Question I need a little help choosing between these two pre builts for gaming

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This will be my first gaming PC, my budget is about 1400$. I don't need this pc for streaming nor vr, I want to be able to run most new games at 1440p. These are the two I'm interested in. Both from cyberpower.
1ST:
Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool Gaming PC, Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCI-E NVMe SSD, WiFi Ready & Win 10 Home
2Nd:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz [4.2GHz Turbo] 6 Cores/ 12 Threads 35MB Cache 65W Processor
  • HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
  • MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI mITX, AC 802.11 + BT 4.2 , 4 SATA 6GB/s. 1 PCIe x16, 1 x M.2 NVMe or SSD
  • VIDEO: EVGA GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ BLACK Gaming 8GB GDDR6 (Turing) [VR Ready] (Single Card
  • Sorry I used copy and paste but it's a lot of info. Thank you guys for the help.
 

Barty1884

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Of the options, assuming the prices are similar (and the second option includes a decent sized SSD), then the second option would be 'better'.

Especially for 1440p, you're looking for the most GPU horsepower. In gaming, a 3600 vs 9700K will perform very similarly, with a slight edge to the 9700K (all else being equal) - of course, all else isn't equal here, and the 2080Super is the stronger GPU.

However saying all that, neither are particularly great options at $1,400.
Cyberpower (and similar) frequently cheap out on other components (PSU etc), which you haven't stated - and can be demonstrated by the use of the B350 motherboard, a board that predates the 3600 by >2 years.

I would suggest building your own, but appreciate not all want to do so.

By chance, do you live near a Microcenter? IIRC, their assembly fee is minimal (~$100, maybe), and would be a better route to go: Pick you parts, have them assemble it.

Just as a quick example of what you could do...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($669.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1249.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-29 01:42 EST-0500
 
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Wow man that's awesome thanks for the help. I was thinking of building it myself but I have no idea how to pick the parts, maybe I'll go that route instead.
 

Jason H.

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Here is an example of what you could build for cheaper than 1400$ using the same exact parts you listed (plus a case and psu and ram as none of these were specified in your post) and I even included a 250gb SSD for Windows and its still cheaper than the prebuilt

Keep in mind though some b350 boards need a bios update to run newer ryzen chips, so that may be something you have to do if you build it yourself. SO I would suggest, if you do go this route, to get a b450 board. The MSI Tomahawk B450 is amazing for aroun 110$ so that would even save another 8$ choosing that over the b350 board your interested in.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($649.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1265.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-29 02:18 EST-0500
 
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Barty1884

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Keep in mind though some b350 boards need a bios update to run newer ryzen chips
Just to be 100% clear on this, no B350 board has been manufactured late enough in the product cycle to support 3000 series CPUs out of the box, and (AFAIK), no B350 board supports USB flashback or similar.

Opt for B450, at a minimum - and ideally one of MSI's "MAX" boards which 100% have been updated.
 
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