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[Best Buy] Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC (Intel Ci7-10700/1TB HDD/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060 $1599

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[Best Buy] Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC (Intel Ci7-10700/1TB HDD/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA RTX 2060 $1599

Is this a good deal? I am looking to buy gaming system for my son. I think video card is RTX2060 super since it has 8GB.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... 0/14760370

I don't want to custom build. Suggestions welcomed.
Last edited by rajho71227602151 on Sep 25th, 2020 4:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Trust me. Do not buy any RTX 2XXX at this moment.
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Jul 11, 2013
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rajho71227602151 wrote: Care to explain why? Thanks.
RTX 3XXX series is out and much better than RTX 2XXX series. It should be available very soon.
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The 3070 will be close to a 2080ti for the same price
And rdna 2 will be even better for performance per watts too
Last edited by waven101 on Sep 25th, 2020 4:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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rajho71227602151 wrote: Care to explain why? Thanks.
Because the new 3000 series was release not long ago. With pretty decent performance gains over their 2000 counterparts ranging anywhere from 30-80% based on various tests.

Low stock now of those new cards means the market hasn’t shifted but the minute nvidia ramps up production you can bet that 2000 cards will drop sharply in price.

Also I don’t want to be the guy that hates on prebuilt cause some are decent value but remember prebuilt usually sacrifice quality of the motherboard and PSU to bring down prices.
Last edited by Roynsky on Sep 25th, 2020 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Sep 22, 2020
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Couple of months from now this would be a cold deal, probably colder than Toronto winters
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Sep 17, 2020
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No, Lenovo has better deal. check history post.
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No it's not.

Hope my answer helps.
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For the specs, with current prices? It doesn't seem *horrible*, price-wise, for a pre-built. But I guess it depends on if you need to buy *right now* or if you can afford to wait a little bit.
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Mar 25, 2019
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wait why is this posted in hot deals when the poster doesn't even know if it is a good deal or not? This should be in shopping discussion forums...
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honestly, its not a bad deal if you need a PC right now

Of course if you can wait 2+ months, 3000 series or RDNA 2 is no
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How does one figure out detailed specs, like motherboard and ssd info?
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Proprietary Acer crap. The acer motherboard fried after I bought an Acer desktop last year...3 months into owning it. Because I had taken out a HD and swapped it with a 2gb nvme they wouldn’t warranty it. I thought I’d switch out the motherboard with another one, when low and behold, all proprietary parts with proprietary Acer plugs. Only way to fix was to order that particular motherboard from the states ($200+shipping 2 weeks+duties) After paying 1k for it, I literally ended up throwing it out. Re-used a few parts in my new build, but I’ll never make the mistake of buying proprietary Acer garbage again. Believe me...socially distance from this one about 2km.
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Dec 25, 2012
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Warm deal atm. But unless you really need a new pc, better to hold off until the 3xxx start flooding the market over the next few months.

You'll either get a deeper discount or buy the newer cards launching for better performance.

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