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CyberPowerPC AURON Desktop: i7-8700K, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVME SSD, 1TB HDD, RTX 2070 - $1245 @ CyberPowerPC.com

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Apply code SUMMIT at checkout for 5% discount. Final price = $1,245.45


*BASE_PRICE: [+929]
BLUETOOTH: None
CABLE: None
CAS: CyberPowerPC AURON Premium Gaming Case Mid-Tower w/ Tempered Glass Window Panel (Black Color)
CASUPGRADE: None
CC: None
CD: None
COOLANT: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8700K 3.70GHZ 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Coffee Lake) [+86]
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
EVGA_POWER: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: CyberPowerPC MasterLiquid Lite 120mm ARGB CPU Liquid Cooler with Dual Chamber Pump & Copper Cold Plate (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_SSD: 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
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

HDD2: None
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: CyberPowerPC Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory [+60] (ADATA XPG Z1)
MICROPHONE: None
MONITOR: None
MOPAD: None
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 [-4]
MOUSE: CyberPowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Gold Certified Power Supply [-17]
PRO_WIRING: None
PROJECTOR: None
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 5 to 10 Business Days
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SLI_BRIDGE: None
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (Turing) [VR Ready] [+257] (Single Card)
VIVE_HEADSET: None
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
WNC: None
WTV: None
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Great deal op!
For those that don't need windows, you can remove it for $60 savings.
And under accessories you can remove the mouse and keyboard for an additional $8 combined.
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Secret shopping some PC builders didn't turn out so well. It makes me want to build my own.

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That's a damn good deal, especially knowing the parts and having a warranty on it.
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That blue font is going to give me a seizure on the dark mode background.
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Yeah, this seems like a good deal -- better than the Newegg deal that's up around this same price.

I ran through a slightly different build, looking at some different case options, sticking with the ASUS mobo, upgrading to the Corsair cooler, and taking some of the free/cheap upgrades like the keyboard. I'm debating whether I would bump it to 32GB of memory or stick with 8GB and buy my own aftermarket. The latter used to be the obvious choice, but margins on RAM are slimmer now. I also wonder if for the price difference I might stay with one of the EVGA 1660 Ti models; cost isn't really an issue, but I wonder if the 2070 is really worth the premium (to me).

I also wonder if we're about to see more sales like this and I should wait and see.
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Yeah, this seems like a good deal -- better than the Newegg deal that's up around this same price.

I ran through a slightly different build, looking at some different case options, sticking with the ASUS mobo, upgrading to the Corsair cooler, and taking some of the free/cheap upgrades like the keyboard. I'm debating whether I would bump it to 32GB of memory or stick with 8GB and buy my own aftermarket. The latter used to be the obvious choice, but margins on RAM are slimmer now. I also wonder if for the price difference I might stay with one of the EVGA 1660 Ti models; cost isn't really an issue, but I wonder if the 2070 is really worth the premium (to me).

I also wonder if we're about to see more sales like this and I should wait and see.
This one? How so, exactly? This machine appears to have a worse processor, and trading in a bit of HDD for marginally more SSD.

Edit: oh, actually, I can definitely see what you mean. That power supply gives you room to upgrade + some miscellaneous bonuses like liquid cooling. Leaving up my comment so others can learn from my example and look past the "main" specs Smilie
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This does look like a pretty good deal. I am not much of a PC gamer so I do not need the video horsepower that this machine offers. Unfortunately the 5% discount only applies to machines > $1299 - and removing the video card removes that $257 from the configuration. No easy way to get back up to 1299 without useless upgrades.

With that said, if I really desired the best in video performance this is a good looking configuration - and the $257 to bump to a 2070 is likely worth it for most.
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This one? How so, exactly? This machine appears to have a worse processor, and trading in a bit of HDD for marginally more SSD.

Edit: oh, actually, I can definitely see what you mean. That power supply gives you room to upgrade + some miscellaneous bonuses like liquid cooling. Leaving up my comment so others can learn from my example and look past the "main" specs https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
Yeah, I considered the CPU more or less a wash, as there isn't a huge difference between the 8700K and 9700K. You gain 2 cores, but you lose Hyperthreading and some clock speed in order to stay within the same TDP. For gaming, those 2 cores won't matter, and they'll only occasionally gain the average user anything. They're both built on the Coffee Lake 14nm process; essentially, Gen 9 is a "tick", not a "tock".

To me, the larger SSD is a big sell, as I have found through my own experience that the 250 GB range is far too small. I recently added a 1 TB SSD to my HTPC to move my games off the main 240GB SSD. Once you install your current AAA game of choice, a racing game or two, a couple more casual/quick-play games, and some VR experiences, you start running over that 80% full mark. And I don't even play the multiplayer stuff!

The liquid cooling did reel me in, too, plus the case choices seemed better overall. Somebody in the other thread mentioned de-lidding the CPU, but who wants to buy a pre-built system and then de-lid the CPU? Plus, the IHS on Gen 9 is soldered on, and I sure as hell ain't touching that. I probably would have ended up adding a cooler to that system, so that put this one over the top for me.

I'm not as up to speed on hardware as I used to be, though. I'll have to do a little research tonight, but I might actually buy one of these. VR and a 4K TV kind of have me wanting to upgrade my HTPC/1080p gaming rig build from 2013 (plus a few upgrades since).
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Yeah, I considered the CPU more or less a wash, as there isn't a huge difference between the 8700K and 9700K. You gain 2 cores, but you lose Hyperthreading and some clock speed in order to stay within the same TDP. For gaming, those 2 cores won't matter, and they'll only occasionally gain the average user anything. They're both built on the Coffee Lake 14nm process; essentially, Gen 9 is a "tick", not a "tock".

To me, the larger SSD is a big sell, as I have found through my own experience that the 250 GB range is far too small. I recently added a 1 TB SSD to my HTPC to move my games off the main 240GB SSD. Once you install your current AAA game of choice, a racing game or two, a couple more casual/quick-play games, and some VR experiences, you start running over that 80% full mark. And I don't even play the multiplayer stuff!

The liquid cooling did reel me in, too, plus the case choices seemed better overall. Somebody in the other thread mentioned de-lidding the CPU, but who wants to buy a pre-built system and then de-lid the CPU? Plus, the IHS on Gen 9 is soldered on, and I sure as hell ain't touching that. I probably would have ended up adding a cooler to that system, so that put this one over the top for me.

I'm not as up to speed on hardware as I used to be, though. I'll have to do a little research tonight, but I might actually buy one of these. VR and a 4K TV kind of have me wanting to upgrade my HTPC/1080p gaming rig build from 2013 (plus a few upgrades since).
I tend to consider storage as more-or-less an afterthought, as it's one of the easiest things to add later and I already have a couple drives I would migrate into a machine if I bought it. But the extra SSD makes it more viable if you're starting from scratch. Definitely agree, a better deal overall I think. You get the benefit of knowing the exact parts going into your system as well. Really tempting for me...although ideally I want a Ryzen machine for future upgrades.
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I tend to consider storage as more-or-less an afterthought, as it's one of the easiest things to add later and I already have a couple drives I would migrate into a machine if I bought it. But the extra SSD makes it more viable if you're starting from scratch. Definitely agree, a better deal overall I think. You get the benefit of knowing the exact parts going into your system as well. Really tempting for me...although ideally I want a Ryzen machine for future upgrades.
Yeah, the main SSD mattered, as it saves me a reinstall or migration, but the 1 TB HDD in this vs 2 TB HDD in the other makes no difference to me. I'd likely be moving at least a 6 TB drive full of media and documents to it, anyway. I'd also like to build a NAS soon-ish.

I do like the specs of the Ryzen CPUs, especially at those prices. Building out a Ryzen system will probably be one of the comparisons I do tonight. One of the upsides to DIY is that you can catch each part on sale if you're not in a hurry.
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IMPOTANT THING TO NOTE: The 512 GB drive is a "freebie" promotion that ends in ~7 hrs, so you have to get on that now if you want it!
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This does look like a pretty good deal. I am not much of a PC gamer so I do not need the video horsepower that this machine offers. Unfortunately the 5% discount only applies to machines > $1299 - and removing the video card removes that $257 from the configuration. No easy way to get back up to 1299 without useless upgrades.

With that said, if I really desired the best in video performance this is a good looking configuration - and the $257 to bump to a 2070 is likely worth it for most.
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I bit. After reviewing whether the RTX 2070 was worth it and pricing some builds on PCPartPicker, I determined that this was about as good as I expect to see even if I wait for sales and build my own. It's about what I spent last time doing that, so that makes sense, though I had some restrictions trying to do an HTPC small form factor then.

I do wish they'd had a case with a 5.25" bay that wasn't butt ugly. I ended up taking the "Alumalight" satin black case instead. I'm going to move my old HTPC's guts into another case (thinking Corsair 200R or a Fractal Design Focus case, but I'll look at other sub-$100 options), and I have a PS4 now, so I can just move the Blu-ray drive with it for occasional ripping.

Here's my build:

CyberPower Z370 i5 Configurator (NO MONITOR)
*BASE_PRICE: [+929]
CAS: CyberPowerPC Alumalight Premium Gaming Case Mid-Tower w/ Front & Top Aluminum, Both-side Tempered Glass Window Panel [+2] (Satin Black Color)
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8700K [+86]
FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate [+7]
FREEBIE_CU1: Get Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Game [+0]
FREEBIE_SSD: 512GB Intel® 660P SERIES PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
KEYBOARD: CyberPowerPC RGB 7 Color Premium Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory [+60] (ADATA XPG Z1)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Prime Z390-P ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 4 PCIe x1, 4 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
MOUSE: CyberPowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Gold Certified Power Supply [-17]
PROMOSALE1: CyberPowerPC Gaming Mouse Pad [+0]
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (Turing) [VR Ready] [+257] (Single Card)
WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY
PRICE: $1,324.00
Coupon: SUMMIT (5% Discount for Order Over $1,299) $-66.20
Subtotal: $1,257.80
Sales Tax (8%): $100.62
Shipping: (UPS Ground): $0.00
Grand Total: $1,358.42
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Quick question before I order- if just one component fails, do I have to ship the whole PC in for service - or will they fix / replace that failed part (like any reasonable outfit SHOULD) ? Any first-hand experiences w/ them I should review? Thanks all!
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