When I started pc gaming, I was primarily a console gamer and would get a reasonably priced prebuilt with the wife from Walmart or Best Buy for computer stuff. Tried a couple of games on the pc and the motherboard graphics couldn't cut it. Eventually I started getting dgpus I could add to these prebuilts. I got dgpus for 3 very restrictive prebuilts, with the best one being a half height HD7750 before I made my first custom build. That thing was even better than my Xbox360, usually.
A 1650 would have been a windfall for me back then if, like WannaBeOCer said, it was $50 less.
There are probably other people out there who have reasonable budgets and get a family computer that the wife helps pick out. I'm not one of those people anymore, but I do know some. They would be in hot water if they started cutting holes so they could run wires from some non fitting power supply to a gpu too giant to even fit in the case. Should these poor souls be doomed to integrated graphics forever?
Also the 1650 may be the 1050 replacement for laptops. That is a big jump in performance for a laptop that can still look normal and won't start a fire if you leave it with your preteen so they have a little extra to do when grandma is watching them.
Sure there are better deals for different circumstances, like the Fury Nitro I have in the living room that I bought as not working off of ebay for $53 shipped. Just needed a bios flash to get back to full functionality. But that is more niche than any storebought 1650. Even if it is a way better deal. The 1650 is still good for some.
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