Question Is this Pre-built machine worth it?

AyePal

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Hi guys,

I'm planning on buying a pre-built PC from CCL Computers (www.cclonline.com). They are well-reviewed and carry a good variety of parts.

I know building it myself would be cheaper but honestly, I can't be bothered.

Below is the build I'm hoping to get. I run 3 monitors (1x2k + 2x1080p), but would possibly like to upgrade to 4k in the future. I like to play a variety of games, some graphically demanding and some not. I also do a bit of game dev and video editing on the side of gaming.

Do you think that the price is worth the hardware in terms of future-proofing, present performance etc?

-- Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz CPU
--Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (4x 8GB) 3200MHz
--MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
--Palit GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GameRock 8GB
--Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
--Seagate BarraCuda 2TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive
--EVGA 750 GQ 750W Modular 80+ Gold PSU
--1,733Mbps Built-in Wi-Fi
--Corsair Hydro Series H100i PRO RGB 240mm All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler
--CASE: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Gaming Case - Black
++ --Corsair LL120 Dual Light Loop PWM Fan (120mm) RGB LED x 4
--3 Year On Site Warranty

The total price is around £2350 - What ya think? Worth it?

Cheers in advance.
 
Worth it....that's very subjective. IMO, no, it's north worth the premium you will pay.

This is roughly how much it would cost parts wise:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£479.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£103.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£143.47 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£185.47 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£102.86 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£111.40 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Palit GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GameRock Video Card (£689.97 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case (£206.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£100.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2124.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-16 12:24 BST+0100


It's a stonking gaming machine. But to pay £200 for the privilage of someone else building it, I'd go build it myself and put the saved money to an RTX2080ti instead.
 
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AyePal

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Well said - thanks for producing the comparison too! I think the 2080ti would still be out of my price range. I kinda think that the 3-year on-site warranty is worth the extra too. But for now, I think I still need to mull it over.
 

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