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Gaming PC: i5 9400F RTX 2080 Super [Z390/16GB 3000/1TB/2TB/600W Gold]: $1998 Delivered @ TechFast

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EDIT: new case upgrade option available: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400.

Question: Can TechFast match or even beat the Aldi Gaming PC?
Answer: Yes. Yes we can.

Spec: Intel Core i5 9400F | MSI RTX 2080 Super | MSI Z390 Mobo | 16GB 3000MHz RAM | 1TB m.2 (SATA) SSD | 2TB HDD | 600W 80+ Gold Power Supply | Leaper Pro White Case
Price: $1969
Link: https://techfast.com.au/products/intel-i5-8400-rtx-2080-8gb-...

Keen to hear your thoughts!

Luke

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  • +2 votes

    Includes mouse

    Clearly not.

  • +7 votes

    Is that a seasonic focus gold PSU though? o_O

    Plus the leaper case is like an oven according to the online Youtube reviews. At least the aldi one kind of looks like it has alright airflow.

    Robtech's YT channel.

    • +1 vote

      BUT it has RGB! Aldi's doesn't, so Techfast wins.

    • +2 votes

      That inwin case tmk is an absolute oven. Only airflow comes through the side panel, but there's no fan mount there.

      PSU wise the seasonic is definitely better. But considering the 2080s runs about 25 - 30% faster I reckon the GPU makes up for it!

      *Actually, just noticed techfast is advertising a gold unit here as well. Doubt it's as top tier as the seasonic/corsair units, but the rating likely means it's a decent enough unit.

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        There's air intake at the bottom of the case. Room for two fans. Not sure if they are installed though.

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      Specs are better on this one though and you can always replace the case. You'd still save money overall.

    • +11 votes

      With respect to Robtech, who definitely had issues with his overall build, his review of the case itself is super OTT and unbalanced. We've had very few complaints overall, and none to his extent, about the case. We will be installing a third fan (two intake, one exhaust) in all 2080 Super systems to further assist with airflow.

  • +9 votes

    Rather Ryzen 3600 than the 9400f

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    Cracking deal.

    • +8 votes

      It's a good price for a pre built PC with a great balance of CPU to GPU, and beats the other offers out there (and to be fair, they did tag it as "marketing")

  • +9 votes

    I’m more interested in if you can make a PC with the same specs as the ALDI pc but cheaper

  • +6 votes

    I still don't get what the fuss is about with RGB lighting in PCs.

    • +8 votes

      It's not matching, it's completely rolling it! Larger ssd/hdd, much, much faster GPU, and a still fair psu offering. Yeah it's not matching.

      • -2 votes

        is it a bargain tho?

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          Can you get the same specs for the same price if you built it yourself?

          • +2 votes

            @ilikeblue: Made it in PC part picker just before.

            The answer is yes. It does, however, rely on a 2080s that seems to be on sale for 100 off, no shipping costs, buying from multiple different stores and the cheapest part to be picked for every category (just based off what I was given). Oh, and build costs being removed from the occasion.

            So yes, but actually no.

  • +2 votes

    Can definitely vouch for Luke. His support since purchasing my PC from him at the end of August has been unmatched!

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      How so? Are you also having issues with your system?

      • +2 votes

        Had the delivery delayed due to Luke waiting on the GPU - He gave me some freebies due to that. Had an issue with the ram not being compatible with the cpu, so he promptly sent out replacement ram. One fan stopped spinning, so he's sent out a couple to replace it. Very top bloke, just through general conversations over chat and over the phone. You can come across issues anywhere, and nothing has been too much for him. Highly recommend!

  • +3 votes

    Definitely beats ALDI with 2080 but I would rather go with Ryzen 3600.

  • +1 vote

    Does this mean 3000mhz ram as default on the new systems would love to see it on the ryzen ones especially if you could do 3600 for same price as mentioned above.

    • +2 votes

      Not as default but it may feature more regularly.

      • -3 votes

        Using slower RAM and using the saving for better CPU or GPU would make more sense performance wise I think.

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          Going from 2400mhz - 3200mhz ram on ryzen increases gaming performance by ~7% so it is not insignificant.

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    Is the m.2 just sata any option for nvme upgrade?

  • +4 votes

    Nice to see a Techfast build with 16gb of 3000mhz RAM and a 80+ gold PSU without the need to add them on for a premium.

  • -2 votes

    show us a ryzen 3600 with 5700xt build for under $1200 that'll be the bargain

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    I'm a noob at computers but why are people preferring Ryzen over Intel?

    • +11 votes

      Because at the same price point current gen AMD Ryzen is superior to Intel in every way except occasionally in single threaded performance.

    • +2 votes

      The 3000 series of ryzen CPUs have significantly improved their single threaded performance while remaining well priced and maintaining their core advantage. Due to the release of ryzen 3k, the 2000 series has also had it's pricing reduced significantly, so while it doesn't perform as well it's made up for with its pricing.

      Meanwhile, Intel's CPUs are impaired by segmentation. The 9400f is locked at a relatively low frequency and HT is disabled. The 9600k is overly expensive just for the sake of being unlocked, same story for the 9700k and the 9900k only exists for the sake of profits, as the only difference between it and the 9700k is HT.

      AMD isn't the fastest in games thanks to it's latency (it's slower then Intel, but has an increased cache to mostly make up for it), but it's so close in that aspect that it's more then made up for by the lower pricing. On the other hand, in applications that aren't biased to Intel and that fully utilise a CPU, the AMD CPUs pretty well flog Intel's offerings thanks to the superior SMT and/or higher core counts for the money.

  • +1 vote

    be nice throw in an additional separate 128gb nvme ssd for the operating system

  • +1 vote

    Absolutely cracker of a deal. If I didn’t already build a PC, I would totally get this.

    The only reason why I didn’t go for techfast is because I didn’t like paying not-so-fantastic prices on upgrades to faster RAM, better mobo, etc. But this deal definitely knocks of out of the water.

    Is the case acrylic or tempered glass?

    P.S. Don't forget that prebuilts deserve a $100-$150 price premium; for a newbie a build can easily take 4-6 hours, including frustration and troubleshooting. If you mess up you can damage your components. So a prebuilt SHOULD be more expensive than retail price of all the components, but with TechFast, it's not.

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    FYI
    - no activated Win10
    - cheap plastic (mostly) case
    - cheap components: SSD, HDD, PSU
    That’s why it’s cheap! Some people do care for the above.

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      Win10 can be very cheap

      Case is steel inside and has tempered glass window

      PSU is 80+ gold for this deal. Usually it’s worse

      • +2 votes

        My PC from techfast has this case. The side panel is definitely not tempered glass, it is plastic.
        Also the steel is extremely thin and very easy to bend.

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      Pretty much, every single part they used they claim is faulty

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    I'd buy the techfast pc over the Aldi one and just buy a decent case to transfer the parts over to.

    It's worth it just for the 2080

  • -2 votes

    2.9 ghz CPU is slower than my 7 year old i5 (3.4 ghz). Not many games using 6 cores fully I don't think.

  • +1 vote

    Wish I knew someone who needed a new gaming PC so I could let them know about this deal.

  • +4 votes

    Hey Luke, I've been seeing that you've sweetened the deal in terms of storage and such for the RTX/GTX cards was wondering if you’ll be doing the same the for 5700XT line? I really think that most of the people buying from OzBargain at least would alter their components for a little bit of extra coin to this config (even if they’re buying Nvidia cards imo):

    CPU 3600 / GPU 5700XT / MOBO B450 / RAM 16gb @3200mhz / SSD 480GB(or larger) / PSU 750w 80+ Bronze

    Really think this build config is a great sweetspot for bundles/deals even if the price is more expensive, thanks for these killer deals regardless mate :)

  • +1 vote

    If only it wasn't white I'd be all over this like a rash

  • +1 vote

    Dell 20% off gaming desktop so check them out and save $300 for similar system

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    Shame about the 9400F. I wouldn't recommend a non-HT CPU in a modern gaming PC. Ryzen 3600 would have been a better match.

  • +1 vote

    Good luck dealing with these guys, I sent my computer back because according to them pretty much everything is faulty, over 30 days and I've had to pester them for updates and still havnt gotten it sent back

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