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RX6600 costs a bit over $200... not a good deal IMO
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R7 5700G <--- The missing "G" may add or subtract value for you. I'm an RX6600 fan because air conditioning costs money. 32GB of DDR4-3600 is cheap. This isn't a price point that inspires me to buy a prebuilt personally, although I can see the attraction that "computer-in-a-box from Costco" may hold for others.
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Not a bad deal, but this is what I would get instead. Note the 5600 is a better gaming CPU than the 5700G.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WwPZrD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: ID-COOLING SE-214-XT 68.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($45.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: TEAMGROUP MP33 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GAMING OC Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: BitFenix Nova Mesh SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: Super Flower Legion GX Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $905.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-30 09:41 EDT-0400
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Hello, im in the market for a pc only for call of duty and use it for work at the same time. I do not have knowledge about all the pc out there or understand which one is better. If someone can help me out get a pc. I do own a monitor. Just need affordable pc. Any information would help. I was thinking about waiting till black friday for more cheaper deals.
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Not disagreeing with any of the posts, though we are not going to see low end prebuilt PCs getting huge discounts - the profit margin is already very low on these. Could you build something comparable (even slightly better) at similar price? Sure you can, though this has 90 day return policy, 2-year warranty and comes with OEM Windows installed already and no hassle of putting all parts together (though that is a fun part anyways Smilie). I am just not sure which is a better deal. This MSI PC or Lenovo PC that was $849.99 few days ago (that one had i5-12400 CPU and RTX 3060 card, though only 256 GB SSD, and, it seems only two DIMM slots). Thoughts?
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Quote from juozasv :
... I am just not sure which is a better deal. This MSI PC or Lenovo PC that was $849.99 few days ago (that one had i5-12400 CPU and RTX 3060 card, though only 256 GB SSD, and, it seems only two DIMM slots). Thoughts?
I think its kind of a toss up between those two system builds based on the sale prices. The CPU & GPU performance value is pretty close give or take. The lenovo has less storage but its cheaper. Might come down to which brand name you want IMO.
The lenovo deal is gone now though.. did you buy it and think of returning for this ?
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RX6600 costs a bit over $200... not a good deal IMO
Quote from TealIdea227 :
R7 5700G <--- The missing "G" may add or subtract value for you. I'm an RX6600 fan because air conditioning costs money. 32GB of DDR4-3600 is cheap. This isn't a price point that inspires me to buy a prebuilt personally, although I can see the attraction that "computer-in-a-box from Costco" may hold for others.
I guess this is a warm deal, but front page? I personally feel the HP Omen from a few weeks ago was a much better deal.

The Omen positives over the Aegis:
  • Was $200 cheaper
  • Better graphics card, 6600 XT vs. 6600
  • 1TB SSD vs. 512 GB
Aegis positives over the Omen:
  • EDIT: I forgot, 5700G vs. 5600G
  • 2TB HD vs. no separate hard drive
  • Wifi 6 vs. Wifi 5​
  • MSI keyboard and mouse are nicer than HP bundled peripherals
  • Nicer CPU fan
They each have their own branded RGB lighting controller/scheme/software, if that matters to you.

The Omen has a very nice case, with a single push button on the back to remove the tempered glass side cover. It has two toolless racks positioned behind the faceplate to install 3.5" hard drives (which now both hold 2TB WD Enterprise Black HDs that I had laying around), and they are both prewired with power and data cables. The cabling inside the case is very well managed, and as hidden as it can be.

As far as peripherals, those didn't matter to me, since the PC is connected to the TV in the living room, so we use a wireless Razer mouse and wireless no-name mechanical keyboard.

Sorry for going on about this, but I had been playing the waiting game because "Hold, hold! Graphics card prices are coming down!", but I gotta say again, I feel the Omen was a much more front page worthy deal. And I feel there are going to be many more like that one, since we are heading into the holiday season. If you need a computer now, I guess this is an okay deal, but if you can wait, I don't feel that this is such a great buy that you won't find something better and cheaper.

Yes, I am aware that a time machine would be required to hop on the Omen deal, but I think there will be comparable deals moving forward.
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I think its kind of a toss up between those two system builds based on the sale prices. The CPU & GPU performance value is pretty close give or take. The lenovo has less storage but its cheaper. Might come down to which brand name you want IMO.
The lenovo deal is gone now though.. did you buy it and think of returning for this ?
Yeap... Buy first, think later.
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R7 5700G
I did not jump on the Omen deal because of limited return window for Best Buy. Costco is much more generous with it's return window in case better deals pop up.
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I did not jump on the Omen deal because of limited return window for Best Buy. Costco is much more generous with it's return window in case better deals pop up.
Yeah, I waffled for an entire day over the Omen. I finally decided just to get it. The computer it's replacing was a Best Buy Black Friday-ish deal on the Dell in this post (Ryzen 7 1700, RX580, 16GB RAM, $850 and included a Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality headset). The RX580 that was in it "died" twice, once under warranty, and once after warranty ended. I'm typing on that computer right now, and I replaced the 580 with an R9 270 I had laying around. The reason "died" is in quotes is because months later, I put the 580 in one of my kids' computers to test it, and it worked fine, and is still in use right now. It just won't work in the computer it was originally installed in.

The Omen is going to be used mostly for Dead By Daylight, The Quarry, hidden object casual games, and also to drive the WMR headset I got with the Dell deal. I have Forza Horizon 3, and it looks AMAZING in 1080p on the Omen. My daughter thought I was watching actual cars racing. The 6600XT is honestly a better card than I thought it would be.
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How do the top end AMD GPUs compare to NVIDIA? I know the gap is closing and I've looked at the benchmark numbers but, still, there is a real-world aspect to it all.
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RX6600 costs a bit over $200... not a good deal IMO
It's like the 1660 ti equivalent.
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How do the top end AMD GPUs compare to NVIDIA? I know the gap is closing and I've looked at the benchmark numbers but, still, there is a real-world aspect to it all.
I'm going to bow out of this since top end GPUs cost more than this PC, and I'm happy with 1080p @ 60hz, but while I'm finishing stocking our household with eBay special R5 5600*s and RX 6600*s, my last unsolicited opinion on prebuilts is that I am looking forward to i5-13400 pricing and I think it would be swell if we saw OEMs mix and match these with DDR4 and mid-range GPUs in slick deals for the holiday season. Like the $499ish HP Omen with GTX 1060 and i5-7400 I'm finally replacing.
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This or a Litter Genie?
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