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Question Which Pre-Built gaming pc should I buy? Budget ~$700

Oct 29, 2019
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Im fairly new to PC gaming and I've been thinking and researching just a little bit about pre-built pc's. I know that building one is better but my parents dont trust me to enough to build my one sooo im just buying a prebuilt. I've come down to the decision of buying this https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-i5-9400F-GeForce-Windows-GXiVR8060A8/dp/B07VGJDKZ4/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=cyberpower+gaming+xtreme+pc&qid=1572226688&sr=8-3 or https://www.amazon.com/SkyTech-Blaze-Gaming-Computer-Desktop/dp/B07RHBLV7F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=R5RZJGOCQXDW&keywords=skytech+blaze+ii&qid=1572336396&sprefix=skytech+bla,aps,204&sr=8-1 Im not sure which one to buy and which one is going to get me the best gaming experience if anyone could help me decide that would be nice thank you. (if there is another pc that is better around the $700 dollar budget that would be helpful aswell)
 

WildCard999

Titan
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Between the two I'd get the 2600/1660 due to the extra threads on the CPU.

It's unfortunate that your parents don't trust you to build it as you could get better quality parts then you'd see in those prebuilts.

If you do eventually change there minds then this is cheaper then both and has better quality parts including more memory & a much faster NVMe SSD. Win10 isn't included on this build though however is free to use.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/J32ZRk
 

Barty1884

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Both systems linked would perform similarly, while the Ryzen platform nets you more CPU threads and a larger SSD.

At ~$700, you're right on the cusp of some decent offerings. In an ideal world, I'd suggest building your own, but that's not for everyone, for a variety of circumstances.

Take a look at some open box deals... NewEgg etc
For example:
https://www.newegg.com/abs-computer-technologies-mage-e-ala115/p/N82E16883102726R?Item=N82E16883102726R

PRetty much the same spec as the Ryzen build you found on Amazon - except double the RAM (16GB vs 8GB) and a stronger GPU (1660TI vs 1660).
 
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Both systems linked would perform similarly, while the Ryzen platform nets you more CPU threads and a larger SSD.

At ~$700, you're right on the cusp of some decent offerings. In an ideal world, I'd suggest building your own, but that's not for everyone, for a variety of circumstances.

Take a look at some open box deals... NewEgg etc
For example:
https://www.newegg.com/abs-computer-technologies-mage-e-ala115/p/N82E16883102726R?Item=N82E16883102726R

PRetty much the same spec as the Ryzen build you found on Amazon - except double the RAM (16GB vs 8GB) and a stronger GPU (1660TI vs 1660).
Oh wow thank you thats way better than both i linked just $20 more. If it is open box does that me Its like used or refurbished?
 

Barty1884

Titan
Moderator
The full open box disclaimer is here: https://kb.newegg.com/knowledge-base/product-disclaimers/?#2
Looks like they're always returns with NewEgg.

Only you can decide if it's something you want to go with. They're only providing a 30 day warranty/return period. If it were me, I'd go for it - and stress test it hard for a day or so. Most hardware is pretty robust, so you should be able to identify any problems very early - well within 30 days.

It's not for everyone though.
Might be something worth discussing with your parents, as there's a chance that you may need to return it etc.
 

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