Bad Prebuilt. Bad

Apex Gaming PCs, I will go through Apex Bronze, Apex Streamer, Apex Carbon, and Apex Xtreme, and show how bad they are.

Apex Bronze

This system is priced at 1,197.95 but is on sale for 879.00, here are the specs.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
Stock AMD CPU Cooler
AsRock A520M-Pro4
8GB DDR4-3200 (Non-RGB)
RX Vega Integrated Graphics
120GB SATA SSD
450W/500W 80+ Power Supply

Wow, that’s shit. Let’s see what this really costs.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Xb9rW4
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($149.94 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($63.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($18.98 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Semi-modular Power Supply ($49.99 @ EVGA) 
Total: $467.88

Some things I could not find as they may be exclusive to Apex, but still I built a simalar computer, it’s a little bit better but you get the point. At discount it’s $411.12 less, but at the MSRP it’s $730.07 less.

Apex Streamer

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5500
CPU Cooler: Stock AMD CPU Cooler
Motherboard: AsRock B450M-HDV
Memory: 16GB DDR4-3200
Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD
Video Card: GTX 1660 Super
Case: NZXT H510
Power Supply: 450W/500W 80+ Power Supply
Total: $1,399.99 (MSRP $1,699.95)

This next one is still cheaper than the first one.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MW4GL
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($133.05 @ MemoryC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($77.01 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 ($53.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: TEAMGROUP MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($22.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($209.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Semi-modular ($49.99 @ EVGA) 
Total: $632.01

It’s $767.89 less on discount, at MSRP, it’s $1,067.94 less.

Apex Carbon

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600KF
CPU Cooler: Apex 120MM AIO Liquid Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z690-A Pro
Memory: 16GB DDR5-5200
Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD
Video Card:RTX 3060 Ti
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X
Power Supply: 750W 80+ Gold
Total: $1,997.54 (MSRP 2,904.28)

I want to cry. Let’s see the real price

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ntGLjZ

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($259.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler  ($89.99 @ Best Buy) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory  ($107.17 @ Amazon) 
Storage: TEAMGROUP MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($22.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR 8 GB TUF GAMING OC V2 Video Card  ($479.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1350.10

at discount it’s $647.44 less, at MSRP it’s $1,554.18 less

Apex Xtreme

This next build is the most expensive, let’s see how good it really is.

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF
CPU Cooler: Apex 240MM AIO Liquid Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z690 TUF-Plus
Memory: 16GB DDR5-5200
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
Video Card: RTX 3070
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X (I think)
Power Supply:750W 80+ Gold
Total: $2,379.95 (MSRP $3,629.95)

That’s brutal, let’s see the carnage.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mqv3d9

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF  ($377.98 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: EK EK-AIO D-RGB 66.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($107.09 @ Newegg Sellers) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI ($259.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 ($107.17 @ Amazon) 
Storage: TEAMGROUP MP33 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($33.49 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB GAMING Z TRIO ($554.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ($134.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1670.69

At discount, it’s $709.26 less, at MSRP it’s $1,959.21 Less.

Apex, Apex, Apex, What have you done? You failed I understand taking like $50 to $100, as like a build fee. But most of these are blatant rip-offs, Hundreds and in some cases thousands over what you should be charging.

To everyone reading this. NEVER use Apex.

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