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Introducing New Starter and Streaming PCs from NZXT BLD

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NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, today announces three new pre-built options for its custom PC building service, BLD, that are designed for content creators and budding PC gamers. The NZXT Starter PC serves as the perfect entry-level PC for a first-time PC gamer starting at $899. This build can game in 1080p with no compromises with its AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660. For users who want a little more power, the NZXT Starter PC Plus includes a one terabyte Intel 660p M.2 SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for added performance for $999.

The final pre-build is the NZXT Streaming PC built for users who are looking to start their streaming and content creations careers. Gamers can easily stream and play their favorite games using its AMD 2700x and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 for $1,499. All NZXT Starter and Streaming PC systems purchased from BLD before 11 am PST, Monday through Friday, will be shipped that day allowing for users to start gaming as soon as possible.



NZXT Starter PC Specs
  • Case: NZXT H500
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz
  • CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 - MSI GAMING X
  • PSU: Seasonic S12II 500 W Bronze
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK
  • Ram: Team T-FORCE Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3000 MHz
  • SSD: Western Digital Blue M.2 500 GB
  • Software: Windows 10 Home
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty on all parts & labor
  • Price: $899
NZXT Starter Plus PC Specs
  • Case: NZXT H500
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz
  • CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - MSI VENTUS XS 6G OC
  • PSU: Seasonic S12II 500 W Bronze
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK
  • Ram: Team T-FORCE Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3000 MHz
  • SSD: Intel 660p M.2 1 TB
  • Software: Windows 10 Home
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty on all parts & labor
  • Price: $999
Streaming Build Specs
  • Case: NZXT H500
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-Core 3.7 GHz
  • CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - ASUS ROG STRIX
  • PSU: Seasonic S12III 650 W Bronze
  • Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK
  • Ram: Team T-FORCE Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3000 MHz
  • SSD: Intel 660p 1 TB
  • Software: Windows 10 Home
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty on all parts & labor
  • Price: $1,499

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Ryzen 2xxx ewww that's so lAst year and I own a ryzen 2xxx.
 
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Well for $1.5k, they could have at least stuck in a decent cooler, a REAL nvme drive, and something other than that stinkin B-series mobo for crying out loud......

f. A. i. L.........

But at least they opted to use some decent, albeit medium-sized, PSU's :)
 
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Well for $1.5k, they could have at least stuck in a decent cooler, a REAL nvme drive, and something other than that stinkin B-series mobo for crying out loud......

f. A. i. L.........

But at least they opted to use some decent, albeit medium-sized, PSU's :)
For offering price tag I agree apart from NVMe. Nowadays for gamers seems like even an entry NVMe is a sweetspot regardless of it being QLC. Considering they use it for gaming only and NVMes aren't fully exploitable in such category to directly compete against higher tier NAND to make it viable investment wise as opposed to comparing lower tier NAND to higher tier NAND strictly in workstation use. That being said, this is mediocre at best deal for workstation and alright for gaming.
 
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Well for $1.5k, they could have at least stuck in a decent cooler, a REAL nvme drive, and something other than that stinkin B-series mobo for crying out loud......

f. A. i. L.........

But at least they opted to use some decent, albeit medium-sized, PSU's :)
Nothing wrong with the cooler.

Nothing wrong with the ssd. NVME really doesn't do you that much better for gamin.

As for the mother board, they don't call it a starter PC for nothing.

As for the price, it is too damn high because you can build it yourself for less. But if you cared to build it yourself, you wouldn't be looking at a prebuilt.
 
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Nothing wrong with the cooler.

Nothing wrong with the ssd. NVME really doesn't do you that much better for gamin.

As for the mother board, they don't call it a starter PC for nothing.

As for the price, it is too damn high because you can build it yourself for less. But if you cared to build it yourself, you wouldn't be looking at a prebuilt.
1. It's a stock cooler.... nuff said, although it's probably way better than what Intel used to ship with their chips years ago...

2. Intel ssd's are among the slowest but highest priced drives on the market... yep nothin wrong with that.... and I was talking about for a boot drive anyways..

3. Agreed on the starter level mobo..

4. I am NOT looking at prebuilts, because I DO care to build my rigs myself.... and so we apparently agree that these are overpriced too...

Is there anything else you wanna discuss ?
 
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1. It's a stock cooler.... nuff said, although it's probably way better than what Intel used to ship with their chips years ago...
The wraith coolers do everything they need to with Zens. I do not believe throttling is an issue and you don't gain much from overclocking Zen anyway.

2. Intel ssd's are among the slowest but highest priced drives on the market... yep nothin wrong with that.... and I was talking about for a boot drive anyways..
The one for $899 has a WD blue which is a decent ssd. NVME still doesn't get you much in gaming as a boot drive. The extra cost of the NVME would be better spent trying to up the GPU.

4. I am NOT looking at prebuilts, because I DO care to build my rigs myself.... and so we apparently agree that these are overpriced too...
The you was in general not you specific.
 
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1. It's a stock cooler.... nuff said, although it's probably way better than what Intel used to ship with their chips years ago...

2. Intel ssd's are among the slowest but highest priced drives on the market... yep nothin wrong with that.... and I was talking about for a boot drive anyways..

3. Agreed on the starter level mobo..

4. I am NOT looking at prebuilts, because I DO care to build my rigs myself.... and so we apparently agree that these are overpriced too...

Is there anything else you wanna discuss ?
According to your logic you want NZXT to giveaway rigs for free or gtfo.

1. Decent cooler for what it's worth for both oc'ing mildy and keeping thermals okay. It's a penny saver for foreseeable future when the user presumably swap Wrath for something higher grade.

2. Loading times between higher grade NAND and lower grade NAND is mere in gaming. Nobody would put QLC drive as their main OS and apps storage.

3. It has sufficient amount of VRMs to handle 2700x (doubt somebody non-tech savvy would push boundaries with PBO using this board) and oc is amongst smoothest of B450 boards, it's horizons far from starter board (B450m Pro for instance). These rigs are meant for gaming and not workstation use (hence why viable x470 features are missing).

4. I am NOT looking at prebuilts, because I DO care to build my rigs myself. *Continuous bashing pre-builds even though understands the premise of it* lmao.
 
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