Question Is this PC a good deal?

Mar 28, 2020
Hi All,

First post here, I'm looking at purchasing a new PC (My first custom PC) for video editing 4k Raw data (5 minute videos or less) and the occasional gaming on very good settings. I've fount this used PC on Ebay and believe it to be a good deal but unsure? Any help would be appreciated, the specs are the below and the cost is £1,350 GBP. Thank you.

*corsair carbide series 275R,case,Mid tower.

*corsair vs650,650w active PFC 80 PLUS certified power supply.

*MSI MPG z390 gaming pro carbon,motherboard.

*Adata ultimate 2.5 6gb/s 240gb.

*seagete barracuda 2tb.

*wireless PCI express adapter up to 300mbps.

*corsair h1001 rgb 240mm liquid cpu cooler.

*intel core i7 8700 3.20 GHz 8 generation.

*PALIT nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 ti gamingpro oc 11GB

*corsair vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz 8GB(2) in total 16GB ram.

*corsair k70 RGB MK.2 special edition mechanical gaming keyboard.

*corsair dark core RGB se wireless/wired gaming mouse with Qi wireless charging pad.



There are a number of issues with the build. First is the PSU. The vs is a rather poor PSU for such a PC. The wattage is fine but the things inside are rather lower end. Second issue is you get an 8700 and not an 8700k. This matters because most wouldn't pair the 8700 with a z390 board. That board is for OCing and the 8700 doesn't oc. Next issue is the 2133MHz ram. This whole build just screams basic low end parts. And that scares me. If I'm spending over one thousand pounds i want a better pc than what you are getting. I'm not familiarwith uk pricing however so that might be what you get. I'd look elsewhere though.
I don't see how that machine costs £1,350 when a 2080Ti costs almost that much by itself....

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor (£330.48 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100x 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£75.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£159.98 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£71.43 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£44.54 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GamingPro OC Video Card (£1105.47 @
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case (£63.99 @ Currys PC World)
Power Supply: Corsair VS 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£59.11 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 PCIe x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (£15.49 @ AWD-IT)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Standard Keyboard (£124.99 @ Currys PC World Business)
Mouse: Corsair DARK CORE RGB SE Wireless Optical Mouse (£65.68 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £2273.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 16:36 GMT+0000

I agree though:
PSU is junk
RAM is slow
SSD is probably low end, and 240GB is too small.

**I guess if it's not a complete hoax (which it very well may be), then yes, it's a very good deal. Even if you have to upgrade/swap out a few components on your own.