Description

This is my gaming/video editing PC. I make videos on YouTube, and would love for you to check my channel out.

youtube.com/julianrob37

Anyways, this is a prebuilt CyberPowerPC. It's the first thing that shows up on Amazon when you search up Gaming PC.

Even thought it's a prebuilt, I have done some tinkering.

I added 16gb of RAM clocked at 3000MHz replacing the 2400mhz 8gb. I upgraded the 120gb SSD to 240, and replaced the 1TB hard drive with a 3 terabyte one. Also, I replaced the standard, non-modular 500 watt power supply with a semi-modular 600 watt EVGA unit. The fans were previously Apevia RGB fans, but I replaced them with Corsair LL120s. I added a Corsair NODE Pro RGB LED kit, with one strip on the bottom of the case creating a cool glow underneath.

This thing is a powerhouse, but I still experience lag in Vegas while editing, and in more demanding games like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the frames really drop unless I change the graphics down to high. While I am happy with my current setup, I have a lot of upgrades planned for the future.

Upgrades Planned:

  • New CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K
  • New CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Platinum Special Edition
  • 4 white LL120s
  • New MOBO: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151
  • New GPU: EVGA- GeForce RTX 2080 FTW3
  • New Case: InWin - 101 White ATX Mid Tower Case
  • New PSU: Corsair - RMx White (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  • Fan Controller: Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro
  • New Monitors: Dual Acer - XFA240 bmjdpr 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitors

I am only 14 and these are absolutely crazy specs for someone like me, and all these upgrades will make the value of this setup around 3K. But I'm getting a job this summer, and the 2080 and the monitors are probably going to be acquired around Christmas or maybe my birthday.

If there is one thing I regret, it's getting a pre-built. It was a terrible mistake. I should've built my own PC, I could've saved money and gotten way better performance. I'm from now on only going to build.

This part list I made after I did some research on PC parts, and I should've built this instead of buying a prebuilt: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/JulianRob37/saved/Kg8D23

And this is the first PC I've built from scratch: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/JulianRob37/saved/#view=vg2XP6

Part Reviews

CPU

It works. Well. It's no i9, but this thing gets the job done rather well.

Motherboard

It's alright. It get's the job done, but the problem is that it only supports RAM up to 2666 MHz, which sucks.

Storage

EXTREMELY fast. I love it.

Video Card

Can play any game I throw at it. But some more demanding games you need to turn down a few settings.

Case

Cheaply made plastic, looks alright, overall a good case for beginners. But just a bit, well, crappy feeling. Too expensive for what your getting.

Power Supply

Inexpensive and very reliable. EVGA is a very trustable brand.

Case Fan

The best fans you can get. Extremely beautiful, and they keep everything cool.

Mouse

It's a great mouse, one star off because I'm not entirely used to the shape yet, but it's a great mouse.

Headphones

Sounds great, pretty, and extremely comfortable.

Speakers

Sound damn good for the price.

Custom

Vivid, bright, easy to setup, and relatively cheap.

Custom

Totally unnecessary, but it's so cool.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool underglow

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of upgrading your PC in any random order, I would highly recommend you get the Z370 Board first because the i7 8700k you plan on purchasing. Requires a motherboard that is able to overclock the CPU. Your current B360 cannot do that. And one more thing, I read that you have already upgraded your RAM, replacing your 2400 8gb with a 3200 16gb. Have you overclocked those RAM to 3200mhz or just put them in the system? Because they do not come from the store running at 3200Mhz. It says that on the box meaning that those specific RAM you purchased, are capable of being pushed to 3200mhz after overclocking them. Just some suggestions.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks! I'll definitely take this into consideration.

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

If he’s simply replaced the 8GB kit with the new 16GB kit then it’ll be running stock a lot slower than the 3200MHz it’s rated for. He may still need to go into the BIOS and enable XMP for it to push up to the 3200MHz, I’m assuming that’s what DasBloonts was referring too.

I do agree with the motherboard though, however OP would probably be best purchasing the Processor and Motherboard at the same time, senseless getting a K series without a Z series board.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep stock speed of the DDR4 3200 RAM is 2133. You have to enable the XMP profile in the BIOS to get 3200. Nice to have presets to enjoy your higher ram speed.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought that’s what he was on about, hopefully OP sees this and gets that extra bit of performance out of his system.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Me too. I also hope the one downvoting all our posts "feels better". Poor baby must have gotten their little feelings hurt ;)

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, sir.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the build. I have heard mixed reviews about the headset stand. How do you find it?

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

I found it on Amazon. Search up Corsair ST100

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you not enable XMP on the motherboard? I thought the B360 chipset supported that...

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I could, but this motherboard apparently only allows RAM speeds up to 2666MHz.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

I have that same case and a really good way to make your PC run a LOT cooler is to take the front of the case off

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I did that but it looks a bit tacky

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah :/ I'm probably going to buy a new case at some point or something.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice. Next one will be home built. Good job.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Your very right.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Putting one together and seeing it function is a blast. I like building a PC more than using one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree. Installing the upgrades that I have done were tons of fun to do even if they didn't work the first time.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

If you are video editing I would recommend an upgrade to a ryzen as they will never experience leg while recording and editing, are cheaper than Intel and are just as good as Intel at gaming once overclocked

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never experienced leg in my life and i have an Intel PC! I do get a lot of arm and hand though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that's funny right there

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I am gonna switch to a Ryzen 2700x soon.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude I have the 2700x and it is a BEAST!!! I highly recommend it for editing, gaming, streaming, ECT... You should go for it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That seals the deal for me!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

You will not regret it, trust me.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Not sure you need a 2700x, way more than a 2600 and really not that much better and if you overclock just a little the 2700 or 2609 can be just as good for a cheaper price

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey didn't you post a picture of your PC on Reddit recently? with 2 cats inspecting it?

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

I did lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

I knew i recognised it when i saw the pictures!

Were they critical of you getting a prebuilt :DDD?

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, and no.

Lots of people thought it was a Walmart prebuilt, actually. Most payed attention to the cats tho

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

is it good for streaming

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

It works streaming lighter titles like Fortnite, but I tried to stream Battlefront II and it was a trainwreck. I don't stream too often tho so it's fine. It works better for recording my YouTube videos.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

love the build, but its time to yeet that stock cooler.

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