Question Worth buying this 3 month old system?


Sep 29, 2017
Hey all

Hope you are all doing well through this tough time and I wish the very best to you and your family.

I currently have a 4-year-old system running a 6700(not k), 16gb2400mhz ram, 6gbGtx1060 and 512gb Evo850SSD
It goes quite well still and since my monitor is only a basic 75Htz ViewSonic gaming screen it seems to suit my FPS limits atm in most AAA games as long as I keep it to 1080p only.

I would like to upgrade to a system capable of 1440p for the next few years and ideally push the FPS up a bit towards 60-100FPS for most AAA titles.

I have been offered this system (The one below) for $1,000 US and its only 3 months old (the owner has decided to switch to a surface pro + dock)

Please also bare in mind I am in New Zealand where computer part prices are quite a lot higher. Please refer to this version of PC park picker to compare prices.

What do you think for 1000US or $1800NZ?
Obviously I need to upgrade the Graphics card and I was thinking an RTX2070Super?

  • ASUS PRIME Z370-A II, Intel Z370, DDR4, M.2 Aura Sync Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 8700 6C/12T, 3.2Ghz/4.6Ghz 12MB LGA1151v2 Processor
  • Deepcool Gammaxx GT RGB CPU Cooler
  • Corsair CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200 CL16
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SSD
  • EVGA GeForce GT 1030 2GB Graphics Card
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case Silent Edition
  • Corsair RM550x V2 550W Full Modular 80Plus Gold Power Supply
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive 32Bit/64-Bit - Retail RS2 (KW9-00478)
  • ASUS USB-AC53 Nano MU-MIMO, Dual-Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Adapter
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No way~!
Take your 1000USD and buy a 1440p monitor and a 2070 Super yourself - you probably need to upgrade the psu too:
PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card ($524.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($319.99 @ B&H)
Total: $969.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-27 20:56 EDT-0400
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Apr 19, 2019
Hey mate I'm a new zealander and I built my pc 18 months ago and it was only $400 more expensive ($2200 nzd) and I had a 1070ti in it with roughly the same specs otherwise.

The 1070 ti was almost $1000 by itself back then! That pc you are looking at buying is worth less than $1000 nzd. Look at the website to give you an idea on how much things are worth. I'm more than happy to help with a build for you :)

Prices may be high for a while due to covid-19 and the limited supply atm but it will get cheaper sooner enough