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Ginger 6 G6 Nexus review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £550
inc VAT

Ginger6 has put together a decent package with the G6 Nexus, but it looks underspecified compared to other PCs at the same price


2.8GHz Intel Core i5-2300, 4GB RAM, 22in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ginger 6’s G6 Nexus has the kind of specifications we’d expect at this price. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard disk, and comes with a 22in Full HD monitor. There’s plenty of room inside the case for expansion, and a decent set of external outputs.

Ginger 6 has opted for a Core i5-2300 processor which runs at 2.8GHz, or 3.1GHz when it detects an application needs extra oomph. Its overall score of 87 in our multimedia benchmarks isn’t the best, but the Nexus should be able to handle any application you care to run. With its four physical cores, it can run multiple applications simultaneously without becoming sluggish.

Ginger 6 G6 Nexus Inside

There’s no dedicated graphics card, and the Core i5’s integrated graphics processor isn’t up to much. It failed most of our games benchmarks, and in our low-detail Dirt 3 test it managed an unplayable 13fps.

There’s plenty of room for a dedicated graphics card, or even two, although you may have to re-house the hard disk to make room for some of the longer cards. The unbranded 500W power supply may or may not be able to handle the most powerful card, but mid-range AMD and Nvidia models shouldn’t cause any problems. You might also want to add some case fans to reduce heat build-up, as there aren’t any fitted.

Ginger 6 G6 Nexus Side

It’s always good to see a couple of free RAM slots: this way, when you want to add more RAM, you don’t have to get rid of the existing memory. As well as two PCI-E x16 slots for graphics cards, there are two normal PCI slots, as well as spare SATA headers for hard disks or optical drives which can be fitted to the numerous free drive bays.

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Basic Specifications

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Processor Intel Core i5-2300
Processor external bus 100MHz (Sandy Bridge DMI)
Processor multiplier x28
Processor clock speed 2.8GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard Asustek P8H67-M Pro
Motherboard chipset Intel H67 (B3)


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/6
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none

Internal Expansion

Case tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 2 (2)
Free Serial ATA ports 4
Free memory slots 2
Free 3.5in drive bays 4

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD5000AAKX)
Interface SATA3
Total storage capacity 500GB


Graphics card(s) Intel HD Graphics 2000
Graphics/video ports VGA, DVI, HDMI


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 7.1 line out, optical S/PDIF out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 22 in
Screen model AOC e2241Vwa
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 400
Mouse Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty two years collect and return
Price £550

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