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Digital storm vs I buy power vs. Cyberpower Vs. Alienware

Digital storm vs I buy power vs. Cyberpower Vs. Alien ware

which one is the best

please tell me the pros and cons on all the websites

Thanks in advance
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  1. Its not a question of who is better its a question of what you want and if you are willing to pay for it versus building your own. So the first question what are you willing to spend to get what you want?
  2. customcoumputor said:
    Digital storm vs I buy power vs. Cyberpower Vs. Alien ware

    which one is the best

    please tell me the pros and cons on all the websites

    Thanks in advance


    They are all overpriced. Build your own!!!!!
  3. If money is not an issue it really doesn't matter which one you pick provided they have what you want and the look that you prefer.
  4. To me

    Best: Cyberpower
    Worst: Alienware

    Second place I'd say IBUYPOWER then third to DS
  5. Digital Storm to me is the best. It has many good reviews, good customer service, their customization for the computers is good. My computer is from them and i would totally recommend them.
  6. In all honesty? None of the above. If I were forced to choose, I'd probably pick Digital Storm. Alienware is rebaged Dell garbage. Cyberpower and IBUYPOWER are the same company. And they both have the same horror stories attached to them. So really it's kind of a catch 22.

    But the thing is they charge too much for hardware that, if you built the system yourself, would cost about 1/2 of the markups that these OEM resellers hit you with. The thing is they have bottom lines and profit margins to worry about. We don't. What they charge $2K for would be a system that would really cost about $1200 if you built it yourself. What they charge for a $1200 system would run about $850 if you build it yourself. Bottom line is that if you build a system yourself, you'll get more PC for less money. If you go through a reseller, you get less PC for more money.
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    In all honesty? None of the above. If I were forced to choose, I'd probably pick Digital Storm. Alienware is rebaged Dell garbage. Cyberpower and IBUYPOWER are the same company. And they both have the same horror stories attached to them. So really it's kind of a catch 22.

    But the thing is they charge too much for hardware that, if you built the system yourself, would cost about 1/2 of the markups that these OEM resellers hit you with. The thing is they have bottom lines and profit margins to worry about. We don't. What they charge $2K for would be a system that would really cost about $1200 if you built it yourself. What they charge for a $1200 system would run about $850 if you build it yourself. Bottom line is that if you build a system yourself, you'll get more PC for less money. If you go through a reseller, you get less PC for more money.


    I know this is a late post, but I've been pricing out computers on many of the OAM resellers and then taking and pricing out the same components. I built a $900 system on the OAM sites, then priced out each component using the best price I could find online. My research showed that, for the hardware only, it would cost me $70 more to have them build it. When I added shipping, it cost me $50 more to buy the individual parts to do it myself.
  8. cobra188d said:

    I know this is a late post, but I've been pricing out computers on many of the OAM resellers and then taking and pricing out the same components. I built a $900 system on the OAM sites, then priced out each component using the best price I could find online. My research showed that, for the hardware only, it would cost me $70 more to have them build it. When I added shipping, it cost me $50 more to buy the individual parts to do it myself.


    What kind of system are we talking about? If you post the specs between the Cyperpower rig and the one you build yourself I could see the differences between the two.
  9. captjack5169 said:
    customcoumputor said:
    Digital storm vs I buy power vs. Cyberpower Vs. Alien ware

    which one is the best

    please tell me the pros and cons on all the websites

    Thanks in advance


    They are all overpriced. Build your own!!!!!


    Actually, Digital Storm has very fair deals, particularly the Level 4 Vanquish Gaming PC. It has almost the same price when you build it with the same specs.
  10. No, its not. I personally think that IBuyPower is the best, if you can get one of their recommended computers. Just build your own.
  11. StarTrek2013 said:
    No, its not. I personally think that IBuyPower is the best, if you can get one of their recommended computers. Just build your own.


    Ha ha, not by a long shot. Read this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/334926-31-cyberpower-review
  12. CyberPowerPC is horrible, but IBuyPower, if you get a computer that has good reviews, is excellent. Digital Systems rips you off with a $700+ gaming computer that has only a GTX 640 GPU and an i3-4330.
  13. Maybe select the hardware from a pc hardwareshop and let it build for you...
  14. I'd rather build my own.
  15. NOT. DIGITAL. STORM. They are crooks, and I've lost 8000$ from those maniacs. DO NOT. Trust me, and save yourself heartache.
  16. Heisenburg said:
    NOT. DIGITAL. STORM. They are crooks, and I've lost 8000$ from those maniacs. DO NOT. Trust me, and save yourself heartache.


    Interesting, can you tell us a bit more about that?
  17. He is lying. Out of all of them, DS is the most reliable. They are also the most expensive.
  18. I don't understand how people think that these websites are 10% or barely more expensive than a build it yourself rig. I just checked out a cyberpowerpc desktop that is identical to the one I built (547) and it literally costs 230 more dollars. Add the 65? dollars of shipping and the price difference is even more ridiculous.

    Whether it is digital storm, cyberpowerpc, or ibuypower, all of them have been at least 200 dollars more expensive for the EXACT same parts. And shipping is 50-70 dollars extra. With my parts that I bought for my computer shipping was free or very low; the 542 that I quoted has a copy of windows and includes the shipping costs that I paid. (though I only paid shipping for like two things; I think I paid 10 bucks total in shipping) And no, there weren't other costs like an amazonprime membership since I don't have it and got free shipping with eligible parts.

    Since I was curious, I did the same for higher tier systems that cost 700-1,200 and they were still 200-250 bucks more expensive with these websites. I understand that it is nice having some help with the process, but it is definitely not close to build it yourself prices. You don't even have to spend a lot of time researching. Go on pcpartpicker and they show you the price history of the part so you can see if you are getting a *roughly* good deal.
  19. customcoumputor said:
    Digital storm vs I buy power vs. Cyberpower Vs. Alien ware

    which one is the best

    please tell me the pros and cons on all the websites

    Thanks in advance


    I can only warn you. My personal experience with Cyberpower was dismal. QC does not exist. Tech support is unhelpful and downright mean at times. I had a machine that came to me, had a broken liquid cooler (I paid the extra for the extra foam shipping/packing and the hard foam inside the case broke the tube.) Got an RMA and sent it back (without the computer for 3 weeks). It came back noisy as all get out, and I had expressly told them on this build that it would be for a recording studio. They said it was a "custom build" and was not guaranteed to suit my needs, only its specifications. Asked if I could return it for refund (30 day cash back) and they said that I'd had it longer than 30 days (I had had it in my possession for 2). Long story short, I called my credit card company and they refunded my money at which point I got a nasty call from the owner who said we'd have to go to small claims. I recited all the phone conversations from my notes that I'd had and he agreed to take the machine back (but I had to pay the shipping). Definitely would never buy from them again.
    My iBuyPower machine was brilliant that I'd had before ordering this one, but was obsolete(ish) and the power supply had burnt up and probably taken out the mb, cpu, memory, or all of the above after three years of great use. I'd definitely recommend their product.
  20. When you research on Google, you will find that there are people who complain about purchased products from iBuyPower, CyperPower, and Alienware. Meanwhile, nobody who has bought Digital Storm computers complained.

    So, it seems like Digital Storm is the best path for you.
  21. FYI, my Cyberpower PC is Old. How old? Try 6yrs and the only thing I've had to replace since bought was the DVD burner last year! I'm not a hardcore gamer. I do have a few older ones COD2, Rainbow6 Vegas, Postal 2 and such but my main purpose is Video encoding from DivX, MKV, mp4 .etc to DVD with my Nero suite. I always figured a gaming PC would have the extra OOMPH I needed. In any case, this thing IS 6yrs old now and I'm pricing stuff now 'cause I'm sure it won't last much longer. This being my 2nd CP rig since like 2002 or so, I wouldn't hesitate to go with them again, in fact they're my 1st choice.
  22. 1wwtom said:
    FYI, my Cyberpower PC is Old. How old? Try 6yrs and the only thing I've had to replace since bought was the DVD burner last year! I'm not a hardcore gamer. I do have a few older ones COD2, Rainbow6 Vegas, Postal 2 and such but my main purpose is Video encoding from DivX, MKV, mp4 .etc to DVD with my Nero suite. I always figured a gaming PC would have the extra OOMPH I needed. In any case, this thing IS 6yrs old now and I'm pricing stuff now 'cause I'm sure it won't last much longer. This being my 2nd CP rig since like 2002 or so, I wouldn't hesitate to go with them again, in fact they're my 1st choice.


    Glad you've never had to deal with their Tech or Customer Support. It's obvious you haven't or you wouldn't ever go back.
  23. I bought from Cyberpower PC once. The HDD rack arrived bent with the HDD itself loose and unsecured. :s
    I did not receive the keyboard that was supposed to be bundled with the PC, though I did get the mouse.
    The motherboard had been screwed on to the case without stand-offs, thus warping the motherboard and making the graphics card fit poorly.

    I had to take the whole thing apart and put it back together right, and bend the HDD rack back into place. Thankfully it all worked in the end, and I'm still using a couple of the parts. But the fact remains, I really do not recommend CyberPower. I've heard some really good stories about them, and some really bad ones, and based on my experience it seems to be sheer random chance whether your PC arrives perfect or barely intact when you order from CyberPower.

    Alienware is massively overpriced; anyone with some gaming knowledge can see that.

    Digital Storm is by far the best of the 3. Though building your own will still be better and cheaper if you can manage it.
  24. But what about m-tech? Has anyone bought from them? They talk a good talk on their website
  25. StarTrek2013 said:
    He is lying. Out of all of them, DS is the most reliable. They are also the most expensive.


    Ya huh, he's lying about having a bad experience. Do you have no comprehension of reality? Every sale is subjective to any of a hundred risks, potential for human error, potential for typical bullshit from a greed inspired company, etc, etc.. One person's positive experience doesn't make a pattern and vice versa.
  26. I have a rig that will be here tomorrow that I got from Cyberpower.

    I wanted to say, that in my experience so far, the customer service has been incredible. They have really gone out of their way to keep me informed,
    calling me to tell me if something is on back-order and letting me change it to expedite the assembly. (for no charge and better components.)

    Now, like I said, it hasn't got here yet... but I saw a bunch of posts in this thread saying their CS was bad. I've seen nothing but great stuff so far.

    I've got a monster coming tomorrow!

    (btw, if money was no object... I would have probably gone through Origin. Money, however, is an object!)
  27. Vanquish 2 level 4 by digital storm seems the best. 1100 dollars for i5 4690K, Gtx 770, 8 gb ram, 1 ssd 1 Hdd, windows, liquid cooling
  28. neither....you need to get you a xidax
  29. ALEX12399 said:
    Vanquish 2 level 4 by digital storm seems the best. 1100 dollars for i5 4690K, Gtx 770, 8 gb ram, 1 ssd 1 Hdd, windows, liquid cooling


    The Digital Storm Vanqush 2 Level 4 PC features only an Intel Core i5 4590 CPU. But, I do agree that it is a great deal.
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