The following purchase advice is targeted at consumer who are looking for an AMD Gaming PC. This article can also be seen as a small guide if you should plan on buying a similar setup. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. This buyers advice will be updated once in a month.
||ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt
||4 x 4 GByte Corsair Vengeance
DDR3-1600 CL9 @ 1.5Volt||
||ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCUII Top
||OCZ RevoDrive 3 120 GByte
motherboard, processor and memory it is quite obvious that we recommend a socket AM3+ motherboard with an 990-Series chipset and we
combined it with 4 x 4 GByte of DDR3 memory. Paired up with an AMD FX-8150
CPU there is plenty of performance for gaming. The motherboard supports
CrossFireX 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. The only suitable option for a video card regarding this setup is an overclocked Radeon HD
7970 from ASUS.
Power Supply, Cooling
||Cooler Master CM690 Advance II, Window
||2 x Xigmatek XLF-F1455 140mm
With the Cooler Master CM690 Advance II we recommend a midi tower which is excellent value for money. The case for example offers lots of practical features as well as a good airflow. Regarding the power supply we chose a
Corsair CMPSU-850AX. The thing
offers 850 Watts and is powerful enough to also support an CrossFire Setup.
Furthermore this PSU has been 80 PLUS Gold certified. According to
80plus.org this block this block offers more than 91 percent efficiency at 50
percent load. Of course, a system like this needs an adequate and silent CPU
cooler. Prolimatechs Genesis paired up with two Xigmateck XLF-F1455 140
millimeter fans does this job really good.
||SteelSeries Siberia V2 Black
Regarding the display we recommend the cheapest 24 inch Full HD 24 inch model from BenQ which is around. For gaming these displays really are ok and they're therefore definitely good value for money. This time the peripherals come from Roccat. The Isku, the Kone[+] as well as the Alumic all these devices are high-end gaming input devices which allow an accurate gaming experience. Only the headset comes from SteelSeries. In this case recommend a Sibera V2 in black which offer astonishingly good sound at an attractive price point.
If you should
be thinking about buying this entire configuration you'd have to pay CHF 2601.-
The price is without obligation.
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we'd happily read them. Please always consider that the price should stay withing the given borders.
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