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Posted · Original PosterOP

I saw this deal for a PC and to me (although I am far from an expert) it looked like a very good deal. My only concern is that it is from Walmart by OVERPOWERED and I'm not sure if I should be concerned about that. The only thing I would change would be the case. The build I was thinking about before seeing this would have been the new Ryzen 5 3600 with an RTX 2060 but this would be a bit better for about the same cost.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

The front side can't really breath well. If you can remove the front glass panel, then I'd argue it becomes serviceable.

Aside from that factor, do you think it is a good value? 

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What RAM is that, and speed?  What motherboard?  PSU?

 

Spec wise it's a decent price, but if they cut corners on what I asked about that's where they're making money.  At your expense potentially.

 

 

 

 


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3 minutes ago, Mursu said:

Aside from that factor, do you think it is a good value? 

Imo the issues with the overpowered series were far overblown. It is your typical OEM quality.

It didn't have anything nuclear wrong with it, just bad for the price. But half the price it is fine. psu was a fine delta unit.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, jstudrawa said:

What RAM is that, and speed?  What motherboard?  PSU?

 

Spec wise it's a decent price, but if they cut corners on what I asked about that where they're making money.  At your expense potentially.

 

 

 

 

I was thinking the same thing, but correct me if I am wrong, would it matter very much with 32gb? The build I was planning would have had Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb 3200MHz

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3 minutes ago, Mursu said:

Aside from that factor, do you think it is a good value? 

Well wallmart pc's created some fuss last year.  Don't know if if improved or not :/

 


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18 minutes ago, Mursu said:

I saw this deal for a PC and to me (although I am far from an expert) it looked like a very good deal. My only concern is that it is from Walmart by OVERPOWERED and I'm not sure if I should be concerned about that. The only thing I would change would be the case. The build I was thinking about before seeing this would have been the new Ryzen 5 3600 with an RTX 2060 but this would be a bit better for about the same cost.

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The R5 3600 vs. the i7-8700 is an unknown right now. The 1080 is definitely better than the 2060. Intel is not as dependent on fast RAM as Ryzen is, and even 2400 (which it probably is) is fine.

 

Your cooling is going to suck because there's nowhere to pull in fresh air. The PSU is probably a mediocre Great Wall unit, and the motherboard is probably a cheap H310. Other than that, it's a pretty good deal as prebuilts go.


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Overpowered Series after the price dropped were actually pretty good value. 

 

the case wasnt amazing and the rest is regular OEM quality. but its actually a pretty decent deal. as long as you dont plan on upgrading the CPU

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

The R5 3600 vs. the i7-8700 is an unknown right now. The 1080 is definitely better than the 2060. Intel is not as dependent on fast RAM as Ryzen is, and even 2400 (which it probably is) is fine.

 

Your cooling is going to suck because there's nowhere to push all that air. The PSU is probably a mediocre Great Wall unit, and the motherboard is probably a cheap H310. Other than that, it's a pretty good deal as prebuilts go.

If I were to buy this, I would definitely change the case to a NZXT H500 but would you suggest I also change the PSU and the motherboard? Is it complicated changing a motherboard after everything is set? If it is best I do these things, would an additional $200-250 be worth it?  

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5 minutes ago, Mursu said:

If I were to buy this, I would definitely change the case to a NZXT H500 but would you suggest I also change the PSU and the motherboard? Is it complicated changing a motherboard after everything is set? If it is best I do these things, would an additional $200-250 be worth it?  

Unless you plan on switching to an 8700K or 8086K, there's no reason to change out the board. Take a look at the PSU and post the model number and a picture of the specs sticker in the Cases/PSUs subforum for the guys over there to look at. I would switch out the case, but because the stock one is covered in pretty lights, you could probably resell it by itself fairly easily.


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4 minutes ago, Mursu said:

If I were to buy this, I would definitely change the case to a NZXT H500 but would you suggest I also change the PSU and the motherboard? Is it complicated changing a motherboard after everything is set? If it is best I do these things, would an additional $200-250 be worth it?  

yes and no. you could at that point build something similar yourself using B450, R3k and a vega 64 or RTX 2070 possibly. 

 

or so id expect. you would more or less looking at using that prebuild as is

 

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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($179.89 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($61.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team - MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($51.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8 GB Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Corsair) 
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you can get pretty much on point creating something your else. just swap the 2600x with a 3600 and add a 50$ HDD. 

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