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April 3, 2012 7:18:15 PM

Hey there,

I want to get a new PC since my old one... well its old =).

this would be the aimed set:

- MAIN S1155 GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- GLAN, FSB1333, HD_audio, USB3.0
- Intel QuadCore i5-2400 6MB Cache
- 8192MB KINGSTON DDR3-RAM
- 2x 4096MB PC3-10600 CL9
- GAINWARD GTX560 GS Graphics card
- 1024MB GDDR5, HDCP, 2xDVI/HDMI/DP
- 500GB SATAIII-Festplatte 7200UPM
- DVD BURNER
- Gamer Midi-Tower-CASE
- Cardreader, Front-Audio, -USB, eSATA
- POWER LC-POWER 550W, 140mm FAN

I want to play up to date games and watch HD movies, but i am not quite sure, whether this components are maybe to strong and thus to expensive. (All in all I would pay 700€ ) I am not very experienced in this topic, so I hope you can help me.

a friend of mine uses the ATI Radeon HD6870 graphics and an AMD 955 x4 3,2ghz cpu. he gets along but how much better is this system?

thank you,

bear

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April 4, 2012 3:44:34 PM

Looks like you did your research. I'm not up to par on hardware (spend 15 minutes reading and you will be for that day).

If you're looking for alternates or better devices for the price, ask for that. Otherwise, your system should be fine.
April 5, 2012 12:34:05 PM

Ok im sorry for that ;) . The essence od the question is, do you think its better buying this one and be fine for the next 5 to 7 years or would you rather advice me to buy a 450€ set which is great for todays software and graphics but not as long lasting as this one?

bear
April 5, 2012 4:00:31 PM

are you planning on building the pc yourself or buying a premade one?

- MAIN S1155 GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
just make sure it has the features you want.
- GLAN, FSB1333, HD_audio, USB3.0
this isnt a component but part of the mainboard.
- Intel QuadCore i5-2400 6MB Cache
the i5 isnt a bad choice for average users.
- 8192MB KINGSTON DDR3-RAM
8gb of ram is more than enough.
- 2x 4096MB PC3-10600 CL9
unless things have changed... 4x2gb sticks were always better performing than 2x4gb sticks.
- GAINWARD GTX560 GS Graphics card
never heard of gainward. i would have to recommend another manufacturer. i'm not sure what gs stands for but if i remember correctly that is the lower end of the current model. i would buy a GT or unlabled lesser model before i bought a GS. for instance one of my older computers had a 7800GTX which easily overpowered by a good margin a 7900GS.
- 1024MB GDDR5, HDCP, 2xDVI/HDMI/DP
video card specs. looks fine.
- 500GB SATAIII-Festplatte 7200UPM
brand? other than that should be fine but sata II is cheaper. no 7200 drive needs sata III.
- DVD BURNER
generic is fine.
- Gamer Midi-Tower-CASE
generic and cheap is fine. make sure it can use your usb headers if they are 3.0 if not you will be at 2.0.
- Cardreader, Front-Audio, -USB, eSATA
always a good idea to have a cardreader.
- POWER LC-POWER 550W, 140mm FAN
brand? remember not to skimp out on the psu or it could take all of your components with it when it goes.

generally it is worth futureproofing your computer instead of buying cheap.

!