A new civil year is upon us, and it's time to bring you an updated version of the guide that will give you maximum quality gaming at a minimum price
For those of you who have forgotten, Here's a link to the first guide Released on the subject. The purpose of the manual is mainly to explain the turnover that a user can consider for a game console as the main machine to use, if he wants to save money and get a great experience. I will start by saying that the guide is intended primarily for those who are willing to make a slightly more complex purchase process than purchasing a single device and connecting it to television or any screen. A little investment, and you'll get a great experience.
Moving time forward a year and we are here again with new parts and new prices. Welcome to the Computer Guide That Will Kill the Console - Winter Version 2015.
The transition to Skylike strengthens the computer to kill the Kosola a little more, but it raises it a little
This time I decided to deviate from my practice of recommending the cheapest computer that will meet the demands on the requirements and strengthened the foundations of the computer and the power of graphics in it. The reason for this is the addition of additional upgrade capability in the future to those who want to jump into a powerful computer system. We start with the reason why, launching new processors from Microsoft Intel Which continues to shed new blood when it comes to the recommended choice for a computer on high performance and low budget.
Processor - Intel Core i3 6100 3.7Ghz Tray
Recommended price: 560-600
We waited patiently and replaced the Core i3 4170 arrived. Core i3 6100 Intel A less significant need for electricity, comes with a strong built-in graphics core and gives an extra 10 of its processing power. The price is similar to the launch price of the 4170 and stands at 560 to NIS 600. What makes the 6100 processor so fantastic is its ability to handle even heavy games and deliver close and sometimes similar performance to those of the new and previous generation Core i5 processors Intel. When the price is NIS 300 or more, the place of the 6100 is guaranteed in such a computer system. It is important to prefer the Tray version rather than the Box that includes Cooling Because of the next product listed.
Cooler Cooler - Arctic Alpine 11 Rev 2
Recommended price: 45-55
Here are a few reasons why you might prefer Alpine 11 over original cooling Intel In the box: the first is that it is cooling with better capabilities than that of Intel When it comes to operating temperatures. The second is that the cooling is quiet and significantly resistant to time damage. The third and most important is simply the cost of the difference between the Tray version exposed to the cooled box. There's nothing to think about twice, the Alpine 11 (note, not the GT version is weaker) is the perfect cooling system.
Motherboard - ASUS H110M-K D3
Recommended price: 280-330
This time I will go beyond my customs and reduce my recommendation regarding the motherboard to only one manufacturer. The Asus H110M-K D3 is all you can look for in a budget board for a gamer. Four SATA3 ports, a respectable amount of USB ports, and even an electronically separated sound core with its own indication and amplification. Who said that the sound quality in my budget table must be poor? Another bonus is a system of six stages of voltage stabilization for the processor (not five as in the out-of-date picture), which at least for me marks it as the perfect motherboard for the computer system that will kill a console. This motherboard supportsDDR3 Good old man.
If you're in the store, and because they've hijacked all the D110's H3M-K plates Asus You have no other options, the alternative is the G110 HXNUMXM-A. Just… Do not expect the same value, this is a motherboard with fewer features.
Memory - a single 8GB stick DDR3 From any recognized company
Recommended price: 220-270
Asus's motherboard will gladly accept every memory DDR3 In the voltage between 1.35 and 1.5 volts. The preference will be lower voltage, but do not pay more than 20 for this feature. Currently, 8 is gigabyte זיכרון Great system for any use that is not heavy. This is a volume that is suitable for heavy skiing in gluttonous chrome or heavy gaming.
The recommendation for a single stick comes from the consideration that the motherboard has only two memory slots. So if you want to upgrade to 16, you will have the option. As for the memory frequency, the most common today is 1600 MHz and is also likely to be the cheapest. It does not matter if you choose any of the companies listed above, as long as they come from a good home and have a 3 year or a lifetime warranty. There is no need for my body either Cooling Special for such memory since its heat emission is very low.
Hard drive - 1TB of WD or Seagate
Recommended price: 230-270
Today, the prices of hard drives are in a situation where the financial difference between 500 and gigabyte per terabyte is only a few tens of shekels. Therefore, I strongly recommend buying one terabyte drive of Western Digital (Standard speed) or Barracuda series Seagate. The main thing is that they run 7200 rotations per minute. It is important to remember that the motherboard has four SATA ports, so there is room for adding drives in the future.
Power Supply - Antec VP450P 450W
Recommended price: 200-220
Here, too, I allow myself to deviate from the practice of the not insignificant list and recommend only one model. Antek's VP450P, also known as Basiq 450, is one of the brightest power providers of recent years. This is because a combination of high reliability and great electrical capability. This is a fairly budgeted power supply that does not carry the ability to pull cables or stringent quality standards such as 80Plus Gold, etc. Even as he left, power brokers around the world fell in love. It meets strict stress tests, maintains a low noise level and stands in Antek's statements on the label. Since then, he has been able to get even better with Antek's new novels that have actually increased his power.
With the ability to deliver up to 420 watts to video cards and processors almost exclusively, Antek's power makes it even suitable for video cards such as the GTX 970's Anodia. It's not that there are no replacements, it's just that VP450P is a safe and excellent choice. Those who insist can use 400-500 watts of power as a substitute. They are not bad at all.
Case - cheap, ventilated and allows expansion
Recommended price: 120-250
Well, here the recommendation is a little less specific. Selecting an enclosure depends largely on the user. The shape, colors and features are something that you can choose from a large selection and Capricorn accept it. Here in the picture I put the five most prominent today in Israel with regard to the budgetary systems are worthwhile:
- Antec GX505
- Antec VSP-5000B
- Antec P50
- Thermaltake V3
- Sharkoon VS4
In principle, what is common to all of these is the ability to use large chunks, dust filters and populate graphic cards Especially long. These are important features for anyone planning an upgrade. Even for those who do not, he will receive quality products here. If I had to choose one big and one small, I think that would be the big VSP-5000B and the little P50 by Antek. Airflow and cable arrangement capabilities are simply phenomenal. Even USB3 ports and fan control are a serious bonus.
Graphics Card - Radeon R7 370 2GB GDDR5
Recommended price: 740-780
We got to the last and favorite part. This is the most important part of this computer system, the engine that is going to run all the games. The Radeon R7 370 AMD Is one of the most affordable video cards you can find on the market today. This is a card that contains a powerful graphic core called Trinidad. It contains 1024 unified processors running on 925 MHz. The recommended versions are the Dual-X OC's Sapphire And the Gigabit OC comes with a core operating frequency that also passes the 1000 MHz line.
In terms of net performance, this video card is very similar to the monstrous performance of video cards such as GTX 680 and HD 7970 when launched. It easily eats games in HD Ready 720P and is able to handle most of the new games under medium and even high definition settings at FullHD 1920X1080. Not bad, not bad at all. For comparison, it is slightly stronger than GTX's 950 Anodia And slightly weaker than its GTX 960. Its power is only about 110 watts when playing.
If we compare it technically to the graphics processing power you'll find inPlaystation 4, this is one of the highest of the console at about 35 percent estimated.
The turnover for those who still want to Anodia Will be theGeForce GTX 950. This is a screen card that costs between 800 and 900 in most stores. The thing with him is that in most games he will be equal to or slower than R7 370. There are certain games which will be significantly faster than the R7 370 and here comes your job to check on what it is.
Let's make an account
If we work a little on price comparisons and go for the lowest prices recommended for the consumer, we will end up with a computer system that costs around NIS 2700. There is, however, a trick that goes beyond the single purchase of components. Today, the computer networks and the various stores give you a respectable discount on complete computer systems, so you should consider purchasing such a computer, including the assembly of the store, which is usually completely free. In addition, there are also prices operation On certain components only when purchasing a computer system, so that here too you can save a few dozen more shekels.
When I checked how much of a computer system like this is found in the various stores and stores, I've seen that 200-300 has a decent rebate for most of them, which definitely sacrifices the system to the price of the Playstation 4 1TB today. Want to put on your own and make it cheap? Excellent, We even have a guide for it.
Now that we have the iron, it is important to breathe life into them. You can install a free Linux system in distributions such as Ubuntu and SteamOS or such a fee as Windows 10, just consider the value Windows In the home version today it is about NIS 500. There are also stores on the net that sell keys for less than $ 50 for versions Windows The variance, but this is a slightly gray issue whose legality is questionable.
Why do I have to spend hundreds of shekels more on a computer than a console?
Iron is not all. We are no longer in the age ofPlaystation 2 where the console buyers are hacked and pay NISNUMX for a huge bundle of recordable CDs to fill a library. Today these machines are used for entertainment on the net, games with friends, movies and even work. Let's talk for a moment.
I remind those who have missed or do not remember the important reasons for the PC as a gaming machine over a console. For the addition of 500-700 shekels over the purchase of a console you will save and receive:
- Free online games, not NIS 200 each year on new consoles
- Payment for new games will usually be lower by 30-50 shekels. Will save hundreds of shekels each year
- An endless selection of free games. Some of them have even been past prestigious games
- Games are not everything. A computer is also used for documents, music, To manage a movie and series library And software development
- product quality. You pay more at first and things will look better on your screen compared to the console, for the most part
- Great compatibility for accessories. Connect any sign you want, keyboard and mouse are just an option
The only thing that is required of you is the desire to test, acquire and configure such a computer. This will require some of your time at the time of purchase and definition, but will return the investment in a big way. It depends a lot on you. Cheap computers for gaming in the assembly are not for everyone, but when you get into it you discover the tremendous advantages presented to you here.