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Mercenary Gaming PC (RTX 3060, Ryzen 3 4100, 16GB, 500GB SSD) $999, EKWB EK-AIO 280MM AIO $129 + Shipping/ CC @ Computer Lounge


Decent price for a prebuilt PC.
Part of their 20th Anniversary sale
Will update post when other deals are found

Mercenary PC Specs

  • ASUS PRIME A520M-E mATX Motherboard
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4100
  • Kingston FURY Beast RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Memory
  • Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 SSD 500GB
  • ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix 12GB V2 Graphics Card
  • Thermaltake S100 Tempered Glass Micro ATX Case - Black
  • Silverstone ET500-B 500W Black Cable 80Plus Bronze Power Supply
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home

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Other deals
EKWB EK-AIO 280MM D-RGB AIO Liquid Cooler $129

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  • +2

    That's actually not such a bad price for a 1080p gaming machine.

  • Would this be decent for a 10 year old who plays fornight?

    • Yep definitely

    • For sure. Get a 1080p monitor at 75hz or 60hz and it will run most things 10 year olds play on medium - high no issues

    • +3

      If you only want fortnite and don't need other things a PC offers you could save a lot of money and pick up an Xbox series s that will run it pretty well for a 10 year old. It will run on an Xbox one is ps4 but I'd say the series s will be a good upgrade for the quicker loading and half the price of this PC.

    • Even my 5 year old hp laptop with no dedicated gpu can run fortnite😂

  • What are some good reasons not to go for this? I'm way out of date with PC hardware these days..

    Basically is it a ~$500GPU with the cheapest possible cpu/ram/mobo/ssd/case etc?

    How would it run the latest call of duty etc for 1080p gaming? Would the lower spec cpu etc be a bottleneck in such a rig?

    • +2

      Yes it'd run COD 1080p just fine at medium to higher graphics. 100% the lower spec CPU would be the bottleneck here.

      pc-builds.com says:

      AMD Ryzen 3 4100 is too weak for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 on 1920 × 1080 pixels screen resolution for Graphic Card Intense Tasks.

      This configuration has 15.9% of processor bottleneck .


  • +5

    Here’s a similar build on NZ PCPartPicker I pulled together using similar/cheaper branded parts for comparison. Works out to be around ~$1281 on parts alone

  • Extremely out of touch with PC Parts but wanting to build a new PC. Currently running a 6-7 year old PC with a GTX 970. Actually still runs well but wanting a well overdue upgrade.

    Other specs are
    240GB Intel 535 series M.2 SSD
    16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 2400 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    1TB Hard Drive - SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Intel Core i7-6700 Skylake 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Quad Core HyperThreading Desktop Processor
    650W Modular Power Supply - 80 Plus Gold Certified
    Intel H170 Chipset Gaming Motherboard

    Is there anything above you would just recommend reusing? Budget is about $2500-3000.

    Game every now and then so want to make sure its good enough.

      • Don't do that. It will make his build extremely CPU bound and leave most of the performance of 4070 unusable. A waste of money basically. Also his 650W PSU will start to struggle providing juice for the 4070.

        At this stage it is better to buy a new platform. $2500-3000 can actually go quite far.

        I actually just upgraded from a similar PC recently. Now running an AMD 7800X3D + Radeon 6800XT (got it super cheap at the beginning of the year when miners were liquidating) and couldn't be happier.

    • +1

      Also in case you have nvme slot get a 500gb as your os drive.

    • +1

      With that massive budget you might as well build a new PC. Go to pcpartpicker and play with your budget.

    • Use https://pyronic.al/ to get a good cookie-cutter guide to price brackets and customise from there based on availability / retailer / specials etc

    • recommend reusing?

      If you're going to remain at 1920x1080 then why not just get a 2nd hand GTX 1070ti-1080ti and call it a day? The 970 is a bottleneck and you'll get a decent gaming computer with your current parts + GPU for only about $150-200; especially if you sell the 970 to recover some cost (fiddy buk any1?goes mintas). It will be enough for 1080p gaming with no Ray Tracing and pocket the extra $2300 until you want to upgrade monitors/resolution/FPS because GPU prices are still inflated (Nvidia gaslighting with $600 RTX 4060 1080p card).

      The only bits that can be reused are the case, case fans, PSU, SSD and potentially the RAM if you're going new build. However, as everyone basically says if you got $3000 to burn then just get new build for 1440/4K monitor priced in.

  • Good price. Thanks OP.

  • +1

    Brought one! Thanks!

  • +2

    Cheers. Bit the bullet and purchased one for the boy.

    He'll be stoked.

    • Definitely would be stoked if I was 10 years old.

      If you computer building savvy, I would suggest keeping an eye out on trademe for cheap AM4 CPU's in future.

      The PC would definitely will have a longer/powerful life with something like a Ryzen 5600 or better.

  • Wtf is that processor.

    • +1

      Cut the cost/get rid of stock ;p

    • Also curious.

    • +3

      I tossed the specs or rough equivalent specs into PC part picker and came up with $2655. So $2499, with Starfield, already built and warranty. It's a good deal imo, compared builds with pb tech but nothing stood out cheaper and better.
      Just my 2cents.


      Only thing I would do extra is get another 2 X 8gb DDR4 sticks of ram to go from 16gb to 32gb…. I tend to keep lots of crap open i.e browser tabs, while gaming.

  • wish mightape had a pc like this because i have over $1400 in giftcards and would be a nice upgrade from my 2400g APU system

    • imo find someone wanting to buy a PS5 and buy on their behalf and get most of your money back that way to shop at a better pc builder.

      MightyApe have PS5 Disc for $718(The Warehouse also have it for $719) and get it shipped to them free via primate 14 day trial.

      Or sell 2 for $650 each(should sell easily) and you recover $1300 of the $1436 credit you spent.

  • Liquid cooler still the same price but the PC is now $1599.

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