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Thoughts on this Desktop Gaming Computer - ARMOURY Gaming PC A-223 - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 7nm- Radeon RX 5700 XT OC

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Thoughts on this Desktop Gaming Computer - ARMOURY Gaming PC A-223 - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 7nm- Radeon RX 5700 XT OC

ARMOURY Gaming PC A-223 - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 7nm- Radeon RX 5700 XT OC 16GB RGB RAM - 500 GB NVMe SSD WiFi 4 RGB Fans Windows 10 Home - $1,599.00
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=174790

Hey guys,

First post here. I'm looking for a high-end gaming Desktop under 2000$, and this seems interesting, what do you guys think?

ARMOURY Gaming PC A-223 - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 7nm- Radeon RX 5700 XT OC 16GB RGB RAM - 500 GB NVMe SSD WiFi 4 RGB Fans Windows 10 Home
Brand: Armoury
Was: $1,899.00
$1,599.00
Savings $300.00


Brand Armoury
Computer Type Gaming
Model A-223
Part Number RTCNO00223
Processor Model AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Number of Cores 8
Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
Graphics Radeon RX 5700 XT OC
Graphics Memory 8GB
Standard Memory 16GB
Motherboard B450
SSD 500GB NVME
Hard Drive Capacity None
Power Supply 600W
Case Deepcool Matrexx 70 ADD-RGB 3F
Case Fan 3 RGB Fans
WiFi YES
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Processor Cooling Wraith Prism with RGB LED

Offers ends October 1st, wondering if I should pull the gun on this or wait for October offers?

Cheers
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Feb 14, 2016
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you can build one with that price

if you can wait; wait for new ryzen and new gpu coming out in Oct.
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JIB9022 wrote: you can build one with that price
Yeah with the savings of $0 and you being your own tech support when fun things happen like the computer not booting because the ancient AM4 mobo needs a BIOS update just to recognize the processor.

Not everyone should be recommended to build their own unless you're willing to be their tech support.
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nabiul wrote: Yeah with the savings of $0 and you being your own tech support when fun things happen like the computer not booting because the ancient AM4 mobo needs a BIOS update just to recognize the processor.

Not everyone should be recommended to build their own unless you're willing to be their tech support.
If you know how to build a lego; shouldn't be an issue building a PC. or any other computer shop will build one for a small fee

Plus if you build the pc, you get longer warranty per parts instead of relying on this "Armoury" brand's unknown customer service for one year
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if you are too worried about building you own,

then buy a pre built from Costco or Dell

At least some known company than this brand
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Sep 28, 2020
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One of my main worries is about the brand that I never heard of, I'm wondering if it's comparable to something like ABS?
[OP]
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JIB9022 wrote: you can build one with that price

if you can wait; wait for new ryzen and new gpu coming out in Oct.
Do you know if it's October as in early October or later?

I need a new computer to use for school with design performance (vectors), the gaming part is for myself - so I can wait but not for more than like 2 weeks
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siznas wrote: Do you know if it's October as in early October or later?

I need a new computer to use for school with design performance (vectors), the gaming part is for myself - so I can wait but not for more than like 2 weeks
Announcement will be 7 Oct, I believe but release won't be until later.

If you are not comfortable with building one, buy a pre built from Costco; I saw one with 3700x with lower GPU for 1200ish? something like that

here is the link
3700x + 12GB ram, GTX 1650 $1249
https://www.costco.ca/hp-pavilion-tg01- ... 73551.html
or
3600 + 16 GB Ram, 1660 super for $ 1349.99
https://www.costco.ca/hp-pavilion-tg01- ... 73566.html

2 year warranty + 90 days return period.

Heck, use it for 90 days, if you are not "satisfied" get another one with newer cpu and gpu
Last edited by JIB9022 on Sep 29th, 2020 5:35 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Yeah, any generic pre-built system where they don't list the exact parts is a hard pass. Especially what appears to be a house brand from a shit vendor like Canada Computers.
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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JIB9022 wrote: Announcement will be 7 Oct, I believe but release won't be until later.

If you are not comfortable with building one, buy a pre built from Costco; I saw one with 3700x with lower GPU for 1200ish? something like that

here is the link
3700x + 12GB ram, GTX 1650 $1249
https://www.costco.ca/hp-pavilion-tg01- ... 73551.html
or
3600 + 16 GB Ram, 1660 super for $ 1349.99
https://www.costco.ca/hp-pavilion-tg01- ... 73566.html

2 year warranty + 90 days return period.

Heck, use it for 90 days, if you are not "satisfied" get another one with newer cpu and gpu
The 90 days is a good idea, could use it for now for my uni needs, and replace with newer computer when new Ryzen are out.

I'm not worried about building it myself, having not purchased a new high-end computer in years, at the moment I just don't have a lot of time in front of me to research for good parts. Not a 100% sure what's a sure buy for a long-term GPU but from what I've seen I think I wanna go for a RTX 2080 , 1650/1660 seem too low for my needs.
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siznas wrote: The 90 days is a good idea, could use it for now for my uni needs, and replace with newer computer when new Ryzen are out.

I'm not worried about building it myself, having not purchased a new high-end computer in years, at the moment I just don't have a lot of time in front of me to research for good parts. Not a 100% sure what's a sure buy for a long-term GPU but from what I've seen I think I wanna go for a RTX 2080 , 1650/1660 seem too low for my needs.
well what's your budget? just go on part picker and get whatever fits your budget and build urself if you want something like 2080
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JIB9022 wrote: well what's your budget? just go on part picker and get whatever fits your budget and build urself if you want something like 2080
Anywhere under 2000$
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siznas wrote: Anywhere under 2000$
Get https://pcpartpicker.com/b/LBzNnQ ; just change the gpu to 2080 or 2080 super.

new 3000 series came out but 3080 is experience issues and goes for $1000
3070 which is equivalent to 2080ti will come out end of the month but will be $700 but obviously won't be available for few months at least
so really if you can't wait just get any gpu that's suits your need.

I'd recommend used 2080ti or 2080s. but upto you
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Most of the parts are specifically listed on the page you just have to dig it out of the descriptions.
The costco has a video card that is about $400 cheaper than than this one and a significant step down, let alone a few of the other downgrades. They do have a good warranty though but thats a computer thats about $600 cheaper than the OP based on parts but costs $400 less so is a worse deal imo.

When i briefly speced out the parts the other day it landed around $2000 which seems pretty good. However if you RFDed it and waited for every part to slowly go on sale then i think the parts do end up landing closer to 1600-1700. But that could be months of waiting for sales.

What i will say is i havent been able to find armoury desktops which seems the biggest concern. So i wonder about things like proper cooling, well organized, spamware. I would be curious if anyone has looked at this in person and has thoughts.....as ive been wondering about buying this comp to upgrade my 8yr old desktop.

Edit:removed inflammatory haters comment
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3700x - $430
MSI B450M BAZOOKA MAX WIFI - $130
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC 8G - $550
Lexar NM610 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD - $80
Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB DDR4 RAM - two 8GB - (Speed not listed) - rgb? - $110
Matrexx 70 ADD-RGB 3F Mid-Tower Case - $150
DA600 PSU - $80
Windows 10 Home - $150 but pretty sure cheaper elsewhere
3 rgb fans? $100?
Rgb cooler, not listed but shown

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