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How much would it cost to build the desktop equivilent to this laptop?

Homeriscool
  • 24 months ago

Hi, im just wondering how much the desktop componants would cost to build this - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/msi-apache-pro-ge62vr-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-10158038-pdt.html

is there much price difference?

ps im in UK

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You could do this in the System builder choosing similar parts. GPU will be your limitation as they are few and far between at the moment.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is as close as I could get. Case and peripherals are all up to you. It's about half the cost to build it yourself. Or I could price out something to match the price of the laptop and it will blow it out of the water.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $298.69 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $179.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card $279.00 @ Adorama
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1130.82
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1100.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-21 15:27 EST-0500
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

i included a keyboard/mouse and monitor because technically the laptop comes with those. also added some nice blue halo fans that i currently have installed on my pc they are mostly silent and look great. and the 1060 in the laptop is the 3gb version as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor £227.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-H270N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £104.98 @ PC World Business
Memory Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £150.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £37.19 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card £268.79 @ Aria PC
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case £39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £68.79 @ Alza
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £85.52 @ More Computers
Case Fan Anidees - AI Halo Cosmic Blue 39.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.90 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Anidees - AI Halo Cosmic Blue 39.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.90 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Anidees - AI Halo Cosmic Blue 39.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.90 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Anidees - AI Halo Cosmic Blue 39.7 CFM 120mm Fan £5.90 @ Amazon UK
Monitor BenQ - GL2250HM 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Cooler Master - CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1183.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-21 20:36 GMT+0000
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vzkLkd

This has a significant better (and newer) cpu as well.

It's 980£. You could cut that, I picked some of the better components, but you could easily shave off 100$ with cheaper components (motherboard and a case)

This part list though does not include a monitor, mouse, keyboard, or Windows, so do factor those in when changing parts.

Just for an idea of the 8600k vs the 7700HQ-- http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7700HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i5-8600K/m211019vs3941

It's about a 50% performance difference, so yeah.

The GPU I found is listed under custom and is from the manufacturer directly, it was originally in USD, but I converted the price to pounds. Do bear in mind shipping might cost a bit more, and you will have to wait for it to be in stock (if you don't want to wait it will cost you another 100£ for an instock one).

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

and not to mention that the desktop equivalent will out preform the laptop all day.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help guys. Those benchmarks for the CPU was surprising, i didnt know that!

Im torn between the laptop and desktop!

does anyone else have this dilema?

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