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Is this a Good Price for an above average Gaming PC?

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Aug 27, 2008
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Is this a Good Price for an above average Gaming PC?

http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktops ... btsb_s929e

$1599.99 + tax = $1808 - $160 (ebates) and will receive $47 Dell gift card
True cost $1648 and I would get
Ryzen 1700x
GTX 1060 6GB
16GB RAM
512SSD (Boot) 2TB HDD
Liquid Cooling

Any additional savings I am missing or better deal in the $1500 range?
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Jan 4, 2011
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Terrible.

Buy parts and build yourself.
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Jun 1, 2015
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At this price point, the cheapest would probably be to build it yourself. For prebuilt PC, you can get something similar but with a GTX 1070 for sure. Check on Newegg and Canada Computers, they usually have the best prices for gaming PC from my experience
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Aug 27, 2008
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Coz4k wrote: Terrible.

Buy parts and build yourself.
Care to Elaborate? I am looking for a PC for my Friend with at least a GTX1060, a good SSD, a 2nd HDD for storage and 16 GB of RAM minimum ( I don't have time/knowledge it to Build myself)

I Went though newegg/Tiger/Bustbuy/amazon and cant find Sub 1500 for the same stats, Any links to a great deal would be appreciated.
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Pre-builts tend to have a poor balance of components. Like, you don't need a 1700x for gaming, you can look for a 1600/1600x or Core i5 with a 1060, which should drop the price. Or bump the GPU up to a 1070.
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Pretty sure you could build or buy a second hand desktop that's better for less. Honestly I'm selling my desktop that is pretty comparable for a lot less than that
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PEACEISGOOD wrote: thank you, I just want him to get the best bang for his buck when he buys, and I don't want him stuck with a crap "Gaming PC" with a GTX 1050...
is this better or not recommended bc of refurb?

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6883101359
That's better than your first pick, weird looking case (I've seen them in person they're oddly large).

Refurb being a possible concern, usually 90day warranty but its hit or miss some times with refurbs, sometimes they're great others I've seen problems and its a headache.
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1060 is weak for that price point, you want 1070ti if paying over 1500$
WTB amazon gc @90%
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PEACEISGOOD wrote: thank you, I just want him to get the best bang for his buck when he buys, and I don't want him stuck with a crap "Gaming PC" with a GTX 1050...
is this better or not recommended bc of refurb?

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6883101359
You need to buy parts individually.

Motherboard, CPU, GPU, tower case etc.

Check guides they are everywhere.
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LOL Ryzen "Gaming Machine". Oxymoron much, Dell?

Don't buy Ryzen for gaming, it's not "above average" at all. For gaming, Ryzen is below average.

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