The following buying advice is targeted at consumer who are looking for a high-performance desktop PC. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. This buyers advice will be updated on a regular basis.
||Intel Core i7-3770
||2 x 4 GByte Kingston Value
||ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II
||Samsung PM 830 128 Gigabyte SSD
||Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7.2k rpm
||est. 23.- EUR|
motherboard, processor and memory we recommend Intels most recent socket 1155
combined with 2 x 4 GByte of DDR3 memory. Paired up with an Intel Core i7-3770
CPU there is plenty of performance for realtime video streaming, gaming,
graphics design or any other application. To allow very smooth working we
recommend a quick SSD. The ASUS graphics card comes with a big cooler that
offers silent cooling even under load. Furthermore this card also offers good
connectivity and the performance level is reasonable for a system like this.
Power Supply, Cooling
||Lian Li PC-7FN
||Corsair AX650 Gold
Lian Li PC-7FN we recommend a compact ATX case that is very well build,
ergonomic and comes with a nice design. There is enough space to put all the components in
it. Regarding the power supply we chose a Corsair AX650 Gold. This thing
offers 650 Watts and it has been 80 PLUS Gold certified. According to
80plus.org this block comes with an average efficiency of 90 percent which
really is excellent and it definitely have a positive impact on your electricity
||HP ZR2240w, 22''
|Keyboard and Mouse:
and Logitech Performance Mouse MX Cordless
Concerning the display we recommend an HP 22
inch TFT with native FullHD resolution and LED background light. Tanks to the
LEDs the display comes with good brightness and it is energy efficient.
Furthermore the display comes with an IPS panel, which offers excellent image
quality. Mouse and keyboard come from Logitech.
In our opinion a high quality mouse pad is needed because it allows a user to
use its mouse as precisely as possible. It's not a rare thing that the addition
of a good mouspad makes a bigger difference than buying a new mouse.
If you should
be thinking about buying this entire configuration you'd have to pay CHF
.- (est. EUR 1'655.-). The price is without obligation.
Pleas feel free to use the comment system below or our Forums to tell us what you think about this configuration. If you have ideas for improvement(s)
we'd happily read them. Please always consider that the price should stay withing the given borders.
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