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Desktops (Pre-Built) / Re: The TBG Desktop Buyer's Guide
« on: December 28, 2016, 08:45:29 AM »
The cyberpower pc you suggested in the article has similar specs with the $2000 build you suggest (http://techbuyersguru.com/2000-premium-gaming-pc-build) but the price is much lower. Does that mean the quality of the parts in the cyberpowerer pc is worse and it is unreliable?

Welcome to the TBG Forum, hhh2260!

You've asked a great question, and indeed, CyberPower PC offers some amazing values in pre-built machines, and the SLC8320BH is an exceptional example of that. That's why it's in the guide.

First of all, note that it's on sale and may go back up in price soon, at which point it won't be quite as amazing a value. But there are in fact a few areas where it cannot equal TBG's $2,000 Premium Gaming PC. First, it uses a 480GB SSD that's half the size, and no doubt significantly slower than the 850 Evo 1TB, the fastest SATA drive available. Second, it's using a nice but cheap NZXT S340 case, which is no match for the $100 Phanteks Enthoo Pro in terms of cooling or ease of use. Third, it has a 1000W power supply, but it's likely a second-tier unit, almost certainly semi-modular and Bronze-rated, rather than the Platinum-rated fully-modular 750W unit in TBG's build that's a much better pick for a build like this. Finally, while not specified, the 32GB of RAM is almost certainly 2133MHz, rather than the 3200MHz kit recommended in TBG's guide. This will reduce performance by 3-5%.

So, there's nothing wrong with the Cyberpower PC at all, it's just that it uses cost-optimized parts, rather than performance-optimized parts, but they'll work fine. The great thing is that it comes fully assembled, and given its sale price, it's a serious bargain. If you don't want to spend the time building your own PC, this is a fantastic option.

Thanks a lot for the response. Your articles are very helpful.

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Desktops (Pre-Built) / Re: The TBG Desktop Buyer's Guide
« on: December 28, 2016, 07:52:57 AM »
The cyberpower pc you suggested in the article has similar specs with the $2000 build you suggest (http://techbuyersguru.com/2000-premium-gaming-pc-build) but the price is much lower. Does that mean the quality of the parts in the cyberpowerer pc is worse and it is unreliable?

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