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GEORGE C.

GEORGE C.

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Great, quiet, light machine for heavy graphic gaming

ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS EN970 Gaming Mini PC Black Barebones System Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core CPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics
ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS EN970 Gaming Mini PC Black Barebones System Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core CPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics

Pros: I own this product for 5 months so far. like it very much. Price - Best combo price with SSD and RAM in Newegg.com. +$200 in other vendors. Quiet - Extremely Quiet, I can only hear my sleep mode MacBook pro next to it. Graphics - Excellent graphic with GTX960, heavy duty, MSAA, texture, reflection, shadows etc. Light - small (lunch box size) light (2 cans of Mtn. Dew ) Easy to carry or travel Eco - 180W, laptop CPU, low power consumption in web browsing. Macbook = 90W , desktop = 450~700W 4 HDMI port - support 4 HD screens. Becomes your great TV box 4 years later.

Cons: Laptop CPU - Generation 5, Category 2. (intel i-5200U) 2 core simulate 4 threads. A bit slow for heavy CPU gaming. RAM and Disk - it's not a real Cons, but remember to buy your RAM (laptop 204 pins) and Disk (2.5") And google how to install it.

Overall Review: It can cover all the games and make you super happy. here are the games I run in high graphic setup: Dota2, War thunder, Company of Heros 2, GTA4, GTA5, Ghost recon online. However, GTA5's engine is pretty bad (compare to Ubisoft-snowflake, Cryteck- CryEngine) So, pretty lag in the beginning of GTA Online (CPU clock rate too low, thread pool too small ) I speed it up with Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility, After running 1-2hours it will become pretty smooth. So if you want to run GTA online a lot, I will suggest you buy EN980, Zotac steam box, or Alienware product) Those products come with better CPU. --- In general, if you play fancy graphic and well-tuned 3D engine games like: LOL, Diablo3, Overwatch, WOW, Dota2, Division, COH2, etc. This is the best choice for "high/ very high" graphic. If you like to play 2 games at the same time (League of legend + heart stone + music + streaming), Or some AAA gam with untuned 3D engine (AC:Unity, Fallout 4, GTA Online) You should go for Zotac EN980, Zotac steam box, or Alienware product.