Desktop Best Buy Guide – March 2016




In this edition of the Best Buy Guide we have some systems that we regularly give attention to the BBG: a basic gamepc with a reasonably small budget of 650 euros was according to a survey on the forum a desirable configuration. From this survey, we asked what BBG systems to see our visitors wished composite, still, two other requests. The first is a game system, but in mITX format: that’s nice and compact but is not inferior to a larger system.

We have compiled some DIY storage systems. Such nas, short for network attached storage or a storage space that can be accessed over the network, you can of course buy ready-made, such as Synology, Netgear or QNnap. A bald nas without hard disks, however, can easily cost hundreds of euros per hard drive slot. Our entry-yourself building system is stronger, slightly cheaper, and more fun to build. Do you want to get serious with a NAS, then you also for the second system quite to spend more. Then you build a system where up to eight hard drives, currently with 8TB drives each, can in lost: good for up to 64TB storage capacity.

As usual, the Best Buy Guide systems made in consultation with the community of Tweakers. The topic on the Gathering of Tweakers forum everyone can give his opinion on the perfect system. The BBG team place several weeks before publishing proposals for systems in the Complete Systems & Laptops forum . Then all forum visitors can express their views and discuss changes. When writing and compiling the final BBG we start from the feedback in the above topics, our own findings, the reviews from fellow hardware sites and experiences of fellow tweakers on the forum and in the Product Reviews .

System Budget
Based Game System 650 euros
Mainstream mITX game system 1000 euros
DIY-nas (easy) 225 euro
DIY-nas (extended) 600 euros
Home Theater PCs 40-220 euro
The prices of the various parts are retrieved from the real PriceWatch and are therefore subject to change. Prices in the tables are fixed at the time of publication. As a part more than once in a configuration, such as the two graphics cards for SLI or crossfire system, will be taken into account in the total price. All prices include VAT.


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