Buy high-end gaming PC at the discount store? Does that really make sense? Aldi will give it a try and from December 12th, starting this week Thursday, will be offering the Medion Erazer X87095, a high-performance computer that has been washed with all the water. Whether the offer really worth it, GIGA tells you.

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Medion Erazer X87095: This is in the 2,700 Euro expensive gaming PC from Aldi

Normally one would classify the discount store Aldi rather in the category "good and cheap", from time to time the supermarket chain offers but also one or the other gaming PC. Usually these are mid-range devices for a small price, but Aldi now seems to be changing that. Starting December 12, both Aldi Nord and South will sell a true high-end gaming computer for the Medion Erazer X87095 proud 2,699 euros,

The highlights of the system: An Intel Core i9-9900K provides neat processor performance, the RTX 2080 SUPER from MSI even in 4K resolution in current games enough pictures per second on the screen. To further accelerate the launching of programs, a 1 TB PCIe SSD is installed, and in memory Medion relies on 32 GB HyperX Fury modules with RGB lighting that clock up to 3,200 MHz. All this ends up on a MSI motherboard with Z390 chipset – so the system can also be overclocked. That should not be a problem thanks to the already installed water cooling.

You can already tell from the system composition – instead of using OEM hardware, Medion exclusively uses components that can be bought in the retail sector. In this way, a later upgrade should not be a problem. But 2,700 euros are also a whole lot of money. Is the offer worthwhile for gamers at all? Or do you get away much better if you buy the parts individually and screwed yourself? We counted:

component domestic equipments Comparison price (as of 02.12.2019)
processor Intel Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads @ max 5.0 GHz) 486.55 euros
graphic card MSI Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER VENTUS XS 717.35 euros
random access memory 32 GB HyperX Fury DDR4 @ 3,200 MHz 192.03 euros
mass storage
  • 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 1TB HDD
Motherboard / chipset MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC 169.00 euros
power adapter Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750 watts 119.00 euros
casing Illuminated glass design by InWin with 3 InWin Polaris RGB 120mm fans
water cooling Alphacool Eisbaer 360 with three In Win Polaris RGB 120mm fans 124.69 euros
Connectors and connectivity
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 type C
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 type A
  • 2x USB 3.0 Type A
  • 4x USB 3.1 Type A
  • 1x headphones
  • 1x microphone
  • Bluetooth
operating system Windows 10 Home 64 bit 145,00 Euro
measures and weight 22.7 x 44.6 x 48 cm / 12 kg
Total 2,257.52 euros

Aldi gaming PC: Is the high-end computer worth its money?

If you just take a look at the price comparison of the hardware, you might think that the gaming PC from Aldi is a bad deal – the price difference to the single purchase is over 400 euros. If you buy the parts separately, you still have enough budget to swap the RTX 2080 SUPER for an RTX 2080 Ti, which offers even more performance. And even those who are looking for a complete PC comes with other online retailers such as MemoryPC way cheaper for an almost equally powerful system away,

And yet: Medion's gaming system, sold through Aldi, is impressive. The price premium is salted, but you get a 3-year warranty, a water cooling, a good hardware balance – and even a mouse is included. In addition, the system supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from home – almost a "worry-free" package.

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A real price-performance blast is not the Medion Erazer X87095 so. Nevertheless, the calculator for all those who are looking for an extremely powerful gaming PC and do not want to fight with the assembly, could be worth a look. The selection of components is convincing, and there is also a 3-year warranty. You can tell, this time we can not give a clear buy recommendation or warning – in this case, everyone has to decide for themselves.