Question Is Cyberpower better than Alienware?

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Hi ya'll. Just dropping in to ask a question about the quality of the two brands. I've gone to their respective sites and customized the builds I'd like (the Syber M GTX 1660 TI and Alienware Aurora R-Something respectively). So as the title states, what is better, the Syber or Aurora in terms of quality?
 

Math Geek

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i'd go alienware as well. they have a rep to protect and though they are overpriced, they are at least built pretty well. though do look close at the model's case to ensure you can upgrade it down the line. so many proprietary things with dell that it makes it very hard or impossible to upgrade later.

do your homework to be sure you're not stuck as is forever!
 
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UPDATE 5/8/19
Alright, so after considering costs and getting some opinions from my friends, I have decided to go CyberPower. Taking a risk, I know, but I found this configuration of $975 and would like to know if there is anything I should change.
Configuration:
*BASE_PRICE:[+1005]

BLUETOOTH:None

CABLE:None

CAS:Syber M Series 2.0 ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, & Side-Panel Window

CASUPGRADE:None

CC:None

CD:None

COOLANT:None

CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz [3.9GHz Turbo] Six-Core 19MB Cache 65W
Processor [-60]

CS_FAN:Default case fans

ENGRAVING:None

EVGA_POWER:None

FAN:Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler w/ PWM fan - Efficient Cooling
Performance [-8] (Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition [+8])

FLASHMEDIA:None

FREEBIE_SSD:None

HDD:120GB WD Green SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)

HDD2:None

HEADSET:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:CyberPowerPC Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard [+6]

MEMORY:8GB (4GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (GEIL Super Luce RGB [+23])

MICROPHONE:None

MONITOR:24" LG 24BK430H-B IPS HDR FHD 1920x1080 75Hz 5ms
Multi-Tasking/ Gaming Monitor [+152] (Single Monitor)

MOPAD:None

MOTHERBOARD:MSI X470 GAMING PLUS AM4 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, Gbt LAN, 3
PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe

MOUSE:CyberPowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:600 Watts - Standard 600Watts 80 Plus Gold high-efficient
Power Supply

PRO_WIRING:None

PROJECTOR:None

RUSH:Standard processing time: ship within 5 to 10 Business Days

SERVICE:3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME
TECHNICAL SUPPORT)

SLI_BRIDGE:None

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VIDEO:GeForce® GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 [-170] (Single Card)

VIVE_HEADSET:None

WARRANTY:STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY

WNC:Intel® Wireless-AC 3168 Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz up
to 433Gbps + BT 4.2 w/ PCI-E Adapter & Dual Antennas [+19]

WTV:None

_PRICE:(+975)
This is the model I chose: VR Ready Syber M GTX 1660 Ti.
If you don't wanna read that spoiler you can just go here: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1LFK55
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
"HDD:120GB WD Green SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive) "

Mediocre SSD.

"POWERSUPPLY:600 Watts - Standard 600Watts 80 Plus Gold high-efficient Power Supply "

As typical, no actual information on which PSU it is. Assume junk.

"VIDEO:GeForce® GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 [-170] (Single Card) "

Ancient, low powered, and not worth the actual time to install it. A $1000 system can do much better.
 

popatim

Titan
Moderator
You neglected to select the GTX1660Ti (+$172)Graphics card so you would end up with a gt1030 which isn't going to game very well if that is your intent.

As mentioned the WD Green SSD is kinda slow as SSD's go. Get WD Blue Series 500gb (+6) or the 500GB Intel 660P (+11) {order today and it's (the 660p) free according to the mothers day special!}
You can add an HDD later.
 

DMAN999

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I agree with the posts above.
You can buy higher quality parts for less and if you don't feel comfortable building it yourself then ask around and find someone local to build if for you.
 
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Too expensive...Also it lists the GT 1030 as the GPU...




You could build a system much better then that one for cheaper.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dCN9kd

If you live near Massachusetts I'll build it for you for free.
So I looked at the parts list and I've started editing it, and would like somebody to take a look:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AyyImHere/saved/LcCzNG
I've removed the SSD and added a few things (operating system, monitor, keyboard and mouse). I'm also contemplating removing the CPU cooler and just using the stock because I don't plan on overclocking any time soon.
 
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^ That looks good to me.
The only thing I would do is check your MB's Memory QVL to be 100% sure that RAM kit will work at it's rated speeds.
So I looked at the specs on the MB's site, and it says that the OS is Windows 10. Does this mean that it comes with the board or does that mean that its the OS that it supports?
 

DMAN999

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That means that you need to use Windows 10 with that MB (and any B450 or X470 MB).
Windows 7 may work BUT the drivers for that Motherboard Only support Win 10.
 
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That means that you need to use Windows 10 with that MB (and any B50 or X470 MB).
Windows 7 may work BUT the drivers for that Motherboard Only support Win 10.
Thanks!
Also, do I need the thermal paste for the extra cooler (instead of the stock) or does it come pre-applied?
 

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