Advice on Costco and build
Joined: 15 Feb 2019
Posted: 15 Feb 2019 at 6:00pm
Firstly, I'm looking for build recommendations for a Warcraft player and online teacher. I use an online platform, much like live streaming. Obviously, I need the most money to be spent on the processor and memory and not necessarily the GPU. My budget is 1.5K. Secondly, what is the benefit from building through Costco? Is it simply the additional warranty and ease of return?
Thanks in advance.
Joined: 26 Jul 2011
No benefit at all. Your chance of getting junk goes way up buying from any third party retailer. these off the shelf systems, you can never be sure what PSU, GPU and RAM your getting.
Especially the PSU, you may get a decent one, you may well get junk. CP can throw in anything they have laying around. If they throw in a "standard" they are junk, provide uneven power (ripples) have a high failure rate and have fried systems.
Come here, post the full specs of what you are looking at. Post a max budget and what the system is for. The membership will chime in with suggestions for a solid build.
Here is a solid custom build. Nice case, fans, upper end GPU, decent air cooler, ultra fast NVe M2 drive, additional HD.
Base price $1,535.00 use check out code spring0410 or NORUSH for 5% off the total. Gets you to $1,459.00. WIth ultra care packing and a extended warranty with a full year of free shipping.
Configuration#: 1LAAFJ (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1LAAFJ)
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CAS: IN WIN 303 Mid Tower High Air Flow Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Full Size Window (Black Color)
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-8700K 3.70GHZ 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Coffee Lake)
CS_FAN: 3x RAIDMAX NV-R120 120mm RGB Hydraulic bearing Fans [+29]
FAN: ENERMAX ETS-T40F-W CPU Cooler w/ Dual ENERMAX Cluster PWM fans [-4]
FREEBIE_CU1: Get Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Game and More [+0]
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE NVIDIA Fortnite Bundle [+0]
HDD: 512GB ADATA XPG AGAMMIXS11P-512GT-C PRO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 3500/2300 MB/s, Rnd R/W up to 390/380k [+44] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 1TB WD Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+51] (Single Drive)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: None [-5]
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (GEIL EVO POTENZA)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z370 HD3 ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 1 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] [-2]
MOUSE: None [-3]
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts - Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750PCBUS 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+2]
PROMOSALE1: Syber M1 RGB 6200 dpi Optical Gaming Mouse [+5]
PROMOSALE2: CYBERPOWERPC Skorpion K2 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard [+5]
PROMOSALE3: ZALMAN ZM-HPS200 GAMING HEADSET [+5]
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 5 to 10 Business Days
SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)
WARRANTY: PREMIUM WARRANTY: Standard 1 Year Parts WARRANTY + ONE (1) YEAR SHIPPING [+19]
WNC: ASUS PCE-AC51 Wireless AC750 PCIe Adapter Card for Dual-Band 2x2 802.11AC WiFi [+31]
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