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

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March 1, 2013 10:18:09 PM

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
March 1, 2013 10:21:10 PM

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?
March 1, 2013 10:22:48 PM

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!!!!!
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March 1, 2013 10:24:32 PM

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.
March 1, 2013 10:28:47 PM

To me

Best: Cyberpower
Worst: Alienware

Second place I'd say IBUYPOWER then third to DS
August 5, 2013 3:01:12 PM

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.
August 5, 2013 4:05:20 PM

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.
September 17, 2013 11:14:52 AM

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.


September 17, 2013 11:31:43 AM

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.
September 28, 2013 6:22:06 PM

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.
October 1, 2013 2:57:12 PM

No, its not. I personally think that IBuyPower is the best, if you can get one of their recommended computers. Just build your own.
October 1, 2013 3:11:19 PM

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.
October 1, 2013 3:27:09 PM

Maybe select the hardware from a pc hardwareshop and let it build for you...
October 1, 2013 3:39:51 PM

I'd rather build my own.
October 12, 2013 12:28:41 PM

NOT. DIGITAL. STORM. They are crooks, and I've lost 8000$ from those maniacs. DO NOT. Trust me, and save yourself heartache.
January 10, 2014 2:33:27 PM

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?
January 12, 2014 9:35:57 AM

He is lying. Out of all of them, DS is the most reliable. They are also the most expensive.
February 10, 2014 5:03:03 PM

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.
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