This review relates to the M32CD-US003T and M32CD-AS51 models.
As far as we are aware the two models appear to be identical, except for the RAM type (DDR3 in the M32CD-US003T versus DDR4 in the M32CD-AS51).
This base computer can be upgraded to yield an overall cost-effective gaming computer, which a lot of people have done.
Since this seems to be such a common practice, we decided to compare the M32CD hardware with our 0 Gaming PC Build, which is a similar price point to the M32CD at the time of writing. As previously stated, the processor on the M32CD is excellent, one of the latest and it does outperform the lower model i3 that we’ve specified in our 0 build according to the synthetic benchmark test scores below.
However, you’ll notice that the i3-6100 that we’ve chosen for our 0 build offers more performance per dollar spent, which is why we opted for that processor for that build (allowing more to spend on a graphics card is a better approach when selecting components for a gaming computer).
From this comparison you can really see one of the main strengths of the M32CD – it’s recent-release processor that will remain relevant for some time to come.
If you are a more serious gamer, don’t discount the M32CD completely yet.This PC comes with a decent amount of storage with a 1TB SATA 3 hard drive, and enough space and SATA ports to run up to 3 hard drives simultaneously if you needed more space (though you would need to get creative with how you mount the third drive).The case has a single 5.25″ bay and two 3.5″ bays provided.You might even just get away with a GTX970 on this power supply but it would be right on the edge of the Power supply’s limits.If you’re aiming more high end n Vidia like the GTX970, GTX980 or GTX980ti aim for an even larger power supply such as the Thermal Take 650w – See it here on Amazon.Check out these two popular, low cost power supply options.