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PowerSpec G154 Desktop Computer - is it a good deal?

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was hoping someone wouldn't mind helping me decide if this is a good deal... I reserved the below OPEN-BOX computer at Microcenter Dallas for $324...not sure if there is availability anywhere else..

PowerSpec G154 Desktop Computer
Intel Core i5+ 8400 Processor 2.8GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5

4GB DRAM
16GB Intel Optane Memory
1TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
ASUS 24x DVDRW Drive

the CPU + GPU alone seem to make it a pretty good deal to me...

I would likely transplant everything to my own, nicer case and drop in 16GB RAM and a SSD...

this would be replacing an Ivy Bridge i5 setup as "pc #2" in our house and kind of an "all-arounder" - homework, light video/photo editing, a little gaming here and there. nothing too extreme but i appreciate a nice machine with a little oomph when needed...

was planning a cheapish Ryzen build first but then came upon this...

apprecaite any feedback!
Created 12-05-2018 at 01:13 PM by graze
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What is your overall budget for building a PC?
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What is your overall budget for building a PC?
trying to keep around $250-300ish total to upgrade an old i5-3450/16GB/GTX960 system. i know, that's kind of low $ but like i said i don't need extreme performance i'm good with kind of middle-of-the road..

scenario 1: i've been thinking something like swapping into the existing setup a RYZEN 2600 + new MOBO + 16GB DDR4 RAM. I got a cheap MSIB350 mobo coming in from Fry's (BF deal.. $19.99 AR..). If i go this route I would sell off the old i5+mobo+DDR3 to offset the cost some...

scenario 2: so i saw this open-box deal i posted, and the thought was I could grab what I want (the CPU+mobo+GPU mainly) and then i would have 2 cases, etc, enough parts to make a decent little full pc to sell off, instead of selling individual components in scenario 1.

yeah i probably overthink this a bit Stick Out Tongue
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[QUOTE=graze;122978770]trying to keep around $250-300ish total to upgrade an old i5-3450/16GB/GTX960 system. i know, that's kind of low $ but like i said i don't need extreme performance i'm good with kind of middle-of-the road..

scenario 1: i've been thinking something like swapping into the existing setup a RYZEN 2600 + new MOBO + 16GB DDR4 RAM. I got a cheap MSIB350 mobo coming in from Fry's (BF deal.. $19.99 AR..). If i go this route I would sell off the old i5+mobo+DDR3 to offset the cost some...

scenario 2: so i saw this open-box deal i posted, and the thought was I could grab what I want (the CPU+mobo+GPU mainly) and then i would have 2 cases, etc, enough parts to make a decent little full pc to sell off, instead of selling individual components in scenario 1.

Do you already have the Ryzen 2600?
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