PROS / If you don't like the color of the body, you can upgrade to a chassis that will look better in your home or office.
CONS / Only a 300-watt power supply is initially included in the Intel B85. You'll need to upgrade if you want to customize or add components to this gaming system.
VERDICT / For the price point and included features, the Intel B85 is a good starting gaming computer with room to grow.
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Starting out at about $600, the Intel B85 is one of the more affordable gaming PCs on the market. Not only can you customize the internal specs and components, you can also upgrade the external features such as chassis design and lighting options. The Intel B85 is one of the best gaming pcs for your budget and for general gaming.
High-end gaming PCs have graphics cards that will allow you to run your favorite games on their highest settings. Take advantage of the 3D visuals and animation of this year's hottest games by selecting a good graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 is a good standard option, but the upgradeable NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is the ultimate option if you really want to have the best viewing experience.
A good processor is the key to avoiding lag so be sure to get a processor that can handle hours of gaming. The standard Intel i5-4440 processor with 3.1GHz, but for more speed and power, upgrade to the Intel i7-4770K with 3.5GHz. Or, if you're on a budget, you can also downgrade to an Intel i3 processor to save some cash.
Good gaming computers have lots of space for files, games and movies and a variety of different drive types. The Intel B85 has room for two hard drives either hard disk or solid-state drives. Hard disk drives range from 500GB to 4TB and solid-state drives range from 64-512GB so you'll have plenty of storage space.
The Intel B85 series has many different chassis and lighting options for you to choose from. Whether you prefer a colorful or a more laid-back chassis design, you're sure to find something to match your style. Upgrade the interior design as well with a liquid cooling system for function and style. The best gaming computers also have ports for gaming devices, and the Intel B85 has many different 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports, HDMI ports and DVI ports for your gaming accessories. A standard DVD drive is included, but you can upgrade to a Blu-ray player and dual optical drives. A modest 300-watt power supply comes standard, so you'll have to upgrade it if you want more power to run your upgrades.
If you require help and support, you can contact iBuyPower via email, phone or online chat. If you want to peruse for solutions, you can also try the driver downloads, FAQs and user forums. A three-year warranty is provided by iBuyPower which protects your gaming PC for much longer than the average gaming system manufacturer.
Like many of the best gaming desktops, the Intel B85 gets better with every upgrade you make. With different chassis options, plenty of ports for connectivity and good processor and graphics card choices, you can easily build a powerful and affordable gaming PC.