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[Canada Computers] Aeon 3428, $1k, i5-9400f, gtx 1660, 16gb ddr4, 250gb ssd, 1tb hdd

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[Canada Computers] Aeon 3428, $1k, i5-9400f, gtx 1660, 16gb ddr4, 250gb ssd, 1tb hdd

Hello, I was wondering what people thought of this: Aeon 3428, 1k$, i5-9400f, gtx 1660, 16gb ddr4, 250gb ssd, 1tb hdd.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=137003

The specs look nice for that price range but I'm hesitating because there is some missing information such as how many mhz the RAM has, if it has bluetooth, wireless, what kind of ports or even if it comes with a mouse/keyboard.

I was also wondering what people thought in general of websites' personal brands such as the Aeon here, ABS from Newegg or ME from Memory Express. Any reason to avoid with these and stick to Asus, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, HP and such?
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usually these aeon pcs dont include any mouse/keyboard and no wifi/bluetooth

compared to those pre-builts by acer/dell/etc, these are better since they have more space for upgrades. with a branded pc, the parts are proprietary and harder to replace unless you can get it from the manufacturer.
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Intel CPU isn't too affected by ram speed as ryzen. Between 2400 and 3k MHz, you won't notice any frame drops.

No wifi or Bluetooth in general. The board is probably some cheap one with a cheap PSU. Overall it's a pretty good price. I'd suggest you go into the store to get more info or get a sales rep to open the box for you to take a look.
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Jan 28, 2015
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Basically $50 savings if you build it yourself: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZNnMzY (not exact parts, some just there as a guideline)

Not hot at all.

Especially considering you get more freedom with choosing higher quality parts, and also have the ability to wait for sales by buying in parts. Newegg's monthly 10-15% ebay coupon will be any day now.
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eorsgg wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 1:08 am
Basically $50 savings if you build it yourself: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZNnMzY (not exact parts, some just there as a guideline)

Not hot at all.

Especially considering you get more freedom with choosing higher quality parts, and also have the ability to wait for sales by buying in parts. Newegg's monthly 10-15% ebay coupon will be any day now.
Add Windows.

You picked SATA III SSD instead of PCIe NVMe.
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chatbox wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 1:37 am
Add Windows.

You picked SATA III SSD instead of PCIe NVMe.
Same price...

Windows key is $5 on ebay.

L2RFD pls.
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eorsgg wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 1:41 am
Same price...

Windows key is $5 on ebay.

L2RFD pls.
Just saying, since it's same price, you'd go for PCIe instead of SATA III, would you not? Or maybe, you would not.
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chatbox wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 1:37 am
Add Windows.

You picked SATA III SSD instead of PCIe NVMe.
Where does it say it's NVMe? All I see is that it's PCIe m.2.

Most Windows 10 installations will still be activated if you upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, so you could install one of those first and upgrade with Media Creation Tool. If, for some reason, it isn't activated, you can purchase a key on eBay for about $10. The legitimacy of these keys could be argued but they generally work. Sellers claim that they are actually selling you old hardware that comes with an OEM license and throwing out the hardware. The point is, paying retail for Windows 10 is not necessary for most.
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Horrible price.
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lincoln wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 1:54 am
Horrible price.
Why? I thought it was decent based on a person having to add W10 license?
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May 22, 2014
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The i5-9400f doesn’t have integrated graphics which will make the GPU do everything. More GPU tasks = More energy consumed.
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davidguy wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 8:43 am
The i5-9400f doesn’t have integrated graphics which will make the GPU do everything. More GPU tasks = More energy consumed.
Of course, it’s a gaming desktop. No one buys a gaming desktop and uses the integrated graphics, integrated graphics are for basic office tasks, surfing web, etc.
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I think is pretty decent compared to building your own.

Ryzen 5 2600x + Asus mobo - 320
GTX 1660 - 300
16GB Ram - 125
SSD - 45
HDD - 50
PSU - 80
Case - 80
$1000

However pre built will probably have weaker PSU, slower ram, and you could skip on the 1TB HDD and get something better.
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Is aeon a Canada computers brand or another OEM?

I find that there's always some odd issue here and there with a pre built pc. After a few of them I don't even want to spend time dealing with it... Just buy and be done. If it's another oem and at the same price as building your own, I'd just buy it off the shelf.
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squint72 wrote:
May 22nd, 2019 8:39 am
Why? I thought it was decent based on a person having to add W10 license?
At the moment you don't need a w10 license so I don't think that should be a factor, even if you don't want to go the eBay route. The only limitations from not activating are cosmetic like changing the background. I'd take this over a prebuilt from hp, acer, etc. But as usual, if you choose your own parts, you can get higher quality MOBO, PSU, and brands/case you prefer or drop the 1tb HDD for one bigger ssd for a similar price.

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