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Buying a pre-built just to get the gpu. Good idea or no?

TheeShadowStorm
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Actually looking at your figures if you can get a 3070 for $900 that is probably the way to go. There is no guarantee that you will be able to sell the PC for what you want plus you have the all the added hassle.

Need to get a 3070 for my kid for Xmas.

Can't get one at MSRP, can't even get one at inflated retail right now.

There's no such thing as a reasonable price at the moment there's only what you're willing to pay.

 

It looks like I could buy a pre built with a 3070, 5600X, 16GB ram, SSD, b450, 650W psu, case, fans, keyboard and mouse.

Price £1250

 

If I swapped out the Ryzen 5 5600X for a Ryzen 3 3100, and the 3070 for a GTX 1060 6GB. How much do you think I could re-sell the system for?

Based on some local gumtree ads I'd imagine about £500 would be the going rate meaning I would have essentially bought a 3070 and 5600X for £750 plus a ryzen 3100 and a GTX 1060 that I don't need anyway.

 

Good idea? Bad idea?

Am I crazy?

The alternative is keep waiting for stock to hit retailers before Xmas with plan B being £900 for a 3070 off ebay.

 

 

 

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Probably a good idea, I believe it's called shucking. If it's cheaper than just buying the GPU, I would go for it. Just keep in mind that you may not sell the rest of the PC, or, you may not get £500 back.

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Actually looking at your figures if you can get a 3070 for $900 that is probably the way to go. There is no guarantee that you will be able to sell the PC for what you want plus you have the all the added hassle.

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That's how I got my whole system 5 years ago. I'm still using the 580x and the Ryzen 1600x. The motherboard and RAM and storage are another topic all together.

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