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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 687 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very fast and great components

    Posted
    Sparky
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    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

    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

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

    Posted
    Taitus
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    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

    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
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Shaky Out Of The Box, But A Powerhouse

    Posted
    Boomer
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy, will need tweaks.

    Posted
    Badhabitz
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    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

    Great Price, Great power.

    Posted
    Anonymous
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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

    Best Prebuilt Gaming PC.

    Posted
    Jackson
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    In the past 11 months I've been through 2 HP Omens. $2800 dollars later, (Discounted) I began to have more issues. I went to bestbuy once again and the computer experts told me how they wanted to punch the next person who sold somebody an Omen. I asked why and they began to explained to me how big of a fire hazard they are as well as how cheaply made they are. Not to mention it had a knock off RTX 2080 and the tower kept shocking me. @@@@@@@@ I contacted HP once a week for 5 months and they never responded) Bestbuy offered me an even exchange for the ibuypower tower, for the same price, you're getting name brand parts, an overclockable 8700k, a REAL RTX 2080, better ventilation and a liquid cooler. They even include a gaming mouse and keyboard. I've only had the computer for a day but I CANNOT EMPHASIZE HOW GREAT IBUYPOWER IS! I can't believe they actually send you paperwork thanking you for buying their product along with ways you can reach out to them if you have an issue. I already notice a HUGE performance upgrade from the omen. There is one issue worth noting though... they send you two black things that look like screwdrivers... turns out they are ANTENNAS. Your wifi will not work properly if you do not put them on your PC. It took me a couple hours to figure it out but now the system works flawlessly! Hopefully this review helped!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gaming computer for price

    Posted
    Riverdweller
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    The iCore7 processor and the SSD which encompassed the entire 1TB of RAM were key in choice over other PCs. Space to add another 16GB memory card and the newest NVIDIA graphics card were also great! Liquid cooling was a bonus. Very quiet machine! The price was also better than expected with the included components and was better than other PCs. This should last my son through high school, which was a requirement. Best Buy store manager at Brick NJ was really helpful because I had a lot of notes and read a lot of online opinions regarding different components and their performances in different PCs. He cut through the chaos and asked me the right questions. He also said that he owned this computer and was very satisfied with its gaming capability. In the end, I was very comfortable with my choice (and I had labored over for the details for two months before Christmas. @@@@@@@ Setup was quick and easy. I probably need to bump up the speed on my internet speed to keep up, though. My son says his Frames per Second (FPS) in Fortnite are over 1000 now and that has upped his game. LOL! Minecraft FPS is over 300. We did not utilize the mouse and keyboard that come with this PC, even though they are labeled for gaming and online reviews said that they are capable units. We bough RAZER accessories at Best Buy. We will leave the included units in box for backup. Very satisfied after 3 weeks of play!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gaming good video editing desktop.

    Posted
    Adekyn
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    Overall I am very pleased with my iBuyPower gaming desktop. It performs beautifully and quietly at the highest graphics settings for the games I play while capturing video and audio. I would have given it 5 stars but it is a bit under-powered for video editing. It works just fine but lags occasionally while editing. However, on the other hand, rendering is fairly quick and there's enough graphics power to do other simple tasks while rendering is active. That's not true on lower end machines. Everything was neatly packaged and the computer was easy to set up and get started. If you get one, be advised that in addition to the power switch on the back of the tower there's one on the top which is a bit hard to see or feel. You need both to be on for things to start happening. The appearance is excellent. I like the little unobtrusive light show and changing the color to purple at my daughter's request was simple. Overall, I would highly recommend this machine if you are looking for an excellent gaming desktop at a reasonable price point. I would also recommend it for video editing with the caveat that you will have to put up with small delays at times during the editing process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC for the money

    Posted
    Pepe
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    I decided to finally purchase a gaming PC. After years of playing console games I decided to make the jump. At first it was a rough adjustment between controller and keyboard and mouse, but now it feels natural and better than a controller. Being in front of the monitor I feel more engulfed in the games I play. I also purchased a 1440p monitor w/ 144refresg rate and IPS panel. I cannot begin to explain the vast difference in the gameplay and graphics. I am currently running everything on ultra and at 144fps. I made a few recommended tweaks I saw online and now it's like WOW. If you want to stop console gaming get this PC. I promise with all the cheap games available and the higher quality graphics and fps you won't be going back. Since the whole machine is also on a SSD this thing starts up within seconds. You'll have so much to do and so much fun that you'll never regret the $1500 you spend. It was on sale a few weeks ago from $1800 to $1500. Even at the $1800 which I bought it's recommended. @@@@@@@@ Highly recommend also investing in a good monitor) Highly Recommend for any gamer.

    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

    Top of the Line PC for Good Price

    Posted
    seabassthegr899
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    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

    Great computer, great price

    Posted
    Lionsharktigerttv
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    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

    Great power, great sale price

    Posted
    HealingPants
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    I got this computer when it was on sale for $1499, $500 off the retail price. This is an excellent deal at this price point, the 2080 alone costs half of that at most sites. Most high end gamers look at "Pre-built" like a dirty word, but if you can get this computer on sale, you are getting a great deal and avoiding the hassle of sourcing parts and putting it together yourself. The computer runs everything on Ultra settings if you want and I can easily stream to Twitch at 900p 60 frames without losing too many frames in game. Mine also came with more ports than listed here. 3 USB 3.0s, 4 USB 2.0s, 1 USB-C are integrated. Then the graphics card also includes an additional USB-C. My card is from Gigabyte and also includes one HDMI and three Displayports besides the integrated DVI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming computer

    Posted
    RANGER5163
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    For the price this is the best gaming computer I have ever had. I am replacing a ASUS gaming computer that is the second ASUS I have had. The first one I had to send back after 1 month and the second I should have sent back because it is a hunk of garbage. I love the IBUYPOWER that I have been using now for 3 weeks. It never heats up It runs very cool even though I have games on one screen and YouTube going on the other screen. I also use it to play with the Oculus while showing what I am seeing on our 65 inch QLED television. When I tried this with the ASUS the card would get so hot it could burn you if you touched it. I like that I can play any game and with the 2080 graphics card I can stream as well without overheating. Love this computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good PC, missing drivers/updates

    Posted
    BearsIn3D
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    This was the best deal I could find on a gaming PC with a RTX 2080, at the time I bought it there was a sale which I wouldn't of paid full price but it was a good deal at the time. Runs fast, great performance, SSD boots up Windows quick. The issue I had was that iBuyPower did not update the wifi card drivers or install the realtek audio drivers so when I got the computer out of the box it wouldn't find my wifi network and most of the audio inputs did not work, I ended up having to hotspot on my phone and download the wifi driver update which took about an hour to download on my hotspot with bad signal but afterwards everything worked fine. Please install the drivers properly next time!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC

    Posted
    JsNs0411
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The iCore7 processor and the SSD which encompassed the entire 1TB of RAM were key in choice over other PCs. Space to add another 16GB memory card and the newest NVIDIA graphics card were also great! Liquid cooling was a bonus. Very quiet machine! The price was also better than expected with the included components and was better than other PCs. Best Buy associate was really helpful because I had a lot of notes and read a lot of online opinions regarding different components and their performances in different PCs. He cut through the chaos and asked me the right questions. In the end, I was very comfortable with my choice. Setup was quick and easy. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ruined Prebuilts for me Forever.

    Posted
    BigTH
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    I picked this up on sale because the difference in price to build something similar at the time was only like 50 bucks, so I figured I'd save some time. Well, it was a mistake because it was running like a nightmare in a day. With the components in this for this price, there is no reason for a super low demanding game like LoL to run at a max of 45 FRAMES. I could have gone through and tried to work with the company for a fix, but I didn't feel like going through the trouble. That's why I won't award this 1 star. It was just a very offsetting experience for such a high priced machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend