posted on 09:37 PM on Saturday 08 July 2023
Esther and I were talking about the fact that most people do not build their PCs but just build one. And we wonder how a company like Aftershock stacks up to just buying parts.
This is one of Aftershock's machines which is listed on their website.
CPU: Ryzen 5 5500
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2
RAM: 16GB Lexar Ares RGB DDR4 3600Mhz (8GB x 2)
Power supply: 800W FSP Hydro Pro 80+ Bronze
SSD: 512GB Lexar NM620 Gen3 SSD
Casing: Hyte Y40 Black
GPU: Zotac GTX 1650 Amp Core 4GB
Just the parts from multiple sites.
CPU + Motherboard : Ryzen 5 5500 + Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2 ($468, Fuwell)
RAM: Corsair Veng LPX 3600MHz CL18 (2x8GB) ($79, Fuwell)
Power supply: Corsair CV750 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ($110, Bizgram)
SSD: 500GB Kioxia Exceria M.2 NVMe (Toshiba) ($49, Fuwell)
Casing: Hyte Y40 Black ($205, Lazada MakeFine)
GPU: ZOTAC GTX 1650 AMP Core 4GB DDRD6 ($264)
So it appears that the parts cost is already quite close to their selling price. Of course I could not find the same part for everything but it should be close. So they really are value for money.
The selection of parts to me was kind of odd, I would probably do with a smaller PSU and cheaper casing and put the money towards a better GPU if gaming is the use case. The PSU is really kind of a overkill and while the casing is nice, it does not really add any performance.