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.

Computer of the month — December 2018

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 1200, 4 cores, 3,1 (3,4) GHz, 8 MB L3, AM4, BOX 7 500 RUB.
Gold g5400 is Intel Pentium, 2 cores and 4 threads, 3.7 GHz, 4 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, BOX 6 500 RUB.
Motherboard AMD A320 Examples:
• Gigabyte GA-A320M-H4
4 500 RUB.
Intel Express H310 Examples:
• ASRock H310M-HDV;
4 500 RUB.
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2400:
• Samsung DDR4-2400
5 000 RUB.
Video card AMD Radeon RX 570 4 GB:
• PowerColor 4GBD5-3DHD.
12 500 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;
• Cooler Master Elite 500 Watts;
• Thermaltake TR2 S (TRS-0500NPCWEU) 500 W
3 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 37 500 rubles.
Intel — 36 500 RUB.

Which month the writing of the “computer of the month” begins with the monitoring of the prices of Intel processors. Once upon a time in the first half of 2018 — in the starting Assembly is used 4-core chip Core i3-8100. However, one never the perfect moment, the price jumped up to 12-13 thousand rubles. Now this Coffee Lake is 9 500 rubles — still expensive, although not as “snappy”. In this article, I demonstrated that the Core i3-8100 for a budget gaming PC is a very good choice. However, waiting for the moment when its value falls at least 8 000.

In the meantime, start assembling Intel still uses dual-core Pentium g5400 is Gold — this chip also fell over the past month, about 1 000. On the background processors Ryzen 3, in my opinion, the “stump” looks not so attractive. Nevertheless, I do not remove the LGA1151 platform-v2 from the start of the Assembly — Pentium g5400 is Gold will allow you to wait out these strange (for Intel). And then you can replace the 2-core to 6-core model the level of Core i5-or Core i5 8400-8500.

By the way, I do not recommend the budget Board chipset H310 Express to put something more productive. Our experiment showed that under heavy load throttling maybe even Core i5-8400.

A shortage of Intel clear. Thanks for that chips generation Coffee Lake slowly cheaper. And how do you deficiency motherboard AM4? At the time of writing the article in the “Regarde” was available only five boards on the chipset and eight B350 — B450-based. The cheapest was motherboard ASRock Pro4 AB350 (6 500 rubles).

Thus, no matter how sad it may sound, but in December I have to, gritting his teeth to put in the starting Assembly AMD cost for A320-chipset. What we are missing? For example, the possibility of overclocking the CPU. The same Ryzen 3 1200 without a serious increase in voltage and the change of the cooling system is able to work absolutely stable at a frequency of 3.7-3.8 GHz. Okay, what do these cards at least not blocked the ability to change the frequency of RAM. In the Computer of the month” traditionally used Samsung modules, which easily accelerates to 2933-3200 MHz.

Secondly, functionality and overall quality of the solutions based on the logic of the A320, of course, inferior to the counterparts on the basis of chipset B350. Therefore, when more funds are available it is better to purchase the same AB350 ASRock Pro4 times there are no other options. Or search the boards for B350-chipset, which I offered last month.

Instead Ryzen 3 1200 looks good in the starting Assembly and Ryzen 3 2200G (8 000). Our tests show that the processor in most cases is faster due to higher clock speed (the difference is the acceleration is now not removed). Besides Ryzen 2200G 3 has a built-in graphics Vega 8. With the urgent need and lack of money to ride out these tough times by not buying a discrete graphics at all.

Those who wishes to advance in skill savings personal savings suggest you to read our special issue of “Computer of the month”. The goal was set: to assemble system unit cost 30 000 rubles from the “shop” components. The result of the seven options considered truly fit for AAA games at medium to high graphics quality settings were only one Assembly, built on the frankly outdated platform AM3+. At the heart of the PC lay a 6-core chip AMD FX-6300, 8 GB RAM DDR3-1600 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. In General, in our market there is a very sad situation. Most discussed in the article assemblies for 30 thousand rubles is not allow to play comfortably. If your budget is limited and you want to enjoy the modern games, yet, in my opinion, before you purchase any components examine sentences with “Avito”, “July” or any other Internet-flea markets — where you can find a lot of things interesting.

But at the end of the year I do not want to save — so graphics card. Let us rejoice that we have the opportunity for 12-13 thousand rubles to buy Radeon RX 570! I’m sure in the comments to the article will write about the opportunity to buy this graphics card (GeForce 470 and RX) for 7-8 thousand rubles for “Avito”, because the mountain miners merge these map packs. This possibility should definitely be considered, only the main thing not to run on “dead” device. In the “Computer of the month”, like a few years ago, I would recommend and will continue to recommend a configuration-only “store of nature”.

Note: start the Assembly appeared Radeon RX 570, and the description has not changed. The expression “at least on medium settings graphics quality” refers to the fact that the installation of high graphics quality settings do not always have 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, the system uses a graphics card with 4 GB of “brains”. These points are discussed in the article “How much RAM is needed for games: 8 or 16 GB”. So once again: do not judge the performance of the Assembly only by the card — in the description of each configuration takes into account all components. Not just because we have the rubric “an Optimal gaming PC”, which discussed in detail the level of performance suggested by the “Computer of the month” system units.

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 12 000 RUB.
Motherboard AMD B350 Examples:
• AB350 ASRock Pro4
6 500 RUB.
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2400/2666:
• Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CRC
10 000 RUB.
Video card AMD Radeon RX 580, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Gigabyte GV-RX580GAMING-8GD
19, 000.
Drives SSD, 240-256 GB SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• Crucial BX500 (CT240BX500SSD1);
• ADATA Ultimate SU655 (ASU655SS-240GT-C)
3 000 RUB.
HDD at your request
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 58 500 RUB.

It turns out, the base Assembly is the only category in the “Computer of the month”, which is not represented on the LGA1151 platform-v2. It was noted earlier that Intel let the sly, but still cheaper. At the same time between the Core i3-8100 (9 500 rubles) and Core i5-8400 (16 000 rubles), there is a very serious difference in price. If you use only Intel products — feel free to take this 6-core. “Computer of the month” is a category solely Advisory in nature, thought-provoking.

In General, in December, the most optimal and, in fact, the only option I think series 6-daerah chips Ryzen 5. The table shows the model Ryzen 5 2600, but if you plan to overclock the CPU, then you can safely take the cheapest “stone” in this category. Save a lot does not work, because Ryzen 5 1600 10 500 rubles.

Of course, a reference Assembly already being used on Board chipset B350. Practice shows that the motherboard level ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS and ASRock Pro4 AB350 cope with the overclocking Ryzen 5 up to frequencies of 3.8-3.9 GHz. Do not “ride up” very high CPU voltage — power subsystem indicated matplot not intended to be too serious loads.

And Yes, solutions-B450-chipset are still more analogues on the basis of a set of logic B350. Rubbish! Therefore, if you decide 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 firmware of matplot 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.

Last month was officially presented the video card Radeon RX 590. “Regarde” the model is 22 500 rubles. Our tests show that on average the Radeon RX 590 is faster Radeon RX 580 by 10 %. While monitored by PWM version is “five hundred and eightieth” cards cost less — an average of 19 000. I think that for this advantage to pay 3,500 rubles makes no sense. Perhaps later Radeon RX 590 and would be in the base build, but certainly not this year.

I guess next year will have to thoroughly understand the suggestions of graphics cards on the market. About Radeon RX 590, I already told. In response to the product NVIDIA has released version GeForce GTX 1060 GGDR5X memory. And kind of get the same eggs (only in profile), but because you want to buy for the same money better and more productive iron.

And on our website an overview of SSD Samsung 860 QVO. This SSD marked the beginning of a new era — the era of new chetyrehbalnoy QLC 3D V-NAND memory. The most attractive thing in Samsung 860 QVO — the price for the terabyte model asking only 11 000. It is obvious that with their SSD with QLC-memory will soon catch up and the other players.

The cost of the SSD is a promising indicator for OEMs in late 2018. For a long time in the base Assembly recommended solid state drives 120-128 GB. Now you can for the same money to take a SSD twice the volume. The most optimal solutions, in our opinion, presented in the table.

Recall that at the optimum, advanced, maximum, extreme, and now the basic builds I 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.

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 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 6 cores and 12 threads, 3,6 (4,2) GHz, 8+8 MB L3, AM4, OEM 13 500 RUB.
Intel Core i5-8500, 6 cores, 3,0 (4,1) GHz, 9 MB L3, LGA1151-v2, OEM 16 500 RUB.
Motherboard AMD 450 Examples:
• Gigabyte AORUS PRO B450
9 500 RUB.
Intel Z370 Express Examples:
• ASRock Pro4 Z370;
• Gigabyte SLI Z370XP;
• MSI Z370-A PRO
8 500 RUB.
RAM 16 GB DDR4-3200:
• Kingston HyperX Fury HX432C18FB2K2/16;
• Patriot Viper 4 (PV416G320C6K)
12 500 RUB.
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB GDDR5:
• Palit GameRock
30 000 RUB.
Drives SSD, 240-250 GB, SATA 6 GB/s Examples:
• 860 Samsung EVO MZ-76E250;
• Intel SSD 545s
4 500 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:
• Be Quiet System Power 600 W 9
5 000 RUB.
Total AMD — 80 000 rubles.
Intel — 82 000 RUB.

We will continue to study the prices of Intel processors. With 6-core chips Coffee Lake (Refresh) comes an interesting situation. As I said, Core i5-8400 “Regarde” costs 16 000, and Core i5-8500 — 16 500 rubles. Sense to take out a Junior 6-core with such a difference there. While Core i5-8600 is 19 500 rubles. Sense to take senior prezhnemy 6-core with such a difference either. So in December, Core i5-8500 — our candidate! Overclocking model Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9600K are worth even more — 21 500 and 21 000 respectively.

At optimal Assembly the Intel boards are traditionally used on the basis of the Z-chipset. Yes, to overclock the CPU we can’t, but to use high frequency RAM will only Z370 – Z390-motherboard. Our tests show that the kit DDR4-3200 compared to DDR4-2666 significantly increases the performance of the Core i5.

With the AMD chip, in my opinion, to be defined even easier. Take the fastest 6-core today. Ryzen 5 2600X good that it there is no need to disperse. This chip in games running at maximum frequency, changing in the range 4-4,2 GHz. At the same time to work Ryzen 5 2600X (and other chips Ryzen second generation) it is important to have in its Arsenal effective cooler. In the optimal build is not enough without the cooling tower. Chase ultra-efficient and the most expensive models, in my opinion, it is not necessary (but possible) for a high quality cooling enough and the “tower” worth up to 2 000 rubles.

Naturally, instead Ryzen 5 2600X to get Ryzen 5 1600 and to save it. The difference in frequency, pardon the pun, partially reduced by using acceleration. And you can pay 2 500 rubles and get an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700. 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.

For best Assembly results are also used boards not on the older chipset, but this time we are talking about the B450. As you know, to disperse any Ryzen chip is enough motherboards based on this chipset. To pay for a more feature-rich chipsets, such as the X370 and X470, it makes sense, in my opinion, just for the sake of introducing array support AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI according to the scheme x8+x8 PCI Express 3.0.

What has not changed in the optimal build is the graphics card. GeForce GTX 1070, a longtime frequenter of the optimal build. At the time of writing the cost of the graphics adapter in the store “regard” started from 28 000 rubles. At the same time, the model 1070 GeForce GTX Ti are an average of 3 000 rubles more. This version is based on the full CPU GP104, it turns out in games faster by an average of 10 %. What version of GeForce GTX 1070 to prefer only a question of availability of additional funds. If you have them, then you can safely take a faster decision.

A few fell Radeon RX Vega 56 — the cheapest model Sapphire monitored by PWM Pulse (11276-02-40G) is 39 000 rubles. This card can be safely considered for purchase, although the background 1070 GeForce GTX Ti and GeForce GTX 1080 it does not look so attractive in terms of price.


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