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[Costco] Acer Predator PO3-630G-UW91 gaming desktop 1660 Super $799.96

Acer Predator PO3-630G-UW91 desktop with the 1660S was previously on sale for $1000. Now $799.96 in store. Thought about bumping the last thread on it, but that one had some wrong info about the GPU so I’m starting a new one.

Item #1460069
Intel i5-11400F
8 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
Nvidia GTX 1660 Super

Seen at Costco Prince George, BC.
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How can anything be called a gaming desktop with 8gb of ram these days is silly. You're more limited by the ram, rather than the cpu or GPU on any modern game on this machine. Would have cost the company like another $40 to put another stick in.
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Not exactly a hot deal IMO, you could build it much cheaper yourself so budget oriented people usually prefer that option.

The 11th gen chip is old and has little upgradability, so you also can't really upgrade the GPU, and 8gb ram will require an upgrade to 16 (and usually you have to sell the 8gb stick because ram sticks need to be paired or they become unstable)

And of course if you're willing to look around locally there's used gaming pcs with much better value (but no or halfway expired warranty)
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iveykun wrote: Not exactly a hot deal IMO, you could build it much cheaper yourself so budget oriented people usually prefer that option.
Just for fun I priced out a build with the same specs using lower end components. Came to $850 not including the OS.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ttkHgb

Sure you could do better by waiting for sales, buying some parts used, etc. And of course anyone building a new system now would use newer parts. But this is a turnkey system with the Costco warranty. I don’t think you are the target market.
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote: Just for fun I priced out a build with the same specs using lower end components. Came to $850 not including the OS.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ttkHgb

Sure you could do better by waiting for sales, buying some parts used, etc. And of course anyone building a new system now would use newer parts. But this is a turnkey system with the Costco warranty. I don’t think you are the target market.
yeah I'm probably not, I've built my own pcs ever since I started using them.

It's just so easy nowadays I don't see why you would want a prebuilt unless it's a really hot deal, websites like pcpartpicker will even tell you if parts don't match, it's foolproof and the hardest part is installing windows.
As long as you are somewhat willing to connect cables, you could be saving more :D
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iveykun wrote:
As long as you are somewhat willing to connect cables, you could be saving more :D
Except as mentioned, you'll be paying 50 bucks more to do it yourself in this case. GPU prices may have come down, but in many cases they haven't come down enough to have a diy price-beat a prebuilt based on new components, yet.

That said, I'm pretty sure for a couple hundred more, you could find a better prebuilt with a higher graphics card.
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KevinT277396 wrote: How can anything be called a gaming desktop with 8gb of ram these days is silly. You're more limited by the ram, rather than the cpu or GPU on any modern game on this machine. Would have cost the company like another $40 to put another stick in.
so stick another stick in... omg
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I guess if you want to get into gaming with a very limited budget and not into FPS or games that need the horsepower but just save your money and get a modern gpu, this thing is 3-4 years old now.
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KingMoobot wrote: so stick another stick in... omg
Or buy a machine that can actually do what it's supposed to do.
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KevinT277396 wrote: How can anything be called a gaming desktop with 8gb of ram these days is silly. You're more limited by the ram, rather than the cpu or GPU on any modern game on this machine. Would have cost the company like another $40 to put another stick in.
I'm pretty sure my Chrome is usually using more ram than that lol
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keep an eye out on BB website for Open Box Geek Squad certified gaming desktops. I was able to score a Ryzen 7 5700g with 16gb, 512 PCIE, 3070GPU for $700 plus tax
"You gotta spend money to save money"
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hesp wrote: keep an eye out on BB website for Open Box Geek Squad certified gaming desktops. I was able to score a Ryzen 7 5700g with 16gb, 512 PCIE, 3070GPU for $700 plus tax
Holy smokes when did you get this?

Lady week I got Acer nitro with same specs but RTX 3060ti for $1049+ tax.

Would have loved to get yours for a cheaper price too lol
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KevinT277396 wrote: How can anything be called a gaming desktop with 8gb of ram these days is silly. You're more limited by the ram, rather than the cpu or GPU on any modern game on this machine. Would have cost the company like another $40 to put another stick in.
minesweeper game? LOL
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hesp wrote: keep an eye out on BB website for Open Box Geek Squad certified gaming desktops. I was able to score a Ryzen 7 5700g with 16gb, 512 PCIE, 3070GPU for $700 plus tax
Do you have a link to the non discounted model on Best Buy?
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Not a bad deal for 1080P gaming. Some users on here are so quick to nitpick on everything computer related, but when you factor in Costco's return policy and extended warranty this is a good deal in today's inflated economy. Lol at 11th gen Intel is old; can't remember when CPU was bottlenecking gaming within the last 5 years or so
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hesp wrote: keep an eye out on BB website for Open Box Geek Squad certified gaming desktops. I was able to score a Ryzen 7 5700g with 16gb, 512 PCIE, 3070GPU for $700 plus tax
Insane deal.
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Not really a good deal
8gb ram is too low.
Nvidia GTX 1660 Super can't run much games. Can't do 4k. Outdated GPU
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Bob and Mary don't know how to put computer components together and don't have a friend they want to burden with doing that.

Their 12 year old child wants a computer they can call a gaming computer and they want him doing school work on it.
This looks like an easy buy and the GPU is decent.
Are there better systems? Heck yes but so what. $700+tax is what a lot of budgets can afford.
y2dave wrote: Not really a good deal
8gb ram is too low.
Nvidia GTX 1660 Super can't run much games. Can't do 4k. Outdated GPU
So you are saying people gaming with 1080p monitors should trash them?
iveykun wrote: The 11th gen chip is old and has little upgradability, so you also can't really upgrade the GPU, and 8gb ram will require an upgrade to 16 (and usually you have to sell the 8gb stick because ram sticks need to be paired or they become unstable)
Most people don't' upgrade GPUs unless they get a killer deal.
The manual shows 4 Dimm slots (2 pair), I don't understand your comment about the RAM. Just buy a another 8GB.
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Way too many people dissing on this machine, with almost no better actual deals to compare to. Even the DIY route doesnt include a 'legal' copy of windows for $900. Plus most people cant assemble a PC.

The 1660 super is easily going to be pulling 100FPS + on most modern games at 1080. Is it a bit outdated, sure. But the target audience is not hardcore gamers or 4K. Add 8GB ram, done.
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i bought the predator that came with the 3060ti. looks very similar to this one so ill share my comments:

The cpu fan on this thing is ridiculously loud on full blast.

I replaced with an aftermarket cooler.

the backplate is non standard and built into the motherboard I had to use some random screws and spacers to make it work.

Acer does not use standard parts

No xmp either, so the ram will run at 2666 cl22.

If you do buy ram for this PC make sure it supports 2666cl12 natively.

dont be surpised if your 3200cl16 xmp ram runs at 2133 ot 2400.
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