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Is this CybertronPC a decent build? EDIT: Is this new build good for about 1280? Last post

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Anonymous
April 30, 2014 10:15:41 AM

Hi,
The CybertronPC NightHawk II is for sale on Amazon for $1099 shipped. I stumbled upon this company due to it being the top rated desktop on Amazon with reviews always talking about its amazing CS. I'm a newbie when it comes to pc gaming so been looking at pre-built ones on amazon. Been using a Dell SC420 server as a desktop for a while and in need of a major upgrade. Would love to build, but I am really hesitant on the fact that you're your own CS and have to diagnose the culprit if one part goes awry in the near future.

I would be using this for gaming, internet, photoshop, music, etc and the specs include:

Intel Core i5 i5-4670 3.40GHz Quad-Core 1150 RET Processor
Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI 1150 CV 1x16 2D3 M16 2GL R Mini-ITX Motherboard
16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 Ballistix Memory Ballistix Sport
60GB 2.5in SATA3 520 Intel Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)
1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache Western Digital
DVD±RW DL 24x SATA Black LG Optical Drive
GeForce GTX650Ti Boost 2GD5 2DVI HDMI DP
Prodigy Mini-ITX Tower No PSU Black Chassis
Ultra 600W PSU
10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Onboard
Logitech USB Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32/64bit COA

Amazon Link

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my question.
April 30, 2014 10:20:43 AM

Anonymous said:
Hi,
The CybertronPC NightHawk II is for sale on Amazon for $1099 shipped. I stumbled upon this company due to it being the top rated desktop on Amazon with reviews always talking about its amazing CS. I'm a newbie when it comes to pc gaming so been looking at pre-built ones on amazon. Been using a Dell SC420 server as a desktop for a while and in need of a major upgrade. Would love to build, but I am really hesitant on the fact that you're your own CS and have to diagnose the culprit if one part goes awry in the near future.

I would be using this for gaming, internet, photoshop, music, etc and the specs include:

Intel Core i5 i5-4670 3.40GHz Quad-Core 1150 RET Processor
Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI 1150 CV 1x16 2D3 M16 2GL R Mini-ITX Motherboard
16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 Ballistix Memory Ballistix Sport
60GB 2.5in SATA3 520 Intel Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)
1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache Western Digital
DVD±RW DL 24x SATA Black LG Optical Drive
GeForce GTX650Ti Boost 2GD5 2DVI HDMI DP
Prodigy Mini-ITX Tower No PSU Black Chassis
Ultra 600W PSU
10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Onboard
Logitech USB Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32/64bit COA

Amazon Link

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my question.


Dont do it.
Head over to Woot.com now & look at the iBuyPower Special going on now if you insist on buying a prebuilt PC (since you are better off building your own as you can get EXACTLY what you want) they have some awesome deals right now where the only mandatory change would be the PSU which you can get for like 80 bucks yourself.

Woot Link

Look at the WT719,WT622 & WT718
These are the best affordable builds(at least going by what you originally wanted) & even if you did try & build em yourself you'd be getting almost the same bang for the buck without building yourself.
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April 30, 2014 10:33:50 AM

The lack of information about the included PSU has me wondering there but besides that, this build for $5 more has the potential to (figuratively) stomp that one (plus I have more faith in a known PSU like the one included here)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($192.91 @ B&H)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1104.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 13:33 EDT-0400)

For your consideration, I'll recommend building it yourself
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Anonymous
April 30, 2014 11:12:13 AM

SilverRabbit: Truly appreciate the help but read too many bad experiences with ibuypower.

C12Friedman: Again truly appreciate the help. I was reading the other threads, and the Xeon E3-1230 V3 got my interest. Would that be possible in that build you recommended? Thanks!
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Anonymous
April 30, 2014 12:00:31 PM

Tried fiddling with the pcpartpicker and came up with this:

Any good?

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87I-Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.50 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.27 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1276.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 14:54 EDT-0400)
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April 30, 2014 12:10:08 PM

Anonymous said:
SilverRabbit: Truly appreciate the help but read too many bad experiences with ibuypower.

C12Friedman: Again truly appreciate the help. I was reading the other threads, and the Xeon E3-1230 V3 got my interest. Would that be possible in that build you recommended? Thanks!


They are fairly equal in notoriety(honestly few budget boutique pc makers have steller reputations), if your not prepared to sit down & go through some troubleshooting on online forums like this one I wouldnt buy anything from either company.

Heartache waiting to happen :( 

Now if you are even slightly tech savy I'm sure you can tackle any problems the system can (& likely will) give you & that goes for both ibuypower & cyberpc so you might as well go for the best deal component wise since your not buying from either of them directly(as such you'd have the third party warrenty to cover your butt on DOA or malfunctioning parts) but either way the choice is yours.

Honestly I'd just recommend building C12's recommendation.

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Anonymous
April 30, 2014 1:15:36 PM

SilverRabbit: again appreciate the wisdom! You made my decision clearer and I will go with C12's recommendation. Thanks!
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