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Why is this CyberPowerPC computer so cheap?

Why is the CyberPowerPC GAMER XTREME 3000 only $1300 with these specifications:

-CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
-HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
-MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
-MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, GbLAN, 2 GEn3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
-SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
-VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

While one I try to build on PCPartPicker based on the GAMER XTREME 3000 costs around $1600? Why is a pre-built computer actually cheaper than one I would build myself?

If someone could answer my question and even post a PCPartPicker link with a PC that is like the XTREME 3000 that costs the same price (or even cheaper if possible), I would be very grateful, because I want to actually build my computer.

Thank you. :)
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  1. Why so 'cheap'? Because other parts are skimped on. PSU, case, etc.
  2. Buying OEM versions of the parts in large quantities gets them a lower per unit cost. There's no retail packaging needed for OEM components.
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1352.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 19:11 EST-0500)
  4. USAFRet said:
    Why so 'cheap'? Because other parts are skimped on. PSU, case, etc.


    It actually does come with with a 600W PSU and a case, though it is not shown in the parts list before checkout.
  5. But the cases and the bundled power supplies are junk.

    My build above is pure quality.
  6. Yup. A PSU 'inlcuded' with the case is almost certainly crap.

    Parts is parts. To get to a certain price point, they have to cut back somewhere. And the PSU is something most people zoom right by. "600W PSU? Great !"

    Even though it is such a crap device that you could not pay me to put in my PC...
  7. I see, now. Thanks for your support everyone! :)
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