Windows 10: Is my CyberPowerPC better worse than a build?

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  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    Is my CyberPowerPC better worse than a build?


    I have been rammaging through the internet for a good PC to start gaming on. Has anyone heard of the CYBERPOWERPC BattleBox Ultimate SLC8600A PC? Admittedly, I do own the PC after visiting with a friend that owns it. From the few hours I've been using it, it feels like a solid rig. But my experience with computers is limited so I don't exactly know what I'm looking for. I just know the price tag is not exactly friendly and I would want to know whether this pre-built system is better or worse than a built system. Would I have found a cheaper value gaming PC for the money. I got it for roughly $4,000.I've seen a couple of reviews online and an unboxing video on YouTube, but I would like to know if there's anyone here who's used it. P/s I have no benchmarks for this PC yet.

    P/S I might have posted on the wrong forum, I'm not entirely sure. Still new here.
    Thanks in Advance.

    Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-BattleBox-Ultimate-SLC8600A-i7-7700K/dp/B06XGXDXZF
    Online review: CYBERPOWERPC BattleBox Ultimate SLC8600A Gaming PC Review
    Last edited by Techborg101; 19 Mar 2018 at 09:44.
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  2. slicendice's Avatar
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       19 Mar 2018 #2

    Hardware vise it's a good PC. It got all you need for current gaming needs.

    I am not quite sure about the $4000 price tag though...sounds a bit overpriced to me (someone with more experience and up to date price knowledge should verify this).

    But then again, it's a complete plug and play setup, with everything important included except for a monitor.

    That PC is a great looking gaming rig.
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  3.    19 Mar 2018 #3

    slicendice said: View Post
    Hardware vise it's a good PC. It got all you need for current gaming needs.

    I am not quite sure about the $4000 price tag though...sounds a bit overpriced to me (someone with more experience and up to date price knowledge should verify this).

    But then again, it's a complete plug and play setup, with everything important included except for a monitor.

    That PC is a great looking gaming rig.
    There are some out there that start at $4000.00

    Desktops by Digital Storm
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  4. slicendice's Avatar
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       19 Mar 2018 #4

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    There are some out there that start at $4000.00

    Desktops by Digital Storm
    Did you even bother to check out the specs of the OPs system? It's no way near what the Digital Storms 4k machine. That one actually has Quad GPU, and the OPs computer does only have one GPU. With todays GPU prices the 4 GPUs alone could make the 4k price tag.

    OK, I was wrong...the basic model has nothing interesting on the Digital Storm computers, and the prices are ridiculous. I would never pay such price for a PC with that hardware.
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  5.    19 Mar 2018 #5

    slicendice said: View Post
    Did you even bother to check out the specs of the OPs system? It's no way near what the Digital Storms 4k machine. That one actually has Quad GPU, and the OPs computer does only have one GPU. With todays GPU prices the 4 GPUs alone could make the 4k price tag.

    OK, I was wrong...the basic model has nothing interesting on the Digital Storm computers, and the prices are ridiculous. I would never pay such price for a PC with that hardware.
    Neither would I, I read up on them and the way that they are built would make it hard for a user to get at the Motherboard. CyberPowePC's are far more affordable as well as Alienware.
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  6.    19 Mar 2018 #6

    I'm a HUGE proponent of building the system myself. I prefer to have total control, down to brand of the components, etc. If you shop around, you can get better pricing, and the learning aspect of building the computer will have you never looking at a pre-built one again.
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       19 Mar 2018 #7

    Your first link is messed up. You concatenated the review to the Amazon link. The "online review" isn't a review; it reads like a press release.

    $4k is a bit high for such a system. A quick check suggests that the parts cost of such a system (at retail) would be closer to $3k. I suggest doing a more careful parts list, if you are able to do that.

    I wonder whether anyone sells a system that includes a 1080ti without the "gamer's system" premium? Seems unlikely.

    If you're comfortable paying extra for a packaged system, go for it.
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  8. slicendice's Avatar
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       19 Mar 2018 #8

    bobkn said: View Post
    Your first link is messed up. You concatenated the review to the Amazon link. The "online review" isn't a review; it reads like a press release.

    $4k is a bit high for such a system. A quick check suggests that the parts cost of such a system (at retail) would be closer to $3k. I suggest doing a more careful parts list, if you are able to do that.

    I wonder whether anyone sells a system that includes a 1080ti without the "gamer's system" premium? Seems unlikely.

    If you're comfortable paying extra for a packaged system, go for it.
    Yes, this is what I was thinking too. But since I don't shop for dollar priced items, it was a bit tricky for me.

    Similar prebuilt system cost about 3200€ in Finland and that suggests about a $3000 price tag in the US markets.
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  9.    26 Mar 2018 #9

    bobkn said: View Post
    Your first link is messed up. You concatenated the review to the Amazon link. The "online review" isn't a review; it reads like a press release.

    $4k is a bit high for such a system. A quick check suggests that the parts cost of such a system (at retail) would be closer to $3k. I suggest doing a more careful parts list, if you are able to do that.

    I wonder whether anyone sells a system that includes a 1080ti without the "gamer's system" premium? Seems unlikely.

    If you're comfortable paying extra for a packaged system, go for it.
    Thanks for your response. I also thought it was a bit overpriced. Here is the link
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XGXDXZF...iglink26044-20
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  10.    26 Mar 2018 #10

    What pther options do I have for $3000? I'm not exactly sure of how to get the best parts and most especially assembling them
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