Advice on PC purchase

Hi my pc is getting outdated now and am looking to upgrade. I would rather not build my own and would like some advice on pre built or custom built systems. I would like it to be capable of VR and a few new games

Budget is around the 3K give or take

Is this a good purchase at $3099 using ebay plus discount?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/i7-9700K-4-9GHz-2TB-500GB-NVMe-S...

Thanks

Comments

  • Do you actually own a VR headset yet? Most 'good' vr headsets are around $700~900 AUD depending on the brand. That takes up a significant chunk of your pc budget, and you also need to take into consideration the price you'd sink into buying VR games.

    At a $3000 budget for a PC (tower only, not counting peripherals) the law of diminishing returns is going to hit you (your wallet) pretty hard

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    You can use this one as an example as to what off the shelf PCs are for that price

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47466/pccg-eclipse-2080-...

    Seems pretty similar, this has faster RAM plus you can see exactly what product you are getting rather than descriptions like "750W Gold PSU" with no idea of brand etc

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    That's a decent build, but I'd have to check to see if that price is a reasonable one. The components are certainly top-shelf, though I'd personally make a few changes:

    1. AMD processor instead of Intel, especially with AMD's Ryzen 3 CPUs wiping the floor with intel currently (if you can, wait for a month or two for more reviews to come out since they've only just launched iirc);

    2. The 2TB HDD + 500GB SSD is an outdated config imo, for a $3k build, I'd have at least 1TB (if not 2TB+) of NVMe SSD because you'd be wanting to put Windows as well as all your games and programs on the SSD and 500GB would run out very fast;

    3. I'd go for a more normal air cooler than water-cooled - today's CPUs don't really need water-cooling unless you're thinking of doing pretty hard over-clocking, and the extra risk/worry of water-cooling, even an all-in-one, isn't worth it to me; and

    4. Just lastly, I'd want to know the exact model of the Power Supply, because while 80Plus Gold is pretty reassuring, I go by this guide and again, at a $3k mark, I wouldn't be risking anything below Tier A.

    Go look up https://au.pcpartpicker.com/ for good builds for every price point.

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    I would recommend taking a look at Techfast. They occasionally have ongoing deals every month or so at pretty low prices

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