This computer was made to be a decent price for its performance at 1080p and look good while doing it.
I see someone went to microcenter...
What gave that away?
The motherboard is the best selling motherboard at microcenter, and they had insane deals on this specific graphics card. Also, microcenter carries mostly samsung SSDs.
Fair enough. Yeah I got the board for 70. Couldnt complain. I prefer Asus bios but I mean $70 for an X470 Gigabyte board is nice.
Could you put the prices you paid for the components? I feel it would make more sense
I didnt put my prices simply because they were black friday deals and I dont want people to misinterpret the cost of the rig should they want to build it themselves. I paid around $700 for the whole thing though. It was a build for my stepdad.
Pretty good PC build as well as the price. Good for people on a budget. Components and performance are worth the price and the computer overall looks pretty cool. Any games that this computer can run smoothly?
Yeah, most titles at 1080p run pretty well on mid to high. Around 60 FPS.
You could have saved money on the mobo and gotten a better gpu
The mobo was like $60 or $70 lol. It was a killer sale.
don't forget about the bundled three games
Why, Why, Why are people still building with standard SSD rather than M.2 NVMe drives?!?!?!? Seems most everyone is making this mistake. For the same price you could have had one with 3x the speed of that SSD. Do people simply not know about the NVMe technology yet? The board supports 2 of them!
Other than that, I like the choices. I would have went for some RGB RAM and fans, but I see a blacked out theme here. RX580 8GB is worth the extra $$ or buy one used for cheap.
They're significantly more expensive still, too. Although there were some pretty good deals this past week.
250GB NVMe for $50-60, plenty for main system drive, then another $100 for a 1TB standard SSD, or cheap for spinners of large capacity for storage.
But it's still only about 10 dollars more for a 500gb SSD which is twice the space, and for me, a 1TB SSD is like $120 at best. Still a fair assessment, though, and prices really are dropping fast. i will probably get a 500gb nvme in the near future.
I bought all these parts from a local Microcenter. Their M.2 drives were 120 for a 250gb stick. lol. I wasnt boutta spend all that. As for the RX580, I woulodve but again, overpriced there.
Installing programs, moving/copying files, opening large spreadsheets or files for photo/video editing, all of it is 3x faster or more.
Not by my clock. Maybe really large files, yes. I have both, and while NVMe is good at a few things, for ordinary interactive purposes they are indistinguishable. A lot of the NVMe advantage is on paper, because transfer rates aren't the long pole for a lot of operations.