What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

I've already purchased this, however I would like to know what you think it would cost so I could compare to what I actually paid.

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Was this a fair price

Yes
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20%
No, you got a steal
1
20%
No, you paid far too much
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60%
 
Total votes: 5

OPEN SESAME...
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What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by OPEN SESAME... » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:59 pm

My laptop can no longer run demanding games such as BF and PUBG. Because of that, I bought a new PC. I'd like to know if I paid a fair price for it, and thus this exists.

PROCESSOR: 8th Gen i7-8700 6 Core

MEMORY: 32 GB, 2666MHz, DDR4 up to 64G

HARD DRIVE: 512 GB M.2 PCle x4 SSD + 2 TB 7200 rpm

VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 1070, 8GB GDDR5

ADDED NOTES: I also purchased a monitor with this, which was about $350. Alienware 25 - AW2518Hf

I purchased this setup for approximately $2,175

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Re: What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by jackson019 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:25 pm

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/D6cckd
  • Upgraded CPU to 8700K (3.7GHz vs 8700's 3.2)
  • DOWNGRADED memory to 16GB. Unless you do serious amateur/professional work, content editing/creation. 16GB of DDR4 is more than enough.
  • DOWNGRADED SSD to a SATA 3 Drive. Unless you need to bypass the 600MB/s limitation of SATA 3, A "normal" SATA 3 SSD will work great.
  • UPGRADED GPU to a GTX 1080 Ti.
  • UP/SIDEGRADED Monitor to a 1440p 144Hz 1ms TN GSYNC Monitor. Even at low settings on 1080p. a 1070 can't crank out 240Hz on pubg. Probably could do over 200 on BF4 all LOW settings. Personal preference here.
$2209.17

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Re: What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by OPEN SESAME... » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:42 am

jackson019 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:25 pm
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/D6cckd
  • Upgraded CPU to 8700K (3.7GHz vs 8700's 3.2)
  • DOWNGRADED memory to 16GB. Unless you do serious amateur/professional work, content editing/creation. 16GB of DDR4 is more than enough.
  • DOWNGRADED SSD to a SATA 3 Drive. Unless you need to bypass the 600MB/s limitation of SATA 3, A "normal" SATA 3 SSD will work great.
  • UPGRADED GPU to a GTX 1080 Ti.
  • UP/SIDEGRADED Monitor to a 1440p 144Hz 1ms TN GSYNC Monitor. Even at low settings on 1080p. a 1070 can't crank out 240Hz on pubg. Probably could do over 200 on BF4 all LOW settings. Personal preference here.
$2209.17
With the website I used to purchase this, a SATA 3 Drive and a GTX 1080 Ti were not available. Fully understood that it's a personal thing. Now here's my second question: is it possible to lower the Hz output of a monitor?

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Re: What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by 69cadiman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 pm

Might wanna hold off on getting a new GPU for now. New ones will be out very soon. Nothing worse than getting new hardware and being a generation behind a month or two later.

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Re: What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by jackson019 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 pm

69cadiman wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Might wanna hold off on getting a new GPU for now. New ones will be out very soon. Nothing worse than getting new hardware and being a generation behind a month or two later.
Very true, however rumors have the next generation of NVIDIA cards at anywhere from this July to Q1 2019. Just depends on how long you're prepared to wait!

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Re: What would be a reasonable price for this setup?

Post by stryfe » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:00 am

From a "trusted" source at computex the 2080s are supposed to be coming end of july.

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