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iBUYPOWER - Slate Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - 1TB Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ...it's affordable and did the job I sought...

    Posted
    gatsby13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is not a bad tower, it's affordable and did the job I sought. I wanted to utilize it to run X-Plane 11 on it. This is a very demanding simulator and the computer handled it like a champ on medium to high settings but leaning more towards medium. Simulators are though, I'm guessing it would do better with regular games. Yes, the whole thing lights up red and you can't change the color. Fortunately and unfortunately my unit came cosmetically defective, the tower has two glass panels, one on each side, and one of the screws on the cable management side of the tower came loose, making me unable to fully close the glass on that side. I took it back to Best Buy and spoke with a manager and told him that I was using the PC to run pretty demanding simulators, and he made me an offer that I couldn't refuse on a more expensive iBuyPower PC (8700K/1080+Liquid Cooled). Anyways, having had both PC's I can say for sure that iBuyPower is awesome, of course, the more expensive one is better but that is to be expected. Now, also having had both, I can say that I like the case on my more expensive one a whole lot better, yes it lights up in all sorts of colors, but that is beside the point, the case just feels better. It has glass only on one side, the side that matters, unlike this case. It also has a dust protector on the top, which this case doesn't have (I like to keep my stuff dust free). I'm only saying this because iBuyPower does use this case on more expensive configurations, and I don't really like this case, but perhaps that is just personal preference. Like I said, for the price, this PC is awesome, and would totally recommend it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great PC for the money.

    Posted
    Justin083189

    So to start off with this PC has everything in it to play big games like WOW, EFT, Fortnite ect. on ultra graphics. The speed of the computer is fast as well. There is a HDMI port just to clarify the previous review on the product. The only bad things I have to say about it is that only the back fan and the front strip on the PC light up. There is no RGB through the PC and even though the box said there was and a remote was included, it is not. I was kind of disappointed but its not like RGB makes it perform any better. Lastly after just four days of owning the PC it crashed on me and somehow there was a issue with the driver and I could not recover the PC. I had to take it back to Best Buy and exchange it for a new one. I'm just guessing it was a bad drive and things happen I guess. Overall I enjoy this PC so far and I would recommend it to anyone. Also there is a ton of room in the tower to upgrade whatever you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great pc for gaming, but...

    Posted
    Tshark87
    • My Best Buy® Member

    i bought this as an upgrade from my previous pc, and while it was a great upgrade the road their wasn't easy, the first slate i got worked for a few days and parts inside were good, but turned out to be defective and was missing an rgb controller, so when i sent it i got a new one it was while works just as well, has problems with occasional problems, as the new ram in this one was a DOWNGRADE, from the previous pc, and had no heat spreader, and was much cheaper in quality, causing it to occasionally seize up, the thumb screws on one side were mangled and glued to the case, and still no rgb, and the audio jacks are a bit broken so my mic barley works, unless i borrow my brothers usb adapter but at least it works, so i guess ill leave it at that cause it at this point caused me too much trouble, but from what i've heard this next to never happens so i still will highly recommend it i can get 30fps on all my games at 1080p highest settings, when your just starting out, it is all you need, and for a great price too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value for your dollar!

    Posted
    Threshold

    I can't express enough how much of an awesome deal this computer is! I bought this model yesterday to replace an old Athlon rig that wasn't keeping up with the new expansion for World of Warcraft. With my budget being limited, I knew this machine would run better than my old one I really didn't have high expectations for it. I was wrong. This machine far exceeds my expectations! Straight out of the box and without making adjustments it will naturally run World of Warcraft on 7 (High). You can raise the settings to 8 (High / almost Ultra) and not have issues. If you set WoW to 9 you'll start having issues when grouping. I'm stunned! Again, this is an incredible value! My spouse is "teh jeals". I'm going back to buy another one for her today! Seriously, if need to upgrade your old computer and are a Warcraft player, ignore the forums dogging this machine and telling you to build your own. This machine is definitely gtg! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I ABSOLUTELY love it

    Posted
    CloudZayne

    I'm writing this review on the computer that i purchased, it runs my most resource intensive games at full speed, with Chrome open, which is a ram hog in itself. The computer has a sleek design that fits well with the aesthetic of my room, i already had a headset that matches the computer (not that it really matters). Overall this computer is MORE than i asked for in many ways, it's fast, reliable, and cool looking! the only problem i have is the enter button on the keyboard, that's it for complaints. Would i recommend this to a friend, Absolutely. it's Perfect for the games my friends and i play!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    Posted
    Kuvani

    The only thing that lights up is a ring around the fan and the strip on the front. There doesn't appear to be a way to change colors and it certainly does not light the case up. The graphics card ONLY has a DVI port, that's an extra $20 to use with most monitors out of the box, but you don't know that till you get ready to hook it up. There is no cd/dvd optical drive so no way to install those monitor drivers unless you spend another $20 for an external cd/dvd drive, which you also don't know until you're setting this up. Can't review how well it may work as I'm waiting for a converter to hook up a monitor, but I'm not hopeful at this point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      iBUYPOWER Product Expert

      Hello Kuvani,
      Thank you for your review on our Slate 946. We apologize for your unpleasant experience with our computer. We have reviewed your images and we would like to advise you to remove the black caps next to the DVI port. These caps cover the HDMI ports from being damaged and will allow you to hook up your monitor. Due to the chassis being fully enclosed and the current market aiming towards only downloading programs and games over the internet, we did not include an optical drive. Please note that we do not advertise this unit with that as a specification. We apologize for the RGB lighting issue as this computer does not come with this feature and we are working with Best Buy to change the image shown.
      If you have additional question or need further assistance, please feel to contact our support team: https://www.ibuypower.com/Support or Toll Free at (888) 462-3899 Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5:30 pm PST
      Thank you! ibp-AW

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HDD failed,no support from best buy

    Posted
    Redgirl
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We bought this computer less than 2 months ago and it has worked great up until last weekend. The HDD has failed, so we brought it up to best buy to get the issue resolved. The support representative informed us that all we could do is buy a new HDD from them and pay for them to install it ($199 + Hdd cost). It really sucks we put nearly $1000 down for a new computer and now we are going to have to put $300-$400 down more to be able to use something that was faulty and failed while the computer is still under warranty. We will now be contacting the manufacterer to see if anything can be done, but since we bought this through best buy they should have supported the product they sold us. Next time we will buying directly from the manufacter site instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      iBUYPOWER Product Expert

      Hello! We are sorry to hear about your experience and thank you for expressing your concern. 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. Thank you for your question! ibp-AW

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fair Computer

    Posted
    Timtastic
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this computer for my son and he was so excited to get it! I worked fine for a little bit. I bought it about 3 months ago and in that amount of time we had to take it in three times. The first time the Operating System crashed and had to be reset. The second time we had to take it in was when it was having a hard time playing games. That was just a setting problem. The third time we took it in the motherboard had failed. Best Buy said that they could ship it to iBuyPower, but they later told us that iBuyPower would not take it from them and we would have to ship it to them and they said that it could take up to a month to fix. Not very happy because my son just pre ordered a game and now he has no computer for that game. I would not recommend this computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      iBUYPOWER Product Expert

      Dear Timtastic,

      Thank you for your review of our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
      We are sorry you are experiencing technical difficulties with our computer and understand what an inconvenience this may be.

      To better assist you with step-by-step troubleshooting or warranty service, please contact our support team Toll Free (888) 462-3899 Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5:30 pm PST or you can send an email to support@ibuypower.com

      Thank you! ibp-AW

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter for gaming

    Posted
    Tbz24
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this as my first gaming pc and it has worked perfect since I had it. Mind you it's only been 2 months but what comes with it is enough to run PUBG, FORTNITE, GTA5, all at medium to high settings comfortably. There is plenty of space to upgrade components, graphics cards and the motherboard supports 4 sticks of ram with it already coming with 1 8gb of ram already. The RGB SHOULD BE THE LAST THING YOU CARE ABOUT. Enjoy the build and if you know enough about PC's add it on later like I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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

    I give this computer a 5 star i would like to give it a 4.5 but it doesn't let me. The computer is very well made love all the specs and everything about it. The only reason i don't want to give it 5 stars is due to the false advertising on the box. If it says RBG and it brings a controller the person is going to be thrilled that he will be able to change the color just like how i was but sadly reading all the questions most of them said no it only glows red (Which anyways black and red are my favorite color) But anyways computer is a big thumbs up i love it so far !! ^.^

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming, Photo/Video Editing, Music Making mayhem!

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

    I havent upgraded my desktop in over 10 years. When I came in to Best Buy in Avanel, they took me to another universe. I was shown this model and told it could handle the Oculus Rift. Boy does it ever! The graphics are seamless and smooth. No lag from processing power. The ability to bluetooth to my TV and Sound Bar made for easy setup and quick access to amazing sound. I started a YouTube review channel and this desktop has more than enough power and options to satisfy my needs. I encourage anyone looking for an affordable but powerful PC to give this a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Gaming Machine

    Posted
    bread

    I bought this computer yesterday and it's held up to and has exceeded all of my expectations - it can run Overwatch on nearly all high settings with a consistent 60 fps. It can run GTA V with 100+ fps, and it can handle extreme shaders on Minecraft at a solid 60/58 fps. If you're into gaming, this is a great machine to start off with. My only complaint would be that the inside of the case is rather dark, but that doesn't impact performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Gaming Desktop!

    Posted
    Shadouora
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I recently bought this desktop to start doing streams and it’s amazing, and also to get into Pc gaming! This is actually my first gaming desktop and it’s actually a good start! It didn’t brought the LED/RGB remote but I’ll try to contact IBuyPower to see what they can do for me. As for the rest, everything arrived perfectly fine, computer is running amazingly too. Would recommend this computer for anyone who is starting to get into gaming pc or even doing streams!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great and affordable

    Posted
    Nate
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Had to replace my last tower recently and Best Buy had given me the opportunity to scout out other towers. So far, this one is a major step up and right off the bat has had less problems then my previous rig. It runs as smoothly as I could hope for and plays what I'm willing to throw at it. The only things I really dislike about it is the lack of lighting inside the PC itself and the mouse being a little wonky (though this is most likely a faulty one). Definitely worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Computer

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

    I purchased this computer after doing research as I thoroughly enjoy online gaming. This was a significant upgrade from my last system and I can honestly say I truly am enjoying its capabilities. Its response time us great, the fact that it has a hard drive shelf to expand the hard drives is amazing. Upgrading the components is simple based on the smooth glass side designs. I look forward to many hours of gaming with my new system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level gaming pc!!!

    Posted
    Alberto

    This is a great entry level gaming PC for someone who doesn't know much about PC components. It runs just about any game you through at it at high settings at 60 fps. Its perfect for someone looking for a good PC and just wants to plug and play. Does everything you need without even breaking a sweat. Its also really quiet even while gaming. Its really really good, 100% would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics

    Posted
    Fortnite

    I recently bought this pc and I instantly loved it. The main reason why I bought it was for gaming so I play fortnite. I run most setting on epic and it runs great. I encountered no problems and also browsing the web is smoothe. Going on YouTube and everything is easy I love this pc would definitely recommend it for gaming and multi use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad computer

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

    I had to return this brand of computer 2 times. both units completely died after less then a day of running. turned out the ram was faulty, but after driving an hour 1 way for the 2nd time I paid an extra $80 to get a different brand. Their customer service department at iBuypower was less then helpful as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best PC For its Price!

    Posted
    Kenny
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this PC in the mail 4 months ago and the PC has been really good for what you have to pay. The only downside I do not like about is the mouse does not have the best DPI settings ( There is only 2 settings, Low DPI and High DPI).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Computer!

    Posted
    Timtastic

    I bought this about two weeks ago and it has work great for me! The only thing that is bad about this computer is that it doesn't come with the RGB LED lighting! Other than that it is a very great computer! I would highly recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend