Is This a Good Price for a Budget Gaming PC?

Thanks for your time all,

First post here, my son found this as a potential PC he wants to get, I'm matching him $ for $.

https://i.imgur.com/W2WcXhx.png

This seem ok?

$699

With a recertified Intel Core i5 2500 processor, AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card, 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 240GB SSD, 1TB hard drive and a 550W power supply in a compact case with intake fans and exhaust fan for thermal management, plus Windows 10 Home Edition and a USB WiFi adapter, it has everything you need to plug in, startup, and get into your favourite PC

Regards

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Comments

  • +11

    That would be relatively slow and all the components are very old. The processor alone is nearly 10 years old.

    I would keep looking.

  • +3

    No. Look elsewhere.

  • +4

    Agreed with above comments. Old overpriced components.

    My suggestion would be to get a Refurbished Dell Optiplex (~$200) and adding your own GPU (might be difficult in the current climate).

    • +1

      A GT1030 is probably the best half-height GPU you can get at the moment,
      You should be able to get it under $150 (not great but better than ~$400 for a GTX1050Ti or GTX1650 Low Profile).

      • +1

        Wouldn't recommend the GT 1030, even the 4GB 1050ti. An RX570 runs heaps better than both from personal experience. I managed to pick up a RX570 for less than $200

        • +1

          I was thinking of it being a more temporary solution while waiting for GPU prices to normalise.
          With the optiplex, you're limited to half height GPUs which will make getting a deal more difficult

    • +1

      +1, those Dell Optiplex towers are a really good option. They're quite cheap and easily upgradeable for the most part.
      I have one with an i7-2600, 8GB of RAM and a RX570 and I can run most if not all games on medium high graphics.

  • +2

    Thanks Guys!! When i looked on pcpart picker its seemed ok, but the tech specs are very non descript

    • +1

      I would recommend building one.

      $10-30 (Gumtree) $49+ Ozb Computer Case.
      $55 PSU
      <$100 motherboard or Intel equiv.
      ~$230 CPU - Something like AMD Ryzen 3600 or Intel i5-10400F
      ~$105 RAM - 16GB 3200MHz DDR4
      ~$66-$116 ~500GB-1TB Storage

      = ~$550 sub-total. And then just pick a second hand or new graphics card (~$150 GTX1060 and up).

      = ~$700 total.

      • +1

        $150 GTX1060

        Ha, no way you're getting a 1060 for that. You'll be lucky to get a GTX1050

        • +1

          That was just a quick search, only one result and it's probably gone already.
          There's a somewhat equivalent GTX980 for $220 negotiable.

          • +1

            @Lukian: Where's this? They're both very cheap compared to going rates on eBay

  • +2

    I wouldnt touch it because the processor is from 2011.

  • +2

    i5-2500 was launched 10 years ago. A new RX 560 would be ~$300 in today's climate although they were $150-$200 when they launched 3-4 years ago…

    Look elsewhere as mentioned by other commenters.

  • +2

    NO. Check out the intel i5 2500 web page for the ancient specs:
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/52209/i...

  • +1

    No way, it might be worth half of that and only because of inflated GPU prices

  • +1

    Good price for the seller… Bad price for the buyer.

  • +1

    If it's just for gaming then console might be a better value for money.

  • +1

    Would be a good idea to list any games or what he wants to do with the PC OP. We can recommend what to get but don't know what specs we are trying to meet.

  • +1

    Wow ppl that buy that know lil about pcs