Selected Computer Configurations in September
Selected Computer Configurations in September
As the school year begins in September, the market of PC installation begins to rise. Most manufacturers exert all their efforts to launch many promotional campaigns, and best season to install PC has arrived! As usual, we will recommend three types of cost-effective installation configurations at different price points for your reference.
No kidding: a plan for installing a famous-brand computer with only ＄146.6
Is a computer of ＄146.6 prominent in quality? If it has a configuration of Intel's NUC standard system and the memory and solid-state drives from Kingston, the world's no.1 storage manufacturer, the answer is yes. What about its performance? It depends on what you want to do with it. If you just want to surf the Internet, watch movies, listen to music, play mini-games, have an online class or write a thesis with it, it can be absolutely competent enough. And it is small in size, just like a lunch box. It can be put behind the monitor in your dorm and be used as a HTPC with TV when you at home during holidays.
Intel NUC5CPYH, with Celeron N3050 processor, dual-core dual-thread and integrated core graphics card, can support up to 8GB DDR3-1600 memory. And interfaces of NUC is rich, including USB3,0, HDMI, VGA, gigabit network interface, audio interface, 802.11AC wireless and Bluetooth 4.0. Although the performance of current mainstream configuration will dwarf it, it still meets requirements of average applications. And the most important thing is that it is only ＄93.7. What a cost-effective one!
Now that the memory can support up to 8GB DDR3 1333/1600, you can save yourself the hassle of upgrading later. HyperX Impact DDR3 1600 is one of the best-selling DDR3 laptops now. It has a low voltage of 1.35V, and its thinness enables a better use of NUC. HyperX is equipped with high-quality memory particles, and strict detection covers the whole process of computer. The use of it is more assured, and there is no need to set automatic overclocking to achieve the ideal frequency. As for the hard drive, with the space constraint, there is only one SATA interface, which means that you need to choose a solid-state drive for it. The Kingston A400 SSD is the most cost-effective choice. Generally, 480GB is enough, and its read and write speed reaches 500MB/s and 450MB/s respectively, which is much faster than hard disk drive and realize the dream of booting within 10 seconds. And if you find it that the memory capacity is insufficient, you can also spend some extra fee to buy a 920GB or even 1.92TB one.
If so, the price of the whole machine is only 1,300 yuan. A NUC, a memory and a hard disk drive can form a cost-effective computer, which is proper for installing in dorm or home. Moreover, due to its low power consumption, it can also be used for a NAS disc system for family.
A plan for installing an all-purpose mainstream cost-effective computer
Processor with a price around ＄146.6 is the flagship of AMD. The Ryzen 5, with 6 cores and 12 threads, is trusted by users, and if it combines with M.2 SSD solid-state drive and GTX1060 graphics card, it will support all mainstream games in current market.
AMD Rayon 5 3600 processor based on ZEN 2 framework and is made with the latest 7nm process, with physical 6 cores and 12 threads, a core frequency of 3.6-4.2ghz and a 35MB cache. What a cost-effective processor of around ＄146.6! As for the motherboard, you can choose ASUS’s TUF B450-Plus GAMING e-sport agent, which has a standard ATX board type and supports dual channel DDR4-3200 memory, M.2 interface, SATA3, PCI-E X16, etc.
As for the RAM you can choose the most popular 3200MHz HyperX FURY DDR4 Thunder series with 8GB×2 sets of bolts, the motherboard of which has 4 memory slots and can be upgraded to reach the total memory capacity of 32GB in the future. The hard drive should be terabytes, and it should also be an M.2 NVMe high-speed solid-state drive. The Kingston A2000 series is a cost-effective choice for consumers. Its reading and writing speeds are 2200MB/s and 2000MB/s respectively, which dwarfs many solid-state drives in the same price. The most important thing is that you can have this Terabyte high-performance solid-state drive with only around 700 yuan. What a rare price!
For the video card, GTX1060, 3GB video memory version is proper. The Ming Ying GTX1060 3G Ares can reach more than 155000 points in hardware performance evaluation, which means that its performance is quite a deal. And it is only ＄117.3, which is unparallel in the market!
High-performance computers of ＄2638.5
Obviously, computers of＄2638.5 is already belongs to high-end grade, but how to make the most of the ＄2638.5? Under the premise of cost performance first, equipped with the most premium processor, memory, solid-state disk, and graphics card, your computer will always be the high-end computer in the next 3-5 years to come!
The newly released I9-10850K is one of the most cost-effective high-end processors, with 10 cores and 20 threads and core power of up to 5.2GHz. As for the processor cooling system, you can choose the cool Ice King B360 ARGB water cooling system, which is very cost-effective. Not only is it more efficient, less noisy, and less likely to impede the cooling of the air duct in the case, but it also has a beautiful RGB light. You can choose ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING as your motherboard to go with your high-end processor. It has all kinds of AI intelligent control features and all kinds of luxury configuration, which is required as being a high-end motherboard.
The memory must be selected from those with the top performance. HyperX DDR4 Predator RGB series Of Hacker God bar not only has the powerful DDR4 performance, cool metal radiator, but also amazing RGB light, including RGB dynamic light and HyperX infrared synchronization technology, which can let users experience cool RGB light in the most novel way. As for the specs, the DDR4-4000mhz, 8GB×2 set, whose base frequency has beat a lot of over casted memory frequency, has a powerful performance can be seen. As for the hard disk drive you can choose powerful 1TB Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe solid-state drive, which is outstanding in the cost performance of m. 2 NVMe solid-state disk at the same level. Its reading and writing speed can reach up to 3500MB/s and 2900MB/s respectively, and its TT customized radiator will be appended. The price of 1TB Kingston KC2500 M.2 NVMe solid-state drive is only 1200 yuan, which is also the best choice for high-end players.
10GB Nvidia RTX3080 graphic card is of ＄1465.7,which is quite expensive but also provides high performance. According to the official data, 4K games compared with GTX2080 TI have acquired an improvement of more than 50%. And looking at the price of GTX2080 TI more than RMB 10,000, we will immediately feel that GTX3080 is very cost-effective, which is best choice of those top players.