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NZXT Adds Budget 'Starter PC' for New Gamers

Pictures of NZXT desktops.
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Building your own PC is fulfilling, but some PC gamers would rather simply buy one pre-configured. For beginners, NZXT is launching the Starter PC series, three desktops, starting at $699, with two-year warranties and standardized parts that one can upgrade as they learn their way around a desktop.

All three gaming PCs announced today, "The Starter," "Starter Plus" and "Starter Pro," use NZXT's H510 PC case, Deepcool Gammaxx GTE V2 coolers and MSI MS-B905C Wi-Fi PCIe cards.

The $699 starter model pairs an Intel Core i3-9100F with an MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Ventus XS OC, an EVGA 450W Bronze power supply,  a single 8GB DIMM of XPG Gammix D10 RAM (3,000 MHz) and a 512GB Intel 660p M.2 SSD.

At $899, the Starter Plus keeps the same SSD but bumps you up to an Intel Core i5-9400F, MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Ventus XS OC and 16GB of Team T-Force Vulcan Z RAM at 3,200 MHz (here in two 8GB DIMMS).

The Starter Pro has the same CPU and RAM as the Starter Plus, but at $999, you get an MSI GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS OC and a roomier 1TB Intel 665p M.2 SSD.

There's no mixing and matching or configuration. You pick from these three and if you want a black or white case. Because all of the parts are standardized, this is the type of system you can upgrade after you buy it.

The Starter PC series is available now from NZXT's website, with the desktops shipping within a week.

  • spentshells
    Not bad at all TBH
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  • Rakanyshu
    No OS mentioned here, if it comes with windows could be a good deal tbh.
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  • hotaru251
    i used pcpart picker and the cheapest 1 (minus case) and an evo 212 (casue no price for the 1 they used and evo is cheap but decent) and a b365m MB (as didnt see any listed for theirs and i pciekd a 76$ one. middleground one)

    it would cost you $550 for their $699 one. (even if u add in case your paying near $100 more the worth of parts)



    and a build for their top comes out to $780 when they want 999$. payign aroudn $150+ more than the value (by time u get a case)



    and now-a-days pc buildign is childsplay as logn as u dont follow the verge video <_<.
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  • nofanneeded
    It seems that the competition in the PC cases market and people making their own cases and designs made it less profitable .. NZXT will stop making cases soon and will be like EVGA.
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  • excalibur1814
    The price then gives them room to INCREASE the price of the machines above this one. Marketing essentials: mid priced items enable higher priced top models.
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  • Math Geek
    hotaru251 said:
    i used pcpart picker and the cheapest 1 (minus case) and an evo 212 (casue no price for the 1 they used and evo is cheap but decent) and a b365m MB (as didnt see any listed for theirs and i pciekd a 76$ one. middleground one)

    it would cost you $550 for their $699 one. (even if u add in case your paying near $100 more the worth of parts)



    and a build for their top comes out to $780 when they want 999$. payign aroudn $150+ more than the value (by time u get a case)



    and now-a-days pc buildign is childsplay as logn as u dont follow the verge video <_<.

    there still has to be room for profit. add in OS and the price is not that bad really. i charge $100 to build out and get a system running with all the basics. pretty close to what they are charging for the service. may not like all the parts they chose but they are not super overpriced like many "gaming" pre-built pc's
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