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Looking into buying Gaming PC for $619.00

NocturnalCyberGoth

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I'm looking into buying this: https://www.newegg.com/skytech-st-arch-2600-500gssd-rx580-4g/p/1VK-005B-000E1?Item=1VK-005B-000E1

It will be the most powerful computer I have ever owned.


Skytech - Gaming Desktop PC - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6-Core, 3.40 GHz), AMD Radeon RX 580 4 GB, 8 GB DDR4, 500 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, VR Ready, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Archangel.
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen 2600 (3.40 GHz)
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 4 GB GDDR5
  • 8 GB DDR4
  • 500 GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Virtual Reality Ready

I convinced My boss at work to buy it for Me and take payments out of My checks.
:)
 

Arnox

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I think this is a little on the expensive side for what you're getting. With a motherboard limited to Ryzen 2xxx CPUs (we're on the 5xxx series right now) and before, only PCI-E 3.0 (we're on 4.0), and a 500W power supply, there is pretty much no room for upgrading at all. Even worse, you're only getting a 500 GB drive. Does seem to come with an optical drive though, which is an often overlooked feature.

Now, after having did some quick searching:
Mobo: $45
CPU: $210
Memory: $30
GPU: $140
SSD: $50
Case: $55
PSU: $55

You could build this PC yourself for about $585. Since this is $620, you're barely getting a markup, which is pretty good, but there are other factors to consider here, such as this being absolutely the WORST time to buy a PC or PC parts. (Learn from my mistakes.) Notable current issues are the CPU being $100 overpriced, and the GPU being about $40 overpriced.

My advice: If you can, just wait a while for prices to start dropping again, and if you feel up to it, just build a PC yourself then. If you need a PC NOW though, then this is mostly a good deal. You just have to keep in mind though that this build gives you almost no room to upgrade and you'll have to buy a completely new PC yourself later on.
 

NocturnalCyberGoth

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They ended up selling out but I found this which is even better for $689 refurbished:


HP Z240 Tower Workstation Gaming Computer Desktop, Intel Core i7-6700, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD & 2TB HDD, USB 3.0, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB, HDMI, Display Port, DVI, WiFi + BT 4.0 - Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700 (3.40 GHz)
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
 

Arnox

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They ended up selling out but I found this which is even better for $689 refurbished:


HP Z240 Tower Workstation Gaming Computer Desktop, Intel Core i7-6700, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD & 2TB HDD, USB 3.0, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB, HDMI, Display Port, DVI, WiFi + BT 4.0 - Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700 (3.40 GHz)
  • 16 GB DDR4
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Nice! Good thing you got it now too because how I'm seeing things right now, prices are only rising more due to Christmas/New Years demand. Towards January and Feburary, I expect to see things calming down some, if not all the way.
 
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