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purchased a gaming PC!

ramsen123
  • 36 months ago

Hi guys i just purchased the Acer Predator AG3 710 from costco! I paid 1400 total with tax and just wanted to know if thats a good deal

specs:

Processor & Memory:

Intel® Core i7-6700 Processor 3.4GHz
32GB DDR4 (4-DIMM) 2133MHz RAM

Drives:

1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
DVD-RW (Writes to DVD/CD)

Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows 10

Graphics & Video:

8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics

Communications:

10/100/1000 Gigabite Ethernet LAN
Wireless-AC WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0

Audio:

Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 with EAX 5.0

Keyboard & Mouse:

Predator USB Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

Expandability (Slots):

2x PCI-E x1

Expandability (Bays):

1x 3.5" Internal Slots
1x 3.5" Hot Swap HDD

Ports & Slots:

6x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
3x Mini Display Port
1x HDMI
1x DVI
2x Front Audio Jacks
3x Rear Audio Jacks
1x RJ-45 Port

Additional Information:

Power Supply: 500W
Dimensions : 20.08” x 7.09" x 16.1”

Brand: Acer
Computer Type: Gaming Desktop
Hard Drive Size: 1 TB
Monitor Included: No
Operating System: Windows 10
Optical Drive: DVD±RW
Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM Included: 32 GB
SSD Size: 256 GB

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

It honestly isn't a good deal. :/

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

im starting to 2 guess myself :/ how much u think it should be ?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I could build that for ~$1250, it can be even cheaper though, by taking out the optical drive, lowering ram to 16GB, removing the sound card, and possible the wifi card as well. And maybe a cheaper SSD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.costco.com/Acer-Predator-AG3-Gaming-Tower---Intel-Core-i7---8GB-Graphics-.product.100319640.html

thats the computer subtotal was 1299 with tax its 1400 and i have 4 year warranty but idk the 32 gb i think is good for comfort in the future i think

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That actually doesn't sound that bad tbh considering all that came with it

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty ******, it might be worth $800.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

$800?

6700
1070
32GB ram
1TB HDD + 256GBSSD

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

32gb RAM - $70

Last I checked 8GB of DDR4 cost $50, link my 32GB for $70 new, and you didnt even account for the rest of the PC, id say its more then $800, probably $1000 to $1200 at best.

That said, its still overpriced for what OP paid.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops, I was looking at 16gb, anyway, you are right about that. $1000 is more reasonable. Anyway, 16gb is only $70 ish here

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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Aw poo ;-;

Still a good deal.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $287.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.63 @ Amazon
Storage *Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $369.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $937.59
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-22 09:50 EST-0500

These prices are not at all accurate. Over $900 just listing off the 4 items you put here, and you claimed the whole rig would be $800 (and later said it would be $1000).

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear. :thumbs:

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

idk which computer parts i need to built a good gaming computer :/

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, after Windows reimbursement system builders get...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $96.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1221.48
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1196.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-17 21:47 EST-0500

It's overpriced. Yes, I used a 16GB kit, but that's a decent amount for a content creator or someone building a high-end gaming system.

Additionally, system builders get the cheapest, factory-direct prices for parts, so you can say the price is like ~$1,150 or less. With a good PCIe Wi-Fi adapter, the cost would be ~$1,200.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

so it would be about the same price i paid for the computer i bought from costco if i put 32 gb instead of 16 gb

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

For gaming its pointless to have 32GB, even 16Gb is pushing it unless you heavily mutlitask. Same goes for the i7 if you are using a 60hz screen, there would be zero difference between it and a i5.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah... With the Wi-Fi adapter and 32GB of RAM, it would be like $1,300, probably less. A 32GB kit is ~$150 up.

Why would you need 32GB anyway?... 32GB is only needed if you work with something like Adobe After Effects or want to have a rather large RAM Disk.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like a 200 dollar difference plus better processor

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically, yes. And when you build your own PC, you also have inherent customizability.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For a prebuilt its a good deal but overall its a bad one. Always ask before buying, not after

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

in what aspects u think are bad with the prebuild? just the specs on the pc?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i got 4 year warranty with the computer from costco free to, i dont know if i order parts from the internet will be good because of returns if something goes wrong

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The warranty and return is actually a huge a downside of prebuilts, especially the likes cyberpower and ...A PSU in 1K+ build would have at least a 7 year warranty and upwards of 10, RAM has a life time warranty, for SSD's it ranges from 2 to 10 years. For GPU's, motherboards, and CPU its about 3 years. Also if something goes wrong you would only have to ship that part back if you just built it and depending on the part you could still use your PC where as with a prebuilt you would have to ship the whole PC back.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

im just trying to figure out if this computer i bought from costco will hold for years to come for games

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

and it is upgradeable to which is a plus but still idk i want a PC that will be good for gaming and not have to update the next year or 2

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The part selection is kinda dumb. Psu is quite possibly sub-par. Over priced.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i got 90 days to return it, im aiming on creating a new build but if its just saving 200 to 300 bucks idc really ,but ive been researching around and see what my options are

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $60.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card $369.99 @ Jet
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 550W ATX Power Supply $37.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1238.26
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1208.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-18 00:11 EST-0500

Not terrible but still around a $200 difference.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

200 bucks wont really effect me specs look identical

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried to put in similar parts but it's not what I would buy with $1200. I agree with other posters that you should downgrade some parts like the CPU and amount of ram to match your needs.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i see by any chance is DDR5 ram out yet? or ddr4 is the highest at the moment?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

DDR5 isn't out yet. DDR4 is currently the highest-level mainstream consumer SDRAM available.

However, other ram types got past 4. Current GDDR5 is the memory used in most graphics cards, with HBM and HBM2 set to gradually replace it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If it has upgradeability I say enjoy it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You got kinda ripped off, but not as bad as alienware and Ibuypower. If needed, get a new PSU and just enjoy it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea those are way to expensive and how much u thInk I got ripped off for ?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Like 100-300 USD.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to bad thought was gonna be more than that! But overall is this built good for Next couple years to come?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming your PSU doesn't explode/fail by then, you have an i7 6700, a 1070 and 32 gigs of ram, not to mention a reasonably-sized SSD. You will be good for 5 years minimum. If you want 45+fps high settings AAA games at 1080p

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I might just keep it then! What software do I download to display the specs on the computer screen wen playing games and checking the temperature and fps ?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Far too expensive.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i just returned my acer im gonna start from scratch now

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks boss! I have a budget about 1200 wat specs can I grab that would be a awesome gaming pc ?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thats good ! thanks! better than the last pc

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