Acer GX-785-UR1D review

By Jake Adams. Last updated: December 1, 2019

Acer GX-785-UR1D is a budget gaming pc that brings an amazing price per performance in exchange of low-quality parts.

Acer GX-785-UR1D
MSRP: $599.99
Editor's Rating
4 out of 5 stars
  • CPU - Intel i5-7400
  • GPU - Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 1 TB HDD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Decent looking
  • Keyboard and mouse included

Cons:

  • Only 8 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB RX 580 instead of 8 GB
  • No SSD

Design

Acer GX-785-UR1D left-side Acer GX-785-UR1D center Acer GX-785-UR1D right-side

The design of this particular gaming pc is nothing more than what you would normally expect from Acer. It has some subtle curves that make it look something better than just a dull, rectangular box. The red accents on the sides are only for visual enhancement with not other beneficial functions. The line of red lighting does make the case look much more aggressive and therefore makes the whole pc look like a gaming one. On the left side, you can see some metal cut-out mesh that plays a role in the ventilation of the case.

Part quality and cable management

As expected, this gaming pc is built out of the lowest quality parts. The power supply is old looking silver color. The motherboard is green which makes it look like this build is from the 2000s. For RAM, there is one, cheap-looking green module.

As for the processor and the graphics card, they are the only parts that are high quality, since the processor is from Intel and the graphics card is from the Acer Predator series.

The case itself doesn't have any cable management features, so while all of the cables look like complete chaos, there are not many options to improve it.

Performance

While the quality of the components is low, the performance will not let you down. This computer doesn't have an SSD, so the boot-up times are quite slow. On the other hand, playing games is a different story. For such a low price, this gaming pc brings amazing performance.

This pc will easily run any game you would like, in a decent framerate too. While you won't be able to max settings in AAA titles, they will run smoothly on lower settings.