I am considering buying a pre-built Cyberpower GMA 1394A with the following specs for $1,350:
Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
RTX 2070 8GB
16 GB DDR4
2 TB HDD
I have read mixed reviews, and I’m fairly new to PC builds. Are these solid computers for gaming? Any other better deals out there for the price?
Thank you for any help!
Any sort of prebuilt will come at some sort of sacrifice, most of the time a crappy power supply and motherboard. It's better to just build it yourself, where you get better PSU and value. Here is a list with an almost identical CPU, faster RAM, better power supply for upgrades and a guarantee it won't blow up, and with the added bonus of being almost $100 cheaper.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Case could use a front case fan but other than that pretty good build
I mean he’s got the AIO on the front allready.
You can mount the AIO on top of the case and put a fan in front of the case so the video card can get fresh air.
Otherwise, it'll be receiving hot air coming from the AIO or starved for air if it's a pull configuration.
Cmon, it's less than a 10 dollar purchase
I build a low, middle, and high end on PC Part Picker, ranging from $980 to $1,700. I do like the prebuilt, but seeing the options and prices I would rather build my first computer!
Oh nice! That would be an awesome build, thank you!
never guarantee something won't blow up
I have trust that most PSUs won't blow up. I had a Rosewill psu from amazon for $20 and ran it for over a year, and it still works. I could use it in another system. I don't know, maybe I got lucky.
On the other hand I have a great CX450M that kicked the bucket, and isn't putting out power.
To be fair, you can't really rate a PSU based on user reviews, since they're generally inconsistent. Some may say a Logisys PSU is awesome because it hasn't died on them, yet another may say that their G3 1300W is terrible because it had a problem from manufacturing.
it was a joke that you were guaranteeing something wouldn't blow up.