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iBuyPower Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i7-9700K, 16GB, 240GB + 2T, GTX 2070 - Costco $1399.99

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Processor & Memory:
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700K 8 Core Processor 3.6GHz
16GB DDR4 2666MHz (4-DIMM) RAM

Drives:
2TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive + 240GB SATA III Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Graphics & Video:
8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Graphics

Communications:
Wireless-AC WLAN
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Audio:
Integrated High Definition Channel Audio Processing

Keyboard & Mouse:
Gaming USB Keyboard + Gaming USB Mouse

Expandability (Total Slots):
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
4x DIMM 288-pin
2x 3.5" Internal
2x 2.5" Internal

Ports & Slots:
1x PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse Combination Port)
4x USB 3.1 Gen1
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI
1x Display Port
1x DVI-D Port
1x LAN (RJ45) Port
7.1 Channel Audio
HD Audio Jacks: Line in /Front Speaker / Microphone

Additional Information:
Liquid Cooled
RGB LED Case Lighting
Power Supply: 650W
Dimensions: 17.7" x 8.07" x 18.1"


https://www.costco.com/iBuyPower-...73645.html
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It's a solid overall price. The ram though.. 4 4gb sticks right?
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How is costco return policy? like can i return online order to store or nopes?!
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How is costco return policy? like can i return online order to store or nopes?!
Yes you can return instore. Also you get 4 year costco warranty.
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How is costco return policy? like can i return online order to store or nopes?!
You also have a 90 days from order date to return it.

As for the warranty, it's only 4 years if you buy it with the Citi card that ads 2 years to the warranty.
(Costco doubles manufacturer's warranty from 1 to 2 years.
After that it's the credit card that adds on additional years. Most credit cards have a 1 or 2 year warranty policy)
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Its a pretty decent build for the money. The return policy will make this exceptional. Rebate is definitely less than ideal.
If the RAM is 4x4GB, it will have a small impact on performance. You definitely would want 2x8GB instead.
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This is a good deal; I don't understand the downvotes. The CPU goes for $410, the GPU goes for $500, and a 120mm liquid cooling unit is $50. Case, Mobo, RAM, PSU, and W10 license will easily run you that $400, if not more, and you get Costco's excellent return policy.
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Better graphics and a better storage configuration than the recent FP Alienware deal. No SD rebate though. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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I think this is a very reasonable deal, but I wanted something a bit different and customizable. I found a very similarly priced custom unit from CyberPowerPC that came out to ~same price shipped. Obviously, it doesn't have the Costco warranty/support/rewards/etc., but I pulled the trigger because I thought it was a better system and value.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1LBMUF

Includes a mechanical keyboard, two games, lots of goodies...

Use CPFB5 for 5% off - pretty much negates the shipping fee of $75. Grand total for non-CA is: $1469

Specs:

*BASE_PRICE: [+1985]
CAS: Syber M Series 2.0 ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, & Side-Panel Window [-97]
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-9700K 3.60GHZ 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 [-130]
FAN: NZXT Kraken M22 120mm RGB CPU Liquid Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate - Extreme Cooling Performance [+16] (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FREEBIE_CU1: Get Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Game [+0]
FREEBIE_SSD: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
FREEBIE_VC1: Buy 2060 or 2070 and PICK ONE between BFV or Anthem or Metro Exodus [+0]
HDD: 512GB Intel® 660P SERIES PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 1500/1000 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 90/220k [-11] (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (GEIL EVO POTENZA)
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 -CB ATX w/ 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ARGB, USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
MOUSE: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Gold Certified Power Supply [-17]
PROMOSALE1: Syber M1 RGB 6200 dpi Optical Gaming Mouse [+5]
PROMOSALE2: CYBERPOWERPC Skorpion K2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard [+5]Days
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (Turing) [VR Ready] [-289] (Single
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
_PRICE: (+1467)
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This is a good deal; I don't understand the downvotes. The CPU goes for $410, the GPU goes for $500, and a 120mm liquid cooling unit is $50. Case, Mobo, RAM, PSU, and W10 license will easily run you that $400, if not more, and you get Costco's excellent return policy.
GPU normal price is $500, but nobody on SD would buy it for that price. Liquid cooling is a gimmick. Other parts are less than ideal:

Memory -- 4x4 instead of 2x8, manufacturer and timings unspecified, which means they are generic and bad.

Motherboard completely unspecified, probably generic and bad.

SATA SSD instead of NVME.

Power supply unspecified, unclear if it's even bronze rated.


The cyberpower deal posted above is better, at least regarding price per component. The costco warranty/return policy shifts the consideration in favor of costco.
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GPU normal price is $500, but nobody on SD would buy it for that price.
If you have found it for cheaper, please let me know. The cheapest I could find, doing a search, is $475 AC, or $470 AR. GPU prices (and RTX in particular) are pretty inflated.

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Liquid cooling is a gimmick. Other parts are less than ideal:
Why do you say it's a gimmick? It's a perfectly fine way to cool a CPU; it tends to be quieter and places less stress on a motherboard than an air cooler. These are both good things.

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Memory -- 4x4 instead of 2x8, manufacturer and timings unspecified, which means they are generic and bad.
OK, but for an Intel gaming rig, it's not really going to matter all that much. Intel relies far less on memory speeds than AMD. Unless you're willing to pay a sharp premium for Samsung b-die, it's all within 5% of each other.

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Motherboard completely unspecified, probably generic and bad.
Motherboard features remain the only significant advantage (IMO) of building yourself, but you pay a hell of a premium for it. A good mobo starts at $150 and climbs upwards (and finding a good mobo at $150 is difficult because they're sold out all the goddamned time, e.g. MSI's B450 Gaming Pro Carbon.)

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SATA SSD instead of NVME.
Again, we're talking about price vs. performance. Yeah, you're getting a 240GB SATA SSD, and a 2TB HDD, but they're essentially free given the total cost. I didn't even include them in my initial "extras" rundown.

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Power supply unspecified, unclear if it's even bronze rated.
The PSU is going to work, or it won't. Bronze/Silver/Gold ratings are a little silly, IMO: efficiency is not that big of a deal. What matters is whether or not the PSU is well-built, and if you want to buy a well-built PSU, you pay for a sharp premium. I'm not saying it's not worth it (I pay for the premium) but it means my rig ends up being more expensive than this deal.

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The cyberpower deal posted above is better, at least regarding price per component. The costco warranty/return policy shifts the consideration in favor of costco.
Yes, I think the posted deal is somewhat better, but the lack of Costco warranty and return policy make it much riskier, too. It would help if we had actual information on the components inside the Costco machine: for all we know, they are as high-quality as what we see here (re: PSU, Mobo, etc.)
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If you have found it for cheaper, please let me know. The cheapest I could find, doing a search, is $475 AC, or $470 AR. GPU prices (and RTX in particular) are pretty inflated.
There was a deal at Fry's for ~$400 earlier, and there was also one at $430 from dell.

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Why do you say it's a gimmick? It's a perfectly fine way to cool a CPU; it tends to be quieter and places less stress on a motherboard than an air cooler. These are both good things.
Depends on the water cooler. Low end water coolers are even worse than decent air coolers. Whether water cooler is quieter depends entirely on the radiator size and the fan design. Water cooling is not inherently quieter. Also, if the motherboard were decent, "stress" would be a non-factor.

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OK, but for an Intel gaming rig, it's not really going to matter all that much. Intel relies far less on memory speeds than AMD. Unless you're willing to pay a sharp premium for Samsung b-die, it's all within 5% of each other.
It's untrue that ram speed doesn't matter. Google "intel memory speed game benchmarks". Lots of results showing big increases due to ram. 4x4 also means you have no ability to expand later.

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The PSU is going to work, or it won't. Bronze/Silver/Gold ratings are a little silly, IMO: efficiency is not that big of a deal. What matters is whether or not the PSU is well-built, and if you want to buy a well-built PSU, you pay for a sharp premium. I'm not saying it's not worth it (I pay for the premium) but it means my rig ends up being more expensive than this deal.
That's true, but I should have said more important is getting clean output power without voltage swings and ripples. With an unnamed PSU, you have no idea what you're getting.
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Mobo is either a custom ASrock or a custom MSI board configured and made for IBP.

Cooler is a Asetek rebrand with IBP logo.

Ram is A.DATA.

Video card MSI or Gigabyte.

PSU is a generic brand.

Hdd 2tb seagate
Ssd 240gb Wd green
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Thanks! I ordered one.
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