The Cyberpower is a much better deal. But then who is Cyberpower.
Yeah, meaning not reputable enough Intel 4th Generation Gaming PCs
My knowledge is good enough to change what i feel needed, work with this, parts inside are known, better deal, better newer processor
Thank you to all that read this post gave there opinions, advice, help and yes some critique on this post . Appreciated !!
Last edited by jds63; 13 Dec 2014 at 15:09.
hi JDS63 just wondering the pro/con of your system the GX1502, sorry for posting reply to old thread but I couldn't find a way to PM you in the profile - do you think the 1502 was a good buy? recommended? thanks and best regards
Cons being cheap SSD used, cheap generic PSU, not the best video card and case fans(not PWM) except CPU Fan and a integrated sound card.
I basically did a lot of modification on it afterwards, now it's much better. Better and larger SSD (C: Drive), better Video Card, 3 PWM fans, better and more powerful PSU, Blu-Ray writer and i added a discrete sound card. Had keyboard and trackball from previous PC I use instead of ones came with it.
Last edited by jds63; 14 May 2015 at 21:39.
thanks for the info jds63, your real world experience is pretty much what i expected from all my research - the power supplies are a korean which for some of those produced by that co. they have a good rep but the 600's they used in these apparently are having a higher failure rate and this co. seems to be using them in many of its products - others had reported they had no issues with the stock pwr supply - but I did read a few posts where they said there were no cables for hd expansion from the pwr supply - did you notice that as well?
the specs on the 270 are fairly decent but lower power load card options from other vendors can do almost the same benchmark for half the wattage
and for the same wattage you can nearly double its benchmark albeit at a $ 300 price point
i think the biggest issue right off is that power supply
there are a few of these still in market - w o o t even had them for sale a short time a while back
i was looking at them around the time you bought yours - all things said it still seemed a good buy -
thanks for all the real world feedback - the gigabyte mobo seems to be pretty good they put out a revision now that can handle faster ddr4 though - have you had any issues with the mobo specifically? did you run into a booting issue with usb devices plugged in?
did you run into any issues with the card shutting down or crashing?
DDR4? Since when was that a thing for motherboards?
It won't show me the price so I can't comment on that, but otherwise, yeah, it seems alright.
Pretty good specifications, but I would just build one if at all possible, or get someone (or a company) to build it to spec'. If you're a gamer, which I presume you are, try not to go too high with one or the other where graphics and the CPU are concerned. An FX-4100 paired up with an ASUS 760 OC, for example, is a crap match. (speaking from unfortunate past experience hah) An i5 4690k is awesome (not just saying that because I have it!) and would, I image, save you money to be used towards a slightly beefier GPU.
Just be really careful when being these pre-built things. A typical thing I see a lot, is when companies make a computer look fancy (case) but actually have cheap, unreliable parts within. (such as a questionable PSU, low-feature micro-ATX motherboard, basic CPU cooler stunting overclocking potential and potentially causing heating issues, cheap RAM with ample amount, and a low-grade GPU) Might float your boat if you're majorly bargain-hunting and plan to get a better PSU (recommend it) but I would personally just forget it.
A while back, I couldn't be bothered to build one up again, so I just went with a pre-built; t'was a stupid mistake, and an ill-thought-out one at that. (personally, not generally) I ended up with a "gaming rig" that wasn't even remotely a gaming rig, but a glorified office computer with a basic, silent, "HD-capable" GPU. The RAM was cheap and one DIMM on a board (also basic and if I recall correctly, micro-ATX) that supports 4. -_- Yeah, anyway, point is, be careful, ask the seller for the model numbers of each main part. (PSU, Case, PSU, RAM, GPU, etc) and look them up thoroughly.
Never rush it like I did. Actually did that twice - was in a large city near me once and spontaneously bought an Acer computer, naively thinking I could just upgrade it, except the case and PSU was utterly crap for upgrading, and the whole thing would've been a complete waste of time, so I sold it on for less than I bought it!) Be smarter than I was. xD Thank God I eventually just said screw it and built a nice rig up, evolved it a bit, then later another, even nicer rig, which I'm currently using.
Good luck. O7