The following purchase advice is targeted at users who are looking for a High-End Gaming PC. You should be aware that this recommendation results in quite an expensive system. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves.
||ASUS P9X79 WS
||Intel Core i7-3930K
||G.Skill ARES 4 x 4 GB DDR3
||ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II OC
||OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240 GByte
||Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 7200 RPM 4
||LG BH10LS, BluRay/DVD Brenner
motherboard, processor and memory we recommend Intels most recent socket 2011
combined with 4 x 4 GByte of DDR3 memory. Paired up with an Intel Core i7-3930K
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 in business. As a video card we recommend a GeForce GTX 680.
Power Supply, Cooling
||Lian Li PC-V1020B
||Prolimatech Super Mega
||2 x Xigmatek XLF-F1455 140mm
||Seasonic P-1000 (SS-1000XP F3) 1000
With the Lian
Li PC-V1020B we recommend an extravagant midi tower. Lian Li is famous for their
craftmanship. Within the past years they've set one standard after another when
it comes to high-end computer cases. Regarding the power supply we chose a
Seasonic P-1000 (SS-1000XP F3). The thing
offers 1000 Watts and it has been 80 PLUS Platinum certified. According to
80plus.org this block offers more than 92.5 percent efficiency at 50
percent load. Of course, a system like this needs an adequate and silent CPU
cooler. Prolimatechs Super Mega, paired with two Xigmateck XLF-F1455 140
millimeter fans does this job really good.
||HP ZR2740w, 27'' LED, IPS 2560 x 1440
||Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
||Sennheiser PC 360
Regarding the display we recommend a 27 inch one from HP
which ships with an IPS panel and 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Therefore this
display can also be used for professional purposes. The keyboard in this case comes from Razer.
It is fully mechanical and should withstand millions of keystrokes. Mouse an
mousepad are from SteelSeries. This combination allows incredibly precise aiming.
Last but not least there is the headset which comes from Sennheiser. Once you
wear this thing you'll know why we recommend it.
If you should
be thinking about buying this entire configuration you'd have to pay CHF 4479.-
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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