cards are sold and now-GPU-less PCs separately (men 900 Omen’s Nvidia 1650 can be sold on eBay itself for over $ 300). You don’t have to spend a long time searching for a gaming PC on eBay before heading to the pre-built lists with the title “NO GPU” or “No Graphics Card”.
If you are brave and know what to look for, you can probably find a reasonable bargain by buying one of these scallops. Although integrated graphics on modern Intel CPUs do not match the power of the 5600G, they will at least allow you to use your computer until you find a GPU. I was able to find at least a few computers in the 500 to $ 600 range that would potentially outperform the foundation when both were equipped with a dedicated GPU. Whether you want to support someone who may have scaled the GPU or not is really up to you – although if you go that route, keep in mind that only desktop Ryzen CPUs without Any dedicated graphics card that can be used are actually APUs that have a G at the end of the model name.
Because you can’t disassemble the 5600G graphics card and sell it for markup, the foundation may not be as appealing to scalpers, which may make it as permanent as many other NZXT pre-built. Prevents out of stock from collapsing.
Some manufacturers can at least alleviate the fears of scalpers who are eliminating their pre-built by giving base models low and GPUs that are not particularly desirable – iBuyPower’s AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen Starter PC For example, the Ryzen 3600 and Nvidia come in stock. GTX 1030 Tom’s hardware Is said to be a bit slower than the 5600G integrated graphics for most games). But that configuration is about ڈالر 300 more than the NZXT, and the CPU is about to slow down – iBuyPower will let you upgrade to 5600G, but then your 1030 will be useless.
If scrambling for 5600G outweighs the NZXT helps keep the foundation in stock, it might be a good choice for those who don’t want to make their own PC but who have a graphics card sometime in the future. I would find it easy to slot. They are more easily accessible again. Hopefully, this could affect other vendors as well – while some will currently allow you to equip the 5600G with an external graphics card, this setting may not be able to compete with the scalpers.