Question Thoughts on this pre-built CyberPower gaming PC

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First negative - CyberPower.
Second negative (as it typical with CyberPower) - It's not the specs they tell you, its the parts they don't tell you about.

RAM - 2x8GB or 1x16GB ? What MHz?
PSU - Unknown
SSD make/model - Unknown
Liquid cooling - Unknown. A good 240mm, or a crappy 120mm? (as suspected, a crappy 120mm in the back)

And of course, the infamous CyberPower 1 year warranty. Those parts, if purchased separately, would have 2-3-5-10 year warranty.
With CyberPower, you get one year. And you have to pay shipping the whole system back to them.
 

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While this IS $100 more, it is all known quality parts, and in some cases much better than what you would get with CyberPower.
Price is not the only consideration when building/buying a PC.
And it is only a 7% difference overall.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($63.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($156.83 @ Walmart)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($509.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1613.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 17:17 EDT-0400
 
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One can likely safely assume you are getting some sort of B450 vice an X570, neither unexpected nor surprising with that price...(it would indeed have been nice to know which one)

It's most certainly not a bad price (even just the 2070 Super is at $620 on Amazon?)-, as most would be hard pressed to assemble an equivalent system while saving much more than perhaps $150-$200, which is not a lot of markup compared to many...

I'd personally still pay $50-$100 more to build it myself if I were you....(you can choose exact case you want, exact 3200-3600 MHz RAM kit (notice they did not mention RAM speed in their list of specs), and exact PSU you'd like, along with knowing which SSD you will get. (I'd get an Intel 660P if on a budget and wanting 1 or 2 TB, and a 970 EVO if you simply must have those 3400+ MB/sec reads)
 
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And here are examples of other ~$1500 systems:
 
I would suggest the system is something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML120L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard | $121.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $49.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage | Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $509.99 @ B&H
Case | Antec - P7 Window ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Thermaltake - Smart RGB 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply | $41.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Rosewill - RK-700M Wired Standard Keyboard | $11.99 @ Newegg Business
Mouse | Monoprice - 9253 Wired Optical Mouse | $6.91 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1301.72
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| Total | $1256.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 17:43 EDT-0400 |
I would suggest they are using an even cheaper psu, cooler, and motherboard.
They're charging you a $250-300 premium for less warranty.

Not cool. Especially since they get the parts for significantly less than you can.
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $329.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock - X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $65.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $509.99 @ B&H
Case | Cooler Master - MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $41.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $105.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard | Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse | $29.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1417.81
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1397.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 17:52 EDT-0400 |
Still much cheaper and better than the CyberPower.
 

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