iBUYPOWER and Cyberpower are two of the biggest names on the market for prebuilt PC’s, especially gaming computers.

In order to get a good gaming PC, you have one of two options:

  • Go out and buy each component individually and assemble it yourself at home
  • Order a prebuilt gaming PC from a boutique seller like iBUYPOWER or Cyberpower and wait for it to arrive at your door.

While you could save a little bit of money by purchasing the components and putting it together yourself, you could void the warranty on the parts if you put it together incorrectly and damage anything.

Buying a prebuilt PC from iBUYPOWER or Cyberpower affords you the convenience of having someone else assemble the computer and provide you with a warranty on the system. In this post we will compare the offerings by both brands to see which one is right for you.

Cyberpower Motherboard

The motherboard options offered by Cyberpower are all able to handle the gaming builds they are intended to be used for.

Some notable offerings are:

  • ASUS Prime X570-P RBG Motherboard
  • ASUS Prime Z390-P Wifi ATX Motherboard
  • ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming AM4 RGB Motherboard
  • ASRock Z390M ITX/AC Motherboard
  • ASRock ROG STRIX X299
  • MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Motherboard

All of these name brand motherboards are compatible with at least 16 GB of memory (recommended if you are going to use your machine for gaming) and graphics cards necessary for running modern videogames.

iBUYPOWER Motherboard

iBUYPOWER motherboards are paired with the rest of the system for the gaming. They are intended to be used in concert with the rest of the parts selected for the build, and some of the motherboards they offer are:

  • MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk
  • MSI MPG X570
  • ASUS TUF X470-Plus
  • ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2
  • ASUS TUF B365M-Plus Gaming with Wifi
  • ASUS ROG STRIX X-399
  • ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC

The gaming PC’s offered by iBUYPOWER have builds taking the motherboard into account when selecting the rest of the components.

If you have a particular motherboard in mind because you want to optimize your memory, make sure the motherboard AND the processor will support the memory modifications you want (overclocking, quad channel, etc.)

Cyberpower CPU

Cyberpower offers several different options of processor around which you can base your computer.

Intel

AMD

Intel Core i5 9400KF AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
Intel Core i5 9600K AMD Ryzen 5 1400
Intel Core i7 9700K AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i9 9900K AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel Core i9 9900KF AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Intel Core i9 10900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Your processor is the brain of your computer, so make sure when you select your computer build or are customizing your desktop setup that it has the ability to handle the graphics and memory you want to use for your computer.

Intel Core i5 and AMD Ryzen 3 are good general purpose processors.

If you are going to be using your computer for high intensity gaming or other graphics processing, you may want to consider a higher tier processor that will be able to support the graphics card and memory you want to use in your machine if you have upgrades in mind.

Some of the available computer builds offer other Intel and AMD processors, but these are the main ones available when selecting computers based on processor.

iBUYPOWER CPU

iBUYPOWER offers a range of Intel and AMD processors for your computer.

You have the option to start your computer build with any iBUYPOWER CPU listed below and then customize the rest of the features to your liking, with increases in price commensurate with the upgrade options you choose.

Intel

AMD

Intel Core i5 9400F AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Intel Core i5 9600K AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Intel Core i7 9700KF AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i9 9900K AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i9 9900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

If you are going to use the computer for general use, the i5 or the AMD Ryzen 3 will be fine for what you need. If you plan on using the computer for gaming and other graphically intense processes, you should consider a processor from one of the higher tiers of either manufacturer.

Intel is the favored brand of processor by many gamers, but the AMD processors are available at a more accessible price point.

Some of the available computer builds offer other Intel and AMD processors, but these are the main ones available when selecting computers based on processor.

Cyberpower prebuilt PC

The Crystal Series is a line of Cyberpower prebuilt PCs with pre-selected parts for you to choose from if you do not want to go into the configurator and select the processor, motherboard and memory.

Crystal Series Basic

Crystal Series Pro

Crystal Series Xtreme

Processor Intel Core Processor i7 9700K Intel Core Processor i9 9820X Intel Core Processor i9 9900K
Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB Graphics Card
Memory 16 GB DDR4/2400 MHz RAM 32 GB DDR4/2400 MHz RAM 32 GB DDR4/2400 MHz RAM
Motherboard ASUS Prime Z390-P Wifi ATX Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X299 UD4 Pro Mainboard ASUS Prime Z390-P ATX Wifi
Solid State Drive Western Digital Green 240 GB SSD 512 GB Adata XPG PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD 512 GB Adata NVMe M.2 SSD
Hard Disk Drive 2 TB SATA3 7200 RPM HD 3 TB SATA3 7200 RPM HD 2 TB SATA3 HDD

iBUYPOWER prebuilt PC

iBUYPOWER offers a number of pre-built PC’s with components selected by professionals to meet your needs. They offer three lines of iBUYPOWER prebuilt and have different configurations of specifications for each line depending on how much you want to spend:

  • iBUYPOWER Revolt
  • iBUYPOWER Snowblind
  • iBUYPOWER Pro Series

iBUYPOWER Revolt

The Revolt 2 line of prebuilt computers have 6 options for you to choose from:

Revolt 2

Revolt 2 Z390

Revolt 2 Pro

Revolt 2 Extreme

Revolt 2 Extreme Z390

Revolt 2 Extreme Ti

Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory
Processor Intel Core i5 9400F Processor Intel Core i5 9600K Processor Intel Core i7 9700KF Processor Intel Core i7 9700KF Processor Intel Core i7 9700KF Processor Intel Core i7 9700KF Processor
Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Mother-board ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC Motherboard
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Graphics Card
Solid State Drive 240 GB Adata SSD 240 GB Adata SSD 240 GB Adata SSD 500 GB Western Digital SSD 240 GB Adata SSD 500 GB Western Digital SSD
Hard Disk Drive 1 TB HDD 1 TB HDD 1 TB HDD 1 TB HDD 1 TB HDD 1 TB HDD

iBUYPOWER Snowblind

There are four versions of the iBUYPOWER Snowblind computer with components and software allowing you to reach different levels of computing for general and gaming use.

Snowblind

Snowblind Pro

Snowblind Extreme

Snowblind Ultra

Operating System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 D41 RGB Memory
Processor Intel Core i5 9400F Intel Core i7-9700KF Processor Intel Core i7 9800X Processor Intel Core i9 9900K Processor
Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti 6 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8 GB Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Graphics Card
Storage 240 GB Adata SSD, 1 TB HDD 240 GB Adata SSD, 1 TB HDD 500 GB Western Digital SSD, 2 TB HDD 1 TB Adata SSD

iBUYPOWER Pro Series

The computers in the iBUYPOWER pro line come with the Windows 10 Professional Operating System instead of Windows 10 Home.

Intel Z390 Designer

Intel Z390 Designer 1

Intel Z390 Designer 3

Operating System Windows 10 Professional Windows 10 Professional
Memory 32 GB DDR4-3000 Memory 32 GB DDR4-3000 Memory
Processor Intel Core i9 9900K Processor Intel Core i7 9700KF Processor
Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super – 8 GB
Solid State Drive 512 GB Intel M.2 NVMe SSD 480 GB Adata SSD
Hard Disk Drive 3TB HDD 2 TB Seagate HDD

 

Intel X299 Designer

Intel X299 Designer 1

Intel X299 Designer 2

Intel X299 Designer 3

Operating System Windows 10 Professional Windows 10 Professional Windows 10 Professional
Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 XPG D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 XPG D41 RGB Memory 32 GB DDR4-3000 Memory
Processor Intel Core i9 9900 X Processor Intel Core i9 9900X Processor Intel Core i9 9900X Processor
Motherboard ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 Motherboard
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super – 8 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super – 8 GB NVIDIA Quadro P4000 – 8 GB 256 – bit GDDR5 (VR Ready)
Solid State Drive 512 GB Samsung M.2 NVM3 SSD 512 GB Intel M.2 NVMe SSD 1 TB Intel M.2 SSD
Hard Disk Drive 3 TB HDD 3 TB HDD 3 TB HDD

 

Professional Series

Professional Series P300-MM

AMD Threadripper Designer 1

Operating System Windows 10 Professional Windows 10 Professional
Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 XPG D41 RGB Memory 16 GB DDR4-3200 XPG D41 RGB Memory
Processor Intel Core i5 9400F Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X Processor
Motherboard MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E Gaming RGB Motherboard
Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro NVS 510 – 2 GB 128 – bit DDR3 NVIDIA Quadro P1000 – 4 GB 128 – bit GDDR5
Solid State Drive 240 GB Adata SSD 2TB HDD
Hard Disk Drive 1 TB HDD AMD Threadripper Designer 1

Cyberpower warranty

The Cyberpower PC warranty covers the parts of the computer. They guarantee the parts inside the computer you purchase will be free of defects for one year from the date of the invoice.

iBUYPOWER warranty

While both companies offer warranties on their computers so you have the security of replacement parts if anything fails, the iBUYPOWER warranty is much more generous. Their standard warranty is three years labor and one year parts. During this time, they will replace or repair any defective parts at no extra cost to the consumer.

iBUYPOWER also offers two extended warranties:

  • 4 years labor, two years parts
  • 5 years labor, 3 years parts

If you are someone who typically upgrades your computer every 3-5 years, the extended warranty will cover any defects in your computer up until the time you reasonably expect to replace your machine.

Conclusion

iBUYPOWER and Cyberpower both offer the opportunity to select and customize gaming systems with your desired motherboard, processor, memory and graphics card options.

If you are looking for a pre-designed computer offered by the retailer with the components selected and installed for you, iBUYPOWER comes out over Cyberpower because they offer significantly more prebuilt machines than Cyberpower does.

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