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I'm in the market to purchase a gaming desktop. I do not wish to deal with building a PC although I know how to build one. I just want something I can pull out the box and start gaming on!. I wish to stay with reputable brand names, instead of company's such as IBUYPOWER, CyberPowerPC, etc. Not to say anything bad about those brands, I have just heard things about their power supplies that, well let's just avoid those for now.

So far I have a couple of choices that I'm deciding on. One has an all 1TB SSD with a RTX 2070 while the other has a 1TB HDD and 512GB SDD and an RTX 2070 Super. I'm wondering if I should opt for the more powerful GPU at a slightly higher price? 

On to the brands and the spec: 

First up we have the MSI Aegis R coming in at $1,399.99 Model:AEGISR010US

Windows 10 

Intel i7-9700 9th Gen - 3 Ghz base speed 

16GB DDR4 RAM 

1TB SSD 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 

5 USB 3.1 ports 

2 USB 2.0 ports  

 

Next, we have the Asus ROG coming in at $1,449.99 Model:G15CS-B8

 Windows 10 

Intel i7-9700F 9th Gen - 3 Ghz base speed 

16GB DDR4 RAM 

1TB HDD 7200 RPM 

512GB SSD 

NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6 

1 USB Type C port 

It has other USB ports as well. 

 

One thing I wonder is if the RTX 2070 Super is worth the extra money over the standard RTX 2070?

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I feel that you're going to be almost constantly chasing the GPU rabbit.  As games get more intensive in terms of data and throughput, you'll be buying new GPUs every couple of years.  Microsoft Flight Sim is a case in point - the Beta is already pushing current GPUs really hard, forcing people to downgrade the graphic options to make things playable (sure, it's a Beta and the code can be optimised further, but it's an indicator of the future nontheless).

It's hard to choose between your choices there, but I'd opt for fexibility of the GPU.

Your ASUS has a potential bottle-neck in terms of the HHD - I'd avoid anything with a platter these days. 

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23 minutes ago, Foxtrot said:

I feel that you're going to be almost constantly chasing the GPU rabbit.  As games get more intensive in terms of data and throughput, you'll be buying new GPUs every couple of years.  Microsoft Flight Sim is a case in point - the Beta is already pushing current GPUs really hard, forcing people to downgrade the graphic options to make things playable (sure, it's a Beta and the code can be optimised further, but it's an indicator of the future nontheless).

It's hard to choose between your choices there, but I'd opt for fexibility of the GPU.

Your ASUS has a potential bottle-neck in terms of the HHD - I'd avoid anything with a platter these days.  I

The story of the life of a PC gamer. Chasing GPU's. I know the feeling all to well with my gaming laptop with a i5 and GTX 1050TI 4GB. But you, it games better than any of my consoles!. 

I do feel that no matter what I decide, chasing the GPU rabbit is inevitable. If I can budget it, do you think an RTX 2080 would be a better start? 

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No idea to be honest.  I don't have much gaming time these days, but I did used to buy a major PC component roughly every 6 months when I was PC gaming.

Given where Microsoft is taking gaming now, you could probably sell your Xbox (or not bother getting the series X) and putting that money on your next GPU.  If you have a good gaming PC, I really don't see the point in an Xbox these days.

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20 minutes ago, Foxtrot said:

No idea to be honest.  I don't have much gaming time these days, but I did used to buy a major PC component roughly every 6 months when I was PC gaming.

Given where Microsoft is taking gaming now, you could probably sell your Xbox (or not bother getting the series X) and putting that money on your next GPU.  If you have a good gaming PC, I really don't see the point in an Xbox these days.

I feel you brother. I might go with the RTX 2070 Super, although for $250.00 more, I can get the same Asus with an RTX 2080 although I feel the RTX 2070 would be more than enough for a couple of year's. Certainly the RTX 2070 is more powerful than anything on the Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. 

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Update, after reading reviews I’m thinking the best option is to just build my own gaming PC. 
 

If anyone here has the RTX 2070 Super, what do you think of the card? 
 

I already have a Cooler Master H500 case!. 

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