BUILD OF THE MONTH – MAY 2020

BUILD OF THE MONTH – MAY 2020

I started this series with the goal is to share every month the best price to performance PC that you can build. I’ll try to always stay between $600 and $650 because I think this the amount of money that most people would be glad to spend for a gaming PC.

BUILD OF THE MONTH – MAY 2020

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F ($69.99)

Why? Unfortunately this month the CPU prices are awful and I couldn’t go on recommending the ryzen 5 2600 or the i5 9400f so I had to step down to the i3 9100f to leave more money for the GPU so that the performance will still be great.

MOBO: MSI B365M PRO-VH ( $56.99)

Why? To save more money for the GPU I had to chose a mini-ITX motherboard but all MSI motherboards are famous for being reliable and solid. The format should not be a problem in particular if you don’t plan to add PCIE cards in the future.

RAM: XPG Z1 DDR4 3000MHz 16GB (2x8GB) ($63.99)

Why? It’s always better to use the dual channel so choosing two sticks was a must. In 2020 gaming using only 8GB it has become more difficult (I experimented this situation also on my PC).

GPU: XFX RX 5600 XT ($279.99)

Why? To make up for the not very powerful CPU I was able to find a great deal for the GPU. The RX 5600 XT is able to easily beat the GTX 1660 Super by more that 10/15 fps in most of the games and with a bit of overclocking it is going to be a great deal.

SSD: ADATA SU635 480GB ($54.99)

Why? In 2019 I can’t recommend HDDs because are too slow at loading the games. 500GB will be enough for your OS and lots of games. In the future you can buy another SSD if you fill this one.

PSU: EVGA 550 N1 650W ($62.58)

Why? I recommend this PSU because it has “sleeved cables”. The cables are all black and this will allow you to have a cleaner build. 550W are enough and will be useful for future upgrades.

CASE: Thermaltake Versa H15 ($48.40)

Why? We didn’t have to go with a full tower PC because of the mini-ITX motherboard, unfortunately it doesn’t have a transparent side panel but it has a sleek design.

FANS: ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm [x2] ($19.98)

Why? I could have suggested you to use this money for a bigger case or more storage. This is something you could certainly do but in my opinion if you go with an AMD GPU and overclock it you need a good airflow. The case is tiny but has lots of fan mounts and using a bigger case with only the integrated fan while running an overclocked RX 5600 XT seems a bit foolish to me. I recommend buying 2 of thees fans.

Official Google App dark mode rolling out

OFFICIAL GOOGLE APP DARK MODE ROLLING OUT

It has been a long wait but finally the Google App is officially getting the dark mode. Almost every user should get the update that adds the dark mode, in case this does not happen we suggest to apply for the developers testing program of the Google App on the PlayStore.

We tested it on a device still running Android 8.1 and everything works just fine and down below you will see the procedure to follow in order to activate the dark mode.

First step go to the options menu in the Google App.

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Go to settings.

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Then select general.

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And finally select theme and choose the dark theme, enjoy!

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Realme 6 PRO – Full Smartphone Specifications

REALME 6 PRO - FULL SMARTPHONE SPECIFICATIONS

Realme 6 PRO

  • Processor

    Snapdragon 720G

  • RAM

    6GB / 8GB

  • Internal Storage

    64GB / 128GB

  • Expandability

  • Screen Dimensions

    6.6 Inches

  • Screen Resolution

    1080 x 2400 pixels

  • Display Type

    IPS LCD

  • Dual Sim

  • Front Facing Camera(s)

    16MP + 8MP

  • Rear Camera(s)

    64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP

  • NFC

  • USB

    Type-C

  • Headphone Jack

  • Fingerprint Scanner

    ✅ (Side Mounted)

  • Battery

    4300 mAh

  • Wireless Charging

Realme 6 PRO Price Starting at:

~$250

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Xiaomi Poco F2 PRO – Full Smartphone Specifications

XIAOMI POCO F2 - FULL SMARTPHONE SPECIFICATIONS

Xiaomi Poco F2 PRO

  • Processor

    Snapdragon 865

  • RAM

    6GB / 8GB

  • Internal Storage

    128GB / 256GB

  • Expandability

  • Screen Dimensions

    6.67 Inches

  • Screen Resolution

    1080 x 2400 pixels

  • Display Type

    Super AMOLED

  • Dual Sim

  • Front Facing Camera(s)

    20MP (Pop-Up)

  • Rear Camera(s)

    64MP + 5MP + 13MP + 2MP

  • NFC

  • USB

    Type-C

  • Headphone Jack

  • Fingerprint Scanner

    ✅ (Under Display)

  • Battery

    4700 mAh

  • Wireless Charging

Xiaomi Poco F2 PRO Price Starting at:

~$540

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Meizu 17 PRO – Full Smartphone Specifications

Meizu 17 PRO

  • Processor

    Snapdragon 865

  • RAM

    8GB / 12GB

  • Internal Storage

    128GB / 256GB

  • Expandability

  • Screen Dimensions

    6.6 Inches

  • Screen Resolution

    1080 x 2340 pixels

  • Display Type

    Super AMOLED 90hz

  • Dual Sim

  • Front Facing Camera(s)

    20MP

  • Rear Camera(s)

    64MP + 8MP + 32MP + 0.3MP

  • NFC

  • USB

    Type-C

  • Headphone Jack

  • Fingerprint Scanner

    ✅ (Under Display)

  • Battery

    4500 mAh

  • Wireless Charging

Meizu 17 PRO Price Starting at:

~$600

Meizo 17 PRO

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Meizu 17 – Full Smartphone Specifications

MEIZU 17 - FULL SMARTPHONE SPECIFICATIONS

Meizu 17

  • Processor

    Snapdragon 865

  • RAM

    8GB

  • Internal Storage

    128GB / 256GB

  • Expandability

  • Screen Dimensions

    6.6 Inches

  • Screen Resolution

    1080 x 2340 pixels

  • Display Type

    Super AMOLED 90hz

  • Dual Sim

  • Front Facing Camera(s)

    20MP

  • Rear Camera(s)

    64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 5MP

  • NFC

  • USB

    Type-C

  • Headphone Jack

  • Fingerprint Scanner

    ✅ (Under Display)

  • Battery

    4500 mAh

  • Wireless Charging

Meizu 17 Price Starting at:

~$520

Meizu 17

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