Date Joined: 09/16/01
Pros: I bought this computer as a second PC to exclusively run iRacing and push triple 1440p 27". I've had absolutely no issues - I got it out of the box, plugged it in, and everything worked fine. I really have no complaints.
-Ryzen 7 5800x is a stellar CPU, outperforming late model i9s in my use case.
-Name brand motherboard, RAM, and SSD.
-Lighting is cool, though a little less configurable than I wanted. I haven't explored all the settings, but I would have appreciated the one-click Corsair experience like on my homebuilt PC.
-MSI Ventus 3080 - I know MSI isn't known for their graphics cards, but I like all of their other stuff - motherboards, laptops, etc - and this one seems fine. We're talking about fractions of a percentage in terms of 3080 models; if it's got a 3080, the specific model is *not* an area to get hung up on.
-32GB (G.Skill RGB RAM) is more than enough. A little unnecessary, but I'm not complaining.
-1TB SSD, no unnecessary HDD. The drive comes partitioned for some reason into 2x500GB drives.
-Free MSI 24" 1080p monitor. I originally planned to sell this, but I now plan to use it as a 4th monitor for telemetry/live timing on my sim rig.
-Ridiculous amount of USB ports on the back compared to what I'm used to.
-Wifi is fast. I didn't realize on-chip wifi has come this far. I easily max out my internet connection at Speedtest.net @ ~400mbps.
-The case is a Rosewill, and I expected very little, but it's actually pretty nice. The glass pane mounting solution is a little what-the-heck (thumb screws in all 4 corners?? Use a hinge), but the power supply is shrouded, cable management is good, the case looks cool, and it has thoughtful air filters and quality-of-life touches, like the front panel. My homebuilt is a Corsair 500D, and this is nearly as good.
-Packing was good.
-I'm unclear what brand the CPU cooler is, but it looks super sweet and has a mirror finish until you turn it on, then it has a display on it. I hope it's a good one?
Cons: -Lighting options not turnkey/one click (I think - again, haven't investigated everything, but it doesn't all seem linked up)
-Windows didn't come activated, and it took a little fiddlin', but once activated it was fine.
-This is all just nitpicky stuff, it's a good PC.
Overall Review: See above.
Pros: It's got Cherry switches as advertised. It feels good and they're fairly stable. Very unassuming appearance.
Cons: I purchased two of these brand new several months ago - one for work and one for home. Since then, they've both broken. I am not hard on my electronics, I've never broken a keyboard or mouse before in my life. The problem is with the USB connector on the back of the keyboard - for some reason, the port itself isn't secured inside of the keyboard housing, so it flaps around and eventually breaks. That, combined with the stiff cable, means this thing has a life of a few months. I guess I'll keep RMAing them as they break until the warranty runs out, then buy some different ones. Fun!
Pros: -Best computer available at this price point (including rebate)
-Radeon 4670 w/ 1GB DDR3
-Doesn't get that hot when playing games
-Plays everything I've thrown at it, even when plugged into a 1920x1080 TV @ full res
-Big hard drive
-Not much bloatware
-Decent battery life
Cons: -Keyboard "misses" some keypresses. It only happens when I'm typing real fast. I updated the BIOS and turned off the touchpad (a common fix for ASUS laptops -- you can also uninstall the Synaptics driver) and this seems to have improved things.
-Not an issue for me since I disabled the touch pad, but the touchpad buttons are hard to press in certain locations
-The labels on the top row non-keyboard buttons are curiously difficult to see. Whose idea was that?
-Inexplicably partitioned hard drive. This takes about 2 minutes to fix, though, just check Google.
-Although the wireless card support N, it is a piece. Hard to find updates, limited config options, and I'm not sure, but I think it's the culprit of some stuttering I see when I play online games.
Overall Review: All in all it's pretty sweet.
Pros: Powerful. Lots of sound field options. Configurable. Loud, clear. Lots of inputs. It has a real receiver. The HTIBs with DVD players are for suckers.
Cons: Where are the mounts on the front speakers? Am I missing something? Cheap cables.
Overall Review: This is a great system. Dunno why I'm writing this review instead of listening to it. The cable that comes with it is garbage. It's loudspeaker wire. Buy something else.
The key to using this system is learning all of the configuration options. You can output music equally through all 5 speakers, you can watch movies with thumping bass, you can turn on night mode if your neighbors complain, you can watch things in sports mode which outputs more ambient noise. Most importantly you can combine input sources and sound fields to create "scenes" they call them. This is awesome.
Pros: I decided to buy this thing instead of building my own. It had all of the components I wanted part-for-part and cost a tad less than if I had assembled it myself. Building computers myself is fun but if I can save money buying it all pre-assembled, so be it.
To the reviewer below who wanted 64-bit -- unless you're using this for professional applications (I hope not), you would be very disappointed in a 64-bit OS in its current state. Google "32 or 64 bit Vista" -- I was thinking the same thing as you until I looked into it a bit further.
Cons: The HSF was the stock Intel fan, definitely not a "CoolerMaster Hyper TX2 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan" as advertised by newegg. I don't know who is to blame, CyberpowerPC or newegg. I don't plan on overclocking but if you do then you should order yourself a different fan.
Overall Review: The CyberpowerPC "experience" is somewhat lacking in comparison with Dell or similar companies. For me, this was not a problem at all. For others it may be. For example, you don't get an instruction manual for your computer as a whole, but rather for individual parts. The computer is shipped in the box that the case came in, and the instruction manuals all come in the power supply box. Again, for me this was not a huge deal, but for others it's something to consider if you're thinking about buying this for out of state relatives or someone with little computer knowledge -- unless you like long, frustrating calls explaining how to set up a keyboard and mouse.