Question Is this a good mid-tier, prebuilt Pc?

WildCard999

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Spec wise it's actually high end but yes, companies such as Cyberpower cut corners on the motherboard, PSU and other possible parts (RAM?). For $1400 you could build something significantly better (including the OS & K/M). Building is fairly easy and there are plenty of guides out there as well as help here.

Cheaper, way better quality parts & a RTX GPU so you could utilize Ray Tracing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($249.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($40.98 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse ($42.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1352.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-28 16:19 EST-0500


Oh and welcome to the forum!
 
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Spec wise it's actually high end but yes, companies such as Cyberpower cut corners on the motherboard, PSU and other possible parts (RAM?). For $1400 you could build something significantly better (including the OS & K/M). Building is fairly easy and there are plenty of guides out there as well as help here.

Cheaper, way better quality parts & a RTX GPU so you could utilize Ray Tracing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($249.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($40.98 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse ($42.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1352.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-28 16:19 EST-0500


Oh and welcome to the forum!
Thanks for the info. I'm honestly terrified of building my own PC, and I don't even know if I have the room for something like that. Regardless, I do have a few questions about the build. Is the cpu you suggested going to be able to stay relevant for the next couple of years? I'm trying to aim for being able to play most games at 1080p with max settings. Also how does the RTX 2060 compare with the GTX 1080?
 

WildCard999

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Thanks for the info. I'm honestly terrified of building my own PC, and I don't even know if I have the room for something like that. Regardless, I do have a few questions about the build. Is the cpu you suggested going to be able to stay relevant for the next couple of years? I'm trying to aim for being able to play most games at 1080p with max settings. Also how does the RTX 2060 compare with the GTX 1080?
If you live near Massachusetts I'd build the system for free and teach you along the way, love building systems!

The 2700X is a pretty high end CPU, I would imagine it would still be relevant for at least 3-4 years and it can handle 1080P easily. The 1080 is slightly better (by a few FPS) but you won't be able to utilize new tech such as Ray Tracing unlike the RTX 2060 6gb.
 
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If you live near Massachusetts I'd build the system for free and teach you along the way, love building systems!

The 2700X is a pretty high end CPU, I would imagine it would still be relevant for at least 3-4 years and it can handle 1080P easily. The 1080 is slightly better (by a few FPS) but you won't be able to utilize new tech such as Ray Tracing unlike the RTX 2060 6gb.
I do indeed live in Massachusetts. I'm still comtemplating over what I want to actually do (or wait until later to start). Plus gotta wait for that tax return money too lol. I really appreciate the offer tho, and might have to take you up on it when I get some time, if the offer is still there.
 
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WildCard999

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I do indeed live in Massachusetts. I'm still comtemplating over what I want to actually do (or wait until later to start). Plus gotta wait for that tax return money too lol. I really appreciate the offer tho, and might have to take you up on it when I get some time, if the offer is still there.
Cool, let me know in my Inbox. We can meet somewhere public and build there system there.
 
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You should build.

2700x + 1080...seem like a nice pair.
There are plenty of people here who will pick parts for you.
As far as space is concerned, I have built my friend's computer in a public library...so...there you go.

Good (quick) how-to video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOwYdAU-Zso


Good (detailed) pick parts and build video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHY6ygHj80c


Remember, all you really need is a screwdriver.
Thanks for the videos. It seems like the GTX 1080 and RTX 2060 are my two best choices for what I'm looking for.
 

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