Asus Core i7 Gaming Desktop worth buying new for 1k?

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Is this worth buying new for 1k?

I've been playing console and mobile gaming for a very long time. Haven't built a PC in about 15 years. I don't want to build one. This is easy.

Will this PC plug and play any game that's currently out? And stream? What would I need to add to make this happen?

Thanks!

Asus Core i7 Gaming Desktop
•Operating System: Windows 10 (64bit)
•Processor: Intel Core i7-7700
•Processor Speed: 3.6GHz
•Hard Drive: 1000 GB Mechanical Hard Drive
•Memory: 8 GB DDR4
•Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050
•Optical Drives: SuperMulti DVD RW
•Connectivity: RJ45 LAN, WiFi, IEEE 802.11 ac + BT 4.1 Wifi
•Audio: 1.5W x 2 Stereo RMS
•Energy Star: Yes
•External Ports: Desktop - 1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Rear I/O Port, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Microphone, 1 x Line-in, 1 x Central Bass, 1 x Right Speaker, 1 x Left Speaker, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x HDMI-Out, 1 x VGA(D-Sub)-Out, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 3.1, Drive Bay 2 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5" Serial ATA 4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s ports, Expansion Slot, 1 x PCI-e x 16 (occupied by discrete graphic card if implemented.), 1 x Mini PCI-e, 1 x PCI-e x 1, 2 x DDR4 LONG-DIMM SLOT.
 
It can play most games on low to medium settings and stream in low quality as well. But if $250 premium is not good value imo...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($293.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB D5 Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - VS 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $755.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-27 12:32 EST-0500

You see, that should cost no more than $750, $800 at the most.



With a 1k budget, you should build this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($78.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB OCV1 Video Card ($389.44 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1005.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-27 12:37 EST-0500

This can play most games at medium to high settings with quality streaming.
 

gamertaboo

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So ya if you don't want to build a PC that's not too bad the one you listed, however I've seen better from Dell.

Here you go, starts at like $720.
http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/xdw

Has an i5 8400 (6 core/ 6 thread) and a GTX 1060 (only the 3Gb but will still blow away that 1050 you are looking at) Obviously you can select better parts when you order it....

I would go with this Dell before the Asus you posted, in a heartbeat. Good luck man.

p.s. I cannot help but agree with the guys above me that for the money you can still do best building it yourself. But if you must buy a prebuilt, get a GTX 1060 bare minimum man. Preferably an i7 too if you want to stream (or Ryzen for that matter), but the new 6 core i5's should be plenty for a GTX 1060.
 
For around $1050 you can get this beast. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Lenovo-IdeaCentre-Y700-i7-6700-16GB-128GB-SSD-1TB-GTX1070-Gaming-Desktop/173182454880?hash=item28527a8c60:g:KQgAAOSwdjdaEvjx:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!41230!US!-1

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Condition New
Processor Intel Quad-Core i7-6700 (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 4.0GHz Max Turbo)
Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit - English
Keyboard/Pointing Device USB Keyboard and Mouse
Memory 16GB DDR4
Storage 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive
Display None - Desktop Only - Does not come with a display
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 8GB
Optical DVD Burner Drive
Wireless 802.11AC Wireless
Physical Ethernet Port YES
Bluetooth YES
Ports 6 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 2.0

1 x HDMI

1 x DVI

3 x DisplayPort

(1 x VGA and 1 x HDMI are for built-in on-board video, which is disabled by the GTX1070)

1 x RJ-45 Ethernet

Front and Rear Audio Ports

7-in-1 Card Reader
Power Supply 450W
Form Factor Mini-Tower Desktop
Dimensions & Weight 19.82" x 18.85" x 8.12" - 33.1 lbs
Limited Warranty Lenovo U.S. Depot Warranty until 3-4-2019
Lenovo Model Number 90DG0028US
Box Contents
- Lenovo IdeaCentre Y700 Gaming Desktop
- USB Keyboard and Mouse
- Power Cable

It's going to have a slightly weaker CPU but it's got a much stronger graphics card which is much more important for gaming. It has the usual 1 year warranty on new computers that are prebuilt too. When you build it yourself each part has a warranty and it is usually 3 to 5 years. There are advantages to building it yourself.
 
Today's GPU-inflated prices are not the best time for buying, but, who really knows when a good time will ever return. (THat being the case, the GTX1050 makes sense to achieve 1080P gaming at 60 Hz...)

An 8400 or above processor would be best....

Certainly you could build your own for about $750, including Windows 10.

(I'd up it to $850-$900, and shoot for an 8600K/Z370)
 

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