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July 15, 2012 8:41:10 PM

so many mixed stories/reviews on this company, half saying its great and works but the rest say its horrible and trying to fix their broken computers is difficult as hell at best. wanted to get this model off of bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberpowerPC+-+Gamer+Ultra+...

suggest any other prebuilt gaming pcs if this one isnt great as i do not have the time to make one myself. thanks

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July 15, 2012 10:26:48 PM

An AMD cpu with a 550Ti video card , this is as far from a gaming computer as you can get.

This one has a top quality cpu but has a 550Ti which I don't understand but at least you can change th video card later and you have the top Ivy Bridge cpu.

iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme NE915i Desktop PC Intel Core i7 3770(3.40GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
$859.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 16, 2012 1:15:42 AM

too bad all of the reviews tell of ibuypower's lack of reliability :( 
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July 16, 2012 1:27:53 AM

You should really reconsider not building your own PC. You only need a single free afternoon to put it all together.
July 16, 2012 1:35:02 AM

everytime i try to emulate a similar build it costs more, heres what i got by myself

i5 2500k sandy bridge - 220
antec 300 black case - 55
western digital 500gb 7200rpm- 100
gtx 550ti - 135
corsair tx650m psu- 105
kingston hyper 3x 2gb ram - 42
asus lga 1155 h77 mobo- 123
windows 7 home- 110
total - with shipping/warranties 955

if anyone sees anything to be able to cut some costs that would be nice
July 16, 2012 2:48:02 AM

go to microcenter for 2500k for 170 i think and get a 2x4gb sticks of ram, there are new mobos like the z68 and z77 which you can get 50$ off with the purchase of the 170$ 2500k at Microcenter
July 16, 2012 4:31:55 AM

Assuming he lives near one of the 23 locations in the US.

I used CyberPower for a laptop in 2005 and cannot say anything good about them. Customer service is nonexistent. Building a computer is not very difficult and will be cheaper than buying one.
July 16, 2012 4:43:31 AM

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GZ-F5HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
$43.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$114.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $99.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50302-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$209.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $179.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build comes to $820.91 and includes the new Ivy Bridge cpu. If you live near a Micro Center then you can take this list and see what you can get there for less money than Newegg is charging. You can also shop around and see if there are any sales at any other stores or you can get this build as is since it's less than the prebuilt you originaly listed and a much more powerful gaming Pc.
July 16, 2012 3:29:13 PM

If you do that, don't forget to consider sales tax. Newegg presumably will not charge it.

Also, if you use newegg, sign up for the promo emails and wait until you see a product on sale. usually you can save about $20 an item that way. It may take a few weeks to order everything but i bet you could save $100 easy....
July 18, 2012 9:34:19 PM

If you want a prebuilt instead of building your own I would go with http://www.IronsideComputers.com instead of Cyberpower. Like you said Cyberpower is notorious for their awful reputation online so I would definitely take my business to a different builder. I went with Ironside and I was extremely happy with the service and product.
July 19, 2012 5:27:23 PM

cyberpower is fine if you use the correct components and don't rush the build. they get components at wholesale, thats why its not THAT cost effective to build yourself. however, if you do build yourself, you know exactly what went into it and any potential problems. double edged sword....
July 20, 2012 4:48:04 PM

mojorisin23 said:
cyberpower is fine if you use the correct components and don't rush the build. they get components at wholesale, thats why its not THAT cost effective to build yourself. however, if you do build yourself, you know exactly what went into it and any potential problems. double edged sword....


Well said! That is exactly how my son and I wound up building our own. It didn't save us much (if any) from cyberpower but the more we realized that the bad cyberpower reviews were mostly bad components/choices/shipping damage and they didn't scare us because we were confident we could fix any problems that arose ourselves, the more we realized we would rather be fixing our own problems.....

In the end it took us 3.5 hours to build it ourselves and we didn't have any problems to fix so we couldn't be happier with that decision.
July 20, 2012 9:57:27 PM

checkout avadirect

you can pick any part you want so quality components and "custom" is now fully back in your hands. prices are fair, not lowest available, but they got to make a living. since it's back to being custom, it will take time :/ .


You can also print out your newegg price list and call up LOCAL mom&pop stores and say here's my list of parts, how much for the system. Most will at least match the parts price.
July 25, 2012 3:06:49 AM

I purchased from cyberpower and have been very satisifed with my purchase. To me they were exactly as advertised, great setups for more than reasonable price. I did a lot of reading and research before my purchase and most of them were negative for cyberpower and ibuypower but i took the gamble sinc ei had friends that had good luck with the. One thing you should take into consideration...people often write reviews when they have a negative experience but rarely do so when they have a positive experience. If these companys are soo bad...how are they still managing to exist?
July 27, 2012 12:23:36 AM

brien18 said:
so many mixed stories/reviews on this company, half saying its great and works but the rest say its horrible and trying to fix their broken computers is difficult as hell at best. wanted to get this model off of bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberpowerPC+-+Gamer+Ultra+...

suggest any other prebuilt gaming pcs if this one isnt great as i do not have the time to make one myself. thanks



Hi - Just received a new system from cyberpower. Waited five weeks for delivery but it was worth the wait. I'm happy and I will buy from them again. There are bugs and "problems" to be dealt with but the technical support is great. One heads up is to take great care in removing the packing foam (for shipping protection) from the inside of the computer. Break off little pieces of the shipping foam about the size of a marble at a time. It'll take time to break it all out but be patient (don't attempt while drunk :)  ) You have to remove the left case panel to remove the shipping foam. If you have fans on the left side of the case the case fan wires are going to come off of the motherboard so don't freak out. You can call cyberpower and they will walk you thru how to reconnect the detached case fan wires. Your motherboard guide will also tell you where the case fan wires go but cal them anyway. You can call them for anything. I recommend cyberpower without reservation!
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