The Enigma R1 from PC Specialist is a gaming PC made for users with a tight budget. You won’t find flashy RGB lights in this PC but you do get some very decent components for the tempting £799 asking price. With the hexa-core i5-8400 paired with a GTX 1060 you should get plenty of fps for your money. But is this PC as good as it sounds? In this review we put it through its paces to find out if this pre-built is the perfect budget gaming PC.
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Case: PCS CYCLONE GAMING CASE (Red LED Fans)
Processor: (CPU) Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz)
Motherboard: ASUS® H310M-A: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LGA1151
Memory (RAM): 8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card: 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 – DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP
Storage: 2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5″ HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM
Storage: M.2 SSD Drive 256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Power Supply: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
LED Lighting: 50cm Red LED Strip
Wireless: WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
Operating System: Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit – inc. Single Licence
Warranty: 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
This system uses the hexa-core i5-8400 process which has a base clock of 2.8GHz but will turbo boost up to 3.8GHz under load. The motherboard used is the Micro ATX Prime H310M-A from Asus which contains a single 8GB stick of Corsair Vengeance 2133MHz RAM – meaning there is no dual-channel configuration. Meanwhile, the 3GB GTX 1060 has a default clock of 1506MHz and a boost clock of 1709MHz, while the memory has a clock of 2002MHz (8008MHz effective). The GPU is a Nvidia Palit StormX.