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ABS Battlebox Essential Focus Desktop: i7 8700K, 240GB SSD, 2080 8GB GPU EXPIRED

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NeweggFlash has ABS Battlebox Essential Focus Gaming Desktop (AL1236) on sale for $1349.99. Shipping is free. Thanks tranmamba

Specs:
  • Intel Core i7 8700K 3.70GHz 6-Core Processor
  • 240GB Solid State Drive + 1TB HDD (7200 RPM)
  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Memory (2666MHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 GPU
  • Intel Z370 Motherboard
  • 24x DVD Burner
  • 600W Power Supply
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
  • Fractal Design Focus I Case w/ 3x White LED Fans
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
  • USB Mouse + Keyboard
    • Inputs
      • 5x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
      • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C)
      • 2x HDMI 2.0
      • 2x DisplayPort 1.4
      • 1x USB 3.0
      • 1x USB 2.0
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If anyone was curious how much the significant parts are worth (using Amazon's prices):

- i7-8700K: $370
- GeForce 2080: $680
- DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) @ 2666MHz: $78
- 240 GB SSD: $30 (assuming unbranded/cheapest)
- 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM: $50 (assuming unbranded/cheapest)
- Fractal Design Case: $50~ (for similar model from same manufacturer)

The GPU + CPU + RAM are worth $1127.98 alone.

So the question is are all the other components worth $220? I'd argue yes, and I'd also point out that even if you decide to scrap the whole thing and build a new PC from scratch using the GPU + CPU + RAM you're still only "out" that $220, which is low risk.

Plus there could be some actual good components used here (I'm assuming the worst). For example the Windows license could successfully activate on your new build, you may like/keep the case, or the storage could wind up being a non-terrible brand.

I guess the only way this could bite you is if the component descriptions are wrong, it arrives broken, or stuff fails early and they won't warranty replace it (or will only warranty the entire system as built).
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9700k is harder to cool and barely outperforms 8700k. Outside of the few applications where 8 cores outperforms 6, the 8700k sometimes outperforms the 9700k, especially when considering overclocking.

They are both 14nm chips. We wont see a jump until we get away from lga1151 and 14nm.

This is a great deal. Proc and GPU alone get you close to this price if building yourself.

I have a set up with a 1080, so this isn't a big enough jump for me to upgrade
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You don't by a high quality PSU because it sounds cool or because of the max power rating.
You buy it because a shitty PSU has a higher chance of breaking and destroying your computer.

If I'm going to be putting top of the market GPUs and potentially multiGPU solutions in my computer, I'm going to be spending money on quality PSUs.
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Great deal, 600 watt PSU is kinda low. Pretty mixed reviews. Still best price around for the specs.
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You're getting a great deal for the specs here. That PSU is definitely concerning. Recommended wattage for that GPU is 650W. It's possible that might be an error due on Newegg's part due to two similar machines with different cards being sold, might be worth contacting ABS to see for sure. The reviews skew negative but it looks like ABS is willing and able to fix any problem, so that's encouraging.
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Need some help here:

Does anyone know what is the motherboard? Is ABS a legit brand?
Shall I keep the previous AW Aurora R7 deal (i7 8700 + 1080 @989) or get this one?

Thanks,
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Need some help here:

Does anyone know what is the motherboard? Is ABS a legit brand?
Shall I keep the previous AW Aurora R7 deal (i7 8700 + 1080 @989) or get this one?

Thanks,
This if you can.. overclockable and way faster graphics card.
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This if you can.. overclockable and way faster graphics card.
I'd also get this over the Dell, but now we're talking about a $500 difference if you count the cash back from that deal (less if you're in a state where Newegg doesn't charge tax). It's 50/50 for me.

Edit: $440 difference
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This if you can.. overclockable and way faster graphics card.
Is ABS legit? Reviews are mixed.
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What do gamers use the numeric keys on the right side of the keyboard for?
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What do gamers use the numeric keys on the right side of the keyboard for?
Well when I played World of Warcraft I would have Macros set up for those keys
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Is ABS legit? Reviews are mixed.
ABS has been making gaming builds at good value for a long time. I remember buying one after combining through the giant PC shopper magazine 20 years ago lol. It was a good rig.
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What do gamers use the numeric keys on the right side of the keyboard for?
Well I don't use it when I'm gaming, but still helps when you need to enter numbers quickly.
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Wtf this deal is amazing, idk what people are talking about it not being amazing and just okay.. tf


Editted* nvm, I just saw that it's an 8700k not 9700k, yes this deal is pretty okay.
9700k is harder to cool and barely outperforms 8700k. Outside of the few applications where 8 cores outperforms 6, the 8700k sometimes outperforms the 9700k, especially when considering overclocking.

They are both 14nm chips. We wont see a jump until we get away from lga1151 and 14nm.

This is a great deal. Proc and GPU alone get you close to this price if building yourself.

I have a set up with a 1080, so this isn't a big enough jump for me to upgrade
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