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iBUYPOWER - Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i7-8700K  - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA RTX 2080 8GB - 1TB Solid State Drive - Black/Gray-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 520 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love the computer. It loads fast and moves right along. If you're a gamer, or intense user. This is the machine for you. The reason I knocked a star off is because I had an issue. I bought the computer and wanted the ram to be upgraded to 32 GB. They didn't have the 2666 mhz ram, but said it could take up to 3200 mhz. They had 3000 mhz in stock. So, I said yes, and had them install it. Got the system home, and it wouldn't boot up. Took it back the next morning, and after a couple of hours, and getting a new computer, they figured that the ram was bad. They asked if I needed 32 GB of ram. I said yes, and that I didn't want to go below the 2666 mhz that was in it. They replaced the ram, and tested it in the store. It booted up beautifully. Once I got done getting it set up, I looked at the system information. Only to find out that they installed 2400 mhz ram. They gave me the 32 GB but lowered the speed. This sort of ticked me off, because they never said anything about it at the store. They just did it like I would never figure it out, I guess.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pc for the price

    Posted
    Codylop
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'm not a computer guru but know my way around a computer. For $2000 is not the best buy(haha) but for $1799 or even $1699 is alot better..So definitely recommend getting it on sale. Cable management was not the best but work just fine. Had lose cable tie things but was a easy fix!! Only the liquid cooler on the CPU and the front of the pc has lights on it. NO DVD player on this model and SD card reader :( I'll double check on the SD card but I didn't see it. Mother board has turbo mode but was off from factory . Just rapidly press del on start up to get mother board setup but I'm not recommending it ;) There only one fan on the front of the case(blowing in the case) and one for the liquid cooler blowing out. The 1tb ssd hard drive is awesome and a plus in my book. So over all for someone that doesn't have the time to build a pc this is a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Dream PC!!!

    Posted
    BigMac
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It's every thing that i could of dreamed of, it works, almost straight out of the box, (i say almost because there is the foam packaging that you must remove from inside of PC before booting it up, but that couldn't be simpler,) now despite what item description says, mine came with both bluetooth and wifi, i was expecting wifi, but not bluetooth capabilities straight out of the box, not sure if all units of this particular model are like this or what... but anywho, mine did. the only real downside is, in my opinion, the price point that best buy is selling this particular model for seeing as how amazon is selling the newer ibuypower desktop models with 9th generation processors for the same price... also, it would appear that this particular model makes you go out of your way to install an HDD (this model only comes with a 1 TB ssd, and that's it) extra sata cables are not included with this destop, nor with the hdd i bought, so i'm gonna have to special order a pair and a mounting tray/bracket for my hdd as well, as this desktop doesn't include any for a hdd by default. does come with an additional mounting bracket for another ssd if you can afford one though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Parts but bad performance.

    Posted
    Wolf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this computer to try it out and see if it would perform well rather than building one myself. I was happy with the way it performed at first but after playing a few games for a few weeks I notice a drop in performance. The RAM in this computer is not the best. The CPU is great and GPU is way over kill. It seems to get really hot though. There is only one fan in the case and the CPU is water cooled but not sure of the brand of cooler. I personally feel that the harware combo is not very well fit together. I also was not impressed with the wiring. It was very cheap and was not ran well. I think the price is a bit much for the lack of quality. I would recommend building your own PC rather than buying this one. After one week of gaming my RAM is running at 90%, GPU at 100% and CPU is constantly in turbo. I don't believe this should be happening. I have not added any software that is not typical to normal gaming experiences. I am also not streaming. The motherboard looks cheap and I tried to look it up on ASROCK's website and it doesn't exist. Needless to say I am not very impressed with the quality versus the price. I would not recommend buying this PC. I would recommend building your own.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent (could have been better...)

    Posted
    SteampunkF
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for a replacement to my old IBuyPower laptop so I decided to get a desktop this time around. Why the change? I wanted to get something that I could upgrade later on if I wanted. I mainly bought this because it said it had the RTx 2080 graphics card. The card itself is not bad. Sadly there are 1080 ti's that blow this card out of the water. The components on this machine are pretty good and it does start up really fast. My Windows 10 configuration was done pretty quick. In general terms I was pretty pleased with the machine. But there are several reasons why I took a star. 1. No dvd drive (most of "gaming" laptops do not included then. I find that kind of absurd) 2. No M2 drive either (I found other cheaper PC's with at least a 128 GB M2 and an additional 1 TB ) 3. No bay slots on the case for adding 3.5 or 2.5 drives 4. The manual is pretty useless I ended up buying a 1 TB M2 drive just to find out that IBuyPower did not include the necessary screws for tightening the M2 drive down on to the motherboard (Way to go IBuyPower....). In terms of the machine's performance I have no complains, but if you are a PC hobbyist who likes to tinker with your PC, then this is not the PC for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THX HECTOR! BEST DEVICE TO PLAY FORTNITE ON!

    Posted
    IpadProLover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Hector with Geek Squad gave me great advice on what my needs were in regards to purchasing the best gaming computer as well as one that could easily be repaired. While playing Fortnite the speed is so fast that the opponents just stand there and don't even know you are shooting at them. Other players kept asking about what device was being used. Made my kid feel like a celebrity. If you are serious about your gaming and I know many people are then, it pays to purchase the best machine out there which is this one. I am extremely happy with the power and speed this gaming beast has. Plus it can handle powerful programs like ADOBE and render videos very efficiently. For peace of mind I purchased the Geek Squad protection and product protection which paid off right away because when I got it home I looked at the back and couldn't figure out where the HDMI port was to plug my Monitor in. I called the number and the Geek asked me to send a pic and then instructed me to pull off the covers where the inputs were (DUH LOL). This monitor has many places to input many things which is fantastic. I totally trust Hector and Best Buy for all of my electronic purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the Line PC for Good Price

    Posted
    seabassthegr899
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This PC is amazing! The i7 processor and RTX 2080 graphics card make this a beast! It runs really fast and smooth, and it has a 120% rating for gaming after running a benchmark test from UserBenchmark.com. Games like Fortnite run over 200 fps with max graphics settings, so you'll always have smooth gaming experiences. The only flaws with this PC as revealed by the benchmark test is the ram is just okay and the SSD isn't the greatest, but that can be expected from a prebuilt. Anyways, those don't limit the PC noticeably, but if you want insane read speeds, you can always upgrade both yourself for a little more money. Overall, this PC is both convenient and insanely fast. You definitely get what you pay for with this stunning desktop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome PC!

    Posted
    DogTagPoacher
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I picked this up at my local best buy on Deal of the Day on 3/11/19. It was well packed and secure and came with a gamer keyboard and mouse. There is plenty of room to add on later if you want to. I didn't have any issues applying for the warranty and free gift. The serial # is on the machine and on the box it was packaged in. The only thing I would mention is to make sure you put the dashes in when putting in the serial #. It didn't work until I put the dashes in. My gaming speed is very Fast but I'm directly wired and have not tried the wireless setting. I'm running three monitors and had to use all the ports on the card and PC to make them work. This is not difficult but does require having the appropriate cords. The ad said it came with Battlefield 5, Anthem and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 digital download bundles free with my purchase but I only got a code for COD and it was located on my receipt. I will check with best buy on my next visit. This is my second ibuypower purchase and I can't say enough great things about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

    Posted
    Louis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I’d like to start off by saying that I was skeptical when purchasing a prebuilt gaming rig. I’ve always heard bad things, and was nervous because of this. However, I decided I would give it a go considering I got it on an excellent sale and have since been pleasantly surprised. All of the parts used seem to be pretty standard and directly off the shelf. The computer is quiet. The cable management is a bit subpar but this is all easily rectified if you have a little time on your hands. I did notice that under load, the GPU was running hotter than I’d like, around 85 - 87 Celsius during Overwatch. This issue was also easily rectified by using a custom fan curve, to which I am now seeing a max temperature of 72 Celsius under load and I have no notable gain in noise. If I had to change anything about this rig, it would be the RAM they included - pretty basic ADATA sticks. Decent brand, just out of place in this setup. Ultimately, I am pleased with this purchase and am happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a new gaming PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best computer I've ever purchased, like a dream!

    Posted
    JamesA
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Best computer I've ever purchased, right out of the box. Excellent packaging, securely held components inside the computer. Helpful instructions, ready to roll super quickly. Impressively clean on startup and no bulky extras to remove along with the usually standard like annoyances like CandyCrush. I'd 100% have missed this if it not for the Best Buy employee who chatted me up. I was in waiting for my last purchase 15 days prior to be evaluated for a fix which turned out to be un-salvageable and they willingly handled it well. It's worth noting that the lighting controls and variation in settings (that come accessible right from a desktop shortcut) are a favorite for audiences of all ages. =) Working from home 100% of the time i wanted a reliable and ultra responsive computer, now i'm so productive I can finally play the games this thing was meant for. Worth every $ IMO, thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid PC, glad I purchased it!

    Posted
    SizzlePants
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So I have the version that's water cooled i7-8800k CPU, MSI 2080 RTX, 16gb 2666mhz ram. It's super fast. Rock solid stable, I hit 5ghz stable with just setting the ratio to 50. Literally 1 setting and I hit 5GHz! The water cooler that comes with this setup is decent, not great, at 5ghz my cpus capped out at low 80s while running Ring of Elysium and 2 4k videos on my side screens. Which is a tad warm, I'll probably back it down to 4.9 or something. Also there was no slow down in my game with or without both 4k games running. The only draw back I found to this box was the MOBO was a custom Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 board. The BIOS is not on there site or ibuypower's site. It was very hard to find it, but on the FTP site for ibuypower is the latest bios, I went from 0.01 to 4.00, which included lots of improvements for stability and speed. ftp://drivers.ibuypower.com/BIOS/Z390Phantom4IB/

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Liked the first so much I bought another

    Posted
    Rick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    A friend's 11 year old IBuyPower gaming computer finally gave up the ghost a few weeks back, and while he'd be fine without a working refrigerator or running water, life without a gaming rig was not to be contemplated, so I put this on my BB card and he's paying it off installment style - I mean I'm not THAT good a friend :) Ironically I bought my own IBuyPower based in part on how long he's been pounding away at his, and I'm super pleased with it - I actually left a review of it here in fact. This one is even beefier with a RTX 2080 video card - I'm kind of jealous but I'm not nearly the gamer that he is so I'll muddle by :) I did the set up for him - installing Windows updates, driver updates and my collection of "don't even consider turning a computer on without these programs installed" paranoid security and utility tools, and as with my computer it's ridiculously quiet, but at the same time is able to drive multiple screens with all of the graphics dialed up to 11 with no trouble. Another great system from IBP

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer, great price

    Posted
    Lionsharktigerttv
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This computer is fantastic, has great components. Mine came with a zotac 3 fan 2080 in it, the other specs like cpu are very nice to have and help with my streaming very well. I stream 1440p content at 160fps without it moving at all. I had some trouble with the cpu cooler rgb, had to unplug it from the mobo, plug it back in and that seemed to fix my problem. Also the customizable lights are a great touch that if I built it myself, I would have avoided and overlooked. I did a pcpartpicker build of a basic replica of this computer and it cost 1750$ (that’s without assembly, for the same parts, granted the cpu cooler, mobo and psu weren’t ibuypower brand like they use in these) but still a solid price where you don’t have to worry about how much you’d save building it yourself. This is certainly the best deal at Best Buy for gaming desktops, unless you want to drop 5-600$ more for the 2080 ti version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier than a home build

    Posted
    OlderGamer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Looked at building my own but didn't seem to have the time. When this went on sale and using a special coupon for 24 months zero interest financing, buying a prebuilt made perfect sense. This computer is fast! ibuy is using brand name parts such as a WD blue SSD drive, Gigibyte Video card and power supply, Asus Motherboard. Case is spacious and wiring was neat, almost too neat as it was hard to move the power cables to add a second SSD I had. When I first plugged it in there was a God awful noise coming from the rear fan/water cooling unit. I was able to quickly remove the fan/cooler and move the wire that had dislodged during shipping, no big deal. With that out of the way this thing is very quiet and runs cool. Haven't tested it on any demanding games but I am very confident it will handle any games out there. Looking forward to trying Metro Exodus on Ultra settings!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great High-End PC

    Posted
    Wolfam
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you have a great budget to spend, this PC is the way to go. The Zotac 2080 inside is a great and powerful card, a great choice by iBuyPower. It is almost as good as a 2080 ti in some benchmarks. The Card is very cool at a nice 60F in full load and can handle up to 85F. It is a triple fan config card and it is a very nice card to use if you are worried about it. The i7-8700K is a great CPU, it is clocked to 4.5 GHz, and i may have seen 5 before, not so sure but it is a beat for gaming and streaming. The water cooling inside makes it amazing for doing CPU-intensive things as well. The 16 GB of dual-channel RAM is good, clocked at 2666 MHz. Gets the job done The colors inside could be better though, a full RBG strip along the case I guess. That doesn't matter though, as long as I can run games at >144fps, I am happy and this did not disappoint after my old PC broke. If you are in the market for a new PC, get this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's silent, and it crushes just about everything

    Posted
    HotlinePiami
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First off, I tend to build my own PC's, but when I saw that this had just about the same specs as what I was planning on putting together, with the addition of hassle-free liquid-cooling? And three free AAA games?? I was sold. Out of the box boot times were ridiculously fast, installation was smooth minus a minor driver issue but that's the easiest fix you can hope for. So far I've played Battlefield V, Sea of Thieves, Fortnite, and Guild Wars 2 with graphics maxed at 1080p and it stays easily >100fps (this will drop with an increase in resolution for those graced with a better display). If you need a powerful PC and don't want to stress building one with the same specs as something like this, look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Desktop so far

    Posted
    Joshua
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This computer runs very smoothly. The only thing that is not that great on it is the SSD. Granted, it is a SSD, so speeds are way better than any mechanical hard drive. The RTX 2080 is a MSI Duke OC. The mother board is the ASROCK Z390 Phantom Gaming 4. Liquid cooling makes it not too noisy. I think noise level for me is amazing coming from my old 2007 build. I was going to build a PC, but this ended up being such a better deal. Especially for the card and i7-8700K. I 100% would buy again. One thing I should note that the box didn't have a power cord. I am going to call them about that. I used my old computer's power cord, but that is kindof a miss. Oh, another thing, you have 3 more area's for hard drives. 1 more 2.5" hard drive. and then 2 3.5" hard drives on the other side. Also, I think I saw 2 NVMe M.2 slots. I may upgrade and install a 1TB NVMe M.2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Completely disappointed

    Posted
    Shoccaa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    So disappointed in this pc.. started the pc and kept giving me an error saying “your computer had an unexpected error and can’t install windows. Press ok to restart the installation” so I restart it and it gives the same error again. Then after a fiew tries it sends me to a blue screen with a stopcode saying to try to repair windows via hard drive or cd. The computer came with a disc to reinstall windows but the computer doesn’t even have a disc drive??? So upset I was going to buy the snowblind with a 1080ti and I ended up getting this one because I was suggested “because the graphics card is newer and better” I wish I would have just gotten the snowblind. Now I go back and they’re sold out because of Black Friday.!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      iBUYPOWER Product Expert

      Hello,
      Thank you for purchasing our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. We are sorry to hear that you are having some technical issues with the computer setup. One of our product engineers let us know of this solution.
      1. When you see “The computer restarted unexpectedly” error message press Shift + F10 on your keyboard. This should open Command Prompt.
      2. Enter regedit and press Enter to start Registry Editor.
      3. Once Registry Editor starts, navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\ChildCompletion and double click the setup.exe in the right pane.
      4.Change the Value Data from 1 to 3 and click OK to save changes.
      5. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
      If this does not work, please give us a call at (888)-618-6040 and our technical support will be able to assist you further in resolving this. Our Technical Support hours are Mon - Fri from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PST. ibp-AW

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm loving my new gaming PC

    Posted
    BumOfBums
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    We are relatively new to owning a PC specifically for gaming but I have to say, this is the fastest computer that I have ever owned. In fact we bought a second one 6 months after buying the first so that we could have one in the office and one in the downstairs. Its completely silent and the liquid cooling is a huge plus. Its buildable and easy to see inside and open for cleaning the inside of the tower. My literal only complaint is that some of the lettering on the keyboard from the first purchase rubbed off a little bit (I think because we wipe it down frequently), which has happened to several of our keyboards from various brands. We both play games and stream from these computers and never have any issues. I would absolutely recommend these again and again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent for Revit/3DSMax/Multitasking

    Posted
    N8DAWG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Purchased not for gaming so much but render heavy software like Autodesk Revit and the like. It seems to perform pretty well, but it is early to tell. I don't foresee any issues though. And has room to expand. Only drawbacks are the Motherboard is a custom stripped down version of the AsRock Z370Pro4 built for ibuypower (labeled IBUYPOWER Z370 IB-R), power supply is not 80+ certified or modular, and finally...it is extremely hard to find information for support or service unless you call in directly to ibuypower. Just do your due diligence before purchasing a system and you should be fine. For comparison if I bought the nVIDIA RTX2080 graphics card ($750) & Intel i8700K CPU ($450) individually I would already be at $1200 of the I $1750 Paid for the system. And with a few free games and included mouse and keyboard (all be it not that great), I think it was a decent value.

    I would recommend this to a friend