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$1599.99 Acer Predator i5-11400F, 3060TI, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD

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[Costco] $1599.99 Acer Predator i5-11400F, 3060TI, 16GB DDR4, 1TB SSD

They are in stock at the Costco at 1 Yorktech drive (Woodbine and 407) in Markham.

A decent deal with the 3060TI given the current shortages.

Has generated some interest before in the following threads.

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I see these on kijiji/marketplace without the gpu.
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My son is 12 and looking to get a gaming PC. He currently has a PS4 and has never had a PC before. Is this a good starter option or would this be overkill for starter? What should I be looking for. Any help would be appreciate as I am not a gamer at all.

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settons wrote: My son is 12 and looking to get a gaming PC. He currently has a PS4 and has never had a PC before. Is this a good starter option or would this be overkill for starter? What should I be looking for. Any help would be appreciate as I am not a gamer at all.

Thanks
this would be a real nice starter pc for sure. Considering the shortages this is a good buy if you need and can find one.
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settons wrote: My son is 12 and looking to get a gaming PC. He currently has a PS4 and has never had a PC before. Is this a good starter option or would this be overkill for starter? What should I be looking for. Any help would be appreciate as I am not a gamer at all.

Thanks
Can't speak for the prebuilt/brand, but it is a solid starter PC. I would prefer a better cpu, I feel this falls short of the Ryzen 5600x but it is still a good cpu for gaming. The graphics card as a 3060ti, should be enough to let your son play almost any game at 1080p/1440p with great settings and getting above 60fps. 16gb is plenty if he would only really game, I am unsure what the timings are. Seems the power supply is only 500 watt, which could be an issue, but ACER likely took it all into account when designing it.

Overall, with just how hard it is to find GPU still, could be a good pickup, but if you also are in no rush, things should ease up more this year as supply improves.
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settons wrote: My son is 12 and looking to get a gaming PC. He currently has a PS4 and has never had a PC before. Is this a good starter option or would this be overkill for starter? What should I be looking for. Any help would be appreciate as I am not a gamer at all.

Thanks
Don't do it. Not a necessary distraction which can turn into a huge time waster that can affect school.
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fordmaple wrote: Don't do it. Not a necessary distraction which can turn into a huge time waster that can affect school.
agree.
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As a parent, I would agree with the comments above regarding distraction. But looking back to my personal experience, getting my first PC as a gift for my 15 years birthday, I think that giving a PC for a teenager with proper control of time usage and checking what they are doing can be a great tool for their knowledge and even a start if they have the desire to learn more about electronics and technology. But each person is different and you should check it regarding you own son and your relationship with him.

As the deal itself, looks a little bit expensive, but I'm not updated on the latest prices of the components. I'm used to see computers at $500-$800 or less, so this is definitely not for me lol.
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fordmaple wrote: Don't do it. Not a necessary distraction which can turn into a huge time waster that can affect school.
Do you also not have a tv in your home?

See my kids have gaming computers but they have to make sure they have no homework or it needs to be complete and then they still have limits just so they dont spend multiple hours but never had issue with them having computers quads gaming systems or anything.
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settons wrote: My son is 12 and looking to get a gaming PC. He currently has a PS4 and has never had a PC before. Is this a good starter option or would this be overkill for starter? What should I be looking for. Any help would be appreciate as I am not a gamer at all.

Thanks
Don't you think he will need a laptop soon?
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In stock in Burlington. At least 14 as of now on the floor.
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Got our first "nice" computer around this age too heading in to highschool and I agree it likely distracted me quite a bit but also was a great avenue to connect with friends with common interest in gaming, in the end I still graduated with honours so would say it's not completely negative. It's important to set good boundaries and maybe do not place the computer in their room - somewhere central in the house where you can monitor usage would be okay in my opinion.

This computer is great value for the hardware you're getting given the current state of the market.
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How's this vs the Canada Computer Armoury series prebuilts? Ryzen 5 w/ 3060ti for $100-$200 more.
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thr333zy wrote: How's this vs the Canada Computer Armoury series prebuilts? Ryzen 5 w/ 3060ti for $100-$200 more.
Wondering the same specifically this build: canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1446_1448&item_id=211036
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thr333zy wrote: How's this vs the Canada Computer Armoury series prebuilts? Ryzen 5 w/ 3060ti for $100-$200 more.
Can't order the CC one online but it's $200 more and that gets you a better cpu (5600X vs 11400) and a better PS (700W vs 500w). Not sure it's worth the extra $200 imo? Only if you plan to upgarde the video card then it might be worth it.
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It's an okay price but definitely not as hot as it used to be.
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Harold91 wrote: Can't speak for the prebuilt/brand, but it is a solid starter PC. I would prefer a better cpu, I feel this falls short of the Ryzen 5600x but it is still a good cpu for gaming. The graphics card as a 3060ti, should be enough to let your son play almost any game at 1080p/1440p with great settings and getting above 60fps. 16gb is plenty if he would only really game, I am unsure what the timings are. Seems the power supply is only 500 watt, which could be an issue, but ACER likely took it all into account when designing it.

Overall, with just how hard it is to find GPU still, could be a good pickup, but if you also are in no rush, things should ease up more this year as supply improves.
Good points all around and yes the 11400 is a bit of a step down from the 5600X but is better than the previous gen Ryzen 5 3600 and more comparable to a 3600X. This $1599 is a great price and as mentioned it only has a 500W PS so you may be able to upgrade the 3060ti to a 3070 but that would be the max. The other thing worth mentioning is if your Son has a high refresh rate monitor (144hz +) and is hoping to pump out the same frames per second to match that refresh rate this is unlikely to happen with a lot of gaming titles without turning down quality settings, especially if he happens to be gaming at 1440p.
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fordmaple wrote: Don't do it. Not a necessary distraction which can turn into a huge time waster that can affect school.
I'll be soon facing the same problem but if you limit their access to gaming at home, won't they turn to mobile games or go to friend's house?
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TBH just an okay price. Wait for Dell's 8%-12% ebates cashback + 10% off coupon to get better price. Dell is never running out of GPUs; it's just that they're slow.
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fordmaple wrote: Don't do it. Not a necessary distraction which can turn into a huge time waster that can affect school.
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