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8 gb ram isn't enough for gaming. 256 m.2 nvme is fine for boot drive but only having 500 gb storage total is not ideal. If the 1660s is able to play the games you want, that should be fine. 1660s is just a little bit better than a 3050 for reference.

Hi there,

 

So the current system I have built is about 4.5 years old now and it's clear that I am not getting that crisp performance that I once had all those years ago when I first bought it. I really don't have the time to go through the process of building a new one due to work commitments and just life tasks in general. So, I was wondering what you thought of the specs on this Pre Built PC. I may look for something else at a slightly higher budget but I'd like to know that I am on the right path.

 

Here are the SPECS: 

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • GIGABYTE X570S AORUS ELITE AX
  • 8GB PCS PRO DDR4 2666MHz
  • 6GB GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER
  • 256GB PCS 2.5" SSD
  • 250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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8 gb ram isn't enough for gaming. 256 m.2 nvme is fine for boot drive but only having 500 gb storage total is not ideal. If the 1660s is able to play the games you want, that should be fine. 1660s is just a little bit better than a 3050 for reference.

My PC Specs: (expand to view)

 

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K - OC to 5 GHz All Cores
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT (Front Mounted AIO)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600

Storage: Intel 665p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD (x2)
Video Card: Zotac RTX 3070 8 GB GAMING Twin Edge OC

Power Supply: Corsair RM850 (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow
Case Fan 120mm: Noctua F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm (x1)
Case Fan 140mm: Noctua A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140 mm (x4)
Monitor Main: Asus VG278QR 27.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz
Monitor Vertical: Asus VA27EHE 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600 Wired
Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex 5  – (Hybrid Blue Switch)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless - Black

Speakers: Mackie CR3-X 3 Inch Speakers Pair
UPS: APC 1500VA UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector

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Not a fan of only 8 gb of ram and the storage configuration. Also the 1660 super is a bit old. You can usually get better deals on prebuilts with newer parts as alot of these older prebuilts don't update their prices when better alternatives come out. 

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Very much a "we buy these motherboards in bulk for cheap, but it should worth more in the eyes of our buyers so let's cheap it out elsewhere to maintain this price tag" feel to me. That said you didnt state the price so I couldnt judge that.

 

I would go for the 5600X over the 5600G, but the worst thing is how little RAM (and slow RAM on top of that) it has. It's unbalanced.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

Very much a "we buy these motherboards in bulk for cheap, but it should worth more in the eyes of our buyers so let's cheap it out elsewhere to maintain this price tag" feel to me. That said you didnt state the price so I couldnt judge that.

 

I would go for the 5600X over the 5600G, but the worst thing is how little RAM (and slow RAM on top of that) it has. It's unbalanced.

It's about $2,141.08 for that particular unit. From the replies, it's clear that this rig is not up to standard. I am glad I checked here first before committing to anything. 

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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7 minutes ago, TylerD321 said:

8 gb ram isn't enough for gaming. 256 m.2 nvme is fine for boot drive but only having 500 gb storage total is not ideal. If the 1660s is able to play the games you want, that should be fine. 1660s is just a little bit better than a 3050 for reference.

I'm mostly going to be using it for gaming, but I always play Left 4 Dead 2. The current rig I have is beginning to struggle to maintain over 100fps on certain maps

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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1 minute ago, Avionon said:

It's about $2,141.08 for that particular unit.

Please tell me it's canadian dollars, it's still bad but dreadful in USD

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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price?

 

15 minutes ago, Avionon said:

8GB PCS PRO DDR4 2666MHz

This is gonna be shit tier RAM, replace immediately. I'd recommend a midgrade 32GB kit because it's cheap right now

 

16 minutes ago, Avionon said:

256GB PCS 2.5" SSD

I'd also replace this off the bat with a 1TB SATA SSD

 

These two upgrades should run 2-300 bucks on top of the prebuilt, are fast and easy to do, and will make your life with the tower MUCH easier

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

Please tell me it's canadian dollars, it's still bad but dreadful in USD

It's USD lol

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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1 minute ago, OddOod said:

price?

 

This is gonna be shit tier RAM, replace immediately. I'd recommend a midgrade 32GB kit because it's cheap right now

 

I'd also replace this off the bat with a 1TB SATA SSD

 

These two upgrades should run 2-300 bucks on top of the prebuilt, are fast and easy to do, and will make your life with the tower MUCH easier

$2,141.08 for that particular rig. 

 

The census I am getting is to essentially keep looking for something better and more up to date. Keep in mind, I do want something that will allow me to play games like Left 4 Dead 2 with high fps rather than barely scraping over 160fps on certain maps.

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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5 minutes ago, Avionon said:

It's USD lol

That should cost no more than a grand. This is less money for more computer even with the cost of a costco membership.
https://www.costco.com/cyberpowerpc-xtreme-gaming-desktop---amd-ryzen-7-5800x---geforce-rtx-3070%2c-white.product.100744767.html

 

The AIO may die after a few years and the airflow isn't stellar, but this is a great start.

 

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2 minutes ago, OddOod said:

That should cost no more than a grand. This is less money for more computer even with the cost of a costco membership.
https://www.costco.com/cyberpowerpc-xtreme-gaming-desktop---amd-ryzen-7-5800x---geforce-rtx-3070%2c-white.product.100744767.html

 

Alright thank you!

 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will now go back to the drawing board and see what other and better options I have. I really appreciate the help.

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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41 minutes ago, Avionon said:

Hi there,

 

So the current system I have built is about 4.5 years old now and it's clear that I am not getting that crisp performance that I once had all those years ago when I first bought it. I really don't have the time to go through the process of building a new one due to work commitments and just life tasks in general. So, I was wondering what you thought of the specs on this Pre Built PC. I may look for something else at a slightly higher budget but I'd like to know that I am on the right path.

 

Here are the SPECS: 

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • GIGABYTE X570S AORUS ELITE AX
  • 8GB PCS PRO DDR4 2666MHz
  • 6GB GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER
  • 256GB PCS 2.5" SSD
  • 250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2

Haha more than $2000 for this ? Can only be from Overprice Computer !! 🙂

It's not even good, what you should get at least is :

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600 or 5600X
  • B550 board
  • 16GB  DDR4 3200MT
  • GTX 1660 SUPER o RTX3050, but preferrably a RX6600
  • 1TB M2

And that shouldn't even cost $1200

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 (OCed to CL16)/ RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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40 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

Haha more than $2000 for this ? Can only be from Overprice Computer !! 🙂

It's not even good, what you should get at least is :

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600 or 5600X
  • B550 board
  • 16GB  DDR4 3200MT
  • GTX 1660 SUPER o RTX3050, but preferrably a RX6600
  • 1TB M2

And that shouldn't even cost $1200

I will find something else and before going through with it I will consult the knowledgeable people here. I would have been none the wiser about all this.

I like working, playing videos games and listening to music. In my spare time I also love to read books. 

 

Always willing to learn new tech and improve my knowledge.

 

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23 minutes ago, Avionon said:

I will find something else and before going through with it I will consult the knowledgeable people here. I would have been none the wiser about all this.

Consider getting the PC from the below quote. This computer is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the one you were looking at originally in every way. It even comes with 1 TB of NVME ssd and 16 gb memory. It will do exactly what you want, at a lower price. 

 

1 hour ago, OddOod said:

That should cost no more than a grand. This is less money for more computer even with the cost of a costco membership.
https://www.costco.com/cyberpowerpc-xtreme-gaming-desktop---amd-ryzen-7-5800x---geforce-rtx-3070%2c-white.product.100744767.html

 

The AIO may die after a few years and the airflow isn't stellar, but this is a great start.

 

 

My PC Specs: (expand to view)

 

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K - OC to 5 GHz All Cores
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H115i RGB Pro XT (Front Mounted AIO)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600

Storage: Intel 665p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD (x2)
Video Card: Zotac RTX 3070 8 GB GAMING Twin Edge OC

Power Supply: Corsair RM850 (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow
Case Fan 120mm: Noctua F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm (x1)
Case Fan 140mm: Noctua A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140 mm (x4)
Monitor Main: Asus VG278QR 27.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz
Monitor Vertical: Asus VA27EHE 27.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600 Wired
Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex 5  – (Hybrid Blue Switch)
Headphones: SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless - Black

Speakers: Mackie CR3-X 3 Inch Speakers Pair
UPS: APC 1500VA UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector

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For 2000 usd you can get a significantly better pc. I like neweggs abs brand prebuilts personally or if you have a local microcenter their powerspec brand are good deals as well. After that I would look at ibuypower and cyberpowerpc as sometimes they have good deals but it is hit or miss sometimes. 

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