The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC video card is equipped with a good cooling system, a well-thought-out design, optimal fan operation, a good implementation of the power subsystem and overclocking “out of the box”.
In idle mode, the video card fans do not turn off and operate at 850 rpm with a very low noise level, making the video card almost silent and, most importantly, very cold.
Although the video card does not have bright and fanciful elements with RGB backlighting, the design is made in white color and the angular shapes of the cooler’s casing give it elegance and uniqueness.
The graphics card is based on the GTX 1070 graphics chip with disabled blocks, which in practice allows you to get the desired performance with excellent overclocking potential. In addition, the developers switched to a reinforced five-phase power subsystem.
Analysis of the test results and customer reviews showed that there are no significant drawbacks to the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 OC. The video card is modest outside, but interesting inside and can be an excellent choice for gamers.
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16GB DDR4 16GISB K2 3000 C16 [F4-3000C16D-16GISB] has excellent compatibility with systems based on Ryzen processors, overclocking potential up to 3333 Mhz. Instead of radiators, metallized stickers are used here, which, if necessary, can be replaced. But if the user will not engage in extreme overclocking, there will most likely not be overheating problems.
We recommend to purchase this memory for assembling an inexpensive working, gaming PC, if you are limited in budget. 16 GB of memory operating in dual channel mode should be enough for the vast majority of popular programs and many modern games.
For those to whom 16 Gb will seem a little: in our previous review we wrote about the same bundle, but with 32 GB of memory. It also differs from its competitors by a low price and a good value in terms of cost / capacity / quality ratio.
The mini tripod Manfrotto Pixi Evo Mini-Stativ 2 is positioned as a desktop, but experience shows that it can also be used in traveling, including for making shots in the mountains. Due to its compact size and light weight of 0.267 kg, it will not take up much space in your hiking backpack and will not weigh much down.
Tripod has a nice futuristic design. And the reliability of the design is ensured by an aluminum alloy and a technopolymer.
The tripod is based on two-section telescopic legs, for precise height selection there are 5 positions from 6 to 19.5 cm. There are rubber pads on tips of racks for stability with a small area.
The order made in computeruniverse.net on February 22, was sent by the store on February 28 and reached our center of joint purchases in just 9 days. Four items with a total cost of 450 euros were added to the purchase: a video card from ASUS with a GeForce GTX1060 graphics processor, a popular Samsung 250 Gb SSD, a budget memory from G.Skill, and a well-proven be quiet! Cooler. The cost of delivery was € 37.47, of which the participants paid € 21.6, the remaining amount was compensated by our cubonus.ru project.
ASUS GeForce GTX1060 STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING OC 6GB 286,55 €
G.Skill Aegis 16GB DDR4 16GIS 2666 CL19 (2x8GB); 0,068kg; 70,50 €
Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe Retail-Version 250GB; 0,6kg; 69,57 €
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim CPU-Kühler 92mm; 0,58kg; 20,08 €
The prices on the Russian site may be differ from computeruniverse.net for European buyers.
In Samsung SSD 970 Evo, the manufacturer only slightly increased its performance compared to the “people’s favorite” 960 EVO, but the new drive has a two-year warranty period more than the drives of the previous series. In addition, SSDs also differ in TBW, which in the old version was only 100 TB for every 250 GB of capacity, and in the Samsung SSD 970 Evo it was increased to 150 TB TBW. SSD received a new controller Phoenix, which is used in drives of the top segment.
There are also the differences between the “PLUS” version and the usual 970 Evo: it is much faster, less heated, and its chips have 96 layers, unlike the old version with 64 layers. All these innovations should affect not only the performance of SSD, but also its reliability.
G.Skill Aegis 16GB DDR4 16GIS 2666 CL19 (2x8GB) [F4-2666C19D-16GIS] is a memory kit from a reputable Taiwanese manufacturer. In favor of buying this kit are the low price, the possibility of overclocking and amount of memory enough for everyday tasks. The product is a good solution for gaming computers, as it is characterized by high stability, energy efficiency and quality of microcircuits. Memory kit come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Of course, the memory with such a low price is not without flaws: timings by modern standards are quite high, and instead of a radiator, a metallized sticker is used here.
But at the same time, when buying on computeruniverse, in terms of price / volume / speed, the memory bypasses many of its competitors.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX video card is built on the basis of the latest Pascal architecture, combining the modern power of the 16-nm FinFET process technology, an efficient DirectCU III cooling system and an attractive price.
The model ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Strix was also good for its backplate on the reverse side, which protects the video card from deflection and damage to the elements. In the production of the video card, only high-quality elements were used that comply with the Super Alloy Power II technology, which guarantee stable operation at high loads and have an increased life time.
The video card is equipped with a proprietary cooling system DirectCU with index III, which promises increased efficiency through the use of fans with an upgraded impeller.
The main advantages of the video card:
+ Great appearance;
+ High factory overclocking;
+ Productive cooling system;
+ Printed circuit board of the older model and reliable component base;
+ Extended functionality (backlighting, connecting additional case fans, support for ASUS GPU Tweak II).
Disadvantages of the video card: Typical overclocking potential, large length, small gaps between the heat pipes.
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim CPU-Kühler 92mm (English name: be Quiet! BK008 Pure Rock Slim – CPU Cooler – 120W TDP-Intel 1150/1151/1155/1156 & AMD Socket AM2 (+) / AM3 (+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2 (+)) – compact and efficient cooler for entry-level systems for a good price. It is very easy to install and, due to its compactness, it feels great even in the M-ITX case. The maximum fan speed is 2000 rpm, but at the same time, with the most severe loads, revolutions per minute usually do not rise above the mark of 1400. The fan connects to the 4-pin connector, which allows you to adjust its speed through the BIOS or a special program.
The third February order was made on computeruniverse on 02/15/2019, and shipped only on February 22. In our joint purchasing center, it was received after 11 days. The parcels reached the participants from Russia in 5-8 days. Total, from the moment of payment of the order to the receipt of goods by participants no more than a month passed. Four participants in the purchase ordered seven products for a total of 395 euros and with a delivery fee of € 36.49 (participants paid € 23.50 for the delivery, the remaining € 13 was compensated by our project). The order included a rather diverse range of products: AMD Ryzen 4 processor and MSI motherboard for this stone, Samsung SATA SSD for 250 Gb, WD Blue Desktop hard drive for 1Tb series, spacious USB flash drive from German manufacturer Hama and proprietary wireless charging for Samsung smartphones.
The fourth joint February order was not so various and included only two products: Samsung’s no longer budget SSD with M.2 specification for 500Gb and the gaming graphics card Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX VEGA 56 8GB for three hundred euros. The order was placed on February 20 and shipped within two days. As a result, both orders were received at our joint purchasing center at the same time.
List of the goods from computerunivse’s february orders:
SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 belongs to the budget gaming series PULSE. The manufacturer did a very good job on the design and cooling of the video card: 2 massive fans (100 mm) from Champion manufacturer, a 6 mm heatpipe, a two-piece radiator, a pretty RGB backlight and a huge beautiful backplate. The video card pulls all modern games on ultra-high settings in FullHD. However, when playing UltraHD, you will have to lower the settings to a high or even medium level. In the program 3DMark Firestrike Ultra, the result is about 4800 points, which roughly corresponds to the result of the competitor’s 1070ti STRIX card without overclocking.
Among the main advantages of the Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX VEGA 56 8GB video card: high performance, factory overclocking, an efficient cooling system, beautiful design and pleasant backlighting, a dual BIOS switch, the ability to easy replacement of cooling system and convenient fan cleaning at home. Despite the fact that the video card is built on a shortened PCB of the Mini-ITX format, the device still turned out to be quite big and takes as many as 2.5 slots in your system case.