Thursday, May 24, 2018

Economy Gamer (USD 515.00)

So with my first system I have a gamer in mind who wants a good balance between price and performance. The next summary is the result of looking at rankings like PassMark and looking at similar products in the same price range:

  • CPU (USD 118.00)
    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb
    3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCJ4DGI - OEM
  • Cooler (USD 37.00)
    Scythe SCANG-1100 (AKA Kama Angle)
    120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    (Very silent because of the big fan. JUST fits in a standard PC case with it's height. A PSU with 120mm fan is recomended for optimum airflow and minimal noise.)
  • Mobo (USD 70.00)
    ASRock A785GXH/128M
    AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Memory (USD 90.00)
    OCZ Gold 4GB
    (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) CAS 9
  • Graphics Card (USD 200.00)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi)
    768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    You need a Power Suply (PSU) of at least 400 Watt for a stable system