The first December parcel from computeruniverse was issued on December 3, and sent on December 10. The parcel went through Stolbishche, a Russian sorting center, convicted for missing parcels and delays. Because of this, the delivery time of the shipment was slightly longer than usual – 20 days (while it reaches 8-11 via Moscow). The parcel managed to go through customs in 2019, which means that it still had a duty-free threshold of 500 euros.
The parcel was added goods totaling 324 euros + shipping. Three people took part in the order: from Vologda, Tula and Krasnodar. They added in the order a low-cost SSD drive from Patriot, a cooler with two tower radiators Scythe Fuma 2, a set of two RAM slots of the Ballistix Sport LT series and a mid-range gaming graphics card Vega 56.
List of products from the First December from computeruniverse.net:
The first May purchase was made on May 2, and was sent by the store only on the tenth of the day due to the lack of some goods in the warehouse, and within ten days it reached our center for issuing joint purchases. The order was attended by 6 people from the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Samara, Veliky Novgorod, Pyatigorsk, Izhevsk. Participants paid delivery of € 29.11 out of € 36.61; total purchase price of goods: € 401.4. In the order: an electric toothbrush from Oral-B and a set of head brushes for it, budget memory sticks from G.Skill that are very popular in our orders, the promotional Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro + graphics card, two RAIJINTEK Morpheus II Heatpipe VGA Kühler CBOs and a modern SSD with specification M.2.
Sapphire Radeon RX 570 PULSE 8G 8GB is one of such graphic cards that can handle high resolution and quality settings in games and at the same time is inexpensive. The deep revision of the chip circuitry and the matured 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process met their expectations, significantly increasing the “quality” of the crystals. The increased frequencies of the Sapphire Radeon RX 570 PULSE 8G 8GB increased the level of performance, which provided more confident competition against the background of NVIDIA solutions. At the same time, TDP increased and cooling requirements increased. The graphics card provides comfortable performance in all current demanding games at Full HD resolution.
The fifth April order from computeruniverse.net was issued on April 24 and shipped only on May 2. The cost of goods in the order – 372 euros, delivery cost is 36,10 €, the total weight of goods in this order – 3 kilograms. The purchase consisted of only two types of goods: a powerful SSD drive from Corsair and 3 x graphic cards Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Nitro+ 4GB for only € 99.99, while in Russia it was sold almost twice as expensive. The package reached our center for issuing joint orders in 10 days, but we could receive it later (everyone has its own vacation :).
List of products from the Fifth April purchase from computeruniverse.net:
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 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.