So, on August 20, as we said earlier, NVIDIA introduced the GeForce series RTX 2000, which includes model RTX 2080 GeForce Ti, GeForce GeForce RTX RTX 2080 and 2070. All the news about green innovations collected here. The first two video cards you can pre-order on the official website of the company, and GeForce RTX 2070 in the sale will be later — most likely in October. Interestingly, technical media received samples in the hands of the much later announcement, the first reviews come out,

according to our information, on September 14. All of these actions suggest a certain idea: in NVIDIA want to get as many pre-orders before new items will be thoroughly studied in labs around the world.

And this idea, I think, is under a Foundation, because the official price for the RTX GeForce Ti and GeForce 2080 2080 RTX are 96 and 64 thousand rubles, respectively. While NVIDIA presented the results, in which “two thousand eighties” model is in average one and a half times faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 resolution Ultra HD. However, in 3DMark Time Spy according to these results, the GeForce RTX 2080 is only slightly faster GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This is an average of 10 000 rubles less, but it has 11 GB of RAM instead of 8 GB of the card generation Turing.

Soon our website will a lot of articles on the new chart of NVIDIA, but now I get the strong feeling that the graphics card Pascal for a long time will be relevant among gamers — and around the world.

Compounding the situation is the fact that the ruble in August began another steep dive. As a result, many components rose significantly. If the situation does not improve, then something tells me that even next year we will not see GeForce RTX 2070 on sale for the recommended 48 000. About the cost of the other models generally keep quiet.

Because of the marked rise in price of iron (especially “jumped” the price of CPUs) I made a decision to significantly change for most builds, but so that their performance in games has not changed much.

Computer of the month — September 2018

September issue published with the support of a computer store “regard”, which has a mission with the possibility of self-delivery of goods in Moscow and Lipetsk. Besides, on the website you can always order delivery to any point of our country and pay for the order with a plastic card. Details can be read on this page. “Regard” is famous among users is quite adequate prices for computer accessories and a large selection of various products. Besides, the store offers free Assembly: you are the configuration — employees of the company it is collected.

The links in the “Computer of the month” are the relevant categories of goods store. In addition, the tables indicate the actual at the time of writing, the prices, rounded up to the nearest multiple of 500 rubles. Of course, during the “life cycle” of the material (one month from the date of publication) the cost of certain goods may increase or decrease.

For those who looked to us at the light for the first time, it will be useful to study the April issue, which covers all aspects of choosing components for the six assemblies: starter, basic, optimal, advanced, maximum, and extreme. Don’t see the point to chew each time is the same, so this issue will be described mainly alternative versions of the assemblies and methods to reduce or, conversely, more expensive systems.

For beginners who still can not resolve themselves to “make” yourself PC, went out for a detailed walkthrough of the Assembly of the system unit. It turns out that in the “Computer of the month” I tell you how to assemble a computer, and the manual how to do it.

Starter Assembly

The “entry ticket” to the world of modern PC games. The system will allow you to play all the AAA projects in Full HD resolution at least at medium graphics quality settings. Such systems do not have significant reserve strength (over the next 2-3 years), replete with compromises, but are smaller than the other configurations.

Starter Assembly
Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1200G, 4 cores, 3,1 (3,4) GHz, 8 MB L3, AM4, BOX 7 500 RUB.
Intel Pentium Gold G5500, 2 cores and 4 threads, 3.8 GHz, 4 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, BOX 7 000.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3V;
• ASRock AB350M;
5 000 RUB.
Intel Express H310 Examples:
• ASRock H310M-HDV;
5 000 RUB.
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2400:
• Samsung DDR4-2400
6 000 RUB.
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 GB GDDR5:
• Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti StormX
13 000 RUB.
Drive HDD, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Western Digital WD10EZEX;
• Toshiba HDWD110UZSVA;
• Seagate ST1000DM010
3 500 RUB.
CPU cooler Are included with the processor $ 0.
Case Examples:
• ACCORD A-07B Black;
• AeroCool CS-1101
1 500 RUB.
Power supply Examples:
• Chieftec TPS-500S 500W;
• FSP Group ATX-500PNR 500 W;
• Thermaltake TR2 S (TRS-0500NPCWEU) 500 W
3 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 39 500 RUB.
Intel — 39 000 RUB.

The end of August was marked not only by an increase in the dollar and a serious price increase in Intel processors. As a result, in the starting Assembly, I’m forced to abandon the use of Core i3-8100 and recommend “hyperpen”. I want to believe that the cost of the AMD chips don’t go up. And if earlier at a comparable price starter Assembly Intel looked better, in September the situation changed. To use the “stump” in the system made me a simple thing: in presents PC and so used some of the cheapest components, which not particularly will save. At the same time to save on the video card doesn’t want to.

A detailed overview of the Pentium Gold G5500 already out on our website. In comparison with the “hyperplane” last generation of this chip is almost not changed. The processor still no support for AVX-instructions and Turbo Boost technology. But the main feature — Hyper-Threading — present. It is the presence of four threads makes the “Golden” CPU is less relevant in modern games. Just keep in mind that in such projects like GTA V, Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, etc., “nuclear failure” will make themselves know. So if possible, still try is Pentium G5500 Gold to buy Core i3-8100, though he is now in the area of 11 500 rubles.

Changes have occurred in the system AMD. Early in the launch Assembly used CPU Ryzen 3 2200G — with its peculiarities due to the higher frequency of this chip, as a rule, ahead of the model Ryzen 3 1200. However, over the past month AMD chips is also a bit more expensive. Offer to save 500-1, 000 on this component and not really to be mistaken in the performance of your PC.

Besides the system unit AMD, unlike Intel build, lends itself to overclocking. Albeit slightly, but the frequency Ryzen 3 1200 even with the boxed cooler can be increased to a stable than the 3.7-3.8 GHz.

And I always recommend it to budget PC Ryzen to take memory chips from Samsung — it is absolutely easy to disperse to 2933-3066 MHz. The owners of the system on the basis of the LGA1151 platform-v2 to overclock RAM is not necessary — support for high frequency memory is only plat on the basis of older Z370 chipset Express. So for Intel to simply buy the kit DDR4-2400/2666 volume of 8 GB.

The other components in the starting Assembly is not changed compared to the previous month. Again, managed to keep a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. In order to save instead of this graphics card you can buy a GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB (from 11 500 to 12 000). However, our recent test showed that such savings (500-1, 000) is not very useful: we save a lot of money, but to play at high graphics quality settings can not always. The variant with the GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB and I did not want to consider.

In this article, from the 8 monitored by PWM models GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

The base Assembly

With this PC you can safely play the next couple of years all modern games in Full HD resolution at high and maximum graphics quality settings.

The base Assembly
Processor AMD 2600 Ryzen 5, 6 cores and 12 threads, a 3.4 (and 3.9) GHz, 8+8 MB L3, AM4, OEM 12 500 RUB.
Intel Core i5-8400, 6 cores, 2,8 (4,0) GHz, 9 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, OEM 16 000 RUB.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• ASRock Pro4 AB350M;
6 000 RUB.
Intel B360 Express Example:
• Gigabyte D3H B360M
• ASRock Pro4 B360M
6 500 RUB.
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2400/2666:
• Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CRC
12 000 RUB.
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6 GB GDDR5:
• Palit Dual

AMD Radeon RX 580, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Gigabyte GV-RX580GAMING-8GD

22 000 RUB.
Drives HDD, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Western Digital WD10EZEX;
• Toshiba HDWD110UZSVA;
• Seagate ST1000DM010
3 500 RUB.
SSD 120-128 GB, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Transcend 230S TS128GSSD230S;
• Kingston SUV400S37/120G
3 000 RUB.
CPU cooler Example for Intel:
• Deepcool gammaxx Deepcool 200T
1 000 RUB.
Case Examples:
• AeroCool CyberX Advance;
• Thermaltake Versa N26
3 000 RUB.
Power supply Examples:
• Chieftec GDP-550C 550W;
• Cooler Master B600 ver.2 600 watts
4 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 67 000 rubles.
Intel — 71 000.

Continuing the theme of cards. In August, our website has published a comparative test of nine models petalonia GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB (from 16 500 to 21 500 rubles). This video, in my opinion, a very good GPU, but having only 3 GB of GDDR5-memory effect in games now. As a result, this 3D accelerator has no reserve for the future and already now in some games at Full HD resolution it is necessary to use high graphics quality settings instead of very high or maximum.

That is why in the base Assembly are recommended models that will be relevant in the next year. This, of course, talking about the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GeForce GTX 570/580 RX 8 GB. “Red” cards, by the way, are the same as accelerator NVIDIA — and this fact can not but rejoice. According to the latest data, mining ceased to influence the market of graphics cards. That’s wonderful!


Junior 6-core Intel — Core i5-8400 — rose markedly, however, in contrast to the starting Assembly, to change it to a Core i3-8100 I’m not going. Still, the system has a 6-core chip is a great Foundation for the future, because the GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580 will eventually be replaced by a faster model.

Quite often, readers offer in the starting, basic and optimal builds to use the boxed cooler. At the same time the 6 core processors from AMD and Intel can not be called cold — even Core i5-8400. Therefore, a small cooler of tower type would be useful, and if you plan to overclock AMD Ryzen 5 2600, you can count on a stable 3,7-3,8 GHz with a slight increase in heat generation. To disperse Ryzen to 3.9 and 4.1 GHz should significantly increase the voltage up to 1.45 V. to Raise it above is not recommended by the manufacturer — this can lead to degradation of the processor.

In fact, if you initially plan to overclock the AMD processor, it makes no sense to take more expensive model in the series. Instead Ryzen 5 2600 can safely take Ryzen 5 1600, though the savings would amount to only 1 000 rubles. I have already noted that the rule “if I overclock the CPU, it’ll take a younger chip in series with the desired number of cores” is true for all models: 3 Ryzen, Ryzen Ryzen 5 and 7.

DDR4 something is not going to get cheaper. In September, the most simple sets of standard DDR4-2400 and DDR4-2666 are on average 12-13 thousand rubles. A high frequency RAM kits are significantly more expensive — 15-17 thousand rubles, so the starting and the basic assemblies used by low memory. As in the case with the starting build, I recommend to buy the Samsung modules Mxxxxxxxxxxxx-CRC. They quietly dispersed to 2933 and even up to 3066 MHz with a slight increase in delays and timings. The memory overclocking will significantly increase the performance of chips Ryzen: the use of the kit DDR4-3200 in comparison with the kit DDR4-2133 makes the system faster by an average of 15 %! For LGA1151 platform-v2 you can use any kits DDR4-2400/2666.

Please note that the base and optimum assemblies together with processors Ryzen 2000-series boards are used on the B350-chipset. By the way, in the store, you can sell the motherboard with the old BIOS. As a result, the device simply does not detect the new chip. To update the BIOS version can be armed with a processor Ryzen first generation, or ask to do it in the warranty section of the store in which the purchase was cost.

Optimal Assembly

System that in most cases, to run a particular game at the maximum graphics quality settings in Full HD resolution and high settings in a resolution of WQHD.

Optimal Assembly
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 6 cores and 12 threads, 3,6 (4,2) GHz, 8+8 MB L3, AM4, OEM 16 000 RUB.
Intel Core i5-8500, 6 cores, 3,0 (4,1) GHz, 9 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, OEM 19, 000.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3
7 000.
Intel B360 Express Examples:
• Gigabyte HD3 B360;
• MSI B360-A PRO
7 000.
Operativnaya memory AMD 16 GB DDR4-3200:
• Kingston HyperX Fury (HX432C18FB2K2/16
15 000 RUB.
  Intel 16 GB DDR4-2400/2666:
• Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CRC
12 000 RUB.
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Gainward Phoenix;
• Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Dual
32 500 RUB
Drives SSD, 240-250 GB, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• 860 Samsung EVO MZ-76E250;
• Intel SSD 545s;
• WD Blue 3D WDS250G2B0A
6 000 RUB.
HDD at your request
CPU cooler Examples:
• Deepcool deepcool gammaxx 400
1 500 RUB.
Case Examples:
• AeroCool CyberX Advance;
• Thermaltake Versa N26
3 000 RUB.
Power supply Examples:
• Chieftec (GDP-650C) 650 W
5 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 86, 000.
Intel — 86, 000.

Important announcement: starting with this release at the optimum, advanced, maximum, and extreme builds I will no longer recommend hard drive of a certain amount. Just review each issue is constantly having discussions on this matter. Some believe that the HDD in the computer is no longer needed. Others are not willing to spend money on SSD, considering that the sense of it in a gaming PC is zero. Others scoff at the amount, at drives 3, 4 or more terabytes. As you can see, you cannot please everyone. I agree with the opinion that the organization of the disk subsystem in the PC — it is purely individual approach. So do as you see fit.

But the recommendations on SSD in assemblies will be present. 3DNews has a huge knowledge base, and we are absolutely sure models that are recommended in the “Computer of the month”.

Just recently on our website published an article “the Optimum gaming PC for 100 thousand rubles (fall 2018): comparison of current Intel and AMD systems” in the framework of the material was tested configuration, which was listed in the optimal Assembly last month. Strongly recommend to read the test results if you choose a system of cost 90-100 thousand rubles. PC configuration with chip Ryzen has not changed — the core of the build still uses the CPU Ryzen 5 2600X, set high-frequency memory, and the GeForce GTX 1070. But the system Intel changed somewhat. Unfortunately, for the worse.

This was largely due to the cost of the model Core i5-8600, which at the time of writing this proposal was worth 21,000 rubles. So, for the month chip went up by 5 000! In September, as you know, in the optimal Assembly, Intel used the low-end model Core i5-8500 loaded with all cores its frequency is kept at 3.9 GHz (Core i5-8600 — 4,1 GHz).

Last month the fee was used on the Z370 Express chipset and the RAM kit DDR4-3200. However, in September, in the name of economy, we use a motherboard based on set logic B360 Express and a set of RAM DDR4-2666. Practice shows that such an Assembly together with the graphics of GeForce GTX 1070 is not much inferior to the system with high frequency memory, however, we must understand that in the future — for example, when installing a video card class GeForce RTX 2080/2080 Ti — the effect of processorepiemonte will be expressed more clearly. That’s why I proposed to use a Core i5-8600 with DDR4-3200.

Let me draw your attention that in the Assembly on the platform AM4 is still used B350-charge, although sales have plenty of models based on chipset B450. Alas, while the new items (even though they do not possess any significant advantages) there are several more solutions of the old generation. If you don’t want to bother with the BIOS firmware, then you can safely buy the B450-cost.

For example, in August on our website an overview of the model GIGABYTE AORUS PRO B450. Overall I liked the charge is a functional and modern device, which can be assembled as a powerful gaming system and workstation. However, the manufacturer has equipped the motherboard frankly crippled in terms of overclocking BIOS, so to recommend “Proshka” users who wish to get the most out of processors Ryzen, I will not undertake. With this card, I think, will look harmoniously chips, which acceleration is not really needed. In the optimal build uses just such a chip Ryzen 5 2600X. “Pull” GIGABYTE AORUS PRO B450 and “stone” level Ryzen 7 2700X.

By the way, instead Ryzen 5 2600X can be used in the system of the lower 8-core 1700 Ryzen 7 (16 500 rubles). I recommend this CPU to overclock at least up to 3.9 GHz — in this mode, the system will show about the same level of performance in games, but in intensive tasks the Assembly Ryzen 7 will be noticeably faster. Without overclocking Ryzen 5 2600X is faster Ryzen 7 1700 because of substantial differences in clock frequency.

In comments to the previous editions of “Computer of the month” and other articles that address the topic of gaming cards, messages, which now makes no sense to take the video card of the old generation. Well, NVIDIA presented the GeForce RTX 2070, even under the best scenario, the novelty will cost 10-12 thousand rubles more than is now asking for cheap custom models GeForce GTX 1070. I will not say with 100 percent certainty, but it is likely that the youngest (until) Turing-adapter appears first in the advanced or even the maximum Assembly only at the end of the year. Consequently GeForce GTX 1070 for a long time will be actual model — certainly before the advent of the GeForce RTX 2060.


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