Thoughts on this gaming PC rig?
I am interested in purchasing a new pre-built gaming desktop for the first time in almost 10 years. Mostly, just wanted to gather some thoughts on some of the base specs and if I should swap out any parts and how hard it would be to personally upgrade if needed later on.
ibdemented said:I am interested in purchasing a new pre-built gaming desktop for the first time in almost 10 years. Mostly, just wanted to gather some thoughts on some of the base specs and if I should swap out any parts and how hard it would be to personally upgrade if needed later on.
Honestly you will get more bang for your buck if you build your own PC. But the specs look good for 1080p gaming, and there shouldn't be any issue swapping out parts at a later date, but maybe shoot the manufacturer and email just to be safe.
For a new pre-built you should be considering an Intel setup. The AMD AM3+ platform is effectively dead, has no upgrade path, and will be replaced very soon with the release of their latest CPU architecture. Also, your FX 8000 series CPU would need to be overclocked to keep up with a non-overclocked i5-6500 / i5-7500 which falls in the same price range for a PC build. Other things to consider here is that the AMD will consume more power and produce more heat, and also require an aftermarket CPU cooler. The GPU is fairly weak as is the GTX 1050. Look toward the GTX 1050Ti or RX 460 at a minimum. From the place where you plan to purchase, look toward a build more like the one below.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($70.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($47.99 @ Directron)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 460 2GB Dual OC Video Card ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
It is what it is mate if you're not prepared to build your own.
The board is the gigabyte 78lmt usb3 which is an old board with limited expandability but its fairly decent quality.
8300 is OK for what it is, just don't expect 60fps all the time.
The r7 360 is weak though (I think they're offloading old outdated cards here)
The 'ultra 600w' PSU is cause for concern - it'll likely be an awful quality unit.
I'd ask for a link & where you're buying from (country) & budget??
There may be better systems available at a similar price.