I recently found out about a company based in Paris that offers you a full on gaming PC for £26.99 or $34.95 a month… as you can imagine.. I was a bit sceptical at first. Shadow Tech basically give you a virtual machine which you connect through via the Shadow Software they’ve built. The machine specs are a Intel Xeon with 8 Threads, 12GB DDR4 RAM, NVidia GTX 1080, 250GB SSD Space and a 1GB/s up/down connection. I was quite surprised how well this worked for games like Fortnight and GTA 5 etc… However, the problem comes down the latency with games like Counter Strike Source, Call of Duty. You’ll still notice a very small amount of latency between the PC and your machine.
The great thing about the Shadow Tech VM is that it allows you to always access a ‘PC’ that’s always on if you don’t have a home server or terminal server for example.
Long story short… I’d suggest buying/building your own rather than this option as you’ll have a better experience. However, if you don’t have the cash upfront this is a great way to get round that.