A little more expensive – much better. So we can summarize the latest update of the Computer Magazine rig where we hand-pick components for you who want to build a new computer on your own.
Computer magazine rig has long served as a good framework for anyone who wants to build their own computer. The component list is updated regularly and our goal is always for the total to be around SEK 10,000. In our latest rig, however, we put in a little over a thousand kroner, but for the money you get a sharper processor and a better motherboard.
As always, prices vary over time, so it may be worth checking out price comparison sites to minimize the cost. Here are the new components:
Intel Core i5-11400F Rocket Lake
From Intel’s 11th generation Core processors we find this F-marked i5 which gives us six cores and 12 wires which run between 2.6 gigahertz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.4 gigahertz.
The processor has 12 megabytes of smart cache and a TDP of 65 watts, which makes it easy to cool. (Always double check if cooler is included.) It is worth noting that the processor does not have an integrated graphics card but relies on a discreet solution.
ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WI-FI
Asus’ updated TUF Gaming motherboard offers genuine Gen4 support for both M.2 storage and graphics. We also get a magically good memory support and a rear-mounted USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 as well as a multi-gig LAN port and the latest Wi-Fi 6.
Thanks to solid construction and very good software, we get a really stable and affordable motherboard for many years of use.
Samsung 980 PRO 500 GB
In order to maintain the price level (somewhat so) but still step up and take full advantage of the PCIe Gen4 power, we move to Samsung’s latest 980 Pro M.2 unit with a capacity of 500 gigabytes. This disk has a high performance with a read speed of 6,900 MB / s and a write performance of about 5,000 MB / s.
The disk also tops with up to one million IOPS at write time. For this we get the advanced optimization tool Samsung Magician which gives us full control of the disk.
You will always find the updated version of the Computer Magazine rig at the address https://www.datormagazin.se/dmz-riggen/.
NOTE! We have both built and tested all versions of the DMZ rig that we recommend, but unfortunately can not take responsibility for your particular construction. If something goes wrong, you are more than welcome to ask another question The experts.