It would seem that the focal theme of this edition should be the appearance in the sale of video cards GeForce RTX, and the final realization of what the new NVIDIA products are capable of. If you missed this momentous event, I recommend you to read our detailed reviews of RTX GeForce Ti and GeForce 2080 2080 RTX. However, September showed that at least a resonant event in the computer industry is a real shortage of Intel CPUs for the past month, the price of many models has jumped up quite adequate values.

Regular readers of “Computer of the month” probably noticed that the annotations says all of eight system blocks, though I carried on court 12 actual configurations. Yes, in October the basic and optimal configuration are held exclusively for the AMD platform AM4. Because only the most rabid Intel fan will prefer the six-core buy Ryzen 5 1600X, for example, a Quad-core Core i3-8100. Just looking ahead, I will say “closed for repairs” and an extreme build, just because in mid-October will be presented the processors Coffee Lake Refresh and chipset Z390 Express.

In General, you will not be afraid of that statement, one of the most controversial editions of “Computer of the month” for the last time.

Computer of the month — October 2018

This release comes 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 online-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 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.

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 safety margin for the next 2-3 years, are rife with compromises, but are smaller than the other configurations.

Starter Assembly
Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1200, 4 cores, 3,1 (3,4) GHz, 8 MB L3, AM4, BOX 7 000.
Gold g5400 is Intel Pentium, 2 cores and 4 threads, 3.7 GHz, 4 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, BOX 7 000.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3V;
• ASRock AB350M-HDV;
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
12 500 RUB.
Drive HDD, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Western Digital WD10EZEX;
• Toshiba HDWD110UZSVA;
• Seagate ST1000DM010
3 000 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;
• Cooler Master Elite 500 Watts;
• Thermaltake TR2 S (TRS-0500NPCWEU) 500 W
3 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 38 000 rubles.
Intel — 38 000 rubles.

“Starting the build” — one of the partitions in the “Computer of the month” that my Intel system. Like last month, the light of all the confusion that’s going on with Intel, I recommend to buy a dual-core model Pentium Gold — only this time the youngest chip of the lineup. “Stump” under the name g5400 is in the box variation (with the cooler) is in the “Regarde” 6 500 rubles — and during the last month rose by 1 000.

Once again: the earlier the start the Assembly was attended by a Quad Core i3-8100 — before this Assembly looked better Intel system AMD Ryzen 3. Now the situation has changed. A variant with Pentium Gold g5400 is advised to those users who need a gaming PC right now, but who have no desire to “butt out” 20 000 for the Core i5-8400. This chip will allow you to ride out these difficult (for Intel) and then make an upgrade — and probably on a chip family of Coffee Lake Refresh.

Just recommend that instead of the “Golden” processor Quad-core Core i3-8100, I cannot. 12 500 roubles, it is logical to take a 6-core Ryzen Junior model 6 Ryzen 1600, which quietly accelerates to 3.9 GHz, it costs 11 000 rubles.

Starting build AMD offers the user with a real Quad core. I have a month I recommend the Junior model Ryzen 3 1200, although in the past the system uses chip Ryzen 3 2200G with integrated graphics Vega 8. Recently, however, the G-version of the chip is expensive, in October the difference between these processors is 1 500 rubles. I think that a slight advantage Ryzen 3 2200G in clock frequency is not necessary such overpayment. Moreover, in the Assembly there is a Board on chipset B350 — the desire and ability you without any problems overclocking Ryzen 3 1,200 to 3.8 GHz even with the use of the complete cooler.

With the same purpose, the system uses memory from Samsung. Practice shows that it quietly accelerates to the effective frequency 3066-3200 MHz. And quietly accelerate with AMD systems. Modules from other manufacturers are at 500-700 rubles less. 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.

Very often in the comments, please consider the article an even cheaper build. A little later a special edition of “Computer of the month” on this topic. However, right now I can’t build cheaper 30 000, which is not greatly inferior launch system. This will be a 6-core AMD FX-6300, released in 2012, 8 GB RAM DDR3-1600/1866 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Naturally, other components have to take on the principle “I blinded you from the fact that was enough”.

The other components in the starting Assembly is not changed compared to the previous month. The most important thing is to remain part of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Of course, in order to save instead of the accelerator you can buy a GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB (from 11 500 to 12 000 rubles), for example. However, our tests show 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. We have plenty of tests of this graphics card, here everything is clear.

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 1600X Ryzen 5, 6 cores and 12 threads, a 3.6 (of 4.0) GHz, 8+8 MB L3, AM4, OEM 12 000 RUB.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• ASRock Pro4 AB350M;
6 000 RUB.
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2400/2666:
• Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CRC
12 000 RUB.
Video card AMD Radeon RX 580, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Gigabyte GV-RX580GAMING-8GD
20 000 RUB.
Drives HDD, 1 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Western Digital WD10EZEX;
• Toshiba HDWD110UZSVA;
• Seagate ST1000DM010
3 000 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:
• Cougar MX330;
• Thermaltake Versa N26
3 000 RUB.
Power supply Examples:
• Chieftec GDP-550C 550W;
• Cooler Master B600 ver.2 600 watts
4 000 RUB.
Total 64, 000.

As it was obedene in this release in the base Assembly are provided solely platform AMD AM4. Earlier in this category present the system based on Core i5-8400. However, at the time of writing, this chip cost 20 000 rubles and, of course, to buy for the money Junior 6-core Coffee Lake makes no sense. Therefore, the readers 3DNews who want to use only Intel products, I can recommend only one: to wait. However, some experts believe that will have to wait a very long time. Well, now all hope for that “red” processors is not increased following devices Intel…

Only now after a month have risen and the cost of the chips Ryzen 5 2000. So, in the last issue for the base Assembly with AMD I recommend the 2600 Ryzen 5, but this chip has increased to $ 1 000.

In General, the prices on AMD Ryzen 5 is not very clear situation. First, when creating this release, studying the catalogue “Regarda” and “Yandex.Market” you can see let small, but the deficiency of “red” chips. This is especially true of OEM products. Second, looks somewhat inadequate the cost of some models: for example, the boxed version Ryzen 5 2600X in the “Regarde” costs 18 500 rubles. Yes OCTA core Ryzen 7 1700X no cooler will cost you 1 000 less! At the same time still available are models Ryzen 5 1600 (11 000) and Ryzen 5 1600X (12 000) — those are the models I recommend to use a reference Assembly. And something tells me that this offering is valid for a very limited time. The problem is local in foreign stores I have not noticed anything.

In the table, however, specified the more expensive Ryzen 5 1600X — clocked 400 MHz higher than the model without the “x” in the title. This stone I recommend to those who are not planning to overclock anything. And so Ryzen 5 1600 calmly accelerates to 3.8-3.9 GHz without a serious increase in energy consumption. Much depends on the overclocking potential of the chip.

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 3200 MHz with a slight increase in delays and timings. Overclocking the memory significantly increases 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 %!

Please note that a reference Assembly still apply for B350 motherboard the chipset. If you have decided to buy Ryzen 5 2600, remember that 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.

The most simple way would be, of course, buy B450-motherboard. Only in such devices are more expensive B350-analogues. An elementary example: the ASRock Pro4 AB350M costs 6 000 rubles, and the ASRock Pro4 AB450M — 7 000 rubles. While boards do not differ from each other. Still, the basic build is not the category in which we can take only the most modern equipment.

Please note that the table shows the Radeon RX 580 8 GB. Recently a variety of models with 8 GB of GDDR5-memory fell markedly and are now lower than even the most affordable GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. I believe that now a great option to get me one of those Middle-end card, the performance of which will definitely be enough for gaming on high settings in Full HD resolution. The funny thing is that for a very long time (due mining boom) Polaris-Radeon RX Radeon RX 570 and 580 it was simply impossible to get. Then the “Computer of the month”, by the way, criticized the fact that article consult only GeForce. I wonder what this one will say all sorts of conspiracies…

The same readers who want to take Radeon RX 580 8 GB due to various reasons, you can safely take GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.

Optimal Assembly

System that is able 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 Ryzen 7 1700X AMD with 8 cores and 16 threads, 3,4 (3,8) GHz, 8+8 MB L3, AM4, OEM 17 500 RUB.
Motherboard AMD 450 Examples:
• Gigabyte AORUS B450 ELITE
• ASRock Fatal1ty GAMING B450 K4
8 000 RUB.
RAM AMD 16 GB DDR4-3200:
• Kingston HyperX Fury HX432C18FB2K2/16
14 500 RUB.
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Zotac ZT-P10700E-10S
30 000 RUB.
Drives SSD, 240-250 GB, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• 860 Samsung EVO MZ-76E250;
• Intel SSD 545s
6 000 RUB.
HDD at your request
CPU cooler Examples:
• DeepCool deepcool gammaxx S40
2 000 RUB.
Case Examples:
• Cougar MX330;
• Thermaltake Versa N26
3 000 RUB.
Power supply Examples:
• Chieftec (GDP-650C) 650 W
5 000 RUB.
Total 86, 000.

Almost two months ago, our website came performance analysis of an optimal Assembly. Then the system Intel used Intel Core i5-8600, even in August it can be bought for 16 000 rubles. Now this chip is 22 000 rubles, and therefore recommend it as the optimal build I don’t see the point. In General, in October the optimal Assembly also dispenses with the LGA1151 platform-v2. Because Core i5-8500, for example, is 21 000 rubles. As you can see, in the “Regarde” the cost of the chips Core i5-generation Coffee Lake is changing in increments of 1 000. Expensive, even for the optimal build.

Earlier I noted that the processors Ryzen also rose significantly. And this, I think, to blame not only the growth rate. Without going into details, I note that buy 18 000 OEM version Ryzen 5 2600X I don’t see the point. Take then Ryzen 7 1700X (17 500 rubles).

Actually, at this point in time looks very attractive processor Ryzen 7 1700 (16 000). The only problem is that this chip in a multi-threaded load operates at a frequency of 3.2 GHz — this is absolutely enough, and even with the graphics level GeForce GTX 1070 in games in Full HD will be the effect of processorepiemonte is when FPS limited by GPU performance, but CPU. In my opinion, Ryzen 7 1700 should be taken only under acceleration. For example, in a review of the motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING clearly shows how this chip is transformed, if its frequency to increase to a value of 3.9 GHz. For most users who overclock CPU to do not going to offer this time to buy Ryzen 7 1700X frequency that is 400 MHz higher than the model without the letter “X” in the title.

For optimal Assembly recommends Board chipset B450. The reason is that for the 8-core CPU (especially acceleration) you need to apply with a quality power Converter. In particular, the model Gigabyte AORUS B450 ELITE VRM area is consistent with what we saw in the model B450 AORUS PRO.

Nice that the sale is already full of frankly good models for the platform AM4. So, in September, on our website an overview of the motherboard MSI Gaming Pro Carbon B450 AC, which is painfully reminiscent of the MSI Gaming B350 Pro Carbon. Cosmetic improvements of the novelty, of course, there is the presence of the second M. 2 slot, two extra SATA connector and integration of wireless Wi-Fi module. Plus power Converter new engineers Taiwanese company is equipped with larger radiators. To pay for these “chips” in the region of 2 000 roubles — you decide, dear readers.

Recall that 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 mocked the volume, offering storage for 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”.


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