Looking for Prebuilt spec advice

reubenpainter001

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Hi all,
I'm looking to purchase a local pre-built PC, however am unsure of how up to date it is and what performance it might give.
It's price is $1030 NZD ($765 USD)
I am looking for a budget gamming desktop pc for about ~$1k.

Desktop Specs:
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  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5Ghz/4.0Ghz Turbo (X8) Eight Core 16MB Total Cache 125W AMD Next Generation Super Processor

    Motherboard: AMD 760G Chipset up to DDR3-1666 AM3 Socket with SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0.

    RAM:16GB DDR3-1600 High performance Dual channel memory

    Graphics: AMD R7 240 2GB GDDR3 DX11 HDCP HDMI Performance graphics card

    Hard Drive: 2TB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive

    DVD: 24X fastest dual layer DVD-RW

    Case/Power: Foxconn TLA ATX Case (or equal value model, depending on availability) with 420W Power Supply + 2 Front USBs.

    USB: 6 back USBs (2 X USB 3.0), 2 Front USBs

    Network: Ethernet port, gigabit broadband ready

    Sound: 8 Channel HD Audio
I presume gigabit broadband would mean it could connect to a Wifi network:?
Any advice/experiance/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
 

jr9

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The HP Pavilion Power Gaming Desktop has a Ryzen 5 and a 1060 GTX. That is well priced considering how expensive it would be for a GTX 1060 alone. Looks like a very nice machine. I would go for it over the other one as the GTX 1060 is better than the RX 570.

If it's an OEM the PSU is fine. They would not make a prebuilt PC that doesn't have a good enough PSU. Should not require upgrading.

These days last gen OEM machines are a very good deal due to high graphics card prices. To build a machine with a 1060GTX and Ryzen it would cost at least $200 more.
 

Matthew Keeton

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This PC would be considered outdated at this point and would not be recommended for gaming as it only has a r7 240 which is considered a lower end car as well you may as well build your own but you did say prebuilt so looking at stores in your area wouldn't be a bad place to start even compared to these specs to be honest.
 

reubenpainter001

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Thank you for the advice! Glad to have dodged a bullet there, my understanding of what's decent is pretty splotchy. Tbh I just see specs like '8 cores' and '16GB Ram' and think that sounds powerful XD
Due to my location, shipping fees can be preety high as well, but I may consider trying to build one.

Are there many decent build-and-ship sites tailored for various budgets out there?
The only one I've seen suggested so far is BLD, and their shipping is quite high.

Thank you very much again!
 

zoltan.boese

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Yes there are. Just browse this site: https://pcmasterracebuilds.com/best-gaming-pc-800-amd/

 

kaiteck

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A gigabit broadband means it has Lan port that supports 1gbps broadband, unrelated to wifi capability.



For roughly $800USD, these are the rough specs I personally will go for,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB OC Video Card ($154.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair - SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $782.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-16 06:36 EST-0500
 

reubenpainter001

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Thank you!
Following on, that has lead me to this gem:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076BR99G3/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
$829 USD

HP Pavilion Power Gaming Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 5 1400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 (580-148, Black)

There is also an option for an Intel Core i7-7700, however that is currently unavailable.
My only worry would be the 300 W internal uATX E-STAR 6.0 Bronze power supply, which seems kind of low. Maybe upgrade it latter:?

Do you guys think this is good value for money:?
Thanks once again!

Edit: I also was suggested this PC:
https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-Dell-Inspiron-Computer-Quad-Core/dp/B078QFHTJM/ref=pd_day0_147_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B078QFHTJM&pd_rd_r=H3RPM4WAYV1XRH0PJFBF&pd_rd_w=XCwcI&pd_rd_wg=f5R0Q&psc=1&refRID=H3RPM4WAYV1XRH0PJFBF

2018 Newest Flagship Dell Inspiron 5675 Premium Gaming VR Ready Desktop Computer (AMD Quad-Core Ryzen 5 1400 up to 3.4 GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB, DVD, Windows 10)

Which seem like what I would want. I'm unsure if $859 US is a reasonable price or not for it :/
 

jr9

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The HP Pavilion Power Gaming Desktop has a Ryzen 5 and a 1060 GTX. That is well priced considering how expensive it would be for a GTX 1060 alone. Looks like a very nice machine. I would go for it over the other one as the GTX 1060 is better than the RX 570.

If it's an OEM the PSU is fine. They would not make a prebuilt PC that doesn't have a good enough PSU. Should not require upgrading.

These days last gen OEM machines are a very good deal due to high graphics card prices. To build a machine with a 1060GTX and Ryzen it would cost at least $200 more.
 

reubenpainter001

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Thank you very much!
I feel reassured knowing I'm not about to buy a peice of junk :p

My 2 finalists are now the Hp Pav ($1129 NZD/829 USD) and a Fierce EXILE Gaming PC Desktop ($856 NZD/510 Euros).

Fierce:
3.8GHz Quad-Core AMD Athlon X4 845, 1TB Hard Drive, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM / Memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2 Motherboard

Pav:
3.20GHz AMD Ryzen(TM) 5 1400 Processor, 1TB hard drive, 128GB SSD, 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, Quad-Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM,

And costs $273 NZD/201 USD less.

However the Pav certiantly does seem to have better ram, and I really like the inclusion of a SSD, so it's (probably) worth it:?

Cheers


 

jr9

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Avoid the Fierce at all costs. The CPU in it is ancient and you would have almost no CPU upgrade options. The motherboard that it uses is old and that platform wasn't even good when it was new. It would struggle with new games. The AMD Ryzen is 20-30% faster and on a much newer and better platform. The 1050 Ti is 70% slower than that 1060. The Pav is better as a gaming machine by a mile.

If you are building an AMD system or buying one in 2018 then Ryzen or Threadripper are the only 2 chips you should ever consider.
 

reubenpainter001

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Oh wow, another bullet dodged.
Thanks again, I greatly appreciate that you took some of your time to help me :D
I look forward to trying it out :3
 

kaiteck

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looks gd to me
 

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