So I bought a gaming PC from walmart....

lugoismad

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I bought one of the CyberPower $999 gaming PCs.

Honestly, its fantastic.

No extra crap loaded on it. Off the shelf components. Video card is a Gigabyte brand GTX 2060. AsRock motherboard. Came with a 256 gig SSD.

I spec'd out a similar machine if I'd built by hand at microcenter, and I saved about $200.

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lugoismad

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If you're spending $1000 or less, it's hard to beat some of the pre-builds now.

It was $999

Ryzen 7 3700x
16 gigs ram
6Gb RTX2060
256 gig SSD
1 TB hard drive.

I added another 256 gig SSD I had in my old PC.

Plus it still has 2 slots of ram open so I can add more if I want.

Has coolerpower CPU cooler and power supply.

Based on spec'ing things out at the microcenter about an hour away, I couldn't build one with the same specs for cheaper.
 
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lugoismad

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Really my only beef with it is that it only has one hard drive slot. I have like 3 2TB hard drives I was gonna shove in it. But it only has one hard drive caddy and 3 SATA ports on the motherboard. So I added one extra SSD and that was it. I could obviously shoe horn them in with some double sided tape and a PCI Express SATA card, but eh. I'll just buy a 4 or 6 tb hard drive and live with it.
 

Slimmy

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Really my only beef with it is that it only has one hard drive slot. I have like 3 2TB hard drives I was gonna shove in it. But it only has one hard drive caddy and 3 SATA ports on the motherboard. So I added one extra SSD and that was it. I could obviously shoe horn them in with some double sided tape and a PCI Express SATA card, but eh. I'll just buy a 4 or 6 tb hard drive and live with it.
No M2 slots?
 

tripledazed

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Don't most prebuilts give you the absolutely bottom of the barrel specs? When I was looking at some they wouldn't even specify some of the exact components so I just built one myself
 
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lugoismad

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Don't most prebuilts give you the absolutely bottom of the barrel specs? When I was looking at some they wouldn't even specify some of the exact components so I just built one myself

I think what I got was pretty good.

Gigabyte RTX 2060
CoolerPower CPU cooler and power supply.
Coolerpower case that was slightly rebranded
AsRock motherboard.

Nothing I wouldn't have bought myself.
 
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lugoismad

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I think the biggest pain in the ass was getting it.

I bought it online and did instore pickup.

I bought it, and then headed that way because the closest walmart that had it in stock was about 90 minutes away.
Get there and they hadn't picked it yet. I talk to a manager and she says I can either wait, or I can just go buy it from electronics and cancel my online order.

Fuck waiting around, so I go back to electronics. Wait around 20 minutes while the one guy working gives some old lady a lesson on how to use the photo kiosk.
I tell him what I want to do, and he goes and gets it for me and rings me up. I carry it out to my car.

30 minutes later on the way home I get an email saying that they were out of stock and my online order was canceled. So, I got the last one in stock.

Kind of pisses me off, I feel like had I bought it online, they shouldn't have been able to sell it to someone in store after that. But whatever. I got it and I'm happy.

Turned all the stupid RGB shit off, I can't stand that, I don't want a bunch of stupid lights, I shove my PC between my desk and the wall and I want it black and quiet.
Its an appliance. Its like, would you add RGB lights to your washing machine? Then why your PC?
 

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