The third April order for computeruniverse.net was issued on April 9th and sent by the store with the German Post Office on the 16th of April. The package reached our center of joint orders in just 10 days. In the order were added: the graphics card of the middle class GTX1060 from Asus, AMD Ryzen 5 processor, mni-ITX case for assembling a compact gaming system, a USB flash drive for Hama with the ability of connection to a Android smartphone with mini USB intarface.
List of products from the third purchase on computeruniverse.net:
Hama FlashPen Laeta Twin USB3.0 128GB is a compact USB flash drive from the German manufacturer Hama with an aluminum case in gray. It has two interfaces: for computer devices with USB-port and portable devices with micro-USB interface, with a lid on both sides.
Fractal Design Node 202 is one of the most compact cases available on the market for organizing a gaming system with a high-performance graphics card. With a vertical position, the case takes up very little space on the table, while it can contain a Mini-ITX format motherboard and an SFX power supply unit, several 2.5 ”drives, and a long dual-slot graphics card. Thats why this case is an ideal option for building a very compact gaming system. The case has a strict appearance with the use of mainly black color in the design. White LED of average brightness placed near the power button informs user the status of the computer. The top and bottom panel of the case is made of metal. The top panel has a small perforation just above the processor, and the bottom has two perforated zones. For the vertical orientation of the case in the kit is a plastic stand with anti-slip legs. In the lower and upper panels with vertical placement there are also perforated areas. The installation place of the power supply is equipped with anti-vibration pads. Any SFX power supply unit with a length of up to 130 mm is suitable for the Fractal Design Node 202 Mini-ITX [FD-CA-NODE-202-BK].
Since the case is relatively small, the temperature of the components inside will be somewhat higher than when using more spacious solutions.
The compact size of the case imposes some restrictions when installing components into it, such as: the inability to install 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch devices; supporting only SFX power supplies up to 130 mm; the ability to install only a pair of 2.5-inch drives;
Assembly problems may arise due to the lack of space for the hands. For example, there are some inconveniences when installing wide and long graphic cards;
with a vertical orientation of the housing, dust will penetrates through the top panel, which is devoid of a filter.
the height of the processor cooler is limited to 56 mm;
The first April order for computeruniverse was paid on the third of April, and the fifth of April was sent via the air-mail, after 10 days the package had already been received in our center for issuing joint orders. Two people took part in the purchase. The shipping cost was € 36.85, the cost of the goods in the order is € 385.63. Two products were added to the purchase: a modern video card from GIGABYTE GeForce RTX2060 OC 6GB and a Seasonic power supply for 750 W.
The second April order was issued on April 12 and on the same day was sent to the store via DHL. The cost of shipping an order was € 36.67, of which the participants paid € 25.22, the rest of the amount was compensated by our project. Four items of goods worth a total of € 404 were added to the order: two Sapphire video cards (promotion goods), an eSports processor cooler, and a Samsung smart watch.
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX2060 OC Rev. 2 6GB – an entry-level graphics card for a resolution of 2560 x 1440. With this resolution, not all games will play even at high settings, but in FullHD the card shows itself perfectly. In idle time, until the video card warms up to 46 degrees, the fans do not start. Gigabyte itself is positioning its device as a “golden mean” between the flagships and simpler modifications. Modification 2.0 differs in the location of the ports and the design of the radiator of the cooling system. The graphics card is made for ordinary people – a minimum of pathos, a minimum of overpayment, and only one glowing inscription with a custom glow. The circuit board itself has original design and Ultra Durable VGA element base. It consists of solid and tantalum-polymer capacitors, as well as chokes with a ferrite core.
The sixth March purchase on computeruniverse.net was paid on March 6 and shipped on March 11. A package from Germany reached our center of joint orders in just 8 days. The total amount of items € 465.22 has been added to this order. The shipping cost was € 38.58, the purchase participants paid € 33.87, the rest was compensated by our project. The order did not differ in its diversity; there were only four products in its composition: two video cards of the GeForce and Radeon family, water-cooling system of Alphacool and a Bronze Series power supply from Seasonic.
The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6GB video card is made in compact dimensions and can be installed in a mini-ATX package. Cooling provides by single-fan system with a plastic casing. The video card is one of the best products in terms of price and performance. The card is devoid of illumination and other additional decorative elements, and thanks to this, the manufacturer was able to launch such an inexpensive product on the market. Aluminum radiators with fins and three copper heat pipes are in direct contact with the graphics core and memory chips. The video card has enough performance to run modern FullHD resolution games.
Compared with previous GPU generations, the NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture introduced a number of improvements: the ability to simultaneously perform floating point operations (FP32) and integer (INT32), reworked the data caching system with an increased L1 volume, added new rendering methods, and also support the latest versions of technology DirectX 12 level Feature Level 12_1.
Alphacool Eisbaer LT240 CPU AiO-Wasserkhlung is a universal water cooling system for Intel and AMD processors, as well as for video cards with an additional water block from Alphacool.
The Alphacool’s radiator is completely copper, not aluminum, like the Enermax and many other models, and the company has made a significant improvement in heat dissipation.
Thanks to the split valve, cooler can be expanded by adding, for example, a video card, with Alphacool’s proprietary waterblock (purchased separately).
Pomp of Alphacool Eisbaer LT240 CPU AiO-Wasserkhlung with a ceramic bearing. The built-in ultra-ceramic low noise DC-LT pump is an extremely quiet pump that Alphacool uses in many of its products.
Another advantage of Water Cooling System from Alphacool is that it is easy installation: screw parts, pour liquid and good cooling for the processor and graphics card is ready! Kits and fasteners are neatly laid out in several bags with signatures, so that the user does not have to compare with the picture what is what and he can immediately use the fasteners for the desired system – AMD or Intel.
Hoses of Cooling system are very flexible and soft, made of PVC. Compared to Enermax’s products, the difference is huge, where the cables are quite rigid and difficult to bend during installation.
The fourth March order from computeruniverse.net was paid on March 20, sent by the store on April 1, and received at the center of our joint purchases on April 11. Participants in the order their goods reached by mail in just 3-6 days. The cost of goods in the purchase – 391 euros, shipping costs – 39,79 €. Product weight 4.2 kg, parcel weight 6.030 kg. In total, the participants paid for the delivery 28 euros, the remaining 11 were compensated by our project of joint purchases. The order turned out to be quite diverse: it contained a glowing decorative LED-ball from Elgato, Bluetooth headphones from Marshall, a professional Logitech C922 stream webcam, a power supply unit from the Seasonic 80 + Gold series, and an inexpensive set of DDR4 memory kit from Corsair.
Simultaneously with the fourth order, came the fifth. The purchase, paid on March 30, was sent by the store on April 1st. The cost of goods in the order – 462 €, shipping cost – 37.68 €. Participants paid € 26.8 for delivery, and about € 11 compensated. The order consisted almost entirely of computer components: a powerful 850-watt power supply unit from the Seasonic class 80 + Platinum, a fashionable main memory with colorful backlighting of the AORUS series, memory kit for Macbooks from Corsair of DDR3 generation, two SSDs from the Team Group of different capacity, cables InLine with reliable mounts, and a Belkin outlet with two USB ports.
List of products of the March purchases from computeruniverse.net:
GIGABYTE AORUS RGB 16GB DDR4 Kit 3200 CL16 (2x8GB) is the memory module of the new AORUS gaming series, equipped with 2-mm thick aluminum radiators and decorated with five addressable RGB LEDs illuminating the acrylic plastic diffuser. Spectacular RGB illumination that is the main feature of the memory strip.
The memory kit consists of 2 DIMMs that operate in dual channel mode. The memory modules are based on noble B-die Samsung chips that can be easily overclocked. The memory can be overclocked to 3,600 MHz and will operate at 2,600 MHz by default if the XMP profile is disabled, since this is the standard JEDEC clock frequency. The synchronization time is set to 16-18-18-38 (CL18), and the total capacity of this kit is 16 GB.