Question Is this pre-built computer worth the price?

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Hello,

I'm thinking of buying this pre-built computer: Stormforce Crystal i7 16GB 1TB 500GB RTX2070 Super Gaming PC

I work for the company that sells this, and usually staff discount is at 10%, but next week for a few days they are treating us with 15%, so I only have a short time to decide whether to buy it or not. With the discount it will cost me around £1,500 -- can anyone tell me if this a fair price to pay for this machine? My knowledge of computers is minimal, so rather than going through the hassle/stress of building one myself, I have opted to go for a pre-built machine. I just wish it had double the RAM.

I will use it mainly for artwork (Photoshop, Illustrator, Clip Studio Paint, etc.). I'm not a gamer, but I do like the look of RGB gaming machines, so this computer looks ideal for me. I'm hoping to buy a BenQ 32" 4K UHD (PD3200U) Design Monitor for it.

Any advice/guidance would be very much appreciated.
 

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ehhh.....

No info on a lot of parts, so I guessed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor (£298.77 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£60.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£289.24 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£71.69 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£62.41 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£107.14 @ Newegg UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB VENTUS GP Video Card (£389.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£75.38 @ Newegg UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£131.78 @ Newegg UK)
Total: £1570.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-17 17:28 BST+0100
 
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ehhh.....

No info on a lot of parts, so I guessed.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor (£298.77 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£60.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-E GAMING ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£289.24 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£71.69 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£62.41 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£107.14 @ Newegg UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB VENTUS GP Video Card (£389.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£75.38 @ Newegg UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£131.78 @ Newegg UK)
Total: £1570.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-17 17:28 BST+0100
Does that mean this computer is worth around £1,500 in your expert opinion?

BTW, in the "Questions & Answers" under the description, they do state that the motherboard is an ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-PLUS ATX and the PSU is a Corsair 750W -- and I think the case is a Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P.
 

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Does that mean this computer is worth around £1,500 in your expert opinion?

BTW, in the "Questions & Answers" under the description, they do state that the motherboard is an ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-PLUS ATX and the PSU is a Corsair 750W -- and I think the case is a Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P.
It means that £1500 is just about what the actual parts and software cost, if you were to buy them yourself, from retail.
You're not getting a great deal.

But, you're getting the entire package, and no assembly required. That may or may not be a good thing.
 
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It means that £1500 is just about what the actual parts and software cost, if you were to buy them yourself, from retail.
You're not getting a great deal.

But, you're getting the entire package, and no assembly required. That may or may not be a good thing.
OK, thank you for your input.
 

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