Like I mentioned earlier I was looking into buying a computer. During the Christmas holiday (smart move, not) I decided to actually place the order. The components arrived last friday.
|1||Intel Core i5 3570K Boxed||€ 203,90||€ 203,90|
|1||Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H||€ 104,50||€ 104,50|
|1||Club3D Radeon HD 7870 royalKing||€ 208,89||€ 208,89|
|1||Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST1000DM003, 1TB||€ 64,99||€ 64,99|
|1||Fractal Design Core 1000||€ 30,89||€ 30,89|
|1||Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (OEM) 64bit||€ 124,-||€ 124,-|
|1||Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Low Profile||€ 41,90||€ 41,90|
|1||LG GH24NS90 Zwart||€ 16,20||€ 16,20|
|1||XFX Pro 550W||€ 54,50||€ 54,50|
|1||Samsung 840 series SSD 120GB||€ 88,-||€ 88,-|
Instead of a regular ATX motherboard and case I went with the much smaller micro-ATX form factor. The system I ended up with is quite tiny; it fits neatly behind a cabinet.
Windows 8 both pleases and disappoints. It’s lighting fast running from SSD and Metro really does look nice. Switching between Metro and the Desktop however, is not that great.
I was worried that the configuration I went with didn’t pack enough of a punch to run new games at the highest visual settings, but Metro 2033, Witcher 2 and some other games I threw at it were no problem. Which is awesome.