Yeah, spotted that too! $600 for an extra 0.5TB as far as I can see. Must be a typo.Why is the pricing so weird? It costs $600 to replace a 500GB NVME with a 1TB NVME and nothing else going from low model to mid model. Then it costs only an additional $400 to replace the 2080 Super with a 2080Ti AND replace the 3900x with a 3950X? The retail price difference between those 2 pairs is about $700 at lowest.
A typo?Yeah, spotted that too! $600 for an extra 0.5TB as far as I can see. Must be a typo.
A $4,000 computer and they put a low-end laptop drive in it, alongside a needlessly high-end SSD. What's the purpose of that slow drive supposed to be? I don't think anyone would want to install games to it, so I guess it's just for bulk storage. It seems like they could have easily slapped a much faster 2TB SATA SSD in there for the secondary storage, as some models can be had for around $200, only about 5% of the total cost of the system. Cut the NVMe boot drive back to a lower-end model, and the total cost of components wouldn't increase by much.
Secondary Storage 2TB 5400 RPM 2.5-inch HDD
But is it as compact?You can build something better than this for around 2700.
This! The corsair one is the only pre-built I'd happily buy. It's well put together and really small (unlike certain sff's)But is it as compact?
Does it cool two radiators (effectively) using a single fan?
Does it look as good?
If your case is compact, do you relish in working in a cramped case to fit in two AIOs or a custom loop?
These kinds of special pre-builts are - in my opinion - the only kind that are worth anything. Purchasing a normal-size air-cooled computer, you're better off paying your local computer shop to build it for you.
Aha! When article was first put up, the mid unit also had a 2080 Super. Methinks there's been some slick editing done to make a fool of me!There is the 2080 Ti instead of the 2080 Super, which accounts for most of the price difference.