Question Need help buying a Pre-built PC

Feb 16, 2019
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hey guys, looking at spending the mininum possible for now and have a few options to choose from in a Pre built computer. I am currently studying IT networking and doing a beginners programming course online and want to get into a bit of gaming. Basically im looking to get away as cheap as possible but am willing to upgrade sooner if that is the case, but also dont want to waste money on a cheaper machine that wont do the job. I am not sure what ill need in the future or exactly what im going to be doing but i think ill tackle WEB design first but maybe not. My options are as follows:
  1. $2498 (Australian dollars) Predator 3000 i7-8700, 16gb DDR4, 256 SSD, 2TB HDD and GeForce GTX 1070
  2. $1998 Predator 3000 i7-8700, 16gb DDR4, 128 SSD, 2TB HDD and GeForce GTX 1060
  3. $1598 NIGHTBLADE MI3 8RC-0, i5 8400, 8gb DDR4, 256 SSD, 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1060
  4. $1398 NIGHTBLADE MI3 8RB-0 , i5 8400, 8gb DDR4, 128 SSD, 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX-1050Ti
I have also considered machines that are cheaper and probably not capable of gaming and just concentrate on study and coding on a ryzen5/7 i5/i7 with less capable GPU but i dont think this is very value for money decision. some of my worries are what games i can play on the cheaper machines and for how long will they keep up, from my reshearch they should be capable for programming for atleast a while but i may be wrong there is alot of mixed advice out there. thanks in advance i hope this is in the right place.
 
To save the most money you should build it yourself. For example you could get this, or better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($235.34 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($189.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Austin Computers)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($329.00 @ Umart)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Austin Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($135.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $1382.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-17 02:38 AEDT+1100
 
Other than keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers/headphones yes it is everything you need.

I would actually swap the MicroATX motherboard (smaller) I chose above for a standard ATX motherbaord (bigger) like the one below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($235.34 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($189.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Austin Computers)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($329.00 @ Umart)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Austin Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($135.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $1396.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-17 02:53 AEDT+1100
 

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