How much will a gaming computer similar in power to the PS4 Pro cost?
The war between supporters of consoles and PC gaming is unlikely to ever end, and there are many objective and subjective reasons for this. In today’s article, we will try to create with you an assembly of a PC that would be comparable in performance to the PS4 hardware (or even exceed them), and let’s see what the cost of the system will be in the end.
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RAM: 2 strips of 4 GB Kingston HyperX Fury with a frequency of 2400 MHz
Price: 3 900 rubles.
HyperX HX424C15FBK2 / 8
The actual amount of memory available for games in the Playstation 4 is approximately 4.5 GB, since the console reserves the remaining 3.5 GB for the operating system. If necessary, the game can request an additional 1 GB of RAM. However, in this article we are trying to find components for a modern PC, on which everything works a little differently than on a console from Sony. The minimum amount of RAM is now 8 gigabytes. We recommend that you take a closer look at a couple of Kingston HyperX Fury 2400 MHz brackets. RAM will work in dual-channel mode, which is always welcome, plus, its operating frequency can be easily raised.
Video card: Sapphire RX 570 4 GB
Price: 11 500 rubles.
Sapphire RX 570
With increased competition in the market, there are a lot of mid-range and upper-midrange graphics cards available at frankly low prices. A striking example of this is the RX 570 video cards. At the moment, these cards are often sold in Russia at the price of GTX 1050 Ti, but in terms of their performance they are not far from the GTX 1060 with 3 gigabytes of video memory. In our case, we decided to take the Sapphire RX 570 with 4 gigabytes of memory.
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Price: 7,700 rubles.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Some of you know that the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G is a faster processor than the Jaguar on board the PS4 Pro, which is clearly overkill. Nevertheless, if you want to build a really high-quality PC that works at the level of the PS4 Pro (or even better) for relatively little money, then you need to start with it. So, AMD Ryzen 5 2400G is a quad-core (eight-thread) 3600 MHz processor based on the Zen architecture. Zen has nearly 50 percent IPC boost over Jaguar. Plus, this CPU has an integrated GPU on board, which is pretty close in performance to discrete graphics cards like the GT 1030 or RX 550. If anything happens to your GPU, the integrated card will help you survive to buy a replacement.
Data storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive
Price: 2 500 rubles.
Western Digital Blue 1 TB
For standard gaming builds, we recommend connecting a 128GB solid state drive bundled with a hard drive. But the PS4 Pro does not have an SSD, so the regular 1TB WD Blue will suffice.
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-DS3H V2
Price: RUB 3,700.
GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-DS3H V2
The first thing to look out for when choosing a motherboard for a Ryzen processor is the chipset. If you want to overclock your CPU (and you definitely want to), then you need to look for a motherboard with a chipset of at least B350. For our task, we decided to take the GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-DS3H V2, which is a fairly functional motherboard.
Power supply: Chieftec GPS-500A8 500W
Price: 2450 rubles.
Chieftec GPS-500A8 500W
Chieftec GPS-500A8 500W is a surprisingly efficient 500 Watt PSU, which is enough to power all the components in this article.
Case: Deepcool Matrexx 55 Black (optional)
Price: 3 200 rubles.
Deepcool Matrexx 55 Black
It is a large, functional case with ample space for good air circulation, a glass panel and even RGB gadgets. There is simply no point in taking anything more expensive in our case.
Total PC price: 34,950 rubles.
Total PC price (without optional items): 31,750 rubles.
The case became an optional item for the reason that many PC owners often change components, but the case remains the same. Using an old case for new hardware, you can save several thousand rubles, which are then nice to spend on other things, for example, a small SSD, keyboard, mouse, and so on. As you can see, we managed to fit into the PS4 Pro price range and at the same time pick up sane hardware on which you can play modern games with quite acceptable graphics quality.