Sunday, December 4, 2011

[Hardware] Buy a New Gaming PC Cheap!

In the quest for building my own custom gaming rig I came across an online retailer named CyberPower.  Let me preface this post by saying that I've never personally dealt with CyberPower so all information in here is gathered from others online.  But I have done enough research to stand behind the conclusion I've come to.

I'm going to be building my own midrange ($800 - $1000) gaming PC hopefully soon so I've been doing a lot of digging through online retailers such as Newegg, Tigerdirect, and Amazon.  With doing this came a lot of Googling also.  That's when I happened across a website called CyberPowerPC.  The prices on the website for pre-built gaming rigs (and other PCs) were very attractive.  Actually so much so that it seemed to good to be true.  So I started digging for information on this company.

CyberPower's LAN Party Commander
Initially you'll probably come up with a lot of negative reviews.  Seems like the company may of have had some growing pains in its past.  But if you dig a little further and narrow your search to 2010 to 2011 it seems they've had some happy stories and success.

What makes this company so attractive? Here's the best part coming from an experienced PC technician and someone who has always built their own computers.  Price!  That's right price.  At this point there's bound to be to types of people reading this.  The more experienced gamer and PC crowd and the ones who say so what.  Well to the gamers and do-it-yourself folks I challenge you to spec out your own PC from a major online retailer part for part and get a better value then what CyberPowerPC has to offer.  Included in that value is a free 3 year warranty plus you get all of the original boxes to each part.  Which means that if your video card came with a lifetime warranty and a free game then you get that also!  Go head and try it.  For the so what crowd, these guys seem to be using the standard parts that your local computer geek would use to build their own gaming rig from Newegg and others.  Which means you'll be getting name brand components for the same price that it would cost you to build it yourself.  Dell and others do NOT give you the same level of 3rd party parts as you'll be getting here.  Usually no named brand parts thrown in generic boxes.  Also I guarantee that the same computer with the same specifications at Dell will cost you significantly more.

I know there's your purist out there that will say that "real" gamers build their own PC but unfortunately we all don't have that luxury for various reasons.  I highly recommend that anyone and everyone go check out CyberPowerPC for themselves.  I think my next build will be coming from them.  If I do make the plunge, most likely in around March our so, I'll be sure to bring you all the gory details.  Till then, stay tuned...


  1. I ordered a pc from this company but from what the sales rep has been telling me, I will only get the motherboard box, as far as everything else like the corsair ax 850 watt psu, amd hf 7950, corsair veng ram, etc won't come with their boxes. Im wanting to register the individual parts. Kind of worried about that. As far as warranty also a bit confused. If say my asetek 570 lx liquid cooler leaks, how long does the warranty last? The whole 3 years or 1 for parts? Glad you had a good experience with cyberpower pc. Hoping I have the same.


  2. Like I mentioned, I've never personally dealt with CyberPower. But you should be able to register your products with the serial numbers on the actual products. If not you may talk to CyberPower to get a resolution on that front.

    If CyberPower gives you a 3 year warranty and you follow their "rules" then they will cover your water cooler leaking. I have a feeling though if you read their "rules" then it probably will state something along the lines of not opening up the computer or doing to much to it. I've heard great thing about their warranty customer service and warranties so just talk to them.