This buying advice is targeted at gamer who are looking for a system that offers a lot of performance within a reasonable budget. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. Furhtermore we try to recommend components that are not in a special market niche and therefore available in good quantities.
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||ASUS P8Z77-M Pro
||Intel Core i5-3470
||2 x 4 GByte Kingston Value
||Sapphire Radeon DH 7870 2GB
||Seagate Barracuda 2TB, 7.2k rpm
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 i5-3470
CPU there is plenty of performance for gaming. The motherboard supports SLI
which means that in a year, if you shouldn't have enough gaming power anymore,
you can simply buy the same graphics card you already own for a second time and
you're back on the safe side. As a video card we recommend a Radeon HD 7870 which in this case comes from
Sapphire. This card offers enough performance to
enjoy recent games.
Power Supply, Cooling
||Original Intel Boxed
Xigmatek Asgard we recommend a compact ATX case that offers a good compromise
between price and ergonomics. The is enough space to put all the components in
there. Regarding the power supply we chose a Seasonic X-460. The thing
offers 460 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 ok when you consider the price.
||BenQ GL2450 24''
Concerning the display the motto has been
24 inch FullHD from a well known manufacturer at the lowest possible price.
Mouse and keyboard come from Logitech. The G110 as well as the G400 mouse are
good gaming products. Mousepad as well as headset come from SteelSeries and also
offer a pleasant gaming experience.
If you should
be thinking about buying this entire configuration you'd have to pay CHF 1327.-
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.
Discuss in our Forums.