recently a friend of mine upgraded his pc. it was a i7 upgrade, which consisted of graphics card, motherboard, ram and cpu. it had cost him around
750€ for these 4 components alone - so power supply, hdd and case are not counted and they would produce additional costs.
sure, he bought good hardware. but, do you really need that much power for your home pc? do you really want to spend that much money just for a good
pc? and are you looking for the best option to buy hardware which is worth its money? i hope so. coz i will show you now a pc system build that will
have enough power to give you that feeling of a ultra slick machine that comes at a really low price. i wrote these guide also for people who have 0
clue of computers in case they search for a good advice on buying hardware in this or the next months.
note: please google the respective items on google picture search or others to get an impression so as to i am avoiding posting pictures here coz of
Cooler Master Elite 342
hdd / ssd: 139€
Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB, 2.5", SATA 6Gb/s
power supply: 38€
Thermaltake Germany Series Hamburg 530W ATX 2.3
ASRock 990FX Extreme3, 990FX (dual PC3-14900U DDR3)
G.Skill DIMM Kit 16GB PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333) (F3-10600CL9D-16GBNT)
graphic card: 149€
PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 V2, 2GB GDDR5, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort (AX7850 2GBD5-DHV2)
AMD FX-6300, 6x 3.50GHz, boxed
ok, so first of all i decided these components after 3 criteria to build a complete system: price, quality and performance. for example, the ram gives
you lifetime warranty and if your ram dies someday you can replace it with warranty. combine that with the price and performance and its the best 16gb
kit out there at the moment.
the graphic card is also a very good choice at the moment. it is placed at the same price level like its nvidia counterpart the 650 ti boost. but
compared to the nvidia card its easy to notice that the amd card would be the better choice, because it dominates in all criteria. if you want to save
a few more bucks you could go with geforce 650 ti boost too.
for example this card would be an alternative to the amd 7850 if you want to save more money or dont need really that much graphics power in the
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, 1GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, Mini HDMI, DisplayPort
the power supply gives you 3 or 5 year warranty (may vary from country to country / distributor), features an effective and quiet high quality cooling
solution and many protection features in order to avoid hardware damages.
although there are many motherboards available for the am3+ socket, the 990fx seems to be the best choice of all chipsets in terms of performance and
future reliability. the asrock extreme 3 990fx will give you all you need at a very low price and it is also high quality, reliable and fast.
the cpu of this computer is a six-core, means you have like six cpus. the amd multi-core technology is different from intels but also very
interesting. if you really want to read into it, you can do so on the specific amd website for example or wikipedia and others:
(microarchitecture) and www.tomshardware.com...
this cpu is a very good choice at the moment, coz it will give you excessive power in your pc for no money.
for hard drive i chose a ssd with 250gb because that will be enough for you to run an operating system, movies, games, internet, downloads, streaming,
working, etc.. compared to its bigger brother, the 840 pro, the standard 840 only lacks in a few disciplines while remaining an excellent choice for a
cheap and fast quality ssd.
ok, i think thats it. i hope you liked this one. i nearly forgot one thing, the case. i picked this case but just any atx 2.3 case will do it. just be
sure you clean an old case well and check for defects when you install new hardware in it. all in all, this system will totally shock and awe you for
im looking forward to your replies, best regards