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Is this a good gaming desktop for the price?

CyberPowerPC - Gamer Ultra Desktop - AMD FX Series - 8GB Memory - AMD Radeon RX 460 - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

Price:$505, keyboard and mouse included

Specs:
Hard Drive Capacity1000 gigabytes
Hard Drive Type SATA
Operating System Windows 10
Processor Speed (Base) 3.8 gigahertz
Processor Model AMD FX-Series
System Memory (RAM) 8 gigabytes
GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 460

Is this a good gaming desktop for the price? If its not, does anyone have any suggestions for a better rig at around the same price?
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  1. it is bad since FX has no future. it is already very weak.
    so try to find something with ryzen or intel CPU
    Reply to n0ns3ns3
  2. Best answer
    No not really. It has an AMD FX processor which is old and slow with no upgrade path. Here's a Ryzen 3 system that would be much better. You'd have to build it yourself. It isn't difficult and if you run in to problems we are here to help. :) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.69 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: DIYPC - Ranger-R4-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $495.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-02 17:30 EDT-0400

    *Updated to swap to GTX 1050 instead of RX 460, the 1050 is faster and cheaper atm.
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  3. It's actually not so bad*

    Notice that Mr Guy swapped the WD 1TB Black (and it's 5-year warranty) for the 'Blue' (and its 2-year warranty). I hope the 'new' Corsair CX PSUs are better than the 'old' CXs -- 2 CX-450Ms I've installed have gone bad.

    And, he left out the $100 Win10 OEM license.
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    *depending upon the actual mobo, CPU and power supply
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  4. Wisecracker said:
    It's actually not so bad*

    Notice that Mr Guy swapped the WD 1TB Black (and it's 5-year warranty) for the 'Blue' (and its 2-year warranty). I hope the 'new' Corsair CX PSUs are better than the 'old' CXs -- 2 CX-450Ms I've installed have gone bad.

    And, he left out the $100 Win10 OEM license.
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    *depending upon the actual mobo, CPU and power supply


    At no point will that Windows license be able to be transferred to a new system, it's locked to the motherboard. Okay so the WD Black might last longer, and yes the new CX series are much better than the old.

    Windows 10 can be downloaded and used for free with a few limitations.
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  5. First I would just like to say thank you all for your quick feedback. MrN1ce9uy thank you for your suggestion, I have plenty of time and Im not against building my own computer I just dont have a lot of experience in that area. I will do some research on the parts you gave me. I do have a few questions. I mostly play RTS games or games like TF2, GSGO, based on this knowledge are there any parts you would change? Also how long would the computer last if I built it? And could I upgrade any of the parts if I had more money at any time that was convenient? How difficult is it to assemble and maintain your own computer? Sorry for all the questions. Thank you!
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  6. If your budget is $500 I would still recommend the Ryzen 3 system because it will allow you to upgrade the CPU, which AMD claims to support that AM4 socket until year 2020. And yes you can add a faster GPU such as a GTX 1060 if you wanted.

    The most difficult thing about building my first computer, and really every one after that is connecting the small cables from the case (power button, power led, hdd led, etc.) to the motherboard. Each motherboard has a different layout and the connectors are so tiny. But they are all labeled (sometimes not very good) but it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  7. Thank you, I might just be building my own computer now
    Reply to bfr43267
  8. Any monitor or keyboard suggestions
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  9. bfr43267 said:
    Any monitor or keyboard suggestions


    Depends on your leftover budget.
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  10. I just dont want a monitor that limits the computer so whatever that cost
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  11. I would suggest a 1080p monitor. Pick whichever one fits your budget. https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#r=192001080&sort=price&page=1&T=1,5
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  12. Quote:
    ... Windows 10 can be downloaded and used for free with a few limitations.

    In what parallel fantasy universe would that be? :lol:

    "Free" Win10 (technically, a Win7 or -8 upgrade) ended 18 months ago. Any Win10 download from MS needs authentication and that requires a valid purchased product key.

    Of course an AM4 build would be 'up-gradable' but so would the AM3 CyberPowerPC (presumably). Instead of gaming by the end of the week, you have bumped the OP to nearly $650 (not counting monitor), and he has to build it himself.

    Or, he could snag the CyberPowerPC, buy a $2 HDMI cable, hook it up to his flat screen TV, and start fragging aliens in 5 days for $507.

    That's all I'm saying ...
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  13. You can most definitely download and use Windows 10 for free. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    I've done it many times and still have the .ISO image for whenever I need it. There will be a small watermark at the bottom right of your screen and things like personalizing the desktop will be disabled. But it will most definitely allow you to use Windows 10 for basically anything you need from office tasks to gaming without registering or activating Windows.

    There's no way, in 2017, would I tell someone to buy a brand new FX system that costs as much as a Ryzen system. It's a dead-end platform and the Windows license that comes with a CyberPowerPC is not transferable; so if he ever upgrades to a new motherboard he'd be stuck without an activated copy anyway.

    Ryzen 3 1200 vs FX-4300 - http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-3-1200-vs-AMD-FX-4300/3931vs2879

    Ryzen 3 1200 vs FX-8350 - http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-3-1200-vs-AMD-FX-8350/3931vs1489

    GTX 1050 vs RX 460 - http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-vs-AMD-RX-460/3650vs3641
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  14. Wisecracker are you really sure you should be answering questions on this site even I know that, while the advertisements for windows 10 ended months ago, anybody can go on the windows website and download windows 10 for free right now.
    Reply to bfr43267
  15. What part of ...
    Quote:
    ""To get started, you will first need to have a license to install Windows 10""
    is confusing to you?

    AND, when you encourage members to violate OEM EULAs, you are violating Tom's TOS.

    Thought you might want to know ...
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  16. Windows 10 is available as a free demo for an undetermined amount of time. It doesn't violate an EULA as of this time. I would encourage anyone to plan on purchasing a license if they want to use the OS indefinitely.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.windowscentral.com/you-do-not-need-activate-windows-10%3Famp
    Reply to MrN1ce9uy
  17. I'm with MrN1ce9uy here 100% .
    For $500 that is about the best you could possibly do performance wise

    & you absolutely can use windows 10 free at the minute , Its violating nothing at all
    Microsoft are allowing this , if they wanted to stop it they could do incredibly easily .

    Bear in mind that its not a guaranteed indefinite timespan for the unregistered install .

    They may stop it being useable in the future , they may not - I personally dont think they will at all.

    Having even non-registered members on the win10/eco system can get them windows store sales etc .
    Reply to madmatt30
  18. Why would I get the ryzen 1200 instead of ryzen1300X
    Reply to bfr43267
  19. ^ because its cheaper & is essentially exactly the same CPU albeit with slightly reduced clock speeds

    On a b350 chipset board it can easily be overclocked past 1300x speeds
    Reply to madmatt30
  20. ^ 99% do not overclock, do not know how to do it and usually not willing to deal with it.
    Reply to n0ns3ns3
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