Question Which of these prebuilts are better?

Jun 8, 2019
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After a bit of digging, I've found what I believe to be three good prebuilt gaming PCs for my £1000 budget.


PC 1:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X - 6-Core 3.60GHz, 4.25GHz Turbo - 16MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/3000mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS: M-ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)

PC 2:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 8-Core 3.70GHz, 4.35GHz Turbo - 16MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS: M-ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • SSD: 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU630 2.5" SSD - 520MB/s Read / 450MB/s Write (1 Drive)
  • VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP, 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)
PC 3:
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700 - 6-Core 3.20GHz, 4.60GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache + UHD Graphics
  • FAN: INTEL Standard CPU Cooler
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: AsRock B360M HDV: M-ATX w/ 2 RAM Slots, USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • SSD: 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU630 2.5" SSD - 520MB/s Read / 450MB/s Write (1 Drive)
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)

Which of these are better? I don't have much experience and this will be my first gaming pc and my jump from console to pc gaming. I am considering building my own pc but for the time being, I would like to know which of these are the best option. Thank you.
 

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Power supply is very bad for this type of system, Drive setup is also not very good, you have decent CPUs and video cards matched with a cheap and smallish SSD.
They all have bonuses and drawbacks. Second one looks best aside from the single stick of slower RAM for Ryzen.

Really all of them have some issues, either video card is slower in one vs another or the RAM and other parts can be better. This is what you get from a cheaper pre-built. I am guessing this is from Cyberpower or some other budget builder.

I'd take PC2, change the power supply and get a 500gb SSD drive to install programs on. Of course that will add another $140 or so to the cost. And it also has slower single channel RAM in a single 8 GB stick, so that should be changed to faster RAM in dual channel for the Ryzen.

Really you are better off just buying parts so you can get a single good setup instead of picking from others that need adjusting.
 
Another vote for number 2. Buy a seasoic focus gold 550, a 500gb ssd, and 2x8gb 3000mhz ram.

If you are going to do all of this, you ought to concider building it yourself. If so, we can li k a good turorial and parts list. You usually can get better parts for less.
 
Apr 20, 2019
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After a bit of digging, I've found what I believe to be three good prebuilt gaming PCs for my £1000 budget.


PC 1:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X - 6-Core 3.60GHz, 4.25GHz Turbo - 16MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/3000mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS: M-ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)
PC 2:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 8-Core 3.70GHz, 4.35GHz Turbo - 16MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS: M-ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • SSD: 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU630 2.5" SSD - 520MB/s Read / 450MB/s Write (1 Drive)
  • VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP, 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)
PC 3:
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700 - 6-Core 3.20GHz, 4.60GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache + UHD Graphics
  • FAN: INTEL Standard CPU Cooler
  • HDD: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • MEMORY: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: AsRock B360M HDV: M-ATX w/ 2 RAM Slots, USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W 80+ Gaming Power Supply
  • SSD: 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU630 2.5" SSD - 520MB/s Read / 450MB/s Write (1 Drive)
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)
Which of these are better? I don't have much experience and this will be my first gaming pc and my jump from console to pc gaming. I am considering building my own pc but for the time being, I would like to know which of these are the best option. Thank you.
 
Apr 20, 2019
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Whichever build you chose, it will suck without a decent SSD, preferably of the M.2 variety.
Build 1 will suck regardless of the Boot drive.

Try this, Get a Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 256GB or 512 GB instead of that ADATA thing, keep the Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid (it's better than its price ($50-60) would suggest), and jump to 32GB of your fav RAM @ 2400Mhz or better,,, and definitely stick with the RTX 2070. Then go with either the Ryzen 7 2700X or better, or an Intel chip that is better than the 8700 which makes only 16 PCIe lanes available. Then match it with whatever mobo has the options you want. The number of PCIe lanes available is more important than you may now think. IMHO 28 lanes is minimum, 40 or more is the bomb. Many consumer intel Mobo/CPU combos support only 16 lanes... avoid these like the plague.
 
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