Question Is this pc worth my money?

Nov 14, 2019
These are the specs, its £350 and comes with a monitor keyboard and mouse from a private seller.
OS: WINDOWS 10 professional (Activated)
CPU: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 @ 3.4GHz ( Unlocked Quad Core )
RAM: 8GB DDR4 (Dual Channel )
GPU: MSI AMD Radeon RX 570 GAMING X ( 4GB )
SSD: 128GB (OS)
HDD: 500GB
PSU: 500 WATT ( 80+ )


Not really.
It's about the sum of it's parts.

Not recommending you buy this config necessarily, just an example of pricing:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£48.94 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£42.42 @ More Computers)
Memory: Patriot Signature Line 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Patriot Burst 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£16.39 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£24.38 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£136.44 @ Ebuyer)
Case: GameMax Explorer MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£21.62 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£41.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £362.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-14 19:25 GMT+0000

It might have a B350 or B450 motherboard, and might have faster memory and a slightly better SSD, but that would put retail around £400.

Personally, for a used system with those specs.... I wouldn't pay more than £250
There is the cost of mouse, keyboard, and OS license, of course.

BUT, that does still seem a little high for a used system, especially one running a small HDD, unknown RAM speed, and a power supply of unknown brand and model number. The Windows 10 license does help, though.


There is the cost of mouse, keyboard, and OS license, of course.
Of course, but without specifics, I've got to assume it's pretty negligible.
Could be talking a $15 M/KB combo and a $10 Windows license sourced via the 'grey' market.

Of course, if it's a retail copy of Windows ($100+ value) and a solid KB/M setup then that may change perspective.... but if I were selling a setup with a nice KB/M and all the retail packaging with the Windows license, I'd make sure models etc were known - doesn't sound like that's the case here.
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