Buying a significantly reduced price ASUS ROG 20, is it worth it?
Hey folks, I am looking to upgrade my current system and hopefully down size at the same time. I currently have a mid size ATX tower and I want to get something in a SFF. The current system is running: AMD A-8 APU Radeon 7870oc (2GB) 8GB DDR3
I want my new system to be priced below $900, have a small footprint, and be able to run most games at reasonably high settings at just 1080p.
I noticed that my local MicroCenter is selling the ASUS ROG G20 for $699 with the following specs:
Intel Core i7-4790 Processor 3.6GHz Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM 1TB 7,200RPM Hybrid Hard Drive NVIDIA GeForce GTX960
I'm having a hard time deciding if this is a good deal or not. It would certainly be an upgrade over my current system and in the future I could swap in a GTX 1070 or 1080 if I wanted some more graphical horsepower.
Alternatively I could build a new system but even with an i3-6100 I'm having a hard time configuring a SFF system that would compete with the G20 in performance and price. All feedback is welcome and appreciated.
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If you have to go with SFF... It's a great deal, but like most Pre-builds, some components are probably lower-quality.