What kind of computer can collect for the price of a Mac mini in 2018?

In 2018, Apple finally updated its mini PC Mac mini, which remained neglected for four long years. New Mac mini 2018 has got modern features and is expected to become the most affordable Apple computer. But is it worth it to buy? And how powerful PC can be assembled for the cost of a Mac mini? Given the answers to these questions.

What a PC can be assembled for the cost of a Mac mini 2018

The base model Mac mini 2018 has the following characteristics:

  • 4-core processor Intel Core i3 8-th generation with a clock frequency of 3.6 GHz.
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM 2666 MHz.
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630.
  • SSD-drive capacity of 128 GB.

In Russia, Apple sells a Mac mini for 2018 68 990 rubles. What kind of computer can collect for the money?

We are armed with a PC Configurator of one of the largest Russian stores and collected for the same money the following unit system:

  • 6-Core Intel Core i5-8600 (22 999 rubles).
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM 2400 MHz (5 499 rubles).
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB (20 299 rubles).
  • The SSD 860 Samsung EVO 500 GB (6 699 rubles).

About everything needed for the manual Assembly of course we have not forgotten.

  • Motherboard GIGABYTE DS3H H370M (6 799 rubles).
  • CPU cooler DEEPCOOL Ice Edge Mini FS V2.0 (799 rubles).
  • Case Zalman T3 (2 150 rubles).
  • Power supply unit Thermaltake TR2 600W S (3 850 rubles).

Total price of build was 69 094 rubles.

So, instead of the base model Mac mini 2018, you can assemble a decent PC that’ll even be called the game. Such a computer will outperform a Mac mini for all the characteristics, and most important (the processor and video card) at times.

But is it worth buying a Mac mini in 2018?

The answer to this question depends, first and foremost from the fact that the wants of each individual person. If the goal is to buy a more powerful computer, regardless of operating system, the choice, of course, you need to give the PC manual Assembly. For the base model Mac mini you can gather 2018 full-fledged modern computer, which will be much more powerful mini-PC from Apple.

Buying a Mac mini is justified in the case that you need a Mac with the full macOS on Board for work at home. More freedom, of course, better to take the MacBook, for example, the new MacBook Air 2018, which was presented with the Mac mini.


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