Question iBUYPOWER Fallout PC from BB or CyberPower PC from Costco

happ1n3ssis

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Talk to me people... which pre built PC do I want? I don't really want to build my own PC this time around. I'm looking at the following systems. Please chime in, and thanks in advance for your input.
1.) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-1tb-solid-state-drive-blue/6315032.p?skuId=6315032 for $1,499.99
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2.) https://www.costco.com/CyberPowerPC-Supreme-Liquid-Cooled-Gaming-Desktop---AMD-Ryzen-7---GeForce-RTX-2070.product.100491580.html for $1,599.99
With the whole Intel Hyper Threading Performance concern, I'm thinking about going with option 2. Also, the Costco warranty may prove useful in the long term. If I use my Citi Costco Anywhere CC, my warranty increases to 4 years. The only reason I'm considering option 1 is the price difference, and perhaps the reduced energy consumption because AMD definitely heats up a work space. Thanks again for all your help entertaining my concern. Enjoy the rest of your day!!
 

erik62905

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Well, the Ryzen system has 32GB of RAM while the Intel-based one only has 16GB, albeit faster at 2666MHz.

The Ryzen based one also has a 2TB HDD along with a 480GB SSD, the Intel one only has a 1TB SSD.
 
Talk to me people... which pre built PC do I want? I don't really want to build my own PC this time around. I'm looking at the following systems. Please chime in, and thanks in advance for your input.
1.) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-1tb-solid-state-drive-blue/6315032.p?skuId=6315032 for $1,499.99
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2.) https://www.costco.com/CyberPowerPC-Supreme-Liquid-Cooled-Gaming-Desktop---AMD-Ryzen-7---GeForce-RTX-2070.product.100491580.html for $1,599.99
With the whole Intel Hyper Threading Performance concern, I'm thinking about going with option 2. Also, the Costco warranty may prove useful in the long term. If I use my Citi Costco Anywhere CC, my warranty increases to 4 years. The only reason I'm considering option 1 is the price difference, and perhaps the reduced energy consumption because AMD definitely heats up a work space. Thanks again for all your help entertaining my concern. Enjoy the rest of your day!!
First, I would stay far away from Cyber Power. I used to Moderate at PCWorld.com Forums when they were up. Saw some real horror stories about those folks, including pretty much non existent Tech / customer service. You used to be able to build a good rig for a lot cheaper then you could buy one and get what you want. These days with the price of new stuff, you can do just as well buying a nice Boutique one. Just bought a Nice ASUS Laptop from iBuypower. If you like the case, then the Fallout one has some nice specs.
That last one on that list, PowerSpec G433 is a monster and has one heck of a good price.
 

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The closest Micro Center is in Dallas, Texas; 4 hours or so away from me. Worth taking a road trip perhaps?
My nearest MicroCenter is 3 hours to Boston. Next build I will take a road trip, head into the city, go to my favorite restaurants (or find new favorites on Yelp) and have a great day out with some friends.

Get a few friends in on the trip and go for it! In the end it'll cost more due to the trip, but that cost buys memories and good times.
 
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The closest Micro Center is in Dallas, Texas; 4 hours or so away from me. Worth taking a road trip perhaps?
I will say this. When I looked at his list and saw that PowerSpec G433, that was a LOT of bang for the buck. I was checking Microcenter and saw that they had an online store ( closest one to me is about 2 hrs away, Fairfax, Va. and with the traffic in the DC area, that 2 hrs can grow ). As I said, when I saw that G433 that was listed and the specs, at the price that it was advertised, I wouldn't have hesitated. I look at this stuff nearly everyday, and am not usually all that impressed. I see very good builds, but then the price tends to put a chill on things. I was stunned when I saw the price for what was being offered. The one downside I found was that it only had 500Gb of storage, but it was NVMe M.2.
 
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