Today we’re gonna be taking a look at a prebuilt gaming PC Dell Inspiron 5676. So let’s go ahead and just check this thing out.
So I want to start the review off by first just talking about why you might want to go with the pre-built PC over building your own and then kind of take things from there now obviously on this website.
Before going into more details here is a quick comparison of some Dell Inspiron 5676 with other competing PCs.
|RAM Size||16 GB||12 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
|Processor Series||AMD Ryzen 7||AMD Ryzen 7||Core i7 8700||Unknown|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||AMD||AMD||Intel||AMD|
|Processor Speed||4.1 GHz||3.4 GHz||4.6 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5||AMD Radeon RX 570||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||AMD Radeon RX 580|
|Hard-Drive Size||1 TB||1 TB||128 GB||4,000 GB|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price||Check Price||Check Price|
Dell Inspiron 5676 Gaming Desktop Review
I lean more towards the enthusiast side of things building your own PC picking out all the parts and kind of customizing it and making it your own. But there’s definitely a market for pre-built pcs like this, and there are some advantages to going this route as well.
Some of those advantages include one just the hassle factor, it’s so much easier to just order a PC have it arrive to turn it on everything works, and you’re good to go when you’re building your own PC.
You’ve got to check for compatibility issues then, you have the time to actually put the thing together. And even if you’re pretty experienced that can still take about an hour or two if you haven’t done it before it could certainly be an all-day affair.
And even then when you go to turn it on even the most experienced PC builder will tell you the first time they go to power up a system you’re always a little bit nervous because if something goes wrong or it doesn’t post then you have the long process of taking parts out and testing different things and trying to figure out what the heck it is that’s making it not post.
So with a pre-built system that’s something you’re just not gonna have to worry about another big advantage is that you can have the entire box warrantied and not have to part it out as you would with a custom system and sending it out to different manufacturers.
So having a warranty on the entire box and being able to just send the computer off and get it replaced or whatever you need to do there’s also obviously some good things to that as well so talking about the specs and what’s under the hood.
Now the dell Inspiron gaming series comes in a plethora of different configurations, but the one that I have here with me today is one of the AMD variants.
It comes with an AMD Rison 720 700 X processor that’s an eight-core 16th red 3.7 gigahertz processor very very beefy very powerful processor 16 gigs ddr4 Ram a 256 gig m2 drives.
So you get that fast boot, you have plenty of room to throw a couple of games on there, you also have a one terabyte spinning drive so that you can dump everything else on there.
From games to video files whatever you want, and an rx 580 graphics card the 4 gig variant so definitely gonna be plenty powerful for playing 1080p games.
But we’ll get into those benchmarks here in just a little bit. Now before we dive too deep into all the benchmarks and everything, I just want to talk about the aesthetics of the PC itself.
Now for a prebuilt obviously most of the time that these pre-built pcs don’t really have a real edgy design they’re usually just a pretty plain looking box nothing really cool there to speak of. And this one kind of splits the difference in the middle you do have some of those angular designs it does look a little bit edgier.
You’ve got the nice blue underglow kind of coming through here on this kind of like fins here on the front as well as in the sides that you can’t see it from all angles like you could if you have like an open glass side panel.
But considering that everything that comes stock in the computer isn’t necessarily things that you want to just show off. And it doesn’t have RGB and all that then I think the way they did it is actually pretty cool.
Because it still gives a little bit of ambient look to it a little bit edgy, but it’s not something that’s overly flashy or in-your-face.
So before we get into the benchmarks, I just want to show you guys a couple of things inside the computer. Because I think kind of a practical approach is more valuable to you guys at home than just going over all the video game specs and benchmarks.
Because you can look up any combination of Hardware online and get benchmarks so that’s not you know as valuable as having hands-on experience with the actual case. And the components and kind of show you guys what might be some concerns and what might be some actually pretty cool features for this pre-built computer.
So taking the side panel off and actually getting a look inside the PC now the first thing that jumped out at me was the heatsink on the processor.
Now AMD’s rates fire coolers are pretty good for stock coolers they definitely blow Intel’s out of the water, but this PC actually has an aftermarket heats on it.
Now, I don’t know if this is a dell proprietary one or what but it’s got a pretty beefy design to it and obviously because that 2700 X processor is a fairly powerful processor it’s still really cool to see that they added that on there.
The next thing that immediately jumped out at me was this cage here for the graphics card it doesn’t screw into it at all but it does support it to kind of help with that GPU sag that you can get sometimes. And I do really like that this for a prebuilt PC actually has quite a bit of expandability.
In the actual rig itself, the motherboard does have an extra PCIe slot for a second GPU as well as this K tier does support a second graphics card as well.
But keep in mind that the power supply is a 380-watt power supply so you would definitely need to upgrade that if you are going to throw a second GPU in the box.
Another thing that I like is that there’s a second m2 slot as well on the motherboard. So if you want to throw another MDOT to stick in there to have some more fast memory, or if you want to have a drive dedicated just your steam folder, or something like that.
And you want it to boot up quickly boom throw that m dot to drive in there and you’ve got some expandability and I really like that because a lot of times again with these pre-built systems the motherboard really doesn’t give you a lot of aftermarket options.
So it’s really cool to see that they added all that in there now as for the RAM you do just have to DIMM slots there so if you want to upgrade from the 16 gigs that you have in here currently. You would need to buy two 16 gigs sticks instead of the two 8 gig sticks in there, unfortunately, it doesn’t have four DIMM slots so you can’t just throw a couple of extra sticks in there.
So upgrading your RAM is gonna be a little bit more of an investment than it normally would if you had pre-built the system yourself. So now that I’ve shown you guys the internals of the computer and kind of talked about all that let’s go ahead and jump into some classic benchmarks and see how this thing performs on some popular games.
Overall, for PC gives you all you need to game and create content alike as that 2700 X processor has plenty, of course, to handle demanding video editing in Premiere and the Rx 580 is plenty to smash 1080p gaming.
Now I parted out this exact same config on Amazon and it came out to be including Windows so Dell is definitely passing on some savings to the customer plus the warranty and support make it an all-around great deal.
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