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Perry S.

Perry S.

Joined on 07/10/16

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Best Bang for Your Buck

ABS Master Gaming PC - Intel i7 12700F - GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - 16GB DDR4 3200MHz - 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
ABS Master Gaming PC - Intel i7 12700F - GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - 16GB DDR4 3200MHz - 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Pros: I had been checking a dozen websites for desktops for several months, and this computer has the best cost-performance ratio hands down. This 12700F CPU is new just this January, and it is one of the fastest medium-budget CPU at this point in time, even better than AMDs. The 3060 Ti video card is also one of the fastest lower-budget video cards. It benchmarks about 10% slower than the 3070 but is 20% cheaper. I used to build my own computer because it used to be cheaper that way, but the card shortage made it cheaper to buy pre-built, and this particular model came at the right time. You can find one with 12700KF with 3080 for double the price of this one.

Cons: Tweaking the RGB lighting on the box is not intuitive. Im not that into RGB, so its not a must-have for me. The only thing bad about Windows 11 is that they took away the ability to unbunch multiple windows from the same application. I do like how the task bar buttons are centred on my ultra wide screen. The fans are always on, and probably the reason that all the cores on the CPU never really exceed 40C and are at around 20C while idle. Thats a contrast from my old 6600 which would go up to 60C and acted as a heater during winter. Despite that, the fans arent very noticeable, especially when I wear a headset most of the time. The power button is at the front right of the box. It has happened before that I accidentally turned off the computer when I tested my feet on the box.

Overall Review: I was a bit worried that this computer is such a great deal because I heard shortly after purchasing that the video card shortage was being alleviated. Its been a couple of months, and I think it is still the best bang for your buck on the market.