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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 736 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome machine, but...

    Posted
    PhunkyVegas
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Sooooooo... My wife and I bought two of these machines (Didn't really wanna build again) looking to upgrade from our 5 year old gaming PC's. As we were leaving the store the excitement and anticipation of how beautiful and flawless the games we play would be kept building. We safely got out two new adoptions home and carefully unboxed and set them up. The left side of the case is tempered glass which lets you peer inside the machine to look at all the pretty RGB lighting (wife and I could care less about RGB) going on inside. I inspected the components of the machines and found our GPU's, RAM, SSD's, and PSU's to be different from one another. In all fairness, iBuyPower does use what the have around their facility to build the machines. The machines were then setup and powered on, games installed, and then moment of truth. GLORIOUS! Oh SO GLORIOUS, for the first hour... That's when the machine I'd setup at my wifes desk started to BSOD. RAM... The RAM was complete crap. 16GB of some crap brand called APACER. I used MemTest86 to be sure it was the RAM and it showed almost 1M errors within. Did I take her machine back to BestBuy? No. I did some trouble shooting. I placed the RAM from my machine in hers and whaddaya know, no errors. Did I THEN take the machine back? No, I did what any PC savvy person would do... I ordered RAM from Amazons PrimeNow to get things going. Long story short, it's not their fault the RAM was dead, these things can happen. Would I recommend the machines, most definitely. They are powerful, and CRUSH any game I throw at it. Anthem at Ultra - Check. BFV at Ultra - Check. Roblox at Ultra - CRUSHES IT!!! I've included pictures so you can get a basic idea of what components MIGHT be in there if you purchase one. Good luck, and good gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BB953

    Posted
    Mike
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I just picked this up at my local best buy. They had in stock and ready to go, I also picked up an additional 2 TB hard drive as this one only had the 1 TB SSD installed. When I got it home it was well packed and secured. It also included a gamers keyboard and mouse. As I already have a higher end Keyboard and Mouse I will be using those instead. It was easy to find and install the 3.5 inch hard drive mount on the non glass side of the unit. Note: I also had to buy a SATA cable with hard drive not included. The 2TB hard drive was easy to mount but the SATA cable was a little difficult to plug in because of the location of the port but I was able to get it installed. I would have given a 5 star if not for the sloppy cable management under the metal cover. All the wires were loose and just haphazardly stuffed in. I had to untangle them and locate my plugs and had a difficult time closing up the case because of this. I am having problems getting my serial numbers off off the Video card which appears to be an ASUS card to submit for warranty information and will probably need to take it out. Other than that it was well packaged and once my new HD was installed it fired right up. The RGB case lights are nice. The computer went through start up no problem and appears to be running pretty quickly. Due to my location and internet service I cannot fully review its gaming speeds as I am currently downloading all my games. I am running Dual monitors and they were easy to connect and were easily recognized by the video card. One other thing I need to confirm and verify is online it stated it came with Battlefield 5, Anthem and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 digital download bundles free with purchase of qualifying RTX 2080 cards. I expected to find digital download cards in the packaging but there were none, I do not know if this is an I buypower promotion, Nvidia Graphics card promotion or a best buy promotion it does not clearly state how to claim. I will be following up with best buy on my next visit. I am excited and looking forward to running and testing this system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming computer for a reasonable price.

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

    I have always built my own gaming computers but this time I found myself strapped for time and decided to buy a pre-built tower for the first time. My initial impression of the system is that it is of high quality. It has an i7-8700k which is liquid-cooled by what appears to be a Corsair H50 or H55 which has been branded with the iBUYPOWER logo with added RGB lighting. As I was told by the sales rep in the store, the internal components will vary from tower to tower as iBUYPOWER utilizes whichever brands they are able to get at the best price to keep the cost of these towers down. My tower had different components than the display in store. My tower contained the following components: MSI RTX 2080 ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard Apacer 2x8gb DDR4 @2400mhz ADATA SU800 1tb SSD I have not checked the brand of the power supply or wattage as of yet but wanted to give an example of the branding of the components. PROS: Ease of Setup- this computer worked great right out of the box. Installed a few games, copied some files, and installed windows updates. Then I was ready to game. The Price - I found the tower to be very well priced at $1,799. This build comes with an i7-8700k and an RTX 2080. These two components were my primary draw to this build. To build your own tower, these two items alone would top $1,000 if purchased separately. Cable Management - When it comes to looking inside of a tower with a glass side panel nothing throws off the aesthetics of the build more than random cables sticking out everywhere. iBUYPOWER did an excellent job with cable management. All cables were zip-tied and neatly put away giving the inside a very clean look. The Case- The computer case is a Mid-ATX tower with a clean design. The RGB lighting is controllable via software in windows. You can choose from a wide range of colors and lighting modes. The side panel is made from tempered glass and is easily removed as it is held on with thumbscrews. The Sound- Some gaming towers come with fans that have very high CFMs which is great for cooling but might sound like your tower is preparing for lift-off. Even when I am running a graphics-intensive game such as Battlefield V on ultra settings, this system stays within a reasonable temperature range and I can barely hear it. CONS: Mystery Components - As mentioned above, these towers are not built with a uniform set of components. I am sure that iBUYPOWER has to use the brands that they are able to acquire at the best price. Unfortunately, this means that outside of the CPU and graphics card, you don't know exactly what you are buying and are likely to end up with some brands that you are not fully comfortable with or have mixed reviews. However, most of these items are easily replaced if you want to invest a little extra money in the tower. Overall, I would recommend this tower to anyone who wants great performance at a reasonable price. So far I have been very impressed with the system and I would purchase from iBUYPOWER again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A magnificent graphical monster to love

    Posted
    WillieGR
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am going to start by saying I am AMAZED by this Gaming PC from the moment I pulled it out of its box. They put a protective foam inside the tower so that the components installed don't shift while being shipped, or, in our case as customer, taking it home in the car. And do note that I called it a "Monster" as a good thing. Something GREAT! Pros: Well packaged and protected, neatly installed, no messy cables inside to ruin the gorgeous LED lighted view inside the tower through its tempered glass, the keyboard and mouse are inside nice boxes and well protected as well, and this is just the exterior when pulled out of the box. There are detailed and well illustrated instructions for setup the moment you open the top of the box, and you also have easily removable stickers that leave no marks or traces that instruct you on how to properly plug in cables on your gorgeous new machine. After the initial preparations, you better put on a seat belt, because this machines starts up in just 5 to 8 seconds, you'll browse the internet at breakneck speeds, and after playing the free game that comes with this purchase, I was baffled. I have NEVER run a game on max settings on any PC without said game stuttering at some point. Everything moves fluidly and the colors never looked more beautiful, and this is on a monitor that is below the NVIDIA RTX 2018's capabilities. Also, as soon as my computer booted, I tweaked the LED lights a bit, and I have to say, I just love how easy the controls are to use, and how quickly everything works. Cons: No DVD, or SD card reader drives. To me this was a huge letdown, as I still own some games on disks that I wanted to play on this magnificent machine. I'll have to get an external DVD player for that, it seems, not to mention I can no longer put in my Switch's screenshots directly into this, until I can find some sort of adapter, or card reader module. Another bit of a let down was that the store display, and the picture on the computer's box showed the RAM chips with really cool looking heat sinks, but my machine lacked these cool looking covers, and when I asked, I was told the picture and display models are usually just to show appealing aesthetics. That felt like a bit of false advertising to me, but the specs are there, so this is just me being sore over aesthetics... I think. I have never had a PC this amazing in my life, and so I am overjoyed of having it, and will recommend it to anyone asking for an overachieving gaming PC, as long as they don't ask for low prices, as this beauty comes with a hefty price tag, but it is worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very fast and great components

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

    Well made with great components and very fast !! I pre-ordered this item and it was well worth the wait. This is the third iBuypower PC that I have purchased at Best Buy and they all work great. This unit has name brand components: Motherboard is iBuypower version of Astek Z370M Pro4, Video card is MSI Geforce RTX 2080 Ventus 8gb, SSD is 1 terabyte Adata and Memory is Adata. Not to mention the cpu is 8700k and it is water cooled. The motherboard has two m2 slots free and two DDR4 memory slots free so plenty of room for expansion. The case is beautiful and the unit is whisper quiet even under full load. I have used it more for business but my family has played games and the frame rates are insane and everyone loves it. If you add up the cost of the components, you could never build a unit for this price. With the money I saved (compared to building it myself) I purchased the extended warranty from Best Buy and still came out ahead. My first computer was an Apple II and for the last twenty three years I built my own windows PC's so I can tell good build quality and this computer is extremely well built and very high quality. I know some customers will not like the fact that iBuypower can change component sources, so they cannot guarantee the exact brand and model for the components, but you need to understand that is how they get such a good price. And for this computer and the other two models of iBuypower that I bought, they all had name brand top quality components. I can recommend this computer highly and without reservations. Just buy the extended warranty with the money you save and you get an awesome product and peace of mind!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If it's not on sale, wait a week or two and it wil

    Posted
    Taitus
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It's a decent build in regards to price for parts if you can get it while on sale, though I was slightly annoyed with the cable management out of the box (Not that big of a deal, but I can be a little OCD at times). The power supply is non-modular, so all the extra wires get crammed into the space right behind it. The Keyboard and Mouse feel cheaply made, but that's somewhat expected. The case is pretty solid with a sleek design, and has the front fan plus 2 rear fans sandwiching the radiator for the cpu liquid cooler. The dust screens are cheaply made, and don't cover the entire front opening; However they are more or less completely hidden from view, so they won't stick out like a sore thumb. The RGBs are nice, but there is no documentation in the box on where to adjust or change them. So if you plan to do a clean install of windows like I did, I recommend going through the initial setup long enough to find those programs and make note of them for later. You can also just search for the programs later with the PC model number if you prefer. I can't complain about performance with an i7-8700K and GTX 2080, and even though it came with Adata RAM, it's still 16GB of functioning RAM. It came packaged fairly secure, and even had expanded foam inside the case to support the larger components. All in all, it's not a bad deal if you can find a good sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Gaming PC

    Posted
    Danzon
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I'm using this pc with a 240 hz gaming monitor and it has worked great for the games that were included: Call of duty Black Ops 4, Battlefield 5 and Anthem. I got it mainly for Ark Survival Evolved, Overwatch, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft. I've been using gaming laptops since 2013 and haven't had a real gaming desktop since 2007. It's a nice step up from a 980m. In Overwatch it has made my input lag go down from 10 sim to like 3.5. Also never dip below 240 fps at 1080p, making full use of my 240 hz gaming monitor. Had a game as tracer where in 5 secs I killed 3 players on the point just by finishing them off with head shots, receiving 3 gold medals that game. I'm playing in 1080p but loving the frame rate. 4k would run good I believe, I'm just not ready to spend money on a 4k monitor yet. This computer is perfect for the ultimate 1080p experience of course. I like having the cpu water cooled and the rgb lighting; two things I wanted for my gaming rig. Wifi works great even though my wifi modem is on the other side of the house and Bluetooth is also present. It's nice to not have to buy those additional things. I'm not using the included mouse and keyboard but it's nice to have a back up. The start up and shut down speed are great and the 1tb ssd was also a major factor for me besides the RTX 2080. Docking a star because it went down in price by $50 2 days after it arrived and the power supply was 650w. The computer works good, it's just after reading the Q & A and reviews before my purchase, it looked like some people got 750W or 850w power supplies. I avoided other computers while shopping because of low power supplies but oh well, the computer works good. I added a 2tb 7200 rpm drive for game/video storage and an additional 16 gb of ram without issue. Overclocking is possible and gave me 1k more points in 3dmark Firestrike but I run everything amazingly well without having to overclock. I've only crashed when playing Ark but after fixing some settings I don't crash anymore for many hours and enjoying fluid 1080p framte rates which have helped me kill a bird with a slingshot and I normally got killed by those on my gaming laptop lol. Hard for me to go back and make use of my gaming laptop after playing with this computer. Is it my dream computer? It's close, I wanted to future proof with a higher power supply and 9th generation i7 but the price fit my budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer but some small complaints

    Posted
    John
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    Overall I absolutely love this computer but I just have a couple small complaints that probably wouldn't effect most people. My only small but worrying complaint was when I first received my product the first thing I noticed was the radiator LED were strobing when set to static with the color blue. Not a big problem I just had to change the color to a different color scheme that didn't use the faulty blue lighting. After some time of a week I was able to go back to the blue static color and all seemed good and I am having no more issues. Another small issue I had was the expectation of overclocking. Since it had a water cooler I thought this motherboard could be overclocked to the extreme. Sadly I was disappointed that the AsRock Motherboard included didn't have as many overclocking bells and whistles as their Taichi x370 motherboard line. But I was still able to achieve a 5ghz overclock on the processor just couldn't tune everything I wanted. The last and final issue I had is with the power supply. I was shocked it wasn't modular and the cable management was a mess in the back when I went to add two more hard drives in the hard drive mounting brackets in the back. This made me quickly change it out with a EVGA 750 watt power supply that was modular so I could make the case clean and easy to add new components to the machine and remove unnecessary wires from the case. But with those complaints out of the way this computer runs amazing! I am able to not only render 4k video in amazing time frames but also play all my favorite games at high resolution at 144hz or higher at 1440P! If you don't want to build a high powered machine but wan't something quick and easy to setup for yourself this is absolutely a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Gaming Desktop

    Posted
    CommanderBarf
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this to save time and money versus building a new desktop for my daughter. I liked that it had the Intel 3.7 CPU and Nvidea 2080 Video card (mine is a Gigabyte OC). I was looking for a 1 TB SSD hard drive, as well as a roomy case with glass door and lights. It worked out of the box and if I had no idea what I was doing, it would have been pretty easy to get going. I also liked the financing so I can pay it off over 18 months with no interest. There are a few cons that potential buyers should know. The motherboard is pretty cheap having been designed for this model and is hard to get support for. They give you no utilities to update drivers for the built in devices. This bothers me because I am used to getting everything to support the product going forward and they give you nothing. I have however downloaded some applications from the asrock.com website using other models since this one is not listed and can update some of the drivers like audio. The RAM is equally cheap. I am thinking of replacing it with something faster and more appealing for a case like this. My power supply was only a 650 Watt, which is the bare minimum required for the video card in this system. A 750 or higher would have been more appropriate and this one is not modular so it has a lot of unnecessary cables hidden in the back. Overall, it seems like a good system for the price and financing (which is why I bought it) or for someone who doesn't know how to build one and is in a the market for a gaming PC. I made a few adjustments to this PC right away, like a 4 TB Sata Drive for extra storage and a PCI USB 3.0 card to to give more 3.0 connections in the back, but they were not necessary to enjoy the PC out of the box. Happy shopping!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Shaky Out Of The Box, But A Powerhouse

    Posted
    Boomer
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    So out of the box there were some issues. First, some of the ports were loose. One of the WIFI antenna ports was so loose the antenna couldn't stand up on it. The USB's on top were also not tight. So all that needed to be fixed. Then when trying to fire up for the first time I got stuck in a loop of windows faling to load, please restart. After searching youtube I found a pretty easy fix that did work. Hold Shift and F10, type regedit....that's the video to follow if you find it. A few other bugs as well, like the windows store being completely dead. I will have to reload that from somewhere else. I ended up upgrading from my usual 4 port USB expansion to 7 due to there only being 6 in total out of the box. Once everything was situated, the device is incredibly speedy and handles a high work load. The graphics card is worth every penny. It's $700 stock and is really have the cost of this PC almost. They include 2 disks, one for y our windows installation, and 1 for NVidia, which is pointless with no disc drive. you would have to buy and install one in a pinch. All in all, I was a little aggravated that I had to trouble shoot so many things with this high price tag. For $1800 bucks I want plug in play, not to fix shotty work by whoever put this thing together. And really, test to make sure windos is installed correctly. Seems like basic stuff to be doing if you are putting together and selling PC's. The light up features are pretty cool. Its not as loud as I thought it would be. Adding or removing drives will be a cinch with the glass wall easily removed. Still to me, out of the box functionality is worth 5 stars. Having to tighten ports and fix windows cost it the 5 star review. I would not recommend for the inexperienced user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as expected right out of the box.

    Posted
    Mike
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this iBuyPower BB953, meant for some moderate to heavy gaming and simracing, to replace another brand that I had purchased which I returned after two days. This one, however, was surprising from the moment I took it out of the box. I originally thought this would have four fans in the tower for the CPU and GPU cooling, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was liquid cooled. The PC was very simple to setup. One issue was that not all of the contents listed on the outside of the box were included. Mainly, there wasn't a restore or driver disk included. This isn't that big of a deal since the system does not have a disk drive. Another minor thing was that the antenna connections for the WIFI card were tilted, almost as if bent on the inside. The WIFI card worked so not a deal breaker. It was also nice to have the 1TB SSD instead of a smaller SSD coupled with a large HDD. There isn't a remote to control the lights on the interior or the front but the software was already loaded to do this and is easy to use. It did show three total lights to control but I have only found two, the large one on the front and the one on the CPU cooler. Within 30 minutes of taking it out of the box I had completed the required updates and had downloaded and started playing my first game. The system is very quick. One thing I can say IBuyPower did an exceptional job at was not loading all the bloatware. The PC only had the NVidia driver software, color control, office 365, and a Bluetooth control program installed. I LOVE THIS!! I didn't have to waste my time uninstalling a bunch of junk. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent system for a great price

    Posted
    Dundat27
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    I originally purchased this system at full price, and I was able to enjoy the system for Battlefield 5. I was very impressed with the price of the system with a 2080 RTX built into it. At the time of purchase, I saw that there was an HP Omen available at 1500 with about the same specs as this, but after looking over the configuration, it did not have a water cooling system, a decent power supply for upgrading, a bigger form factor for airflow, overclocking available, and extra spots for memory. All of these items were present in this current system. The price for the iBuyPower ended up dropping 200 dollars, and that made up for the difference that I saw in the HP system. I was able to price match, thanks to Best Buy's price match guarantee, and that helped to make my decision much more solid. Pros: 4 slots for memory, plenty of space for hard drives, and M.2 Slots are available. Fast and Responsive in Games, 100+ FPS in the most intense games. Overclocking ability. Cons: The one downside that I found with this system, is that it cannot do SLI. It has the slots for it, and the space, but the motherboard is a Crossfire only motherboard. Not a big deal, but it stops some upgrading. Overall, if you would like to have a system that has the ability to be upgraded in most parts of the system, and should last in video games for 3-5 years, this is a great system. All of the parts are from respectable computer component manufacturers and iBuyPower has a great warranty service to go along side it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pre-Built PC for the price

    Posted
    Henry
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this PC for the Deal of the Day price of $1499.00 and it has been an awesome experience so far. Simple and easy hook up straight out of the box and my PC came with the MSI version of RTX 2080. The price alone with all the great parts and specs were enough for me to instantly buy this rig. I have done good amount of research about building my own PC around the same specs and you would roughly pay the same amount for what you're getting. Best Buy and iBuyPower is saving you time, effort, and headaches with this PC without you having to buy all the necessary parts from elsewhere. So take advantage of it! Everything runs fast, quiet, and sleek and I will use this PC for my business, gaming, video editing, etc. It is a beast of a machine that can handle any task you throw at it. It also has bluetooth capability despite saying otherwise on the specification list. So you CAN get this hooked up to your wireless devices out of the box. I don't have a legit 144hz monitor yet so I got this hooked up to my 4k 50" Samsung TV and everything is running smoothly. It can handle 4k resolution with 50-60 frames easily for the games that I am running. I am looking forward to upgrading the ram of this PC in the future and the RTX 2080 should last me couple of years. I would pull the trigger on this PC if you're on the brink of your decision. Would recommend it if you can get it while it is on sale 100%!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cooler is worthless, ram is low end, and mb.

    Posted
    Makasouleater
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The water cooler by ibuypower is worse than a cheap coolmaster air cooler. The pump is in the radiator for God knows what reason, other than to slow down the water flow and block air. This worthless cooler gets the same results with a huge server fan, the double fans they got on it, one fan, or even no fan. It gets overloaded and cant keep it cool. The ssd is low end got 72 percentile on passmark, vs 2 year old evo 850 I've had that got 90. The mother board is some ibuypower custom asrock board that it's hard to find bios for. It doesn't exist on ibuypower or asrock, you have to find it on reddit. The mother board has really bad cooling, especially when you take into account they put the radiator fans on backwards. So what it is doing is sucking the heated up air from the case and blowing it through the radiator. Not that it matters because the water cooler is worthless, but this makes the mother board have no air flow on it. The program to run the lights doesn't exist except on some moderator of reddit ibuypower that shared a link to his database. The keyboard and mouse are junk, but that was a giving lol. So for 1649 the computer is a ok deal. The 1999 was a huge RIP off. I'll give them credit though at least they have good cable management, and they put the cooler on right. Mind you for the average gamer this computer would be fine. It runs at stock 8700k fine. Ibuypower does a much better job at making PC than cyber power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy, will need tweaks.

    Posted
    Badhabitz
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I recently picked this bad boy up to give it a shot, mostly because I was to lazy to want to build one myself. I will admit I was worried and unsure what I would get out of it. I mean the specs are awesome and price wasn't bad. Could have saved maybe a few hundred build it myself but I was lazy and didn't want to take the time and effort. This is close enough to what I would start with a build anyway. Got it home and fired it up, quick and easy no long installations or anything. Install the drivers and get your personal apps and programs on there and your gaming. I dropped right in at ultra settings, 1440p pitucre, 120 -150 fps it was great no issues. Well till I noticed the GPU was running hot and would have kept climbing if I would have let it. The cpu and gpu can run it no problem but that's we're the tweaks come. It definitely lacks on cooling, it needs more fans which there are 2 slots waiting or some liquid cooling when I overclock it. The motherboard isn't great either but works just fine. Drawback is just gotta turn the settings back a bit and fine tune it and it was running anything I want just in a little less quality. It runs 20 c doing random stuff and 60 - 70 c gaming out with no problem. I expected parts would needed to be replaced and changed around and this is a great start as a base for me to turning it to the beast it can be. I can game out and upgrade peacefully over the next few months. I'm very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding performance and very reliable

    Posted
    Material541
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this system a week and a half ago, replacing my old system (i5-2500k, GTX 970, 8GB RAM). I had built my computers prior to buying this system, and I did not want to deal with the headaches that come along with building your own system. I had heard of iBUYPOWER years ago, and back then I was leery of purchasing a prebuilt PC. I spent quite a bit of time reading reviews to see if I really wanted to go this route. The specs were not of concern to me, as an i7-8700k/16GB RAM/RTX 2080/1TB SSD is a killer system. When I opened up the box, I was impressed by the packaging and the ease of installation -- there was minimal clutter and unnecessary items involved. Upon starting the computer, there was no bloatware installed. The computer is extremely aesthetically pleasing, the LED lights are fantastic. I did have an issue where the CPU fan light would stay on after shutting down, but there was an option in the BIOS which allowed me to disable that. The performance of this PC is nothing short of outstanding. I have an Alienware ultrawide monitor and it is able to handle anything I throw at it with ease at 2560x1980. My only minor gripe is that the SSD slows down a bit when writing info (unzipping large files), I got an Apacer AS350 so I didn't expect super good performance from that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome power out-of-the-box with no complications

    Posted
    cburleson
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    I didn't buy this PC for playing games, but rather instead for developing them. I needed something powerful to run software for 3D modeling and game development such as 3DS Max, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Unity, and Unreal (of course, also the typical graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop). With just the given 16 GB of RAM and the awesome graphics card, I haven't come close to stressing it, yet I find comfort knowing the motherboard will handle up to 64 GB RAM if ever I choose to beef it up more. It came with a nice gaming mouse and keyboard, although I already had my preferred units. Still, it's nice to have the backup items on stand-by now. I am too old and too tired to build my own PCs anymore, but I still like them to be powerful, so this has been a great deal in that regard. The only thing I didn't really like was all the fancy-smancy LED lighting inside, which shined through the glass side; keeping me up at night. Also, it doesn't have a DVD player, but that's understandable since those too are now on their way to extinction. However, I found that you can turn those off with the Polychrome Sync app. I actually want to install some hefty games now to see how well this machine performs, but for the development and CGI work I'm doing, it's great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beast of a Gaming PC

    Posted
    murse86
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    So I had to purchase and return a few desktop from a different brand due to issues I keep experiencing. So I decided to purchase this instead, it was out of my budget but after looking at the specs I knew there's no way I would be getting a better deal than this. And it helped that it was the only one left at the store. I'm no expert and coming from a 10 year old macbook pro user all I can say is that I'm pretty glad with this purchase. No issues out of the box, easy to set up and my goodness this thing is fast and pretty quite. I'm only playing Rise of the tomb raider right now but let me tell you I'm beyond amazed at how good the graphics card is, no lag or nothing!!!! I'm just waiting for the other games I want to play to go on sale!!!! I also, bought an xbox controller... so now I feel like I have an xbox and a PS4 in my room =). If you're having doubts with this purhase... don't have any and go buy it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price, Great power.

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    As the time this review is written, a purchase of this powerhouse will prevent from upgrading for another 3-4 years. This machine will take anything you throw at it, 4K or 144hz, doesn't matter. The machine itself is absolutely beautiful, and the customization of the RGB makes it even prettier. This is the pc to buy this year, its top of the line, and wont ever let you down. The only thing I find bad about this whole package is the keyboard, only after about a couple hours of use, I noticed that the space bar is already sticking when pressed down, as if someone poured apple juice on it. so when buying this pc, you may want to buy your own keyboard. Its not like this is bad or anything, these cheapo keyboards are standard for products like this. just be weary. tl;dr The IBUYPOWER gaming desktop you see above is an amazing pc for its price, I can not tell you how much this computer is worth it, if you're in the market to upgrade like it did, then this is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Gaming Computer gets a Huge Upgrade!

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    ParanormalGamer
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    So my first gaming rig was a I Buy Power PC and I had gotten it from New Egg. 6 years later I was in the market for a new one ( even tho my first one still runs well ) .. I was in the market for something a bit more beefy.. So I go into BestBuy.. I knew what I wanted but I wanted to test the guys there see if they knew what they were talking about.. Told them I wanted something not only for streaming but for rendering videos and so they present me with this and a laptop.. Now I was tempted to get the laptop but I wanted a Computer that like my first would last me a long time and surprise surprise it was a I Buy Power PC.. and I have to say I do not regret it one dang bit.. Love this Beast of a PC.. Its fast and I can play not only the latest games but play VR as well ( still some time before I get a VR Head Set but still ).. Thank you best buy and thank you I Buy Power!.. Love ya both..

    I would recommend this to a friend