Question Pre-built advice

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Hi, I'm interested in purchasing a pre-built and was wondering if this is good value for money:
ADMI Gaming PC: Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core 3.9GHz, GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB, 16GB 3000MHz, 480GB SSD, SPEC-04 Glass Case.
Motherboard is Asus A320M-K.
Price is £800.
Thank you.
 
You can build a better machine yourself, for that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | £182.47 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard | MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £109.99 @ Box Limited
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £72.23 @ CCL Computers
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £55.36 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card | £269.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Case | Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case | £38.28 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £69.95 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £797.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-18 22:48 GMT+0000 |
 
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My knowledge of computers is quite novice, but it also comes with 1TB of hard drive space
Nice,here is how much it would cost to build it yourself,so its quite on point
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£164.86 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£48.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£79.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£44.47 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.48 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card (£269.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case (£179.24 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.26 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £868.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-18 22:50 GMT+0000
 
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This will be my first descent pc, so my knowledge of computers it quite basic. My thinking was I'd rather get a pre-built, become accustom to the components and later down the line dive into making my own. Thank you guys for your time tho!
 
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The main issue with the prebuilts is the things they don't tell you.

What specific SSD? Might be great, might be crap.
What specific PSU? Might be OK, might be half step away from a dumpster fire.

They tend to cheap out on parts people don't notice, and just use big numbers.
 
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Yeah true, and one of the reasons why building your own is the way to go for the future. I'll try to contact them regarding these parts but doubt I will get the information I need, and whether there is any parts that cant be replaced as I have heard that to be the case for some pre-builds.
 

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Yeah true, and one of the reasons why building your own is the way to go for the future. I'll try to contact them regarding these parts but doubt I will get the information I need, and whether there is any parts that cant be replaced as I have heard that to be the case for some pre-builds.
And replacing substandard parts quickly turns your £800 purchase into a £1000 system.
 
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And replacing substandard parts quickly turns your £800 purchase into a £1000 system.
So what would be the best approach to building a pc. Bearing in mind that it would be my first? As the main concern I have is not knowing how to place components correctly and potentially worse, damaging them.
 

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So what would be the best approach to building a pc. Bearing in mind that it would be my first? As the main concern I have is not knowing how to place components correctly and potentially worse, damaging them.
The main issue is selecting a good parts list, within your budget and use.

Assembly...there are many videos on that.
My grandson built one when he was 11. It is reasonably easy.

Read the directions, twice.
Go slow.
Ask lots of questions.

You will end up with a far deeper understanding of how things work together, rather that it being a mysterious black box.

Parts list, start here:

 
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-175R-RGB-Mid-Tower-ATX-Case-Black-Tempered-Glass-CA-24P-CS.html
Corsair Carbide 175R RGB Tempered Glass £57.95

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WW8G3S8
Corsair CP-9020133-UK TX550M 550 W 80+ Gold PSU £69.95

https://www.box.co.uk/Z490-UD-Gigabyte-Z490-UD-Motherboard_2932143.html
GIGABYTE Z490 UD MOTHERBOARD £119.38

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-10400f-s-1200-comet-lake-6-cores-12-threads-29ghz-43ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w
Intel Hex Core i5 10400F Core i5 Comet Lake CPU £139.99

https://www.box.co.uk/HyperX-FURY-16GB-(2x-8GB)-3200MHz-DDR4-R_2716132.html
HYPERX FURY 16GB (2X 8GB) 3200MHZ DDR4 RAM CL16 £69.92

https://www.ebuyer.com/912502-adata-su630-960gb-2-5-ssd-asu630ss-960gq-r
ADATA SU630 960GB 2.5" SSD £79.98

https://www.box.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-GTX-1660-Super-Ventus-XS-OC-_2785127.html
MSI GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS OC 6GB GRAPHICS CARD £269.99

Total: £807

A better look at that case.

https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-175R-RGB-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-—-Black/p/CC-9011171-WW

 
So what would be the best approach to building a pc. Bearing in mind that it would be my first? As the main concern I have is not knowing how to place components correctly and potentially worse, damaging them.
Besides building yourself, depending on where you are, you can also get it assembled from a local store after purchasing the parts online. But building yourself is a lot of fun.
 
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Admi are honestly fairly decent as a prebuilt supplierer, the warranty and after sales support is also decent.

The only issues I have are

1. They tend to use cheap 320 series boards in all their lower end ryzen builds.

2. They use corsair vs (the newer models though) or coolermaster mwe bronze psu's.
While not absolutely dire they're still low end and not something you'd generally buy yourself when building.
If you do buy one of these be prepared to replace the psu once you're out of the warranty period.
 
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