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Is this a good deal on a gaming PC? (lenovo)

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Dec 9, 2004
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Is this a good deal on a gaming PC? (lenovo)

I hope this is the right place to post this, pls delete if not.
I'm not very knowledgeable with specs on the current gen of pc's. I've been reading and trying to familiarize myself with whats good and just ok. With the recent prices of cpus and especially gpu's it's looking more and more like a pre-built isn't such bad deal anymore.
I've cross shopped a few deals and with the Dell coupons expiring this EPP deal from Lenovo caught my eye. My primary use is browsing, light gaming and streaming media, but I was hoping to get back into PC gaming as well as buy the best I can afford in hopes I''ll future proof myself as best as possible.
This is through Lenovo Canada with the EPP friends and family code.

IdeaCentre 720
Part Number: 90H10002US
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700 Processor (3.00GHz 16MB)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Hard Drive: 1TB 7200 RPM +128GB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 480 8GB
Warranty: One year
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable
Memory: 16.0GB DDR4 2400MHz

Price before Taxes is $1,274.51

Thats with EPP, 1 coupon and sale price from original $1560.00

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Jun 14, 2009
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Unsure about the price with the recent ram and GPU price surge but the RX480 is an alright GPU for 1080p
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Feb 29, 2008
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That's not bad if you can live with the RX 480. The 16gbs of RAM alone is a substantially expensive component.

My buddy got a ryzen 1700x, gtx 1060 3gb and 8gb of ram prebuilt from newegg for 1199$ in December. Shop around.

Also look at Dell's web site, start a rep chat and hit 'em up for discounts.
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Feb 29, 2008
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GuiltySpark wrote: ... 6690068041

With (now working again) Dell coupons this can be had for $1074 before taxes.
The question is: does the $200 difference justify the 8 GB of RAM and ssd?
The Dell is the 1700x which is a tad faster, but the gpu Seems like essentially the same thing.
That looks like a better deal. A 128gb SSD is useless. I'd save the money and eventually get a 256gb NVMe drive.

8 GB of Ram however ain't cheap to upgrade aftermarket. Plus you need to know what the config is and how many slots are there. If the Dell has 2x4gigs and only 2 slots for RAM, upgrades will be costly.