Construct Redux units out to make shopping for a brand new gaming PC a a lot simpler affair than regular. The normal frustrations of wading by nonsense names making an attempt to work out whether or not they’ll deal with your sport of alternative can be acquainted to any PC gamer. This technique builder gives three most important gaming PCs to select from and every one might be configured barely additional by throwing a bit more money on the system in the event you do need to dig into the small print.
You too can choose which video games you need to play, and it will suggest a system for you. There is not an exhaustive checklist of video games to choose from right here, however sufficient to offer you an concept of what the general efficiency is perhaps.
Probably the most inexpensive of those is solely labelled ‘Good’, which begins at $1,305 (opens in new tab) with a $99 construct payment bringing it as much as $1,404 for the entire system. The ‘Higher’ machine will set you again $1,878, whereas the ‘Finest’ has a $2,228 beginning value level and is constructed round an Intel Core i7 12700F and an Nvidia RTX 3080 (opens in new tab).
Should you’re feeling flush, then a fourth construct has lately appeared, this ‘Final’ construct will internet you an RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) machine for $3,644. Gulp.
Construct Redux ‘Good’ spec
CPU: Intel Core i5 12400F
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE
RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200
Motherboard: Asus B660
Storage: 500GB Kingston NV1
Entrance I/O: 2x USB 3.0 Kind-A, headphone jack, mic in,
Rear I/O: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 4x USB 2.0, 1x PS/2, 3x audio
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, Ethernet
PSU: 700W ATX 80 Plus Gold
Case: Cooler Grasp TD500 RGB
OS: Home windows 11 Dwelling
Guarantee: 2 Years elements and labor
Value: $1,504 (opens in new tab)
Again to actuality and the machine Construct Redux despatched for overview relies on the ‘Good’ construct, however with one necessary change—as an alternative of that includes the default RTX 3060, the corporate has as an alternative upgraded this to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab). It is a good transfer, as this gives much better efficiency to your hard-earned money and may see the machine keep related for that for much longer. Even ray tracing is feasible right here, particularly if the sport in query has assist for DLSS 2.
This improve means you are taking a look at a system value of $1,504, which additionally nets you an Intel Core i5 12400F, 16GB of Patriot DDR4-3200, and a Kingston NV1 500GB NVMe SSD, all in a giant Cooler Grasp TD500 case festooned with RGB followers. It ain’t refined, but it surely runs cool and by no means will get too loud, even when underneath critical load, thanks in no small half to the mesh-fronted case not blocking airflow with any foolish glass panel. It is an actual disgrace there aren’t any USB Kind-C ports although.
Sadly, delivery the machine throughout the Atlantic for testing did not go totally easily, and the graphics card was broken on the way in which. Construct Redux used foam packing contained in the machine to try to stop such horrors, but it surely wasn’t fairly as comfortable as we’d have favored, and there was no bracing mount included to verify it did not shift in transit.
Booting resulted in a flickery display screen and trying to sport prompted a full system crash. Clearly not completely happy. Reseating the cardboard did momentarily seem to rectify issues, however just for it to crash out as soon as any video games began operating.
Fortunately we had an an identical Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE available so we might put the machine by its paces, and there was no apparent injury elsewhere. It is also value noting that delivery throughout the US should not be fairly so demanding, though it’s a massive ol’ place, and couriers aren’t famend for being significantly cautious with massive packing containers. Extra packaging can be preferable principally, even when we have been a little bit unfortunate right here.
There’s nothing too shocking right here by way of the system efficiency benchmarks, aside from the SSD efficiency. The 3DMark Storage Benchmark simulate sport loading, and right here the Construct Redux ‘Good’ would not precisely impress—and that is when evaluating towards the not-exactly-stunning SN570 that may be discovered within the similarly-priced NZXT machine and iBuyPower rigs.
The Core i5 12400F is a succesful sufficient CPU, managing cheap ends in Cinebench R23 and the X264 video encoding benchmark. In order for you extra uncooked CPU grunt, you are going to need to improve to a Core i7, as discovered within the iBuyPower machine, however that would want compromises elsewhere.
The excellent news is that the Construct Redux Good is a good machine in terms of gaming. The important thing element right here is the RTX 3060 Ti, which may deal with something you possibly can throw at it at 1080p, and as might be seen from the benchmarks is succesful sufficient at 1440p too. There’s not quite a bit between this machine and the ABS Grasp, which packs the identical GPU.
Even within the likes of the ray tracing heavy Metro Exodus Enhanced, you are taking a look at 55fps at 1440p, and that is on the extremely setting. You should not should compromise a lot if in any respect, to hit easy body charges within the very newest video games.
The one slight fly within the ointment right here is that the NZXT Streaming Plus BLD Package rolls in on the identical value level however comes with the RTX 3070. That is merely a extra succesful card, which might be seen within the body charges, though in some circumstances the distinction is slight—you are taking a look at simply 3fps distinction in Far Cry 6. Most video games present an even bigger delta although.
It is a succesful gaming system then, though it is a disgrace about that Kingston NV1 SSD, which has peak learn/write speeds of simply 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s. It is higher than a SATA drive, positive, but it surely’s solely half as quick as a good PCIe 3.0 SSD and practically 1 / 4 the pace of a high-end PCIe 4.0 SSD. 500GB is fairly tight too—we struggled to get all of our benchmark suite on right here in a single go.
You may improve this to a 1TB drive on the time of buy for an additional $30, which does not appear unhealthy, but it surely’ll nonetheless be a gradual drive. You may improve this your self simply sufficient down the street, and there is loads of room to take action, however for this a lot money, I might desire to not have to fret about house.
It is value highlighting that Construct Redux has gone for an air cooler for the Core i5 12400F (opens in new tab), particularly the Cooler Grasp Hyper 212 Evo. This implies the chip can get a little bit hotter than some machines do underneath load, however to not harmful ranges, and due to the general airflow by the machine, it is by no means an issue. The cable administration right here is properly performed too, which helps on this entrance.
Total, the Construct Redux ‘Good’ is a succesful gaming machine representing robust worth for cash. The element choice is generally spot on and SSD apart, this could final you few years of gaming with out worries.