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Help me plz B4 I make the big mistake of another Costco build

manshoon
  • 52 months ago

I have been leaning towards a Costco gaming Pc made by CyberPower PC..Now I don't know much of the company or their build and have always bought a store bought PC and am tired of the " Can't update anything because that's how they make them"

The 12GB NVIDIA GeForce Titan X Graphics is a huge plus in the Cyber Power PC, but after Taxes and a 5 year warranty comes to $2750. delivered to me, so the $2750. is my budget.

My current PC HP Elite M9360f that I bought in 2008 is well past it's prime and I want something that will play anything at anytime type Games and something other then WoW with no lag graphics. Since updating to Windows 10 my current PC now Freezes up on me daily and with no reset button requires a hard start from the power button.....Thank you HP for no reset button.

Thank you for any advice you can provide me.

http://www.costco.com/CyberpowerPC-SLC2200C-Desktop-|-Intel-Core-i7-|-12GB-Graphics-|-Windows-10-Professional.product.100246736.html

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

First off: No, don't buy a pre-built, build one yourself. Second: What would the purpose of this PC be for? Gaming, Streaming, Video Editing... etc.

If you're just gaming a 980 TI or a pair of them would be much better than a Titan X. Also I would suggest getting a non-skylake CPU, maybe a 5820k, as skylake parts aren't a great value right now. (Though that's my opinion)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So, here's an approximate build similar (or better) than that pre-built.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $135.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $139.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $125.01 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1871.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-27 14:22 EST-0500

Main thing is that the Titan X, while powerful, is often outdone by 980ti models because the 980ti's can have better cooler and stock overclocks. Not to mention the extra 6GB of VRAM isn't going to be the "make or break" factor in pretty much all gaming. Switching out saves ~400$. Don't have a case listed as that's more of a personal choice.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $345.58 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $203.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Blitz1.1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $69.53 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $70.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $697.16 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $697.16 @ B&H
Case Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $87.18 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.08 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.80 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2746.13
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $2666.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-27 16:58 EST-0500

Built to my states sales tax of 7% adjust accordingly.

This is somewhat less than your budget, however if you'll notice there is 2 980 ti's in SLI configuration if you only want one feel free to take one card off for a nice savings and or upgrade to other components.

I built an Matx form factor build since i have no idea if size is something you care about, and when done right they look bad ***.

BTW i did some digging and the PSU that CyperpowerPC is using is total GARBAGE!!! The PSU i included is a Tier 1 PSU which is as good as they come.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

The msi gtx 980 ti doesn't fit in the air 240. Its too wide and you won't be able to close it unless you mod the window.

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