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What Do You think about this pre-built PC ?

Dear Gamers and Geeks ,

I think the title explains everything , so I know that most of you will invite me to build my own computer but unfortunately I'm not living in the USA or near it ( I'm living in north Africa ) , so i chose to get a pre-built one , so here is my pic :

HP omen 870 : https://www.amazon.com/HP-OMEN-870-Gaming-Bluetooth/dp/B07199VRVR/

P.S: +Don't worry i will ask a friend to bring it with him from USA ;-)
+Sorry for my Bad English not my native language.

AND THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP !!
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  1. As far as pre-builts go, it's price to performance ratio is pretty decent - to build a comparable system yourself, you wouldn't be saving a whole lot of money..... but do allow a better upgrade path.

    For the money, I'd also look to the open box/refurbished market too...

    For example:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883101359

    +$80 over the Omen, for a KabyLake CPU (i7-7700), stronger GPU (GTX 1070), more RAM at 32GB (totally overkill).... worth a consideration.
  2. Best answer
    For a gaming computer building yourself is always the best option.

    If your friend can bring an OEM PC then should be able to bring a custom-built one.

    With OEM (HP, Dell, etc):
    You run into expand ability/upgrade issues. That HP motherboard will not necessary support new hardware in the future and that PSU wont handle a better GPU, and odds are HP will never release a BIOS update to make it compatible.

    With pre-built clones (like CyberPower PC, or iBUYPOWER):
    You run into issues of quality and longevity (how many years the parts work). These types of vendors are known for advertising the core parts (CPU, GPU, etc) and for the rest of the parts they get as cheap of models they can. This means that SSD drive is the cheapest one on the market, that the motherboard has no advanced features and wont support any future upgrades, it means the PSU has a good chance of frying your parts after a year or two, it means your fans will likely die in 1.5 years, etc.


    When you custom build your own you get exactly the parts you want and usually for the same price if not slightly cheaper.
  3. Barty1884 said:
    As far as pre-builts go, it's price to performance ratio is pretty decent - to build a comparable system yourself, you wouldn't be saving a whole lot of money..... but do allow a better upgrade path.

    For the money, I'd also look to the open box/refurbished market too...

    For example:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883101359

    +$80 over the Omen, for a KabyLake CPU (i7-7700), stronger GPU (GTX 1070), more RAM at 32GB (totally overkill).... worth a consideration.


    Yeah i agree but its a little bit risky as I heard
  4. boosted1g said:
    For a gaming computer building yourself is always the best option.

    If your friend can bring an OEM PC then should be able to bring a custom-built one.

    With OEM (HP, Dell, etc):
    You run into expand ability/upgrade issues. That HP motherboard will not necessary support new hardware in the future and that PSU wont handle a better GPU, and odds are HP will never release a BIOS update to make it compatible.

    With pre-built clones (like CyberPower PC, or iBUYPOWER):
    You run into issues of quality and longevity (how many years the parts work). These types of vendors are known for advertising the core parts (CPU, GPU, etc) and for the rest of the parts they get as cheap of models they can. This means that SSD drive is the cheapest one on the market, that the motherboard has no advanced features and wont support any future upgrades, it means the PSU has a good chance of frying your parts after a year or two, it means your fans will likely die in 1.5 years, etc.


    When you custom build your own you get exactly the parts you want and usually for the same price if not slightly cheaper.

    thanks for such helpful answer pick it as a solution , THANKS again and for you (boosted1g) and Barthy1884
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