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Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC Review

The Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC has a great processor and some impressive touches – but deficiencies in other departments mean that it doesn’t come with a clean bill of health.

First, the good. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is a barnstorming chip that delivers higher scores in our benchmarks than any similarly-priced rival. At this price, the memory, storage and motherboard are all solid, with no major issues bar a minor lack of speed. The case has good build quality and design, too – our only concerns are the cramped internals and the absence of a couple of ports.

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It’s not all good news, however. The inclusion of the 3GB version of the GTX 1060 is disappointing, and the lack of performance can really be seen in gaming benchmarks. It’s also a bit louder than its rivals, and people who want to tinker or upgrade will want a larger case.

While those are certainly issues, Falcon’s extensive customisation options mean they can be easily rectified – and these upgrades aren’t expensive, which means this rig would still be good value, even with a beefier GPU and bigger case.

Be prepared to change the specification slightly to get the most out of this machine, then, but still consider the Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC if you need a small, versatile system that’ll deliver a huge amount of CPU power for a relatively low price.

The model we’ve reviewed here is available for £1149.99.

Pros

  • Ryzen 2 CPU is far quicker than rival CPUs.
  • Motherboard has decent features and design.
  • Case is smart, solid and well-built.
  • Loads of potential upgrades on the Falcon website.

Cons

  • 3GB version of the GTX 1060 is slow.
  • SSD offers underwhelming NVMe speed.
  • Case can be a little cramped.
  • Noisier than rivals, especially when stressed.

KitGuru says: The Falcon Project X VR Ready Gaming PC delivers huge CPU power inside a neat, tidy and compact build, and many of its components are fine – but the GPU and noise levels are both disappointing. Still, it is worth considering thanks to the 6-core processor and decent price.

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Rating: 7.5.

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