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So my build is a legitimate rebuild from a prebuilt iBuyPower that I purchased roughly 2 years ago for roughly 500 dollars wasn’t really into gaming or anything like that just wanted a good computer I thought I had purchased something good....... but once I got into editing and programming and gaming oh boy was I wrong I bought a lemon computer was not able to handle anything at all I was able to play LoL! But I decided I’ll stick with what I got and work my way up just been purchasing parts from time to time and finally just got everything installed. I literally stripped out everything from previous build and upgraded everything fully. New mobo. New cpu. New fans. New psu. New graphics card. New ram. Added SSD. Very fun taking apart this computer and installing everything all over again I’m actually very satisfied with my set up now. I will be purchasing a new case soon but for now the one I have will do.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I literally stripped out everything from previous build and upgraded everything fully. New mobo. New cpu. New fans. New psu. New graphics card. New ram. Added SSD. Very fun taking apart this computer and installing everything all over again I’m actually very satisfied with my set up now. I will be purchasing a new case soon but for now the one I have will do.

This was why I avoided a prebuilt computer from cyberpowerpc. I know you got yours from iBuyPower. Seems like "custom" prebuilt computers will cut cost in certain areas such as the PSU (a big no-no), MOBO, RAM, storage and the GPU. Sometimes cases too. Unless you want to change it somehow if directly at their website but that gets costly more too. Versus doing it yourself then can manage to find some discounts or savings when done correctly.

Glad you were able to gradually improve your prebuilt overtime. Comparing your first to your second images, what a dramatic change inside and looks far better too. Hope it continues to serve you well for many more years.

Thanks for sharing! +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes at the time I didn’t have experience with computers so I thought hey something should pre-built for that price range shouldn’t be so bad but like you said they cut corners on parts and psu and mobo was def one the original psu the computer has was a no name 400w and the mobo was a discontinued gigabyte mini atx mobo. And building myself was actually really fun and prices change and there are deals a lot of my parts I purchased were discounted. Psu only cost me 60. Mobo was 90. CPU was 170 plus got outer worlds for free. Only thing that really costed me a pretty penny was the gpu which I still think is a decent price! But thanks for the reply I enjoy reading comments like this!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That is understandable. And we all learn something over time regardless what choice it was when it comes to prebuilt custom VS custom and do-it-yourself. You did great with the improvements so nice work with finding some savings too.

Off topic: From year 2013-2014, I almost spent about $2.4K between $2.6K with CyberPowerPC selection of two PCs and this was only the computer. Then instead I went back to PCPartPicker, asked some opinions overtime. I gradually collected parts and I end up spending $1.7K with very similar choice of parts but with better quality for the main components and this also included the starter peripherals and the 24" 144Hz 1080p monitor.

So yes, you did good I think with a $500 starter computer while you managed the upgrades yourself. Enjoy your computer!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Huge change for the better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the issue regarding b450 bios?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no issues at all. I have a 2nd gen ryzen cpu so pretty much plug and play

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