[SOLVED] I need help is this a good pc?

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IS THIS A GOOD BUILD?

Case-inwin 101 ATX MID TOWER GAMING CASE

CPU-RYZEN 5 3600 with stock cooler

Motherboard-Gigabyte AB350-Gaming3
Graphics Card Radeon Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 8gb Gddr5

Memory viper 2666mhz

Storage-WD 1tb blue

power supply- Corsair tx650m

Fans-UpHere RGB Fans with controller with customizable colors
 

DSzymborski

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Well my friend is selling it to me for 800 and I’ll ask for the ram config
That's an atrocious price.

Taking his parts, and upgrading the GPU, motherboard, and RAM and new you come to $800.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.89 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Antec P82 Flow ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $792.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-16 01:38 EDT-0400


Your friend is selling you a new $700 PC used for $800. A proper price would be a third off the price new, so I wouldn't be interested in this unless it was under $500.
 
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DSzymborski

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Nothing is just "good" without knowing your needs and what the price is. Good/bad aren't binary concepts, but based on your needs and budget.

My house would be great at $100,000 and terrible at $700,000. My house would be great if you need a lot of room, but terrible if you want a small house. My house would be great if you want to live in the suburbs, not so much if you want to live in a straight urban or rural environment.

Similarly, my car was a reasonable buy at $30,000. It would have been a great purchase at $20,000 and an awful one at $40,000. If you need a dependable car with four-wheel drive, it would be a good car for you. If you need to haul lawn equipment or you want to go 0-60 in five seconds, it would be a very bad car for you.

Context is needed to answer this question.
 
Jun 16, 2020
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Nothing is just "good" without knowing your needs and what the price is. Good/bad aren't binary concepts, but based on your needs and budget.

My house would be great at $100,000 and terrible at $700,000. My house would be great if you need a lot of room, but terrible if you want a small house. My house would be great if you want to live in the suburbs, not so much if you want to live in a straight urban or rural environment.

Similarly, my car was a reasonable buy at $30,000. It would have been a great purchase at $20,000 and an awful one at $40,000. If you need a dependable car with four-wheel drive, it would be a good car for you. If you need to haul lawn equipment or you want to go 0-60 in five seconds, it would be a very bad car for you.

Context is needed to answer this question.
Well what I’m looking for is a standard pc that can run reasonably around the 1.3k budget and my friend is the one trying to sell me his pc which is what I wanted help with to see if it was any good or not.
 

DSzymborski

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Moderator
Well my friend is selling it to me for 800 and I’ll ask for the ram config
That's an atrocious price.

Taking his parts, and upgrading the GPU, motherboard, and RAM and new you come to $800.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.89 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Antec P82 Flow ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $792.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-16 01:38 EDT-0400


Your friend is selling you a new $700 PC used for $800. A proper price would be a third off the price new, so I wouldn't be interested in this unless it was under $500.
 
Reactions: Gfost73
Jun 16, 2020
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10
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That's an atrocious price.

Taking his parts, and upgrading the GPU, motherboard, and RAM and new you come to $800.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.89 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Antec P82 Flow ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $792.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-16 01:38 EDT-0400


Your friend is selling you a new $700 PC used for $800. A proper price would be a third off the price new, so I wouldn't be interested in this unless it was under $500.
So should I just buy the parts that you listed in here instead?
 

DSzymborski

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Moderator
Well what I’m looking for is a standard pc that can run reasonably around the 1.3k budget and my friend is the one trying to sell me his pc which is what I wanted help with to see if it was any good or not.
For $1300, this is the kind of thing you ought to be looking at.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.89 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $1274.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-16 01:46 EDT-0400
 

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