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SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Desktop - Ryzen 5 2600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660, 500 GB SSD, 8 GB DDR4 Win10 $660@Newegg

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SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer PC Desktop - Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.40 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB, 500 GB SSD, 8 GB DDR4, RGB, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit + free shipping
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Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz Max Boost) CPU Processor
500 GB SSD
A320 AM4 Motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GDDR5 Video Card
8 GB Gaming Memory DDR4 3000 with Heat Spreader
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
1 x HDMI, 1 x D-Sub, 1 x DVI-D, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, HD Audio and Mic
PCIe AC Wi-Fi with Antenna
Free RGB Keyboard & Mouse
3 x RGB RING Fans for Maximum Air Flow
80 Plus Certified 500 Watt Power Supply
Skytech mATX Mid-Tower Tempered Glass Case

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Should I buy this?? 🙂
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Should I buy this?? 🙂
Separately, the chip is around $120 range. The gpu $220-250 range. I wouldn't bite on this unless it is maybe $500 or less.
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This looks like a good deal to me. I'm serious considering. The downsides seem to be that that it only has 8gb RAM and the motherboard seems budget tier.
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My buddy told me this is a lower quality tier brand, just his opinion though
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For the 1660 level, no.

Buy the 1660 card, get a cheap $100-200 i5/i7 desktop tower used for work off Craigslist, drop it in along with a $15 128gb ssd and away you go.

Gaming is mostly about gpu (2080, 2070, 2060, etc) and ram. The cpu year isn't so important as long as its i5/i7 with 4+ cores.
That is so wrong. You're not going to pair a 2070 with say an i5-3470 and just expect to get amazing performance in games. The CPU also affects fps. You're going to notice a huge difference using a Ryzen 5 3600 vs a super old i5.

Processor IPC is extremely important and more and more games and going to be utilizing more than 4 threads.
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For the 1660 level, no.

Buy the 1660 card, get a cheap $100-200 i5/i7 desktop tower used for work off Craigslist, drop it in along with a $15 128gb ssd and away you go.

Gaming is mostly about gpu (2080, 2070, 2060, etc) and ram. The cpu year isn't so important as long as its i5/i7 with 4+ cores.
You are half correct. GPU is the most important part and this would be OKAY with a gtx 1660ti or 1660 super, but not a good deal with a base gtx 1660. I would also not get anything less than 6 cores in this day and age. That means for AMD a ryzen 5 2600 or higher and for Intel an i5-8400 or higher (although there is almost no point in getting this over a ryzen 5 2600 unless you are getting it for dirt cheap, like less than $100).
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For the 1660 level, no.

Buy the 1660 card, get a cheap $100-200 i5/i7 desktop tower used for work off Craigslist, drop it in along with a $15 128gb ssd and away you go.

Gaming is mostly about gpu (2080, 2070, 2060, etc) and ram. The cpu year isn't so important as long as its i5/i7 with 4+ cores.
I have a Dell XPS 8700 that has 16gb ram and an i7 4th gen. Do you think if I put in a good gpu, I who have a good gaming rig?
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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that has 16gb ram and an i7 4th gen. Do you think if I put in a good gpu, I who have a good gaming rig?
Yes. Most games are GPU limited, and your 4th gen i7 is still a competent CPU.

My brother has a 3rd gen i5 (3570K I believe?) 8GB 1600Mhz RAM and an RX580 and runs pretty much anything he wants at 1080p with normal settings and gets 50-100FPS, and his RX580 isn't even as powerful as a GTX 1660.

You don't need a $2k rig to game. Like the other user said, you can get an older workstation, upgrade the power supply if necessary, pop in a cheap ssd and a decent GPU and you're in business. You could build a solid gaming rig for $250 if you wanted. The RX570 goes quite cheap and will run most games at 1080p with normal settings (some games may require you dial it back). Obviously if you want everything turned up and 144FPS+, you'll need to spend a bit more.
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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that has 16gb ram and an i7 4th gen. Do you think if I put in a good gpu, I who have a good gaming rig?
That has a 450w PSU right? If so I'd say getting a gtx 1070 would be a great option for you. Used they can be found for between $170-$220

This is a pretty good option as it should fit in most OEM cases, is sold directly by Zotac and comes with a 90 day warranty https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-Ge...3107338823

Might have to pick up a SATA to 8 pin adapter on Amazon for under $10 though

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What it really boils down to is if you want to spend time building a machine yourself. For some it's a fun project and worth the save. For others, building a PC is beyond technical capabilities. Building a PC also requires time and that should be factored in. Some states also don't have to pay sales tax at Newegg which is a save as well. Waiting for parts from various stores to be shipped to you separately isn't exactly a gratifying feeling for some.
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Should I buy this?? 🙂
No. It lacks of specs. Wait for this
https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/507838

It comes up once every month or two. Bought it for 3 months and has been perform very well since
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NsVcjhLtHUY
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/discover/287969/the-myth-of-cpu-bottlenecking-the-gpu/

Relax. It's a 1660 not even a 2080.

Yes, if you're trying to wring every last fps out of the gpu, you'd have to water cool, overclock, get a 120+ fps monitor, raid ssd, etc etc etc. $$$$$$.

But that's only realistically worth it for a 2080 rig for competitive 4K gaming.

A 1660? Home gamer wanting a fun time with friends with a decent 60fps because he's not trying to upgrade every last bit of tech and is only gaming 2K.

Heck, I even upgraded a i3 dell inspiron 620 with a 1050 just fine for casual gaming because even 30fps+ works for a non-competitive gamer.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xa1Wr5tnFc4

Buy/build for the games you play and the level of play you are at. Ie. If you're not a F1 racecar driver, buying a Ferrari is only for looks. 1660 in new and old systems will be quite good.
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Yes. Most games are GPU limited, and your 4th gen i7 is still a competent CPU.

My brother has a 3rd gen i5 (3570K I believe?) 8GB 1600Mhz RAM and an RX580 and runs pretty much anything he wants at 1080p with normal settings and gets 50-100FPS, and his RX580 isn't even as powerful as a GTX 1660.

You don't need a $2k rig to game. Like the other user said, you can get an older workstation, upgrade the power supply if necessary, pop in a cheap ssd and a decent GPU and you're in business. You could build a solid gaming rig for $250 if you wanted. The RX570 goes quite cheap and will run most games at 1080p with normal settings (some games may require you dial it back). Obviously if you want everything turned up and 144FPS+, you'll need to spend a bit more.
A decent CPU and a decent video card will cost you $250, still need a motherboard, memory, HDD/SSD, case and power supply. Then pony up for the MSFT tax. All combined, these midrange $600 workstations are a good deal.
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